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Rod K. Brunson

Professor Rod K. Brunson joined Northeastern in July, 2019 and currently serves as the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Professor of Public Life in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Political Science. He also holds the position of Director of Graduate Mentoring and Diversity Initiatives at the College of Social..
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Mai’a K. Davis Cross

Professor Mai’a K. Davis Cross joined the College of Social Sciences and Humanities in 2013 and serves as the Edward W. Brooke Professor of Political Science, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, as well as the Director of Graduate Studies. Professor Cross’ expertise focuses on..
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Caroline Klibanoff

Caroline Klibanoff graduated from Northeastern University in 2018 with a Master of Arts degree in Public History and a certificate in Digital Humanities. After completing her undergraduate degree at Georgetown University in American Studies and Film/Media, Caroline worked in video and communications for the Pew Research Center and the Frameworks Institute. There she became curious…
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Chelsea Canedy

Chelsea Canedy began her time at Northeastern on a pre-med track, taking classes in biology and neuroscience, but she quickly discovered interests in policy reform and social justice. Her combined major in biology and political science brought together her advocacy work with her knowledge of healthcare and helped her move toward the ultimate goal of fostering equity in the healthcare system. Soon after ..
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Macarena Flores

Macarena Flores is completing her M.S. in Security and Resilience Studies as a part of Northeastern University’s PlusOne accelerated Master’s program. While finishing the last semesters of her B.A. in history and international affairs, along with minors in political science and Jewish studies, Macarena started to take graduate courses that count toward both the bachelor’s…
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Ieke De Vries

Ieke De Vries is a doctoral candidate in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice who brings innovative social science and computational tools to the study of human trafficking. Using a combination of traditional criminological methods and modern digital skill sets, Ieke addresses previously unanswerable questions about sex and labor trafficking and their relationship with illicit—yet public..
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Dylan Maguire

Dylan Maguire is a political science doctoral candidate who has taken his passion for Middle Eastern politics and transformed it into a clear career path. He recently engaged in a semester long Experiential PhD placement at the State Department’s Office of Opinion Research..
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Steven Zane

Steven Zane is a doctoral candidate in criminology at Northeastern University. He will be taking his academic pursuits to Florida State next year where he has been appointed assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice. ..
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Denise Garcia

Professor Garcia, who seamlessly integrates cutting-edge research with student-focused teaching, is one of two recipients of the 2017-18 University Excellence in Teaching Award…
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Sarah Shugars

A computational social scientist and doctoral student in network science who focuses on civic engagement, Sarah has contributed enormously to the communities around her. ..
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