Namig Abbasov - graduate student of Political Science in the School of Politics and Global Studies; research interests in renewable energy, civil wars, ethnic conflicts, political violence, and the post-Communist area.
Ketevan Chachkhiani - graduate student of Educational Policy and Evaluation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College; research interests in K-12 education with a focus on teacher pre- and in-service education, education decentralization, education financing policies, and the regions of Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Cagla Demirduzen - graduate student of Political Science in the School of Politics and Global Studies; research interests in elite decision making, role theory, non-Western political leadership and foreign policy, public opinion literature, international relations of the Middle-East and China, and Turkey with its surroundings.
Abbey Hawthorne - student of Law in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law; research interests in business law, alternative dispute resolution, international law, and the former Yugoslavia.
Shaun Hillen - graduate student of Music (Musicology) in the School of Music of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts; research interests in nationalism in post-Soviet Russian music.
Mehmet Kasikci - graduate student of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies; research interest in Sovietization of everyday life in Kazakhstan.
Garine Palandjian - graduate student of Educational Policy and Evaluation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College; research interests in how (re)thinking borders can help redefine education and identities in more inclusive ways, and the capacity and potential of education to contribute to more peaceful relationships among different ethnic groups in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey.
William Rector - graduate student of Political Science in the School of Politics and Global Studies; research interest in foreign policy, comparative politics, political violence, religion and politics, and Russia with its surroundings. 
David Richardson - graduate student of Design, Environment, and the Arts (Design) in the School of Design of the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts; research interests in Frank Lloyd Wright, architectural history, theory, and criticism, as well as Russia with its surroundings.
Madeline Stull - graduate student of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies; research interests in the intersection between identity and politics in relation to conflict resolution, including in the former Yugoslavia.
Keti Tsotniashvili - graduate student of Educational Policy and Evaluation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College; research interests in higher education policy, administration, and quality assurance, as well as the Republic of Georgia and its surroundings. 
Mariia Vitrukh - graduate student of Educational Policy and Evaluation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher College; research interests in educational policy, as well as Ukraine and its surroundings.