Alisha Kirchoff is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology. Alisha's research interests include law and society, political sociology, and professions. At IU, she was a 2015-2016 FLAS fellow and completed her Master's in Sociology in 2018.
She earned undergraduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in Political Science, Russian, and International Studies. She went on to receive a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto at the Munk Center for Global Affairs Program in European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. Alisha then went to the Social Science Research Council in New York City where she worked as a program coordinator. Part of her job included coordinating teams of sociologists in the U.S. and Russia on a project promoting indigenous social science research on gender, sexuality, and health in the Russian Federation. After almost 3 years at SSRC, Alisha became the associate director for the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois where she managed the Title VI NRC/FLAS and Title VIII Research programming for 5 years before coming to IU to earn her PhD.