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    • Admission Office Professional Staff

      Admission office staff are available to help guide you through the application process.

      Graduate Admission staff are available to help guide you through the application process. Our office consists of four professional staff members:

      • Merida Escandon Gasbarro, Director of Admission
      • Karl Ramos, Senior Associate Director of Admission
      • Gabriela Garcia Juarez, Assistant Director of Admission
      • Leah Braithwaite, Admission Counselor

      If you have any questions regarding application and admission policies and procedures, please email socialresearchadmit@newschool.edu and we'll respond as soon as possible.

      Admission Liaisons

      Admission liaisons are senior graduate students who work with Admission office staff to provide prospective applicants with information about academic life in their departments. They are available to discuss the kinds of research and study that can be pursued in their programs, the nature of particular courses, student life, and similar matters. They can also arrange for class visits so that prospective students can experience our educational opportunities in-person.

      The Admission liaisons can be contacted initially at the email addresses below. Prospective applicants can continue to communicate with them by email or arrange for a telephone conversation or an in-person visit. We are sure that you will find them friendly, informative, and helpful.

      Internships

      Aryana Ghazi Hessami

      Anthropology Admission Liaison

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      Aryana Ghazi Hessami

      Anthropology Admission Liaison

      Contact: AnthLiaison@newschool.edu
      Program: Anthropology PhD student

      What's your favorite part of New York City?
      One of the best pieces of advice I was given is to choose grad school based on where you want to live, and I knew I wanted to be in NYC. One of my favorite things about NYC is how people walk around the city with a sense of discovery. One will never fail to find inspiration in a city with plentiful quotidian and extravagant wonder.

      Internships

      Greg Coleman

      Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism Admission Liaison

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      Greg Coleman

      Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism Admission Liaison

      Contact: CPCJLiaison@newschool.edu
      Program: Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism MA student

      Why did you choose NSSR/your program?
      I loved the investigative aspects of my previous job in finance, but began to find that I did not feel fulfilled in that field. This program has allowed me to combine my love of investigation with newly found purpose. Joining this program and NSSR has given me a sense of direction as I navigate my career path.

      Internships

      Tato Khundadze

      Economics Admission Liaison

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      Tato Khundadze

      Economics Admission Liaison

      Contact: EconLiaison@newschool.edu
      Program: Economics PhD student

      Why did you choose The New School for Social Research and your program?
      I come from a developing country hurt by neoliberal experiments. Standard economic theory does not help address our problems, and deindustrialization, unemployment, and poverty have led to high migration rates. NSSR's Economics department uniquely offers a critical education with an emphasis on Marxist political economy, post-Keynesian theory, and economic history. It's a great place to study issues of economic development from a historical and heterodox economics perspective.

      Internships

      K. Eskins

      Gender and Sexuality Studies Admission Liaison

      K. Eskins

      K. Eskins

      Gender and Sexuality Studies Admission Liaison

      Contact: GSSLiaison@newschool.edu
      Program: Philosophy PhD and Gender and Sexuality Studies Graduate Certificate student

      What's a current project you're working on that you're excited about?
      I am currently working on investigating the relationship between cis people's beliefs about gender and their support for anti-trans legislation.

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      Rylee Carrillo-Waggoner

      Historical Studies Admission Liaison

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      Rylee Carrillo-Waggoner

      Historical Studies Admission Liaison

      Contact: HistStdLiaison@newschool.edu
      Program: Historical Studies MA student

      What's a current project you're working on that you're excited about?
      This summer, I received a travel grant to look at some sites and archives in Tucson and Los Angeles related to my thesis. My research uses the work of Chicanx authors and artists to look at how the highways constructed in the 1950s and 1960s in both cities operate as colonial apparatuses impacting Mexican-American communities. I am passionate about this project, and the support I've received from my professors has been amazing.

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      Samuel Yelton

      Liberal Studies Admission Liaison

      Samuel-Yelton

      Samuel Yelton

      Liberal Studies Admission Liaison

      Contact: LibStdLiaison@newschool.edu
      Program: Philosophy PhD student

      What's your favorite part of The New School?
      Naming a favorite part of The New School is hard — so many different things come to mind! If I had to name one, though, I would say the collaborative, collegial atmosphere. Everyone here, both faculty and students, is open to participating in projects and discussions with people of different interests, backgrounds, and disciplines, and this makes for an exciting intellectual environment.

      Internships

      Mariam Matar

      Philosophy Admission Liaison

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      Mariam Matar

      Philosophy Admission Liaison

      Contact: PhilLiaison@newschool.edu
      Program: Philosophy PhD student

      Why did you choose NSSR/your program?
      I chose to study philosophy at NSSR because, after some research, I learned that this department built its foundations on a commitment to diversity and radical thinking in both its student body and its scholarly endeavors. To me this progressive orientation embodies our school.

      Internships

      Lygia Georgiou

      Politics Admission Liaison

      Lygia Georgiou

      Lygia Georgiou

      Politics Admission Liaison

      Contact: PolSciLiaison@newschool.edu
      Program: Politics PhD student

      Why did you choose to attend The New School for Social Research?
      I chose to attend NSSR because of its historical legacy and the opportunity to work with outstanding faculty. My favorite parts of The New School are the close community we have created at my department and the library at the Vera List Center on 16th Street.

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      Savannah Woods

      Psychology Admission Liaison

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      Savannah Woods

      Psychology Admission Liaison

      Contact: PsychLiaison@newschool.edu
      Program: Psychology PhD student

      What's a current project you're working on?
      I am contributing to ongoing research into the role that weightlifting can play as an adjunct to the treatment of trauma. I am currently working on building a collaboration between The New School and The Center for Trauma and Embodiment to investigate the healing properties of weightlifting and exercise across a number of mental health challenges. One of my favorite parts of being at The New School has been the commitment to interdisciplinary work and the opportunity to build these kinds of partnerships.

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      Aria Vaghayenegar

      Sociology Admission Liaison

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      Aria Vaghayengar

      Sociology Admission Liaison

      Contact: SocLiaison@newschool.edu
      Program: Sociology PhD student

      How did you choose NSSR/your program?
      I decided to study in the Sociology program at The New School because of its long-standing tradition in historical sociology and the vibrant community of international students. I have learned as much from my fellow peers coming from various parts of the world as I have learned from the faculty in classrooms. 

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      Office of Admission
      The New School for Social Research
      55 West 13th Street
      New York, NY 10011
      212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411

      SocialResearchAdmit@newschool.edu

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Undergraduates

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Graduates

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