Our 2022-2023 TEAM

Four languages.

Two issues a year.

Meet the ten graduate students who brought The Global Gazette to life for the 2022-2023 year.

Eleni econopouly

Co-President | (she/her) | (English, Arabic, Spanish)

Hi! I am a second year student in the Global Studies MA program. My research focuses on anarchist, solidarity-based and non-hierarchical social movements and how they respond and adapt to periods of crisis. My experiences as a Greek-American have informed many of my academic and personal interests, especially my interest in these sorts of movements, as well as ideas related to border making, citizenship construction, and the making of politics outside of traditional electoralism. I don't know where this research will take me, but I see both international travel, research, and teaching in my future. I'm thrilled to be leading The Global Gazette alongside my brilliant peers and hope that the journal can remain a permanent fixture for many future generations of UNC students.

Scarlett hawkins 

Co-President | (she/her) | (English, Spanish, Bislama)

I'm a second-year student in the Graduate Curriculum of Global Studies and a Rotary Peace Fellow at the Duke-University of North Carolina Peace Center. I grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and have worked in gender-based violence, migration and the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus in Pakistan, Uruguay, Vanuatu, United States, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, both in the United Nations system and as a civil society consultant. My research proposes a conceptual model for operationalizing the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus that centers the elimination of endemic violence as essential to the commitment to "leave no one behind, and reach the furthest behind first." In my spare time, I like to write fiction novels, exercise and enjoy good food with loved ones. I'm incredibly grateful to work alongside the spectacular team of The Global Gazette and hope this journal can contribute to the discourse for years to come.

Sophia Nissler

Lead Editor | (she/her) | (English, German)

Second year Global Studies MA, concentration on Global Migration and Labor Rights 

Alum Davidson College '21, BA History and Arab Studies 

Research focus: Labor migration, climate migration, racialization and feminization of labor, feminist geography; migrant domestic laborer organizing in Lebanon post-2019 

Hometown: Hillsborough, NC 

Instagram: @sophianissler 

For fun: yoga, rock climbing, hiking, spending time with loved ones, coffee! 

Fun fact: I am very good at the Rasputin dance 

Future plans: applying to Geography and Anthropology PhD programs 

Dani Dalton 

Web Master | (she, her, hers)

Hello! I received a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies and a minor in Philosophy from North Carolina State University. Now, as a graduate student in Global Studies, I aim to pursue research on gender and the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), otherwise known as the Hare Krishnas. Over the past several years, I’ve lived and studied with the Hare Krishnas across temples in Europe, South America, Central America, and the US. In my other roles on campus, I am extremely grateful to serve as a senator with the Graduate and Professional Student Government, work as a Teaching Assistant, and study Hindi thanks to the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship funded by the U.S. Department of Education. I am thrilled to be working with the Global Gazette as their new Web Master and look forward to what we create. Feel free to connect with me or check out some of my work at www.danidalton.com!  

Jordyn Cooper

Staff Editor | (she, her, hers) 

Hi, my name is Jordyn Cooper. I am from Greensboro, North Carolina. I am originally from Columbus, Ohio but I call North Carolina my home. I am also lucky to call myself a twin! I just graduated from University of North Carolina at Greensboro with BA in Political Science and International and Global Studies in May 2022.  I am interested in Political Economy, Global Apartheid, Western Hegemony, and the various disparities the occur between the Global North and South. Currently, I am interested in studying the relations between capitalism and democracy and looking other takes on democracy that are not western focused. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, trips to Barnes and Noble, and watching TV-shows. I really enjoy watching k- dramas. I’m a not sure where life will take me after this program, but I am considering pursuing a PHD further in the future. I am so happy to be a part of the Global Gazette!

Ryan Doerzbacher

Staff Editor | (he, him, his)

In 2013, I graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in Life Science and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. I served as an active-duty Field Artillery Officer, first as a paratrooper in Grafenwoehr, Germany and then in a reconnaissance squadron in Fort Hood, TX. During this time, I was exposed to the ways public health policy and conditions affect various populations around the world, especially for migrants and refugees. This led me to pursue higher education in public health with the goal of working to improve public health outcomes for migrant and displaced populations through global policy and governance. Academic Program: MPH in Global Health, Graduate Minor in Public Policy. My research interests are at the intersection of health and human rights, regarding global governance structures and the legal application of human rights frameworks to refugee, migrant, and stateless populations. Outside of academics, I spend most of my time with my wife and daughter. I also enjoy Muay Thai, hiking, weightlifting, woodworking, reading, and playing music.  

Natalia Galindo

Staff Editor | (she/her/hers) | (English, Spanish)

I'm a first-year Global Studies MA student at UNC. I was born in Lima, Peru, but I've been living in the US for a few years, and I went to high school in Ohio. I have a BA in Social Anthropology and Linguistics. I have a range of research interests that I begun exploring in my undergraduate degree, volunteering opportunities, and internships. These research interests include education development, gender disparities, and LGBTQIA+ rights in Latin America. My hobbies include listening to Taylor Swift and drawing/painting.  

Clay Watters

Staff Editor | (he/him/his) 

I’m currently studying how the German government facilitates the development of local businesses owned by Middle Eastern Immigrants, which can impact their integration into the country. I’m also interested in the strategies countries use to integrate immigrants into their society. One of the coolest things I got to do was spend a whole summer in Germany doing research and having the free time to explore the country and learn about its culture. I would love to go back to Europe and travel all around the continent. In my free time, I like to run, go to sporting events, and hang out with friends.

Carolyn Kowalski

Staff Editor | (she/her/hers) 

bio coming soon ;)

Luca Rampazzo

Treasurer | (he/him/his) | (English, Italian)

bio and photo coming soon ;)