Spring 2010

Theme: Gender Studies

Contributors:

Kenneth Anderson, Designer, Media Studies

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Kenneth Anderson is a Media Studies graduate student at The New School. He has created and designed websites since 2003, and now works with Canon. He doesn’t really know much about gender studies. His website is www.andersonenvy.com
Mariana Assis, Political Science

Mariana Assis, Political Science

Mariana Assis is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Political Science at the New School. Her studies are sponsored by the Brazilian Ministry of Education and the Fulbright Commission. She holds a J.D. and a MA in Political Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais/Brazil. Her areas of interest are feminist political theory and feminist legal studies. In her current research, she wants to understand how Brazilian state regulates, intervenes and even shapes gender relations through legal norms.
Ximena García Bustamante, Politics

Ximena García Bustamante, Politics

Ximena García Bustamante is an MA student in politics at the New School for Social Research and holds a BA in Political Science from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). She coordinated the project “Equity during childhood and youth” at Mexico City´s Women Institute, a pioneering attempt within the City Government to build and implement a gender-aware public policy for children and youngsters in marginalized areas. With the Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights, she founded the first feminist school for youngsters in Mexico. Ms. García Bustamante has contributed to the feminist and literary magazines of the newspaper La Jornada and to the journal Debate Feminista.
Julie Chaparro, Sociology

Julie Chaparro, Sociology

Julie Chaparro is a Colombian anthropologist and an MA student in Sociology at the NSSR. She has conducted research on a group of young black women in Bogota, Colombia, with the aim of analyzing the way racial and gender stereotypes influence their identity construction. She is currently exploring the intersection between race and gender in Latin America. Ms. Chaparro is particularly interested in analyzing the impact of mestizaje on family structure, childbearing, and reproductive technologies and in investigating race, the politics of mestizaje, and sexuality from the point of view of whiteness.
Chris Crews, Political Science

Chris Crews, Political Science

Chris Crews is a media activist, journalist poet, and PhD student in the Politics department. Chris approaches politics as a critical skeptic, tending to lean towards anarchism, although he has been involved in more traditional politics via a pseudo-Libertarian pragmatist philosophy. Chris received an MA in Political Science in 2007 from Ohio University with a thesis that explored the nexus of immigration politics, anti-immigrant sentiments, white nationalism and homeland security in the US, with a special focus on Mexico. His current PhD work is focused on posthumanism and critical animal studies, with an emphasis on anime, animism and visual politics.
Katie Detwiler, Anthropology

Katie Detwiler, Anthropology

Katie Detwiler is a PhD student in anthropology at NSSR.  Research interests include boundaries, borders, and frontiers in South Africa, Australia and the United States, including the science and politics of border making, historical “frontier” spaces, cultures of exploration, transnational cities and postnational counterpublics, border passage, immigration and security regimes, immigration detention and carceral systems.
Mary Dooe, Future Editor, Liberal Studies

Mary Dooe, Liberal Studies

Having long extolled the virtues of a short attention span, and completing an undergraduate degree in anthropology and history, Mary has found herself a graduate student in Liberal Studies at the New School for Social Research. While her current focus is on consumption and the media, it is bound to change any second. She also enjoys colonial American re-enactments, the New Journalism, and brief interludes of creative writing. As the new Canon co-editor for the upcoming year, she looks forward to reading anything and everything New School students can come up with.
Chelsea Estep-Armstrong, Anthropology

Chelsea Estep-Armstrong, Anthropology

Chelsea Estep-Armstrong is an MA student in Anthropology at The New School for Social Research.  Her research interests revolve loosely around temporality, perception, the relationship between thought and affect, uncertainty, recognition and philosophy of history.  She finds her voice most clearly in the dynamic exchanges of collaborative projects.
Justin Humphreys, Editor, Philosophy

Justin Humphreys, canon editor, Philosophy

Justin Humphreys is a graduate student in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York. His academic interests include ancient ethics and political philosophy, the philosophy of science and mathematics, and the theoretical grounds of the social sciences. As an undergraduate, he studied science and mathematics but ultimately earned a bachelors degree in the Classics from Reed College. He worked in finance before enrolling at the New School. He enjoys traveling, writing, and playing chess.
Randi Irwin, Anthropology

Randi Irwin, Anthropology

Randi Irwin is an MA student in the Department of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research. She is currently interested in the relationship between humanitarian organizations and sans papiers migrants living in Morocco. Specifically, she is focused on how these migrant communities formulate their expectations of aid organizations, and how these resources have created spaces for the sans papiers to stake their own political claims.
Abigail Johnson, Future Editor, Economics

