Graduate Students on the Market

alithia zamantakis

alithia zamantakis is an ABD PhD candidate, specializing in sexualities, gender, race, and theory. Her dissertation utilizes in-depth interviews to analyze how cisgender heterosexual men and cisgender les/bi women construct ideas of desire rooted in transphobia and anti-Blackness and how this perpetuates the murders of Black and Brown trans women.

Seeking: tenure track academic positions in research universities, also open to teaching-oriented positions, research-oriented positions, postdoctoral fellowships, and visiting positions.


Dresden Lackey

Dresden Lackey is a first-generation doctoral candidate originally from Asheville, NC. Prior to beginning her studies at Georgia State, Dresden worked for the National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Baltimore. She is currently conducting research on racialized gendered microaggressions among Asian American and Black women, queer students’ experiences of moving to Atlanta, and eating disorders among trans bloggers.

Seeking: research-focused in the academy (race and/or gender focus) or a post-doc.


Jordan Forrest Miller

Jordan Forrest Miller is a doctoral candidate in Sociology, with a concentration in gender and sexuality. Their dissertation titled, “What Makes Trans Lives More Livable?: An Intersectional Content Analysis of #WeHappyTrans and #TheGenderTag” explores public health implications of digital trans activism for policymakers, health professionals, and community organizers who seek to eliminate trans health disparities.

Seeking: research-focused tenure-track position


Zoe Fawcett Freggens

Zoe Fawcett Freggens (she/her/hers &/or they) is an ABD PhD candidate specializing in sexualities, gender (and the medicalization of gender), inequalities, inequities, and LGBTQ+ health, with an emphasized interest in conducting (and applying) anti-oppressive research. Their dissertation utilizes a mixed-methods approach (survey and interviews) to explore the pregnancy and birth experiences (including medical and/or midwifery care) of non-hegemonically, or non-conventionally, feminine individuals. In addition to her wide range of graduate work, Zoe also has several years of full-time professional work experience in applied sociological settings. Zoe previously held the role of Education Manager at one of the largest LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS serving healthcare organizations in the United States, as well as the role of Research Associate at a midwestern R1 university where she led the program evaluation and data analysis efforts for a USDA-NIFA funded community nutrition program.

Seeking: tenure track academic positions in research universities, also open to postdoctoral fellowships, more teaching-focused college/university positions, research or data-oriented positions (academic or applied), and/or program director or executive positions related to the promotion of equity and inclusion.