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    • Admission Office Professional Staff

      Our graduate admission professional staff are available to help guide you through the application process:

      • Merida Escandon Gasbarro, Senior Director of Admission
      • Anne Lanza, Assistant Director of Admission
      • Grace Shields, Assistant Director of Admission

      If you have any questions, please email socialresearchadmit@newschool.edu, and we'll respond as soon as possible.

      Admission Liaisons

      Admission liaisons are senior graduate students who work with Admission office staff to provide prospective applicants with information about academic life in their departments. They are available to discuss the kinds of research and study that can be pursued in their programs, the nature of particular courses, student life, and similar matters. They can also arrange for class visits, so that prospective students can experience our educational opportunities in person.

      Our admission liaisons are friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Contact them by email to start a conversation, and feel free to ask them to call you or meet you in person on campus.


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      Mariana Garcia Arias

      Anthropology Admission Liaison

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      Mariana Garcia Arias

      Anthropology Admission Liaison

      Contact: AnthLiaison@newschool.edu
      Program: PhD Anthropology student

      Why did you choose The New School for Social Research and your program?
      I chose to study in the Anthropology department at The New School for Social Research for multiple reasons. First, its historical legacy stood out to me, as it has been the intellectual home of many influential thinkers and scholars. Second, I was drawn to the department’s unique approach to teaching anthropology, marked by the freedom afforded to students to propose their own projects and challenge the conventional thinking in the field. The passion of its faculty, who are at the forefront of the field, further solidified my decision. The NSSR Anthropology department is a small yet vibrant community. 

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      Jessica Sall

      Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism Admission Liaison

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      Jessica Sall

      Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism Admission Liaison

      Contact: CPCJLiaison@newschool.edu

      Program: Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism

      Why did you choose your program?

      I chose the Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism master's program for its blend of traditional journalism and publishing with creative storytelling and design, which I believe will prepare students for the evolving media landscape. New York City's vibrant culture and industry opportunities also make it an ideal location.

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      Gabriel Ricardo Padro Rosario

      Economics Admission Liaison

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      Gabriel Ricardo Padro Rosario

      Economics Admission Liaison

      Contact: EconLiaison@newschool.edu
      Program: PhD Economics student

      Why did you choose The New School for Social Research and your program?
      I chose NSSR for my PhD in Economics because it's one of the few places in the world to explore various schools of thought; I especially value the in-depth understanding of political economy while addressing policy and theory. The program goes beyond typical theories, encouraging a critical awareness of mainstream economics. Learning alongside peers makes the experience even better.

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      Samuel Yelton

      Liberal Studies Admission Liaison

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      Samuel Yelton

      Liberal Studies Admission Liaison

      Contact: LibStdLiaison@newschool.edu
      Program: PhD Philosophy student, MA Liberal Studies alum

      What advice would you give to incoming graduate students?
      My best advice for anyone starting grad school, but especially those joining the Liberal Studies program, is to become comfortable being your own advocate. At this point in your intellectual life, you are developing from a student into an independent researcher and thinker who is taking up their own projects. The faculty and students at The New School can be great companions in this process, but it is up to you to reach out and share your passion with them beyond just attending classes, whether through office hours, participating in study groups, or going to conferences here and at other institutions. Even if you aren't planning on a career in academia, learning this skill will be valuable in whatever direction you choose to go after earning your degree. 

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      Mariam Matar

      Philosophy Admission Liaison

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      Mariam Matar

      Philosophy Admission Liaison

      Contact: PhilLiaison@newschool.edu
      Program: PhD Philosophy 

      Why did you choose The New School for Social Research and your program?
      I chose to study philosophy at NSSR because, after some research, I learned that this department built its foundations on a commitment to diversity and radical thinking in both its student body and its scholarly endeavors. To me this progressive orientation is embodied in our school.

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      Susana Garibay Salomon

      Politics Admission Liaison

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      Susana Garibay Salomon

      Politics Admission Liaison

      Contact: PolSciLiaison@newschool.edu

      Program: PhD Politics Student

      Why did you choose The New School for Social Research? I came to NSSR because it has one of the few departments in the United States where the study of politics is primarily guided by theory. I was also attracted to the genuine interdisciplinary environment within NSSR, which is something hard to find in other universities and really enriching.

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      Arya Vaghayenegar

      Sociology Admission Liaison

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      Arya Vaghayengar

      Sociology Admission Liaison

      Contact: SocLiaison@newschool.edu
      Program: PhD Sociology student

      How did you choose The New School for Social Research and your program?
      I decided to study in the Sociology program at The New School because of its long-standing tradition in historical sociology and the vibrant community of international students. I have learned as much from my peers coming from various parts of the world as I have learned from the faculty in classrooms. 

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      Contact Us

      Office of Admission
      The New School for Social Research
      55 West 13th Street
      New York, NY 10011
      212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411

      SocialResearchAdmit@newschool.edu

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