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Brandon Alston

Global Cafe Mentor | Department of Sociology

Brandon Alston is a Doctoral Student in the Department of Sociology with focuses in Gender and Sexuality and African American Studies. Originally from Philadelphia, he graduated from Haverford College in 2014 with majors in Sociology and Religion and minors in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Africana Studies. After college, he served as Project Coordinator and Fellow of the Lagim Tehi Tuma (Thinking Together) action-research fellowship in Northern Ghana. Following his time in Ghana, he assisted a local research corporation in crafting community-driven health interventions in his home community, North Philadelphia. Prior to joining Northwestern, Brandon served as a Corporate Fellow at Wake Forest University earning a M.A. in Business Management. Brandon is broadly interested in sociology of surveillance, and specifically the deployment of surveillance technologies within social communities.

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