Typically the NULab hosts 4-6 graduate student Fellows each year. These fellows come from a wide-variety of departments and disciplinary backgrounds including but not limited to English, Network Science, History, Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs, and Sociology. Fellows support the NULab, work with the Digital Integration Teaching Initiative (DITI), and pursue their own research in collaboration with NULab core faculty.

Responsibilities for the Fellows include: (1) Assisting with NULab’s events: creating and sharing documents for outreach and publicity, coordinating with visiting speakers, and ensuring that events run smoothly. (2) Writing and publishing blog posts about research projects, events, and other important NULab-related subjects. (3) Working on the NULab’s Digital Integration Teaching Initiative to bring new digital skills to classrooms across the humanities and social sciences. As part of this role, the Fellows help to create teaching materials, partner with faculty, and develop and teach assignments and workshops. The Fellows may also work on other NULab research initiatives, grant writing and administration, and other projects related to the NULab’s interdisciplinary teaching and research. The NULab has some Fellows who focus specifically on the DITI, as well as two leadership positions: the DITI Assistant Director and the NULab Coordinator.


Current NULab Graduate Fellows

Adam Tomasi : NULab Research Fellow

Adam Tomasi

NULab Research Fellow

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Adam Tomasi is a second-year PhD student in History at Northeastern. As a NULab fellow, he serves as a consultant for the Digital Integration Teaching Initiative, writes NULab news posts, and works as a research assistant on an upcoming publication for Prof. Laura Nelson. Adam's interests are primarily in mapping and digital projects on the history of American social movements.

Talia Brenner : NULab Research Assistant

Talia Brenner

NULab Research Assistant

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Talia is a first-year M.A. student in Public History. Her interests include K-12 curriculum, state/local history, and digital history. She has written educational history materials for a number of organizations. Talia received her B.A. in history from Brown University.

Caroline Grand : NULab Research Fellow

Caroline Grand

NULab Research Fellow

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Caroline is a first year Ph.D. student in the English Department. Her primary research interests include the classical tradition in Shakespeare, feminist ecocritism, and funerary practices, monuments, rituals, and beliefs in early modern England. She is interested in how superstitions and taboos surrounding death characterize our understanding of grief, memory, and embodied experiences; she dreams fondly of a world in which human composting is legal worldwide. Caroline received her B.A. in English and Philosophy from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Garrett Morrow : NULab Fellow

Garrett Morrow

NULab Fellow

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Garrett Morrow is a 3rd year PhD student in Political Science. His research is concerned with natural and man-made disaster resilience policy, networked governance, and the effects of physical place on social capital. He employs a mixed-methods approach combining geographic information systems, network analysis, statistics, and computational text analysis. Outside of research, Garrett is an avid runner and dedicated baseball fan.

Jeff Sternberg : NULab Fellow

Jeff Sternberg

NULab Fellow

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Jeff is a 5th year PhD Candidate in the Sociology Department. His research is primarily concerned with charting the shifting geographies of employment opened up by post-industrialization. He focuses on how young people make decisions regarding their future and where to invest their mobility. Jeff’s dissertation research investigates these processes by looking at mobile populations including backpackers, temporary-workers, and digital nomads in the context of urban co-living spaces. He utilizes a mixed-methods approach, using techniques from the computational social sciences, including text analysis and social network analysis, coupled with multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork in Los Angeles, CA and Dharamsala, India. His work as a research assistant investigates the potential application of computer vision to social science inquiries.

Julianna Wessels : NU Lab Research Assistant

Julianna Wessels

NU Lab Research Assistant

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Julianna Wessels (she/her) is a Ph.D. student in the English Department in CSSH. Her research fields of interest include Postcolonial and Caribbean Literature as well as Women’s Studies, Graphic Novels and Contemporary Literature. Julianna received her BA in English Literature at Salem State University.


Vaishali Kushwaha : DITI Fellow

Vaishali Kushwaha

DITI Fellow

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Vaishali is a 6th year Ph.D. Candidate at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. Her research and professional interests focus on addressing complex urban environmental challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective. She uses a mixed-methods approach combining system dynamics, network science, data analytics, benchmarking, and program evaluation to study environmental challenges in the context of climate resilience and sustainable development in Asian cities. Her current research focuses on the issues of water security, formal and informal water supply, and water governance in Indian cities. She received her MPA from the National University of Singapore, and MS in Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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