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African American Studies

Claudia Garcia-Rojas claudiagarciarojas2018@u.northwestern.edu
Mishana Garschi mishana@u.northwestern.edu 
Isaac Ginsberg Miller isaacginsbergmiller@u.northwestern.edu 
Casey Goonan caseygoonan@gmail.com
Charina Herrera charinaherrera2025@u.northwestern.edu 
æryk hollis o'neil aeryk.hollis.oneil@u.northwestern.edu 
Chloe Jones chloejones2024@u.northwestern.edu
Candice Merritt CandiceMerritt2023@u.northwestern.edu 
Christopher Montague christophermontague2023@u.northwestern.edu 
Jordan Mulkey JordanMulkey2025@u.northwestern.edu 
 

Alumni
Cecilio Cooper
Bernard Forjwuor
Tyrone Palmer
Sam Tenorio

 

Anthropology

Ashley Agbasoga ashleyagbasoga2021@u.northwestern.edu 
Andrew Kim andrewkim2022@northwestern.edu
Stephen Sullivan stephensullivan2016@u.northwestern.edu

Alumni
Elisa Lanari
Nazli Ozkan

 

Art History

Maryam Athari maryamathari2021@u.northwestern.edu
Caitlin DiMartino caitlindimartino2022@u.northwestern.edu 
Anna Dumont adumont@u.rochester.edu
Benjamin Jones BenjaminJones2023@u.northwestern.edu
Ozge Karagoz okaragozge@u.northwestern.edu 
Tamar Kharatishvili TamarKharatishvili2015@u.northwestern.edu
Stephanie Lee stephanielee2024@u.northwestern.edu 
Brian Leahy BrianLeahy2020@u.northwestern.edu 
Jacob Leveton JacobLeveton2017@u.northwestern.edu
Ruslana Lichtzier ruslanalichtzier2025@u.northwestern.edu 
Thomas Love thomas.w.love@gmail.com 
Risa Puelo Rpuleo@u.northwestern.edu  
Talia Shabtay talia.shabtay@u.northwestern.edu

Alumni
Emma Chubb
Cameron McKee

Art Theory & practice

Yani Aviles yaniaviles2021@u.northwestern.edu
Eshan Rafi erafi@u.northwestern.edu
Isaac Vazquez isaacvazquez2022@u.northwestern.edu 

Comparative Literature

Omoyemi Ajisebutu OmoyemiAjisebutu2023@u.northwestern.edu 
Viola Bao violabao2024@u.northwestern.edu
Raina Bhagat rainabhagat2024@u.northwestern.edu 
Carly Bortman B3J1B8@u.northwestern.edu 
Eloisa Bressan eloisabressan2020@u.northwestern.edu
Arif Camoglu ArifCamoglu2014@u.northwestern.edu
Jose Chavez josechavez2025@u.northwestern.edu 
Sorrel Dunn sorreldunn@u.northwestern.edu 
Menglu Gao m.gao@u.northwestern.edu  
Sabrina Jaromin sabrinajaromin2012@u.northwestern.edu
Kang Kang kangkang@u.northwestern.edu 
Sarah Mann-O'Donnell sarahmannodonnell2013@u.northwestern.edu 
Maïté Marciano maite.marciano.2019@u.northwestern.edu
Lorena Iglesias Melendez lorenaiglesiasmelendez2015@u.northwestern.edu
Taymaz Pour Mohammad TaymazPourMohammad2014@u.northwestern.edu
Jesús Muñoz j.munoz@u.northwestern.edu 
Azadeh Safaeian AzadehSafaeian2015@u.northwestern.edu
Ben Trivers benjamintrivers2011@u.northwestern.edu
Ariel Weiner ArielWeiner2022@u.northwestern.edu 

Alumni
Genevieve Amaral
Brett Brehm 
Virgil Brower 
Charles Coustille
Priyanka Deshmukh 
Caitlyn Doyle 
Maziyar Faridi
Ozge Kocak
Marjan Mohammadi
Scott Newman
Folahan Olowoyeye
Saein Park 
Kritish Rajbhandari
Benjamin Robinson 
Jonas Rosenbrück
Ben Schacht
Vincent Valour
Caroline Vial 

 

