Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Graduate Fellows

Center Graduate Fellowships enable graduate students to participate in collaborative research projects with community-based organizations, social service agencies, health care providers, businesses, and government in Chicago's city and suburbs. Through their research and teaching projects, fellows are active participants in Loyola University Chicago's efforts to improve the quality of life for all members of the Chicago metropolitan community.


The Graduate Fellows are selected from a pool of applicants and matched to team projects based on skills and interest. The Fellows serve in a facilitation role for the projects and act as the link between Loyola faculty and undergraduates and community researchers to keep projects on track. Fellows are supported in part by funds from McCormick Tribune Foundation and individual projects.

CURRENT GRADUATE FELLOWS

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    Chrissy Breit

    Chrissy Breit is a doctoral student in the sociology department at Loyola University Chicago. Her research interests center on neo-liberal urban governance, gentrification, community power, and stratification.
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    Bill Byrnes

    Bill Byrnes is a doctoral student in the sociology department at Loyola University Chicago. His research interests include race and ethnicity, political sociology, neoliberalism, and poverty/inequality. His work at CURL focuses on program evaluation.
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    Jennifer Cossyleon

    Jennifer is a doctoral student in the sociology department at Loyola University Chicago. Her research interests include gender, urban poverty and inequality, and public policy. She completed her Master of Arts degree in 2012 at Loyola.
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    Rebeca Daniels

    Rebeca is a master’s student in the community counseling program at Loyola. Her research interests include prevention of community violence in urban youth and risk factors that lead to abusive behavior.
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    Max Luetkemeier

    Max is a master’s student in the applied statistics department at Loyola University Chicago. His current research interests include stratification in education especially in STEM subjects.
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    Jonathan Neidorf

    Jonathan is a master's student in the sociology department at Loyola University Chicago. His research interests are in religion, counterculture and disability.