2017-18 GWS Teaching Assistants

Emily Ruehs


Emily Ruehs is a PhD Candidate in Sociology with a concentration in Gender and Women's Studies.
Her research focuses on the intersectional experiences of unaccompanied migrant youth as they navigate the complicated systems of aid in the United States.  This work both challenges one dimensional understandings of youth as humanitarian subjects and also critiques the immigration system that fails to respond to the nuances of youth and their transnational families. Emily is also a passionate instructor and works to integrate feminist pedagogy into her classrooms.

Curriculum Vitae for Emily Ruehs

Boyd Bellinger

Boyd Bellinger

L. Boyd Bellinger is a doctoral student studying the social foundations of education in the Policy Studies in Urban Education Department in UIC’s College of Education. Boyd’s research centers on the experiences of queer and transgender youth with bullying and harassment, school discipline, policing, surveillance, and the criminal legal system.

Curriculum Vitae for Boyd Bellinger

Sandra Galicia

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