English 

Nina Ahn Moon NinaAhn2015@u.northwestern.edu
Agam Balooni agambalooni2025@u.northwestern.edu
Jeremiah Barker jeremiahbarker2021@u.northwestern.edu
Samantha Botz samanthabotz2020@u.northwestern.edu
Kaitlin Browne kaitlinbrowne2022@u.northwestern.edu  
Min Li Chan minchan2021@u.northwestern.edu
Maria Dikcis mariadikcis2014@u.northwestern.edu
Bradley Dubos bradleydubos2020@u.northwestern.edu
Mohwanah Fetus mohwanahfetus2017@u.northwestern.edu 
William Graves williamgraves2021@u.northwestern.edu 
Eric Hengstebeck eric.hengstebeck@gmail.com
Alexandra Ibarra alexandraibarra2025@u.northwestern.edu 
Antonio Papanikolas antoniopapanikolas2018@u.northwestern.edu
William Pierce williampierce2018@u.northwestern.edu
Cameron Schell cameronschell2015@u.northwestern.edu
Adam Syvertsen AdamSyvertsen2025@u.northwestern.edu 
Harrington Weihl harringtonweihl2020@u.northwestern.edu
Yuan-Chih Yen sreddyen@u.northwestern.edu 
Anna Zalokostas azalokostas@u.northwestern.edu

Alumni
Erin Andrews
Casey Caldwell
Bonnie Etherington
Rickey Fayne
Chad Infante
Delali Kumavie
Todd Nordgren
Tanushree Vachharajani

 

French and Italian

Etienne Lussier EtienneLussier2021@u.northwestern.edu
Noran Mohamed noranmohamed2019@u.northwestern.edu
Jessica Passos jessicapassos2020@u.northwestern.edu
Amanda Parraguez amandaparraguez2025@u.northwestern.edu  
Maureen Winter MaureenWinter2021@u.northwestern.edu
Tamara Tasevska tamaratasevska2019@u.northwestern.edu 

Alumni
Tanushree Vachharajani

 

German

Eleonora Antonakaki Giannisi  EleonoraAntonakakiGiannisi2026@u.northwestern.edu 
Wiebke Bullermann wiebkebullermann2015@u.northwestern.edu
Robert Świstelnicki RobertSwistelnicki2025@u.northwestern.edu 

Alumni
Clemens Ackerman
Jonathan Agins
Hector Joniel Feliciano
Henrik Sunde Wilberg

 

History

Miguel Giron miguelgiron2025@u.northwestern.edu 
Alexandrea Keith alexandreakeith2025@u.northwestern.edu 
Heather Menefee heathermenefee2015@u.northwestern.edu 
Angela Tate angelatate2022@u.northwestern.edu

Alumni
Jessica Biddlestone
Michael Brownrigg

 

Human Development and Social Policy

Kim Fernandes kimberlyfernandes@gmail.com
 

Mathematics

Deven Lahoti

Media Technology & Society

Chelsea Peterson-Salahuddin ChelseaPetersonSalahuddin2013@u.northwestern.edu 
Mora Matassi moramatassi@u.northwestern.edu

Alumni
Erin Flynn
 

Medill School of Journalism, Integrated Marketing Communications

Alumni
Marta Cattaneo

Music

Miguel Garcia mgarcia@u.northwestern.edu 
Stefan Greenfield-Casas StefanGreenfield-Casas2022@u.northwestern.edu 
Kyle Kaplan kylekaplan2014@u.northwestern.edu
Mick (Bing Nan) Lim binglim2026@u.northwestern.edu 
Ben Weissman benjaminweissman2017@u.northwestern.edu
Benjamin Zucker benjaminzucker2022@u.northwestern.edu

Alumni
Kimberly Ackney
Kirsten Carithers
Miriam Piilonen
Olga Sanchéz-Kisielewska

 

Performance Studies

Arnaldo Rodriguez Bague arnaldorodriguez2022@u.northwestern.edu 
Ivan Bujan IvanBujan2019@u.northwestern.edu
Misty De Berry mistydeberry@u.northwestern.edu
Ali Faraj AliFaraj2022@u.northwestern.edu
Ethan Fukuto fukuto@u.northwestern.edu 
Nathan Lamp nathanlamp2015@u.northwestern.edu
Madeleine Le Cesne madeleine.lecesne@u.northwestern.edu 
Jonathan Magat jonathanmagat2018@u.northwestern.edu 
Gregory Manuel gmanuel@u.northwestern.edu 
Gervais Marsh GervaisMarsh2021@u.northwestern.edu 
Didier Morelli didiermorelli1@hotmail.com
Justin Moore justinmoore2023@u.northwestern.edu 
Cordelia Rizzo almarizzo2024@u.northwestern.edu 
Ashlie Sandoval ashliesandoval2017@u.northwestern.edu
Enzo Vasquez enzo@u.northwestern.edu 
Benjamin Zender brz@u.northwestern.edu 

Alumni
David Calder
Kelly Chung
Colleen Daniher
Eddie Gamboa 
Wilfredo Gomez
Joonsuh Jo
Margaret Lebron
Andreea Micu
Shoniqua Roach
Kantara Souffrant
 

