Student Spotlight

Each week, we feature in our newsletter a current or former student or member of our faculty who is emblematic of the talent of American Studies.

Zaynab Quadri

Zaynab Quadri

Zaynab Quadri is a PhD student in the American Studies Department. She received her B.A.

Colleen Shalby

Colleen Shalby

Colleen Shalby is a graduate of GW's American Studies department. She now works at the Los Angeles Times as a reporter.

Mackenzie Roberts

Mackenzie Roberts

Mackenzie Roberts is a graduate of GW's American Studies department. She now works an Assistant Public Defender at the Alexandria Public Defender's Office.

Brydie O'Connor

Brydie O'Connor

Brydie O'Connor is a graduate of GW's American Studies Department.

Brooke Schlesinger

Brooke Schlesinger

Brooke Schlesinger is a graduate of GW's American Studies Department. She has gone on to work at TEDx and currently is employed at Ad Council.

Vyta Baselice

Vyta Baselice

Vyta Baselice entered the PhD program in Fall 2016. She is interested in the intersecting histories of architecture, materials, historic preservation, capitalism and labor.