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Sheila Waterhouse

Student Spotlight: Cat Cassel

Cat’s dissertation, with roots in animal studies and feminist theory, examines insectoid literature through a feminist lens with respect to gender stereotypes and humanization of animal species. She is most intrigued by the way in which insectoid representation...

Student Spotlight: Caitlin Townsend

Caitlin is researching the scientific revolution in early modern Europe as it relates to the collection, display and narrative of natural history collections. Her work concentrates on the Royal Society of London as well as other, less formal collectors of fossils and...

Student Spotlight: Austin McCoy

Austin came to Michigan for his doctorate because of the faculty. “That was the deciding factor for me. My research interests were focused on the Midwest, and U-M was the best fit.” An Ohio native, Austin completed his undergraduate and master’s degree in African...

Student Spotlight: Amanda Healy

Amanda’s research focuses on postbellum historical fiction that represents the events of the U.S. past. Many of the novels she studies were written by or about women and the family and were long considered unimportant or apolitical. Her dissertation research shows...

Student Spotlight: Sam Kotler

“Other than good data, the most exciting thing for a scientist is talking about their work.” Sam said as he sat down to talk about his research and graduate student experience. Sam holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at San...