Mari Rozella

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Contact Information

1201 West Nevada Street
Urbana, IL
Research Assistant to the Head


A recent graduate from the U of I working with the Department of African American Studies as a research assistant to Dr. Ronald Bailey, Head of the department. I work on special events, alumni relations, departmental networking, traditional research, and so on. I plan to attend graduate school to work toward Ph.D. within the next couple of years.

I welcome any current or prospective undergraduate students to reach out to me for any advice or assistance.

Research Interests

  • Gender & Women's Studies
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Identity Politics
  • Sexuality
  • Political Theory
  • Multiracial Identities
  • Identity Formation

Research Description

I spent my final semester of my undergraduate career writing two separate theses:

  1. "A Review of Racial Identity Formation: The Inclusion and Consideration of Multiracial Identity"
  2. "Outcasts or People?: An Examination of the Legal Personhood of Sex Workers in America"


I received a BA with distinction and honors in Political Science and African American Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2019