Meet our 2018-2019 DRM Fellows:


Stephanie DeMora

DRM Fellow 2018-2019

Stephanie is a PhD student in the Political Science department, working under Dr. Loren Collingwood. Her sub-fields at UCR are Mass Political Behavior and American Politics. Additionally,  she holds a B.A. in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies, as well as an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Arkansas. Her previous research includes the socialization of refugee women in the United States, discrimination against religious communities, the effects of identity-based rhetoric on independent voters.

MT Vallarta

2018-2019 DRM Fellow

MT Vallarta is a Ph.D. candidate in Ethnic Studies from Los Angeles, CA. MT studies how contemporary multimedia and experimental Filipino/a/x poetry functions as a critical theoretical art practice, a strategy for social change, and an embodiment of transformative resistance for queer, trans, and gender non-conforming Filipinos. MT will be taking the “Queer Digital Humanities: Intersections, Interrogations, and Interrogations” course at DHSI this summer, where they are looking forward to exploring the intersections of Queer Studies and Digital Humanities and identifying how the areas of inquiry in this course will expand MT’s examination of queer digital cultures and digital poetics in their project.