Spotlight on GSAS Students and Alumni

Spotlight on GSAS Students and Alumni

Latest Episodes

PhD Candidate Explores Lebanese Politics
January 03, 2020

Kelly Stedem, a PhD candidate in the politics department, discusses the  current protests in Lebanon and her dissertation, which explores  clientelism in the country. Stedem recently coauthored an article for  the Washinton Post's Monkey Ca

Russian Punk Rock from the 1970s to Pussy Riot
December 17, 2019

In this episode of the Highlights Podcast, Alexander Herbert, a PhD  candidate in the history department, discusses his book, "What About  Tomorrow?: An Oral History of Russian Punk from the Soviet Era to Pussy  Riot."

Musicologist Investigates Shostakovich's Musical Language
June 17, 2019

PhD candidate Matthew Heck first fell in love with Shostakovich as a young violinist. He has spent his time at Brandeis investigating the nuts and bolts of Shostakovich's musical language—an area that he feels has been somewhat neglected by anglophone the

Can Machine Learning Solve the Challenges of Cloud Computing?
June 11, 2019

Ryan Marcus, PhD'19, discusses the challenges associated with cloud  computing and the ways that machine learning may be able to address them.

PhD Student in Chemistry Investigates Turing Patterns
March 21, 2019

Chris Konow researches the impact of growth on Turing patterns in the  Epstein Lab. Turing patterns are named after the British mathematician  Alan Turing, who proposed a mechanism for how differentiation can occur  within a homogeneous sys

Jack E. Davis, PhD'94, Discusses His Pulitzer Prize Winning Book, "The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea"
March 20, 2019

Jack E. Davis, PhD'94, returned to campus on March 19, 2019 to give a talk about his Pulitzer Prize winning book, "The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea." He sat down with us for half an hour to discuss the book, his next project on the history of the b

Veronica Flores, PhD'19, Lands Tenure Track Faculty Position
March 18, 2019

Veronica Flores, PhD'19, discusses her work across the disciplines of  psychology and neuroscience in the Katz lab. Flores studies the effect  of incidental experience on taste using a rodent model. Recently, she  was selected for a faculty

Studying Biotechnology at Brandeis
January 30, 2019

Master's candidate Victor Suarez discusses his experience pursuing a  dual degree in Biotechnology and Business Administration at the Graduate  School of Arts and Sciences and the Heller School for Social Policy and  Management.

Unraveling the Mysteries of DNA Self-assembly
January 30, 2019

Janna Lowensohn, a PhD candidate in Physics, discusses the process of  experimentation involved with DNA self-assembly. As a member of the  Rogers Lab, she works with DNA molecules to unravel and then reprogram  the self-assembly process.

Megan Finch Analyzes the Trope of the "Mad Black Woman" in Literature
January 24, 2019

Megan Finch discusses her dissertation, "Unreasonable Blackness: Black  Women Writing Madness, 1967 2015," with Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli, PhD,  the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at the Graduate School of Arts  and Sciences.