Meet our fellows!

2016

mmuf-orientation-3Tevin Phan Bui

Major: Global Studies
Mentor: Steven Brint, Sociology
Project: Understanding University’s Translation of Ideas into Practice
I am researching how UC Riverside developed some of its practices and the actors who participated.

mmuf-orientation-4Lissa Dechakul

Major: Philosophy
Mentor: Georgia Warnke, Political Science
Project: I am looking at Plato’s soul/body dualism and transgender memoirs to investigate the idea of a gendered soul.

mmuf-orientation-2Mirella Deniz-Zaragoz

Major: Sociology
Mentor:
Ellen Reese, Sociology
Project:
A Family of Unequals: The Hierarchical Formation of Grimmway Farm
My project looks at the inequality of workplace relationships with gravers and farmworkers in order to explore the ethical implications of the current organization of the agriculture industry.

mmuf-orientation-1Josh Hueth

Major: English
Mentor:
Sherryl Vint, English
Project:
Cosmic Selection: Darwin’s Legacy in Cosmic Horror
I use Evolutionary theory to analyze the function of cosmic horror narratives.

mmuf-orientation-9Hugo Cervantes

Major: English & Art History
Mentor: Jennifer Doyle, English
Project: My project focuses on the ephemeral Utopian and transgressive affect evoked in certain kinds of spaces.

2015

mmuf-orientation-7Jazmine Exford

Majors: Linguistics & Spanish
Mentor: Covadonga Lamar-Prieto, Hispanic Studies
Project: Vienbenidos a San Juan: On The Pronunciation of Spanish Grapheme V.
This research investigates the allophones of Spanish phoneme /b/ in San Juan, Puerto Rico to see if there is a correlation between English language dominance and labiodental production.

mmuf-orientation-8Ariana Elizalde

Major: Public Policy
Mentor: Fred Moten, English
Project: My project examines the relationship between eugenics and public policy.

mmuf-orientation-6Lili Ramirez

Major: Anthropology & Spanish
Mentor: Jennifer Najera, Ethnic Studies
Project: Intersecting Identities: The Coming Out Experiences of UndocuQueer Students
I am interested in questions regarding identity formation specifically by examining the coming out experiences of undocumented queer students from Southern California.

romeroCynthia Romero

Major: Spanish & Chicano Studies
Mentor: Covadonga Lamar-Prieto, Hispanic Studies