Dr. Lindsey Harding, editor-in-chief and faculty advisor
Lindsey is the Director of the Writing Intensive Program at the University of Georgia. Her research and writing interests include composition and rhetoric, creative writing, and digital humanities. Her critical writing can be found in Teaching English in the Two-Year College and Harlot. Her flash fiction and stories have appeared in Spry, Soundings Review, Prick of the Spindle, The Boiler, and others. She lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband and four children.
Evelyn Saavedra Autry, reviewer, Spanish
Evelyn Saavedra Autry is a Ph.D. Candidate in Hispanic Studies at the University of Georgia. She has been awarded the Tinker Field Research Award, Nina Hellerstein fund Award, Graduate School Dean’s Award for Arts & Humanities, among others. Several of her scholarly articles are under consideration for publishing as of 2019. Her dissertation project “Indigenous Female Subjectivities and Andean Voices in Contemporary Cultural Productions of the Peruvian Internal Armed Conflict (1980-2000)”, examines representations of indigenous female figures in cultural productions. By employing decolonial approaches and testimonial studies, her project contributes to understanding systematic oppression of indigenous women. She also focuses on indigenous feminism, trauma and memory studies, indigenous popular art, latinx studies, among others.
Matthew Burkhalter, copy editor
A presidential graduate fellow at UGA, Matthew Burkhalter studies the political, intellectual, and environmental history of the modern U.S. South. He received his B.A. from Sewanee: the University of the South and his M.A. from Florida State University. He served as Aiken-Taylor intern and copy editor at the Sewanee Review for a year after college.
James Campbell, managing editor
James is a first-year MA student in Comparative Literature, with a focus on East Asian literature. His research areas include Japanese Catholic novelists of the 20th century, as well as the development of the idea of progress in Post-Meiji Japan. He formerly served as Associate Editor of The Young Ummah for three years and spent time teaching English in Japan.
Sabrina Elizabeth Cline, managing editor
Sabrina is a first-year graduate student in the Department of Cellular Biology at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses are the pathogenesis of blood-borne infectious diseases, specifically Trypanosoma cruzi and Plasmodium falciparum, and the design of therapeutics to target these diseases. During her undergraduate studies, she published a scientific article which unveiled RNA as a druggable target for small molecule therapeutics (DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2019.03.057). She formerly served as the Business Manager of Seed Literary Magazine for two years.
Dr. James B. Deemy, managing editor, sciences
James is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the Environmental Sciences major at the College of Coastal Georgia. He recieved his PhD in Water Resources through the Warnell School of Forest Resources at the University of Georgia in August 2017. His dissertation research focused on storm flow water quality / quantity. James also completed the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in University Teaching during his time at UGA. His current teaching includes introductory courses in geology and environmental sciences as well as upper division courses in ocean sciences and water resources. His current research interests focus on assessment of water resources using mathematical and statistical techniques. On the best of days James can be found teaching field courses on Sapelo Island and in the mountains of Georgia.
Jordan Dopp, copy editor
Jordan Dopp is a 1st year PhD Candidate of Art History with a focus in Greco-Roman antiquity at UGA. She received her Master’s in Art History in 2018 from UGA. Her master’s thesis addressed the aesthetic relationship between painted “Fayum” portraits and mummy cartonnages from ancient Roman Egypt. Currently, Dopp is expanding her research to Petra, Jordan and its environs to study ancient Nabataean adoptions and adaptions of Greco-Roman style wall paintings.
Ashley Earley, managing editor, sciences
Ashley is a fourth-year PhD student in the department of Plant Biology. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. Her research is focused on variation in leaf anatomy across cultivated sunflower and investigating the genetic basis of these traits.
Austin Heil, managing editor
Austin is a first-year PhD student in the Science Education department. He received his B.S. in Biology and his M.S. in Oceanography from Florida State University. Currently, his research interests focus on informal marine science education and community-based learning in coastal areas. Austin will be a TA for the Ecology department in the Fall of 2020 and is planning to start working towards an Interdisciplinary Certificate in University Teaching.
