Megan Blanchard

Doctoral Candidate
Blanchard's research interests include neighborhood inequality, social control, and race discrimination.

Nyle Fort

Doctoral Candidate
Fort's research focuses on the relationship between African American mourning and Black politics

Emanuela Kucik

Doctoral Candidate
Kucik's research examines the connections between African-American literature and Genocide Studies. Her dissertation is a literary history of how the term genocide has been deployed in relation to Black communities in Post-Holocaust era writing.

Heath Pearson

Doctoral Candidate
Pearson is currently undertaking long-term, ethnographic fieldwork in a county on the East Coast with many ghosts and many prisons, constructing a history of the land and looking at what happens over time to human flesh and identities, perceptions and memories, and examining the dynamics of local institutions, and the apparatuses of local governance around rural prison facilities.