2016 Dissertation Fellows


Elizabeth Eisenberg

Naja Hougaard, Dissertation Fellow

Naja Berg Hougaard is a Ph.D. candidate in psychology working in the cultural historical activity theory and Marxist traditions of psychology and critical education studies. She teaches at Queensborough Community College and is currently writing up her dissertation on how the history of Danish slavery and slave trade is taught at the high school level.

Tommy Wu, Dissertation Fellow

Tommy Wu is a doctoral candidate of sociology at the Graduate Center of City University of New York (CUNY). His academic interests include immigration/citizenship, state theory and political subjectivities. Specifically, he is interested in the conditions of possibility for political consciousness in this current political economy. Having worked extensively with several grassroots community-based organizations, Tommy is committed to scholarship that engages and is accountable to low-income immigrant communities. Tommy is currently writing his dissertation on Chinese restaurants and the new wave of young immigrant workers.

Maria Heyaca