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Research Program Mentors

Polygence mentors are selected based on their exceptional academic background, teaching experience, and unique ability to inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers and industry leaders.

History
Alexandra

Alexandra

PhD candidate

Expertise

20th Century American History

Semilore

Semilore

PhD candidate

Expertise

Black Atlantic Literature, African & African-American Studies, postcolonial theory, gender and sexuality studies, media and cultural studies

Amelia

Amelia

MPA

Expertise

Public History (memorials and memorialization), Conflict Transformation, Environmental History, Environmental Ethics

Jack

Jack

PhD candidate

Expertise

Economics and mathematics

Andrea

Andrea

MBA candidate

Expertise

Environmental Policy and Economics, History and Policy, Business

Lydia

Lydia

EdD candidate

Expertise

Education, Educational leadership, Cultural Diversity and Inclusion, Organizational Policy and Procedure

Nabila

Nabila

PhD candidate

Expertise

Psychology-mental health and well-being. Examining developmental populations, and themes of race/racism, poverty, the family, school, and community contexts. Mindfulness and academic trajectories for kids and youth.

Joseph

Joseph

Industry expert

Expertise

Business, technology, economics, sports analytics, Chinese language/culture/politics

Kyra

Kyra

LLM candidate

Expertise

International Law, History (American, East/South/Southeast Asian), Human Rights, International Relations/Foreign Policy

Kristen

Kristen

PhD candidate

Expertise

Environmental History; Medical Anthropology; colonial, post-colonial, de-colonial studies; feminist anthropology; the social study of science and technology; East African history; Imperialism; social science; creative writing & ethnographic writing/autoethnography

Mikolaj

Mikolaj

PhD candidate

Expertise

History of Material Culture in the US and Europe. Architecture and Design History, Art History, History, The History of Race in Europe, The History of Class in the US and Europe, The History of Housing in the US, The History of Housing in Europe, The History of the Cold War, The history of fashion in Europe in the 20th century, the role of furniture in European society in the 20th century, project that focus on theintersection of architecture and class, a history of the built environment in Central and Eastern Europe, a project that analyzes the way exchanges in the fields of architecture, design, and/or engineering established relationships between Eastern Europe and the Global South during the Cold War

AJ

AJ

PhD candidate

Expertise

Journalism (reporting, multimedia, publishing, editing), French, Arabic, contemporary Arabic culture, international relations, international political economy, creative writing (novella, short story, haiku), photography, history of post-world war Europe and Middle East

Anthony

Anthony

PhD

Expertise

Classical studies (Latin and Greek language and literature), Greek and Roman archaeology, Greek and Roman history, art history, history of architecture, US history, world history

Alyssa

Alyssa

MA candidate

Expertise

Communication. Political Communication. Rhetoric. Political Polarization. Politics. Government.

CJ

CJ

PhD candidate

Expertise

African American Studies, Film and Media Studies, Literature

Rebecca

Rebecca

MA

Expertise

Memorialization culture (monuments, memorials, and museums); Public history; Genocide, crimes against humanity, and mass atrocities; History of human rights; Germany [German literature, poetry, film, and art]; 20th century; World War II

Rose

Rose

MS

Expertise

Comparative religion, drama and esl education, cultural experiences, Ed tech

J.T.

J.T.

PhD

Expertise

United States History; U.S. Immigration/Migration History; History of U.S. Social Movements; American West; Nineteenth-Century U.S.; Colonial North America; History of Religion; U.S. Cultural History; U.S. Social History

Thomas

Thomas

JD candidate

Expertise

Contemporary/comparative legal responses to emergencies; legal and geopolitical ramifications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Emily

Emily

PhD candidate

Expertise

Environmental science, management, governance, and policy. Conservation, social science, writing, science communication. Decision-making, project management and strategic planning. Science communication, data management, NGOs/ nonprofits, evaluation, philosophy of science, research process and methods.