Philosophy

Marzouq Alnusf m.alnusf@u.northwestern.edu
Henry Andrews henryandrews2021@u.northwestern.edu
Hansen Breitling HansenBreitling2023@u.northwestern.edu 
Alan Chavoya alanchavoya2024@u.northwestern.edu 
Phedias Christodoulides V7J1P5@u.northwestern.edu 
Carlos Coronado CarlosCoronado2024@u.northwestern.edu 
Corbin Covington corbin.covington@u.northwestern.edu 
Carmen De Schryver carmendeschryver2021@u.northwestern.edu
Eskil Elling EskilElling2023@u.northwestern.edu
Samuel Filby samuelfilby2025@u.northwestern.edu
Mark Gorthey MarkGorthey2025@u.northwestern.edu 
Kasey Hettig-Rolfe KaseyHettig-Rolfe2023@u.northwestern.edu
Abigail Iturra abigailIturra2025@u.northwestern.edu 
Khin Oo Khin KhinKhin2024@u.northwestern.edu 
Eli Lichtenstein eli.b.lichtenstein@u.northwestern.edu
Mauricio Maluff Masi mauriciomaluff2013@u.northwestern.edu 
Gisela Reyes GiselaReyes2024@u.northwestern.edu 
Michael Schwarz MichaelSchwarz2021@u.northwestern.edu
John Vandenburgh johnathanvandenburgh2021@u.northwestern.edu
Ken-Terika Zellner Ken-TerikaZellner2025@u.northwestern.edu 

Alumni
Chelsea Egbert 
David Benjamin Johnson
Debbie Goldgaber
Hannah Kovacs 
Morganna Lambeth
Kurt Mertel 
Seth Mayer
William Parrott
Kyle Scott
Daniel Trujillo

 

Political Science  

Rhiannon Auriemma Rhiannonauriemma2019@u.northwestern.edu
Malia Bowers maliabowers2015@u.northwestern.edu
Tristan Bradshaw tristanbradshaw2017@u.northwestern.edu
Owen Brown OwenBrown2021@u.northwestern.edu
Timothy Charlebois TimothyCharlebois2022@u.northwestern.edu 
Shah Zeb Chaudhary shahchaudhary2023@u.northwestern.edu 
Emma Davis emmadavis2025@u.northwestern.edu
Horia Dijmarescu horiadijmarescu2020@u.northwestern.edu
Ceyda Erten ceydaerten2020@u.northwestern.edu
Lucien Ferguson lucienferguson2021@u.northwestern.edu
William French WilliamFrench2022@u.northwestern.edu
Salih Emre Gercek gercek@u.northwestern.edu
Kyle Jones KyleJones2021@u.northwestern.edu
Nathalia Justo NathaliaJusto2015@u.northwestern.edu
Shai Karp shaikarp@u.northwestern.edu  
Elizabeth Linn elizabeth.m.linn@gmail.com
Elizabeth Orrego Torres ElizabethOrregoTorres2024@u.northwestern.edu 
Usdin Martinez Orellanos usdinmartinez2024@u.northwestern.edu 
Samuel McChesney samuelmcchesney2023@u.northwestern.edu
Gde Metera gde.metera@u.northwestern.edu
Evgenia Mikriukova evgeniiamikriukova2020@u.northwestern.edu 
Audrey Nicolaides M7E8H9@u.northwestern.edu 
Shaul Notkin shaulnotkin2018@u.northwestern.edu
Dinara Urazova dinaraurazova2024@u.northwestern.edu

Alumni
Javier Burdman
Lucy Cane
Gent Carrabregu
Giuseppe Cumella
Jennifer Forestal
Marion Gutwein
Boris Litvin
Christina LoTempio
Mark Kelley
Alan Kellner
Anna Morath
Andrew Munro
Tatiana Poddubnykh
Noga Rotem
Christopher Sardo
Swati Srivastava
Anna Terwiel
Desiree Weber

 

Religious Studies

Marlon Millner MarlonMillner2021@u.northwestern.edu

Alumni
Jennifer Callaghan
Joel David Harrison

Rhetoric and Public Culture

Ryan Bince rlbince@u.northwestern.edu 
J. Dakota Brown jdakotabrown@gmail.com
Beatrice Choi beachoi@gmail.com
Marissa Croft marissacroft2021@u.northwestern.edu
Lucia Delaini LuciaDelaini2015@u.northwestern.edu
Madeline Denison mdenison@u.northwestern.edu 
Patricia England tricia.england@gmail.com 
Ashley Ferrell ashleyferrell@u.northwestern.edu
Kaitlyn Filip filip@u.northwestern.edu 
Gabby Garcia GabrielaGarcia2014@u.northwestern.edu 
Adam Goldsmith adamgoldsmith2024@u.northwestern.edu 
Sarah Idzik sarah.idzik@gmail.com 
Eric James EricJames2020@u.northwestern.edu
Harriette Kevill-Davies HarrietteKevillDavies2014@u.northwestern.edu 
Sarah Lingo sarahlingo2020@u.northwestern.edu
David Molina dmmolina@gmail.com 
Dylan Rollo DylanRollo2020@u.northwestern.edu
Bipin Sebastian BipinSebastian2024@u.northwestern.edu 
Zhiqiu Zhou zhiqiuzhou2014@u.northwestern.edu

