College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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 Meet Our Students

Take a look at the wonderful work that our M.A. students are doing in the WGS graduate program! Our program features a diverse group of students from around the world. Our students' research projects and theses are important and unique! If you would like to contact any of these students, please e-mail

Full Time Students

Second Year

Sara Naughton  (she/her/hers)                                           








Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania 
Applied Track Student
Research Project: Issues of Accessibility for Survivors of Gendered Violence with Disabilities 

Alia Afzal (she/her/hers)

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Hometown: Patna, India
Thesis Track Student
Thesis Topic: Unpacking the Culture Scaffolding of Victim Blaming for Sexual Misconduct in India


Elena Golosova (she/her/hers)

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Hometown: Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Applied Track Student
Research Topic: Burmese Refugee Women, Oppressions Experienced, and Adaptive Responses to American Culture 


Shareece Burrell (she/her/hers)

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Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Applied Track Student
Research Topic: Equal Rights and Gendered Issues in Women's Sports 

Lamis Laouar(she/her/hers)


Hometown: Mila, Algeria 
Thesis Track Student
Research Topic: The Rite of "Tasfih" in Algeria: Preserving Female Chastity?


First Year 

Eli Williams (he/him/his) 

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Hometown: Ottumwa, Iowa
Applied Track Student

Hasina Jalal (she/her/hers)
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Hometown: Afghanistan

Melody Kosobucki (she/her/hers)

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Hometown: Solon Springs, Wisconsin 
Applied Track Student

Phales Milimo (she/her/hers)


Hometown: Lusaka, Zambia

Rifat Siddiqui (she/her/hers)

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Home country: Bangladesh 



Part Time Students

Carole Hansbrough
Susan Grover