This month’s graduate student profile features international PhD Candidate, Mirco Stella. His research focuses on experiences of migration and displacement, and questions of pedagogy. "Crucial to my thinking about the world and education are the image of borders," says Stella. "What it means to simultaneously inhabit and deconstruct the lines and places we've learned to trace, to divide the familiar from the unfamiliar, as well as the same and different."
"To prospective graduate students I say to get involved with your local graduate student organizations and community as well as participating committees," says Stella. "I also tell them that whatever obstacle is coming their way to push forward because their voice matters and might create spaces for others."