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Class of 2023

Maddie Brown Maddie Brown 

Maddie Brown is an American Studies major with minors in Legal Studies and English Literature. Her interests span from constitutional law and public policy to constructions of gender and race in historical literature. She plans to write her senior thesis on nineteenth-century girlhood, focusing on girls’ diaries and representations of self. On campus, she is a consultant at The Writing Place, an NU Votes Ambassador, and has worked on faculty research projects as a Leopold Fellow and a Baker Fellow. She’s often found listening to podcasts, reading niche young adult novels, or drinking LaCroix in the American Studies lounge. 

dori-taylor-carter.jpgDori-Taylor Carter 

Dori-Taylor Carter is an American Studies major with minors in French and Sociological Research with a research focus in the U.S. Census. She researches community organizations' relationship with state-sponsored racial data collection and pan-ethnic racial categories. She is a Posse Foundation Scholar and a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. On campus, Dori-Taylor is a leader in LGBTQ+ community organizing and spends her free time performing spoken word poetry, embroidering, and hiking.

Alex Chun.jpgAlex Chun

Alex Chun is a senior studying journalism and American Studies. For his senior thesis, he is researching social media, policing and surveillance during 2020 demonstrations for racial justice in Minneapolis. Around campus, Alex has been a managing editor for The Daily Northwestern and currently serves as the Wildcat Welcome Director for Medill in the Office of Student Transition Experiences. This year, he is an undergraduate research fellow with Northwestern's Council of Race and Ethnic Studies. In his free time, Alex enjoys reading, cooking and listening to music. 

eraso-sunnie-fall20-168x210.jpgSunnie Eraso 

Sunnie Eraso is an American Studies and Theatre double major also pursuing the Music Theatre Certificate. She is currently interested in studying how artistic creation and representation can affirm the mixed race identity and experience in America. On campus, Sunnie is a board member of Vertigo Productions and involved as a performer and director in the student theatre community.


Eva HerscowitzEva Herscowitz 

Eva Herscowitz is an American Studies and Journalism double major with a minor in English. Her interests include media studies, gender and sexuality studies, and religious studies. On campus, she writes for The Daily Northwestern and works as a research assistant.