Congratulations to the Center for Biology and Society spring and summer 2023 graduates!
The Center is proud to recognize our 2023 MS and PhD graduates whose diverse interests represent the intellectual breadth of Biology and Society at ASU. From wildlife conservation, to legal analysis (of abortion, anti-trans legislation, and disability law), to the ecology and economics of plastic pollution, to biology education, to identity development, to the politics of biomedical interventions, to the history of microbiology—our graduates do it all. And we congratulate them!
|Isabella Bernat, MS (Biology and Society)
“Respect and Dignity in Wildlife Rehabilitation”
Committee: Ben Minteer, Karin Ellison, Michael Schoon
|Sangha Das, PhD Biology (Biology and Society)
"Ordering Subaltern Disorders: Embodiment, Biocapital and the Politics of Sickle Cell Management in India"
Committee: Lindsay Smith (Chair), H.L.T. Quan, Jane Maienschein, Indulata Prasad, and Jason Robert
|Michael Mihuc, MS (Biology and Society)
“Identity Development During Adolescence in Individuals with Pectus Excavatum”
Committee: Jane Maienschein (Chair), Karin Ellison, and Rachel Gur-Arie
|Raegan Mills, MS (Biology and Society)
“Cripping Trans Childhood: A Critical Examination into the Legislating of the Trans Child”
Committee: Ben Hurlbut (Co-Chair), Jenny Brian (Co-Chair), and Terri Hlava
|Erin Murphy, PhD Biology (Biology and Society)
"Ecological, Economic, and Social Dimensions of Marine Plastic Pollution and Marine Plastic Pollution Interventions"
Committee: Leah Gerber (Co-Chair), Beth Polidoro (Co-Chair), Chelsea Rochman, and Kevin Dooley
|Nathaniel Ross, MS (Biology and Society)
"Changes in American Judicial Behavior in Disability Discrimination Cases in Response to Anti-Discrimination Legislation"
Committee: Jane Maienschein, Michael Yudell, and Carolyn Compton.
|Dina Ziganshina Lienhard, PhD Biology (Biology and Society)
“Reducing Abortion Rates without Restricting Legal Access to Abortion: Evidence from Comparative Analysis of Relevant Policies and
Demographic Indicators in 15 Post-Soviet Countries and Adaptive Agent-Based Modeling of Unintended Pregnancies”
Committee: Jane Maienschein (Co-Chair), Monica Gaughan (Co-Chair), Manfred Laubichler, and Karin Ellison
|Elizabeth Dietz, PhD Biology (Biology and Society)
"No Choice but to Choose: The Technopolitics of Informed Consent"
Committee: J. Benjamin Hurlbut (Chair), Joel Michael Reynolds, Jennifer Brian and Karin Ellison
|Anna Guererro, PhD Biology (Biology and Society)
“Images and the Development of the Biofilm Concept"
Committee: Jane Maienschein (Chair), Manfred Laubichler, Beckett Sterner, and Karl Matlin
|Taya Misheva, PhD Biology (Biology and Society)
“Accepting and Understanding Evolution: The Development and Evaluation of Measurement Tools in Evolution Education”
Committee: Sara Brownell (Chair), Liz Barnes, James Collins, Katelyn Cooper, and Beckett Sterner
|Katie Surrey, PhD Biology (Biology and Society)
“The Biosocial Ecosystem Dynamics of Sustainable Wildlife Based Ecotourism in Panama”
Committee: Leah Gerber (chair), Hector Guzman, Ben Minteer, Michael Schoon