Inna Mirzoyan


Inna Mirzoyan


Inna is a first year Ph.D. student in Sociology. Her area of research is the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Inna focuses on migration and the meaning of citizenship for minorities, particularly individuals living in dual shadows including undocumented and LGBTQ immigrants. Her research also investigates the stages of social movements and the importance of intersectionality in helping influence public policy.

Before joining MSU, Inna worked as an Immigration Paralegal in Detroit and Washington, DC for the corporate law firm, Clark Hill, PLC. Her work experience helped enhance her knowledge on the complex U.S. immigration system and its challenges.

Inna currently serves as a facilitator for MSU's Intercultural Dialogue on Race. As a trained facilitator, Inna helps lead a group of graduate participants through a series of exercises intended to improve relationships across different, and often oppositional identities.  She is also currently a Consultant at the Writing Center at MSU.

Associated Programs: Women and Gender Studies