Stephen Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in English with minor fields in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies and science and technology studies. His research seeks to help develop a vocabulary for discussing race in texts from Renaissance England.
Anthropology Ph.D. candidate Elena Guzman received a Mellon Mays grant to assist her in writing her dissertation on the ways art, media, and performance are used by marginalized communities to make meaning in the world and how the arts are used to illuminate disenfranchised voices.
David Garavito's work focuses on the decision-making and perception of risks within the context of sports, as well as the cognitive and neural effects of concussive and sub-concussive injuries. He recently received an Engaged Graduate Student Grant to assist him with this work.
A Ph.D. candidate in fiber science and apparel design, Helen Trejo received an Engaged Graduate Student Grant to support her collaboration with Cornell students and alumni, and local community members to create the New York Regional Yarn Sourcebook.
Manish Raghavan is one of two Cornell graduate students who were selected for the 2018-19 Microsoft Ph.D. Fellowship Program. His work investigates how the rising presence of algorithms in our lives presents both opportunities and challenges as we strive for a fair and free society.
Theresa Rocha Beardall is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology whose work is focused on race, policing, and inequality. She helped to create the NextGen Professors Program and is in the 2017-2018 cohort.
Postdoctoral scholar Jermain Toney's work examines the link between household financial status and health. He is also in the 2017-2018 cohort of the NextGen Professors Program.
A Ph.D. student in city and regional planning, Jared Enriquez's dissertation investigates how aging population structures influence local capacity to mitigate flood risks. He is also in the 2017-2018 cohort of the NextGen Professors Program.
Evolutionary biologist Sarah Lower studies short repetitive DNA sequences, called satellite DNA, which make up a substantial portion of most genomes and are linked to certain human diseases such as cancer and premature aging.
John J. Michael is a teaching postdoc focused on implementing teaching techniques that promote active learning in both small and large classes.