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Meet Our Students

Read up on the work our graduate students are doing at the University, in the community, and around the globe.

Portrait of Kristen Reynolds

Kristen Reynolds

Kristen Reynolds is a military brat whose family is from California by way of Mississippi and Louisiana. She earned her bachelor's in Biology (from Johnson C. Smith University) and her bachelor's and master's in English (from UNC Charlotte).
portrait of Phoebe Young

Phoebe Young

Phoebe Young is a Saginaw Chippewa descendant from Michigan, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and currently residing in Minneapolis.  She attended Brown University and as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow completed her thesis in the Ethnic Studies Department.
Cartoon Portrait of Dewitt King

Dewitt King

Dewitt King is a PhD student in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. He is a geographer who thinks critically and carefully about race, space, place, and power.
Portrait of Ayaan Natala

Ayaan Natala

Ayaan Natala is a research-scholar-activist. She double majored in Political Science and American Studies with a concentration in Human Rights and Humanitarianism at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.