Caroline Karnatz, reviewer
Nara Kim, reviewer
Nara is a PhD Candidate in Art Education with a focus in empowering culturally and linguistically diverse students through critical multicultural art curriculum and pedagogy. She received her Master’s in Fabric Design from UGA. She taught on Current Issues in Art Education as an instructor of record in 2018-2019. She was a fellow of the Diversity and Inclusion Graduate (DIG) Fellows Program at Franklin College of Arts and Sciences in 2017-2018. Additionally, she has worked as an artist, textile designer, private art teacher, and local school art instructor. Currently, she supports Vital Matter, Provocative Concepts: Investigating Possibilities for Elementary Curriculum in Art Education as a teaching assistant in the Writing Intensive Program and is working towards a certificate in Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies at the College of Education. Read Nara’s interview here.
Rebecca Klee, managing editor, sciences
Rebecca is a second-year PhD student in the Plant Biology department. She recently graduated from Monmouth University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy. Her research interests focus on wind disturbance effects on forest ecology. Rebecca will be a TA for Intro Biology in the spring of 2019 and is working towards an Interdisciplinary Certificate in University Teaching. She is also involved in Athens Science Café and enjoys hiking, listening to podcasts, and exploring Athens in her free time.
Leda Lozier, managing editor
Heather McDonald, managing editor
Heather is a third-year PhD student in the Department of Sociology. Her research focuses on perceptions of health, disability, and associated deviant behavior. She teaches courses in Medical Sociology at UGA and has served as a teaching assistant for Introduction to Sociology, African American Society, and Research Methods for Criminal Justice. She is currently involved in research examining a network of substance abuse treatment centers in the United States.
Callie Oldfield, managing editor, sciences
Callie is a PhD student in the Department of Plant Biology. Her research concerns forest dynamics and response to disturbance in the eastern United States. She has published scientific articles on floristics, invasive species, and plant ecology, and she is also interested in urban sustainability and conservation. Callie is working towards an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in University Teaching. In her downtime, she enjoys playing with her cats, drawing, and volunteering at a local middle school.
Chris Pfeifer, managing editor
Christopher Pfeifer is a second-year Ph.D. student in musicology at the University of Georgia. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2018 with a master’s degree in musicology, completing thesis research on post-Soviet era classical guitarists from Eastern Europe and Russia. His research concentrates on blues and rock-based genres and music production, with additional interests in the impact of mood disorders and emotional trauma on musical preferences, and the influences of colonialism on culture and. He loves dogs and writing and producing music at his home studio.
Margot Popecki, copy editor
Margot is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Genetics department. She uses comparative genomics to study the evolution of sex chromosomes in garden asparagus. Margot is working toward a Certificate in University Teaching and currently serves as a TA for the honors evolutionary biology course. Outside of research, she is interested in creative writing, science education and policy, and volunteers with the outreach group EcoReach.
Mia Rochford, managing editor, sciences
Mia is a Ph.D. student in the Plant Biology department. Her research interests include conservation ecology and environmental change. Currently, I am developing a project that will hopefully uncover the causes and consequences of rarity in natural plant populations. She aspires to study and help preserve the earth’s biodiversity through her research. Read Mia’s interview here.
Amairini Sanchez, managing editor
Amairini is a second-year PhD student in the Sociology department. She received her Master’s in Sociology in 2018 from the University of Central Florida. Her master’s thesis focused on the media’s report of public mass shootings and explored the different frames used to describe the motive of an attack. Her research interests consist of crime, law, and deviance, immigration, and social inequalities. Amairini is currently serving as a Writing Intensive Program teaching assistant for both Criminology and Global Perspectives on Gender courses.
Meltem Safak, managing editor
Meltem is a Ph.D. Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant in Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies at the University of Georgia. She received her undergraduate degree in Turkish Language and Literature from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey and she holds two master’s degrees respectively in Cultural Studies from Istanbul Sehir University and in Comparative History from Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. Her research interests include the encounter of Ottoman Armenian and Turkish literatures during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, transnational literature, multiculturalism, trauma, and genocide studies.