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Summer-Fall 2021 Fellows


Summer-Fall 2021 ADVANCE NCFDD Faculty Success Fellows


Courtney Daigle
Assistant Professor
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
cdaigle@tamu.edu

PhD, Animal Science, Michigan State University, 2013
M.S., Zoo and Aquarium Management, Michigan State University, 2008
Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, 2016 – Present

Interests: "My research centers around the question: Did the food you eat have a good life?  I am trained as an animal welfare scientist and specialize in captive animal management.  I have the education and training to apply these research questions to animals, and their caretakers, across the animal kingdom.  I am currently conducting research on dogs, beef cattle, broiler chickens, and swine by evaluating management strategies that promote animal welfare and enhance our ability to provide them with quality care in a sustainable manner."

Yina Liu
Assistant Professor
Department of Oceanography
College of Geosciences
yinaliu@tamu.edu

PhD, Chemical Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 2013
B.S., Environmental and Earth System Sciences, University of California, 2006
Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 2020 – Present

Interests: “My research focuses on understanding how organic compounds’ cycling affects biological and ecological processes and vice versa. These interconnected processes are important drivers for organic carbon cycling at regional and global scales. My long-term research goal is to build a diverse research team to understand how molecular-level biogeochemistry affects large-scale, Earth system-level processes. Ultimately, I plan to develop my research based on the desire to advance knowledge and the desire to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion."

Defne Over
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts
dover@tamu.edu

PhD, Sociology, Cornell University, 2017
M.A., Social and Political Sciences, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 2019
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, 2019 – Present

Interests: “My research centers on a set of important questions raised by the return of repressive regimes in the 21st century. I explore states’ strategies instrumentalized in exclusion of specific populations and how the social response to exclusion transforms democratic institutions. In my research I explore contemporary states’ strategies instrumentalized in exclusion of specific populations and how the social response to exclusion transforms democratic institutions. I aimed to raise awareness against state-led exclusion of social groups and make the voice of excluded populations part of the broader debates on how political institutions can be made more inclusive."