Featured Student News from our 2016 department newsletter, Homo Politicus. Access the newsletter archive here.
B Lee Aultman, Level-III, is working at the intersections of political theory and trans studies. Their essay, “Cisgender,” was published in the inaugural issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly in 2014, and is already widely cited. This year, they published in the open access peer-reviewed journal, Wagadu. The article, “Epistemic Injustice and the Construction of Transgender Legal Subjects”, uses archival research and trans discrimination claims in American courts to reframe the question of legal disputes in epistemological terms.
Elena Cohen, Level-III, was elected Executive Vice President of the National Lawyers Guild.
Emily Crandall, Level-III, is this year’s graduate fellow for the Committee of the Study of Religion and fellow for the Committee for Global Ethics and Politics.
Emma Jacobs, Level-III, did research this summer in DC, and at the Clinton and George W Bush libraries.
Jessica Mahlbacher, Level-II, presented at APSA, “Nation-Refining and Nation Expanding Nationalism in the Kremlin’s Discourse.”
Christopher Massaro, is currently working at Epoch Times as an International Affairs reporter covering international politics, foreign policy, conflict (civil war/internal strife), social movements and contentious politics, terrorism, human rights and humanitarian issues.
Nick Micinski, Level-III, received the Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship to conduct fieldwork in Italy and Greece. Nick co-authored with Professor Thomas G. Weiss “International Organization for Migration and the UN System: A Missed Opportunity,” in Future United Nations Development System Briefing 42, September 2016. Nick was also a guest panelist on the BBC World Have Your Say on May 16, 2016, discussing “Refugees and Responsibility.” Nick is introduced at 27:40.
Pierre Losson, Level-III, had two articles published, one in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, titled “Does the International Trafficking of Cultural Heritage Really Fuel Military Conflicts?” and another in Americas Quarterly, “Taking the Long View on Latin American Democracy.” He also presented a paper at the Latin American Studies Association Conference in May, titled “The inscription of Qhapaq Ñan on UNESCO’s World Heritage List: A comparative perspective from the daily press in six Latin American countries” and one at the Social Theory, Politics & the Arts in Montreal in October on the “The Indigenist Origins of the Claims for Return of Cultural Heritage to their Country of Origin.”
Nick Pehlman, Level-II, received a Boren fellowship to study Russian in Ukraine for three months, while also conducting field research on police reform.
Heidi Andea Rhodes, Level-I, was awarded the “Harrison Summer Research & Travel Award” this past summer. She also has a book review of Jemima Repo’s The Biopolitics of Gender forthcoming in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy / Hypatia Reviews Online.
Joyce Rivera, Level-III, gave a presentation, “Why do people use NPS?,” at the opening plenary of New Strategies for New Psychoactive Substances (NPS): A Public Health Approach at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on June 9th and The New School for Social Research on June 10th.
Joanna Tice-Jen, Level-III, presented at APSA, “The Power of the Spirit: Evangelical Political Thought and Postsecular Methods.”