Current Fellows

Donny Bellamy, fellow in the Women’s and Gender Studies program, is a PhD candidate in the Women’s and Gender Studies program in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Bellamy’s research meets at the intersections of feminist theory, queer of color critique, and masculinity studies. Bellamy is currently writing his dissertation, entitled, “TumblrSaved My Life”: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of how Black Trans-Masculinity Operates through Tumblr,” which utilizes ethnography to learn about the lives of Black trans* men.

Vanessa Lynn, fellow in the department of Sociology, is a PhD candidate in Sociology from Stony Brook University, SUNY. Lynn earned a Bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College, CUNY in both Sociology and Journalism and a Master’s of Science in Applied Social Research from Hunter College. In addition, Lynn has taught courses at Hunter College for two years, and also teaches courses online for Stony Brook University.

Zohreh Soltani, fellow in the department of Art History, is a PhD candidate from SUNY Binghamton, whose dissertation addresses the 1979 Iranian Revolution on public architecture of Tehran. Soltani earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, where she practiced as an architect as well.