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Graduate Student Affiliates

Overview

The Race & Ethnic Studies Institute Graduate Student Affiliates program is designed to support and connect both master’s and doctoral level students who have active research interests in topics related to race and ethnic studies. Our program aims to advance interdisciplinary partnerships, cultivate an intellectual environment that fosters relationships between students and faculty, and bolster transformative research. This program welcomes graduate students across the College of Arts & Sciences and Texas A&M University who are engaging in cutting edge research related to race and ethnic studies.  

Requirements

Graduate students, regardless of longevity in their program, are eligible to take part in our Graduate Student Affiliates program. Forms for graduate student affiliates are accepted all year round, with students notified of their status on a rolling basis. Additional requirements are below:

Opportunities with Affiliation 

  • Connect and network with graduate students and faculty across Texas A&M who are actively producing meaningful research in race and ethnic studies. 
  • Participation in the Graduate Students Affiliate Workshop to receive constructive feedback and support from RESI Faculty Affiliates. 
  • Eligibility to reserve work room space at RESI for work sessions or small team meetings (space is limited, priority is given to those who reserve in advance). 
  • Promotion of publications, conference acceptances or awards in the RESI newsletter and/or news section of RESI. 
  • Co-sponsorship, aimed at publicity support, for department colloquiums or job talks in which the Graduate Student Affiliate is presenting. 
  • Have your profile and picture appear on our website as a Graduate Student Affiliate.

Graduate Student Affiliates

Hannah Bowling hebowling@tamu.edu Doctoral Canditate English Expected Graduation: Spring 2025
  • Africana Studies / African American Studies / Black Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Diaspora Studies
  • Pre-Modern Literature & Culture
Peggy Sue Carris psm936@tamu.edu Doctoral Canditate Sociology Expected Graduation: Spring 2025
  • Higher Education / Education
  • Latinx/a/o Education Policy & Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI)
  • Intersectionality / Intersectional Racism
  • U.S./Mexico borderlands
  • Minority Serving Institutions
Marissa Castillo mcastillo@tamu.edu Doctoral Canditate Educational Administration and Human Resource Development Expected Graduation: Spring 2025
  • Higher Education / Education
  • Latinx/a/o Education Policy & Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI)
  • Coloniality / Decoloniality
  • Undocumented Students
Megan Crutcher crutcherm@tamu.edu Doctoral Canditate Anthropology Expected Graduation: Spring 2025
  • Maritime Archaeology
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Liberia
Yair Andre Cuenú-Mosquera yaircuenu@tamu.edu Doctoral Canditate Global Languages & Cultures Expected Graduation: Spring 2026
  • AfroUrbanity
  • Afro-Latin American Films
  • Black Communities' Migration
  • Afro-Creative Writing
Dalvin Dunn DalvinDunn@tamu.edu Doctoral Canditate Educational Administration and Human Development Expected Graduation: Spring 2024
  • Queer Studies / Queer Theory / LGBTQ+ Studies
  • Graduate & Professional Student Socialization
  • Incarcerated / Formerly Incarcerated
Joseline Gonzalez-Ajanel josgonzalez@tamu.edu Doctoral Student English Expected Graduation: Spring 2026
  • Activism / Social Movements
  • Immigration / Migration / International Migration
  • US-Central American Literature / Latinx Literature
  • Transnationalism
  • Queer Studies / Queer Theory / LGBTQ+ Studies
Daniel Gómez-Vásquez danielcgomezv@tamu.edu Doctoral Canditate Economics Expected Graduation: Spring 2025
  • Higher Education / Education
  • Multi-Racial/Ethnic Settings
  • Hiring Discrimination
Mark Mallory markmallory@tamu.edu Doctoral Student History Expected Graduation: Spring 2028
  • Africana Studies / African American Studies / Black Studies
  • Gender / Sexuality
  • History of Race & Ethnic Theories / Studies
  • U.S./Mexico borderlands
  • Native / Indigenous Studies
Cristina Nader c.nader@tamu.edu Doctoral Canditate Educational Administration and Human Resource Development Expected Graduation: Summer 2025
  • Higher Education / Education
  • Microaggressions
  • First Generation College Students / First Generation Low Income Students (FGLI)
  • Underrepresented Students / Students of Color
  • Microaffirmations
Emma Newman ecnewman@tamu.edu Doctoral Canditate Anthropology Expected Graduation: Spring 2026
  • Immigration / Migration / International Migration
  • U.S./Mexico borderlands
  • Border Studies
  • Qualitative Research
  • Transborder
Paula Ochoa p.michelle.ochoaa@tamu.edu Doctoral Canditate Sociology Expected Graduation: Spring 2025
  • Higher Education / Education
  • Transborder Lifestyle
  • Racial / Ethnic Culture
  • Racial / Ethnic Identity
Mikayla Renwick kay.renwick12@tamu.edu Doctoral Student Communication & Journalism Expected Graduation: Spring 2027
  • Africana Studies / African American Studies / Black Studies
  • Racialization / Self-Idenitification
  • Black Geography
  • Media & Identity
  • Colonialism
Mariana Rodriguez mariana.rodriguez@tamu.edu Doctoral Candidate Communication & Journalism Expected Graduation: Summer 2025
  • Higher Education / Education
  • Latinx/a/o Education Policy & Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI)
  • Discourse / Communication
  • Organizing / Organizations
Leslie Torres lntorres22@tamu.edu Doctoral Student History Expected Graduation: Spring 2027
  • Racial Violence
  • Mexican Americans in Texas
  • Whiteness
  • Civil Rights Activism
  • Racialization / Self-Idenitification
José Valdez jay_vee@tamu.edu Doctoral Student Educational Administration and Human Resource Development Expected Graduation: Spring 2027
  • Latina/o/x/e Studies / Mexican American Studies / Chicano/o/x Studies
  • Critical Consciousness
  • Transformative Learning Theory
  • Storytelling
  • First Generation Latinx College Students
Vanessa Verner vdverner@tamu.edu Doctoral Canditate Sociology Expected Graduation: Spring 2025
  • Religion
  • Black Feminist Theory
  • Black Pentecostalism
Jacqueline White jacalexawhite@tamu.edu Doctoral Student Educational Administration and Human Resource Development Expected Graduation: Spring 2027
  • Higher Education / Education
  • Latinx/a/o Education Policy & Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI)
  • College Retention & Success
  • Women's Studies