Fellows

Below are lists of our current Postdoctoral, Graduate Student, and Faculty fellows. View a list of former fellows. 

Postdoctoral 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 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.

  • 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.

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. 

Faculty Fellows

  • 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.