Below are lists of our current Postdoctoral, Graduate Student, and Faculty fellows. View a list of former fellows.
Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, CSREA and THE WATSON INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, 2017-2019
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Almita A. Miranda is an interdisciplinary cultural anthropologist with research interests in race/ethnicity, gender, political economy, (im)migration, citizenship, transnationalism, Latinx families and grassroots organizing in the U.S. and Mexico.
Postdoctoral Fellow, CSREA and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, 2017-2019
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Anthony Pratcher II is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Race and Ethnicity at Brown University whose research focuses on the bonds between race and citizenship in public policy and social practice.
Postdoctoral Fellow, CSREA, American Studies, and Native American and Indigenous Studies
Ph.D., Lynch School of Education, Boston College
Nitana Hicks Greendeer ’03, a citizen of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, is a Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies and Native American and Indigenous Studies whose research interests include culture-based education and culturally appropriate curricular models, language education, and Indian Education.
Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow, CSREA, Department of Religious Studies, and Department of Africana Studies, 2018-2020
Ph.D., Harvard University
While her research, writing, and presentations have explored a range of topics in African American religion, music, and history, Charrise Barron's current book project centers on contemporary black gospel music.
Postdoctoral Fellow, CSREA and Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, 2018-2020
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Anchored in household ethnography, Dario Valles' research explores shifting racial and gendered inequalities, intimate labor practices, state formations and constructions of childhood in the “majority-minority” U.S.
Graduate Student Fellows
Interdisciplinary Opportunity Graduate School Fellow, 2018-2019
Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies
Ida Yalzadeh is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of American Studies. Her work focuses on the Iranian diaspora in the United States from the mid-twentieth century to the present.
Curatorial Fellow, 2018-2019
A.M. Candidate in Public Humanities, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage
Alex Parker-Guerrero is an M.A. candidate in Public Humanities. His research interests include mixed-race identities and Filipino-American communities. He received a B.A. in American Studies from Occidental College and is a proud native of Oakland, California.
CSREA Visiting Faculty Fellow, 2018-2019
In addition to his appointment with CSREA, Zach Sell is currently a researcher for Firelight Films and a visiting research scholar at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) at Brown University.
CSREA Faculty Fellow, 2018-2019, LAURA LÓPEZ-SANDERS Assistant Professor of Sociology
López-Sanders’ research examines the role of institutions and societal policies and practices in the patterning of inequality. This research includes a study of immigrant integration in regions undergoing rapid demographic change, an analysis of the processes and mechanisms that influence the transition from a two-group (i.e., black and white) to a three group (i.e., black-white-Latino) racial system, and an investigation of racial competition before and after the Great Recession.