Namig Abbasovin Political Science at the School of Politics and Global Studies; research interests in renewable energy, civil wars, ethnic conflicts, political violence, and the post-Communist area.
Gaukhar Baltabayevain Political Science at the School of Politics and Global Studies; research interests in comparative politics and international relations, with a specific focus on migration and brain drain issues from Eurasian countries to the West.
Kelly Baur in Applied Linguistics at the Department of English; research interests in language policy and planning as it relates to marginalized and underrepresented languages.
Ketevan Chachkhiani in Educational Policy and Evaluation at 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.
Yonca Cubuk Uzundagin Religious Studies at the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies; research interests in alcohol consumption in relation to memory, place, identity, gender, class, and politics.
Cagla Demirduzen in Political Science at 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.
Tanya Dimitrov in Dance in the School of Dance, Music, and Theater and in Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership inthe School of Dance, Music, and Theater; research interests in dance, choreography, pedagogy, and Southeast European culture, as well as creative arts administration and cultural preservation.
Taylor Genovesein Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at the College of Global Futures; research interests in anthropology of outer space, Russian Cosmism, the Soviet space program, Marxism and technology, multimodal ethnography, critical secular studies, and contemporary engagements with immortality and the cosmos in Russia and the U.S.
Djurdja Jovanovic Padejski in Comparative Culture and Language in the School of International Languages and Cultures; research interests in quantitative sociolinguistics, and political and environmental discourse analysis, with a focus on the Western Balkans, Russia, and Eastern Europe.
McKenna Kellarin Environmental Public Policy at the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions; research interests in cultural effects on eating habits, food security, food policy, and disaster management.
Arina Melkozernova in Comparative Culture and Language at the School of International Languages and Cultures; research interests in the digital humanities, including the development and implementation of creative solutions for digitizing culturally valuable information to promote the notion of “sovereignty” in relation to digital technologies and infrastructure.
Jadie Minhas in Political Science at the School of Politics and Global Studies; research interests in regime transitions and authoritarianism in the post-Soviet sphere, comparative politics and international relations between Russia and the U.S., and the U.S. and Western Europe's foreign policy in Eastern Europe.
Masha Monakhova in Environmental Social Science at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change; research interests in international economics, international law, and geography, and the geographic area of the Arctic region.
Scott Pradain Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at the English Department; research interests in Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension in Second Language Acquisition, learning and preservation of the Languages of Russia, and Ecolinguistics.
Gina Scarpete Waltersin Comparative Culture and Language at the School of International Languages and Cultures; research interests in cognitive linguistics and cultural linguistics (cross-cultural semantics and lexicology, human body metaphors, emotion metaphors, the universality of metaphors and variation in metaphor both across and within cultures), and also semantic change, etymology, grammaticalization, pragmaticalization, and discourse markers.
Liudmila Sharayain History at the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies; research interests in migration studies, Russian and Modern European history, history of empires, and memory studies.
Keti Tsotniashviliin Educational Policy and Evaluation at 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.
Adnan Turanin Education Policy and Evaluation at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College; research interests include the comparative assimilation process of migrants, particularly focusing on Kurdish communities in the republics of the former Soviet Union.
Mariia Vitrukhin Educational Policy and Evaluation at the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher College; research interests in educational policy, as well as Ukraine and its surroundings.
Dina Ziganshinain Biology and Society at the School of Life Sciences; research interests include health disparities, social determinants of health, reproductive health policy, and the medical decision-making process.