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Affiliated Graduate Students


  • Abdullah F. Alrebh Ph.D. candidate, Sociology
    Advisor: Toby Ten Eycks
    Dissertation research: "Saudi Arabia in the London Times during the 20th Century: A Discursive analysis"
  • David L. Baylis Ph.D. candidate, Geography
    Advisor: Kyle T. Evered
    Dissertation research: public administration and urban water infrastructure in Ankara, Turkey
  • Brian J. Bowe Ph.D. student, Media and Information Studies, School of Journalism
    Advisor: Geri Alumit-Zeldes
    Dissertation research: media framing of Muslims in news content, with a current focus on examples from the U.S. and France
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  • Ebru Eren-Webb Ph.D. student, Political Science
    Advisor: Michael Bratton
    Dissertation research: informal kinship, religion, and ethnicity-based institutions in the Middle East and their effects on political participation
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  • Ella Fratantuono Ph.D. student, History
    Advisor: Emine Ö. Evered
    Dissertation research: migration in the Ottoman Empire
  • Breanne Grace Ph.D. student, Sociology
    Advisor: Stephanie Nawyn
    Dissertation research: State, gender, and humanitarian aid in the experience of citizenship. Focus on resettlement of a Somali minority community in Tanzania
  • Alison Kolodzy Ph.D. student, History
    Advisor: Leslie Page Moch
    Dissertation research: interactions among migrants, state, and religious organizations in 20th-century France
  • Robert Kopack M.S. student, Geography
    Advisor: Kyle T. Evered
    Thesis research: post-Soviet landscapes of Central Asia
  • Mandie Maxwell M.S. student, Education (HALE)
    Advisor: Christa Porter
    Academic interests: higher education; international law and student mobility; international community development; governmental relations
  • Jihan Abdullah Mohammed Ph.D. student, Sociology
    Advisor: Steven Gold
    Areas of research: Ethnicity, identity, religion and social stratification
  • Caleb Owen Ph.D. student, History
    Advisor: Laura Fair
    Dissertation research: popular culture and leisure in post-colonial Kenya
  • Sharmin Sadequee Ph.D. student, Anthropology
    Advisor: Judy Pugh
    Dissertation research: Muslims, law, religion, and justice in post-9/11 U.S.
  • Brian Van Wyck Ph.D. student, History
    Advisor: Karrin Hanshew
    Dissertation research: Turkish migrant associations in Germany, 1961-present
  • Jim West Ph.D. student, HALE (Education)
    Advisor: Steven Weiland
    Areas of research: The role of postsecondary institutions in serving as honest brokers to bridge religious, ethnic and nultinational divides.
  • Ashley Wiersma Ph.D. candidate, History
    Advisor: Peter Knupfer
    Dissertation research: comparative analysis of settler colonialism in the American Midwest and French Algeria
  • Meryem Zaman Ph.D. student, Anthropology
    Advisor: Mara Leichtman
    Dissertation research: Gender, Islamic orthodoxy and sacred texts in Islamic revivalist movements in South Asia.