Professor, Sociology Division Head, Social Sciences Pennsylvania State University Abington Campus

Dr. Stokes is a political sociologist, and my scholarship has focused on migration and identity with three
distinct areas of research—citizenship studies and the nation-state; migration and settlement; and
political systems, nationalism, and public policy. Her master’s degree training in sociology
consisted of mixed methodology and was theoretically diverse both have served me well in terms
of research design. Her doctoral training is in both Sociology and Public Policy and was also
theoretically rigorous but methodologically focused on robust qualitative methods with
interview, content analysis, observations, and ethnography.

Dr. Stokes is a Fulbright Scholar (2000) to Denmark and Sweden and have maintained active
membership in the alumni network and have worked diligently to advance equity and inclusion
among Fulbright grantees over the past 20 years. She has co-authored successful grants
with the U.S. Department of Education (Title III) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

She is a passionate advocate for global education and increased opportunities for access and
belonging in higher education, and serves on several boards and committees including the American
Council on Education Women's Executive Leadership Council, Forum on Education Abroad,
Delaware Valley-Philadelphia Chapter of the Fulbright Alumni Association and the
Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE).

Long before she was "Dr. Stokes," she was (and remains) a proud diverse and first-generation graduate and scholar.

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