Abigail Johnson, Economics

Abigail is a graduate student in Economics at NSSR. She is very interested in international trade and development theories, and watching Law & Order. As incoming co-editor of Canon Magazine for the 2010-11 school year, Abigail looks forward to collaborating with her fabulous fellow editors, and taking Canon Magazine to a new level, with respect to its rich history and the student population who makes it happen.
Beads Land-Trujillo, Anthropology

Beads Land-Trujillo, Anthropology

Beads Land-Trujillo presently is pursuing an MA in anthropology at NSSR, continuing a long term project in applied evolutionary phenomenology (AEP). Through a multidisciplinary approach, AEP asks how particular species, especially the human, are equipped to encounter singular social and political worlds. In addition to brainstorming around identity studies, Beads contributed a mashup analysis, made available at the No Longer in Exile conference, of the New School Web presence, identifying faculty who mention gender and/or queer keywords on their Web profiles/bios.
Diana Mattison, Future Editor, Philosophy

Diana Mattison, Philosophy

Diana (Di) Mattison is an MA student in philosophy at the New School for Social Research. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2006 with a BA in religious studies (emphasis in mysticism). Her work is centered on the aesthetic and ethical implications of self-fashioning from the perspectives of ancient and contemporary philosophy, theology, and literature. Her other interests include surfing, record collecting, journaling, post punk music, dark green vegetables and ancient Greek.

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Ricky Price, Politics

Ricky Price, Politics

Ricky Price is an PhD student in the Politics program at the NSSR. His research interests are organized around issues of queer youth homelessness, discrimination against queer elders, and transnational glbtq movements.  He is an active member of the Union for Political Science Students and was one of the organizers for the 2010 Politics graduate student conference: Politically Queer: Social In[queer]y and the University (May 1st, 2010). Ricky has also written and performed with the theater company The Bureau, which he helped found in 2006.
Rachel Signer, Editor, Anthropology

Rachel Signer, Co-editor, Anthropology

Rachel Signer has enjoyed being the co-editor of Canon Magazine since September 2008. Her research and life interests include ethical practices of self-formation, spirituality and mysticism, the relationship between political economy and consciousness, sustainable development and design, and intercultural education. Upon finishing her MA in Anthropology, Rachel is headed to Dakar, Senegal to work as a co-instructor with an educational sustainable development project.
Andy Silveira, English Literature

Andy Silveira, English Literature

Andy Silveira is an M. Phil student in English Literature at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India. His academic interests include queer theory, the body and post colonial studies. He has also initiated a queer website www. prathibimb.com, a public forum for queer folk to articulate and critique their views on sexuality.
Oli Stephano, Philosophy

Oli Stephano, Philosophy

Oli Stephano is busy thinking about affective ethics, sex and embodiment as a graduate student in Philosophy at the New School. He lives in NYC.
Barbara Umrath, Sociology

Barbara Umrath, Sociology

Barbara was a student at the Department of Sociology at NSSR in the 2009/2010 academic year. She holds a degree in pedagogy from a German university and has worked with feminist organizations in Germany and Mexico. Returning to Germany, she plans to start working on a dissertation that addresses the ‘intersections’ of gender, race/ethnicity, and class from a Frankfurt School perspective.
H. Howell Williams, Politics

H. Howell Williams, Politics

H. Howell Williams is a master’s candidate in the Department of Politics at the New School for Social Research. He graduated with Honors from Winthrop University in 2003 with a thesis on the debate between Nancy Fraser and Judith Butler on gender regulation under modern capitalism. Howell’s undergraduate thesis examined his two most prominent research interests, namely gender and queer politics and their intersection with political economy. Past research projects include Marxist notions of national self-determination, ethnographic accounts of Hispanic mothers in rural South Carolina, and Nancy Hartsock’s feminist critique of Foucault. His current research is focused on the politics of identity categories within queer collectives, particularly the way those categories are deployed and circulated and both the harmful and generative work they perform. Current projects include an ethnographic study of “cruising” and an elucidation of what Judith Halberstam has called “queer methodologies”.
Elizabeth Ziff, Sociology

Elizabeth Ziff, Sociology

Elizabeth Ziff is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Sociology at the New School for Social Research.  Her areas of interest are reproductive technologies, women’s rights, sexuality and the way that marriage and family is shaped by institutions in our society.  She is writing her dissertation on the development of surrogacy practices and the reification of motherhood.