Alumni
Lauren Michelle DeLacruz
J. Daniel Elam
Robert Elliot Mills
Racel Rigdon
Robert Topinka

 

Screen Cultures

Madison Alan-Lee MadisonAlan-Lee2023@u.northwestern.edu 
Marisela Chavez mariselachavez2017@u.northwestern.edu
Kelly Coyne kellycoyne2022@u.northwestern.edu 
Ian Hartman Anthony ianhartman2017@u.northwestern.edu
Julia Peres Guimaraes JuliaGuimaraes2022@u.northwestern.edu
Rongyi Lin rongyilin2023@u.northwestern.edu 
Myrna Moretti myrnamoretti2023@u.northwestern.edu
Whitney Pow whitneypow2013@u.northwestern.edu
Karly-Lynn Scott KarlyLynneScott2017@u.northwestern.edu
Jennifer Smart jennifersmart2024@u.northwestern.edu 
Ashley Smith ashleysmith2017@gmail.com

Alumni
Leigh Goldstein
Pamela Krayenbuhl

 

SESP/Learning sciences

Sarah Lee spl@u.northwestern.edu 

Slavic Languages & Literatures

Maximilian Michael Gordon MaximilianGordon2012@u.northwestern.edu
Jacob Wirt jacobwirt2021@u.northwestern.edu

Alumni
Jessica Crane

Sociology  

Emma Brandt EmmaBrandt2023@u.northwestern.edu 
Sino Esthappan sinoesthappan2026@u.northwestern.edu 
Brandon Honore brandonhonore2021@nlaw.northwestern.edu 
Prince Grace pgrace@u.northwestern.edu 
Kristina Lee Kristinalee2025@u.northwestern.edu 
Erik Lovell ErikLovell2020@u.northwestern.edu
Anna Michelson annamichelson2015@u.northwestern.edu
Tyler Milks  tylermilks2024@u.northwestern.edu
Ewurama Okai ewuramaokai2025@u.northwestern.edu 
Kenneth Pass KennethPass2021@u.northwestern.edu
Khoa Phan Howard khoaphan2025@u.northwestern.edu 
Qi Song qisong2022@u.northwestern.edu 
Bambang Trihadmojo bambangtrihadmojo2024@u.northwestern.edu 
Luna White lunawhite2024@u.northwestern.edu 
Devin Wiggs DevinWiggs2023@u.northwestern.edu
Teke Wiggin theodorewiggin2026@u.northwestern.edu 
Wara Urwasi wara.urwasi@u.northwestern.edu

Alumni
Kevin Patrick Loughran
Jane Pryma
Matthew Snow
 

Spanish & Portuguese

Carlos Halabruda carloshalaburda2020@u.northwestern.edu
Jose Manuel Delpino Vivas josedelpinovivas2020@u.northwestern.edu
Leonardo Gil Gomez leonardogilgomez2021@u.northwestern.edu
Stephen McNabb stephenmcnabb2023@u.northwestern.edu 
Catalina Rodriguez catalinarodriguez2021@u.northwestern.edu
Jesse Rothbard jesserothbard2024@u.northwestern.edu 
Cintia Vezzani cintia.vezzani@gmail.com

Alumni
Minwook Oh

 

Technology and Social Behavior

Jessica Feuston jes.feustone@u.northwestern.edu

Theatre and Drama

Matthew Bent matthewbent2021@u.northwestern.edu
Rebekah Bryer rebekahbryer2022@u.northwestern.edu 
Ana Diaz Barriga anadiazbarriga2023@u.northwestern.edu
Jessica Friedman jessicafriedman2024@u.northwestern.edu 
Heather Grimm heathergrimm2024@u.northwestern.edu 
Alex Knapp Alexknapp2026@u.northwestern.edu 
Ana Diaz Barriga Lopez anadiazbarriga@u.northwestern.edu  
Dwayne Mann dwaynekeith@gmail.com
Keary Steven Watts R8A5S7@u.northwestern.edu
Chelsea Taylor chelseataylor2022@u.northwestern.edu
Elena Weber ElenaWeber2022@u.northwestern.edu 
James Weston Twardowski twardowskitheatre@gmail.com 

Alumni
Lauren Beck
Bethany Hughes
Elizabeth Leopold
Gordon Mercer
Tara Rodman
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