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    • Admission Office Professional Staff

      Merida Escandon Gasbarro, director of Admission, and Karl Ramos, senior associate director of Admission, are available to guide you through the application process. If you have any questions, please email [email protected], 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.

      Our admission liaisons are friendly, informative, and helpful. Contact them by email to start a conversation, and feel free to ask them to call you or meet you in person on campus.

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      Aryana Ghazi Hessami

      Anthropology Admission Liaison

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      Aryana Ghazi Hessami

      Anthropology Admission Liaison

      Contact: [email protected]
      Program: PhD Anthropology student

      What's your favorite aspect 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.

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      Alla Anatsko

      Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism Admission Liaison

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      Alla Anatsko

      Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism Admission Liaison

      Contact: [email protected]
      Program: MA Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism student

      Why did you choose The New School for Social Research and your program?
      I chose NSSR for its reputation as an institution in which critical thinking is considered to be the most important intellectual good a student can acquire. The CPCJ program allowed me, a non-native speaker, to fulfill a dream of writing journalism in the English language, and offered an opportunity to learn graphic design from scratch. Beyond that, the program’s flexibility is a big advantage, especially for those who plan on building their own line of study or pursuing a minor.

      Yuki-Tada

      Yuki Tada

      Economics Admission Liaison

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      Yuki Tada

      Economics Admission Liaison

      Contact: [email protected]
      Program: PhD Economics student

      Why did you choose The New School for Social Research and your program?
      I chose to do my PhD in economics at NSSR's Economics department because it is one of the few places in the world that offers a critical economic analysis 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.

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      Rose Pelham

      Gender and Sexuality Studies Admission Liaison

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      Rose Pelham

      Gender and Sexuality Studies Admission Liaison

      Contact: [email protected]
      Program: MA Philosophy and Gender and Sexuality Studies Graduate Certificate student

      Why did you choose The New School for Social Research and your program?
      I chose to get my master's in philosophy and certificate in gender studies from The New School on account of the college's history of dedication to grounding these subjects in a radically liberatory politics that refuses any separation between theory and the world.

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      Ethan Dunn

      Historical Studies Admission Liaison

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      Ethan Dunn

      Historical Studies Admission Liaison

      Contact: [email protected]
      Program: MA Historical Studies student

      Why did you choose to attend The New School for Social Research?
      I chose the New School for Social Research because of the renowned faculty and a Historical Studies department which balances traditional approaches to historical research with innovative theoretical and political methodologies. The department is committed to interdisciplinary scholarship, which allows its students to experience the full breadth of what NSSR has to offer. When you study history at NSSR, you also study economics, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, etc. 

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      Samuel Yelton

      Liberal Studies Admission Liaison

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      Samuel Yelton

      Liberal Studies Admission Liaison

      Contact: [email protected]
      Program: PhD Philosophy student, MA Liberal Studies alum

      What advice would you give to incoming graduate students?
      My best advice for anyone starting grad school, but especially those joining the Liberal Studies program, is to become comfortable being your own advocate. At this point in your intellectual life, you are developing from a student into an independent researcher and thinker who is taking up their own projects. The faculty and students at The New School can be great companions in this process, but it is up to you to reach out and share your passion with them beyond just attending classes, whether through office hours, participating in study groups, or going to conferences here and at other institutions. Even if you aren't planning on a career in academia, learning this skill will be valuable in whatever direction you choose to go after earning your degree. 

      Mariam-Matar

      Mariam Matar

      Philosophy Admission Liaison

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      Mariam Matar

      Philosophy Admission Liaison

      Contact: [email protected]
      Program: PhD Philosophy student

      Why did you choose The New School for Social Research and 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 is embodied in our school.

      Lygia Georgiou

      Lygia Georgiou

      Politics Admission Liaison

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      Lygia Georgiou

      Politics Admission Liaison

      Contact: [email protected]
      Program: PhD Politics 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 in 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: [email protected]
      Program: PhD Psychology 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: [email protected]
      Program: PhD Sociology student

      How did you choose The New School for Social Research and 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 peers coming from various parts of the world as I have learned from the faculty in classrooms. 

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      55 West 13th Street
      New York, NY 10011
      212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411

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