What is Graduate Student Research Fellows Program?

The Graduate Student Research Fellows Program is an initiative of the Center for Social Justice. The program facilitates networking and interdisciplinary collaborations, fosters an interdisciplinary understanding of social justice, supports social justice research by providing a platform for feedback, creates a space where new social justice research projects can be discussed and promoted, and serves as a venue to find partners in research.

The Graduate Student Research Fellow (GSRF) program is a one-year commitment open to graduate students at the University of Oklahoma. Applicants must be a Master's or Ph.D. student at the University of Oklahoma.

Fellows contribute to an environment of creativity, collaboration, critical examination and analysis by:
Acting as guest speakers for classes, student organizations and community organizations. Actively participating in meetings and group discussion. Presenting research at monthly meetings by their 2nd year of involvement in the program. Demonstrating commitment to community engagement. Providing ideas of lectures, meeting topics, etc.

Fellows of the Graduate Student Research Program are required to attend monthly meetings. Fellows also give back to the OU community through working with student groups, classes and departments. Giving back to the community is an important part of the Center's mission to inspire and involve students in social justice issues.

How to Apply

You can download 2016-2017 Graduate Student Research Fellow application here.

Applications for the GSRF are due in May for the following academic year. Applications can be submitted by email to center.for.social.justice@ou.edu, by fax to 405-325-3573, by campus mail to ROB 103, or brought to the Center for Social Justice, Robertson Hall 103.

Applications are reviewed during the spring semester by the faculty advisor, the WGS Director, and the Program Coordinator of the Center for Social Justice. Fellow selection will be made by evaluating applications according to the: strength, clarity, and focus of personal statement, connection of academic work to social justice interest letter of endorsement.

Graduate Student Research Fellows

 2016-2017

Rodney Bates
Kazi HudaKara Snawder
Emmanuelle ChioccaCat JacksonJeremiah Stinnett
Kasie Crall
Cheryl MaiorcaCharles Terry
Samara Crawford
Madelin Martin-SeaverCorby Thompson
Arian Davis
Sarah MillerValerie Thompson
Diana Beth Derry
E. Cheryl PonderElissa Ungerman
Rebecca EdenBinta SanyangCody Williams
Cheryl FrazierTerrisa Singleton
Maura HobbsKim Smith

 2015-2016

 Rodney Bates
 Katherine Hickey
 E. Cheryl Ponder
 Michael Carter
Maura Hobbs 
 Ebony Pope Birdine
 Janine Collier
 Quincella Aasiyah Ivy
 Angela Steinle
 Adrian Contreras
 Diane Karns
 M. Bailey Stephenson
 Arian Davis
 Cheryl Maiorca
 Lena Tenney
 Kelly Epley
 Madeline Martin Seaver
 Valerie Thompson
 Anna Gurley
 Kelsey Mattingly
 Adriana Valtinson
 Maddie Habeck
 Kaitlin McGrew
 Bobbi Van Gilder

2014-2015

Rachel Bates
Anna Gurley
Ebony Pope
Hannah Blackwell
Stefanie Heinrich
Kim Rice
Sara Bojarski
Roni Jackson
Amy Smith
Suzette Chang (Felton)  
Lena Khader
Angela Steinle
Janine Collier
Alexsandr Lyakhov  
M. Bailey Stephenson
Derrell Cox
Ashley McCray
Lena Tenney
Kelly Epley
Deni Napier
Bobbi Van Gilder
Kayley Gillespie
Elisha Oliver

2013-2014

Rachel Bates 
Elisha Oliver
Sara Bojarski

Daniel Onley
Janine Collier
Ebony Pope
Rachel Jackson
Amy Smith
Summer Jackson
Taylor Smith
Emily Khazan
Bailey Stephenson
Kelly LaFramboise  

Bobbi Van Gilder


2012-2013

Tamika Carter



Kelly LaFramboise

Cory Copeland



Mariah Menzie

Derrell Cox



Kevin Musgrave

Mandy Fehlbaum  



Daniel Onley

Summer Jackson



Dyah Pitaloka
Helen Kerwin



Amy Smith 
Emily Khazan


2011-2012

Adrienne Brune 
Sterlin Mosley

Laura Brunson 
Daniel Onley

Derrell Cox

Clare Reynolds

Mandy Fehlbaum  

Mike Tamborski

Alex Feldt

Cindy Vincent