Ph.D.s on the Job Market

Sarah E. Farr

Credentials: Pronouns she/her

Date Ph.D. Expected

June 2024

Interest Areas

Urban Sociology; Economic Sociology; Housing and Property; Identity; Place; Inequality

Advisor

Gay Seidman

Dissertation Committee Members

Gay Seidman, Katherine Curtis, Max Besbris, Jane Collins, Stephen Young

Dissertation Title

“The Politics of Homeownership: Property Relations, Distributive Struggles, and Group Formation”

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Kristina Fullerton Rico

Credentials: Pronouns she/her/hers

Date Ph.D. Expected

May 2023

Interest Areas

Migration/Transnationalism, Aging, Gender, Family, Race and Ethnicity

Advisor

Jenna Nobles

Dissertation Committee Members

Jenna Nobles, Myra Marx Ferree, Theodore P. Gerber, Katherine Jensen, Almita Miranda

Dissertation Title

“Aging Without a Safety Net: Unauthorized Immigrants in Later Life”

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Shiro Furuya

Credentials: Pronouns he/him

Date Ph.D. Expected

May 2024

Interest Areas

Demography; Health; Aging and life course; Family; Quantitative methods.

Advisor

Felix Elwert

Dissertation Committee Members

Felix Elwert (chair); Jason M. Fletcher; Eric Grodsky; Jenna Nobles; James M. Raymo

Dissertation Title

“Consequences of retirement on health, mortality, and family”

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Julia Goodwin

Credentials: Pronouns she/her/hers

Date Ph.D. Expected

December 2023

Interest Areas

Population health and aging, quantitative social science and demography, quantitative data analysis and methodology

Advisors

Mosi Adesina Ifatunji and Katherine Curtis

Dissertation Title

“Considering Measurement Bias in Cognition at the Intersection of Race and Gender”

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Nona Maria Gronert

Credentials: Pronouns she/her/hers

Date Ph.D. Expected

Summer 2023

Interest Areas

Gender; Law and Society; Organizations; Social Movements; Sexual Violence

Advisors

Myra Marx Ferree and Chaeyoon Lim

Dissertation Committee Members

Joseph Conti, Eunsil Oh, Kate Walsh

Dissertation Title

“The Promise and Peril of Title IX Addressing Sexual Violence: A University Case Study, 1972-2017”

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Amy Jones Haug

Credentials: Pronouns she/her/hers

Date Ph.D. Received

2020

Interest Areas

Race and Ethnicity; Ethnography; Theory; Sociology of Law and Public Health

Advisor

Jane Collins

Dissertation Committee Members

Pamela Oliver, John Eason, Alice Goffman, Bianca Baldridge

Dissertation Title

“Diversity as the Modern Racial Incorporation Strategy and the Unseen Burden of Diversity-Work”

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Noah Hirschl

Credentials: Pronouns he/him

Date Ph.D. Expected

August 2023

Interest Areas

Sociology of Education, Social Stratification, Race and Ethnicity, Social Demography, Poverty and Inequality

Advisor

Eric Grodsky

Dissertation Title

“Three essays on higher education and inequality”

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Taylor Laemmli

Date Ph.D. Expected

May 2024

Interest Areas

Class; Culture; Work; Consumption; Social Theory

Advisor

Mustafa Emirbayer

Dissertation Title

“Class Keeping: The Professional Production of Elite Status”

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Anita Li

Date Ph.D. Expected

August 2024

Interest Areas

Demography; Sociology of Family; Social Stratification; Gender

Advisor

Christine Schwartz

Dissertation Title

“Three Papers on Trends in the Gendered Division of Paid Labor In the United States”

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Wendy Y. Li

Credentials: Pronouns she/her

Date Ph.D. Expected

May 2024

Interest Areas

Political sociology, political economy, public policy, qualitative methods, mixed methods research

Advisors

Joseph Conti (chair), Chaeyoon Lim, Fabien Accominotti, Susan Yackee

Dissertation Title

“Careers, Social Networks, and the Revolving Door in Policymaking Processes”

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Alex Mikulas

Credentials: Pronouns he/him

Date Ph.D. Expected

May 2024

Interest Areas

Social Demography; Urban and Community Sociology; Spatial sociology and analysis; place; housing; racial inequity

Advisors

Katherine Curtis

Dissertation Committee Members

Katherine Curtis (Chair), Max Besbris, Malia Jones, Mosi Ifatunji, and Keith Woodward

Dissertation Title

“New Housing Landscapes in the Post-Recovery US Market”

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Masoud Movahed

Date Ph.D. Expected

Spring 2023

Interest Areas

Social Stratification, Economic Sociology, Political Sociology, Quantitative and Mixed Methods, Comparative Historical Sociology

Advisors

Erik Olin Wright, Ivan Ermakoff, Jane Collins

Dissertation Committee Members:

Ivan Ermakoff (Chair), Jane Collins, Joel Rogers, Christine Schwartz, Tim Smeeding, Gøsta Esping-Andersen

Dissertation Title

“Varieties of Capitalism, Income Inequality, and Mobility”

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Chiara Clio Packard

Credentials: Pronouns she/her

Date Ph.D. Expected

May 2024

Interest Areas

Criminal Justice, Law and Society, Race and Ethnicity, Poverty, and Welfare

Advisor

Pamela Oliver and John Eason

Dissertation Title

“The question is, should you charge?”: An Ethnographic Study of Prosecutorial Decision-Making”

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Nathan Seltzer

Date Ph.D. Received

April 2020

Interest Areas

Demography; Social Stratification; Labor Markets; Population Health; and Computational Methods

Advisor(s)

Jenna Nobles

Dissertation Title

“The Population Effects of U.S. Deindustrialization”

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Grace E. Venechuk (née Finnigan-Fox)

Credentials: Pronouns she/her

Date Ph.D. Expected

Spring 2024

Interest Areas

Demography, sociology of the life course, work and health, population aging, health disparities and policy, epigenetics

Advisor

Michal Engelman

Dissertation Title

“Implications of Contemporary Work Quality for Disparities in Healthy Aging”

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Lucas Z. Wiscons

Credentials: Pronouns he/him

Date Ph.D. Expected

May 2024

Interest Areas

Legal studies, social psychology, race, conversation analysis, ethnomethodology, sociology of everyday life, sociology of mental health, science & technology studies (STS), sociological theory, qualitative methodology

Advisor

Douglas W. Maynard

Dissertation Title

“Doing Justice: Policing as a situated and methodological production of participants in interaction”

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Matthew J. Zinsli

Credentials: Pronouns he/him

Date Ph.D. Expected

Summer 2024

Interest Areas

Sociology of Economic Change and Development; Science and Technology Studies; Agro-foods Studies; Environmental Sociology; Qualitative Methods

Advisor

Gay Seidman & Samer Alatout

Dissertation Title

“Terroir technopolitics: The dynamics of geographical indication legitimization in the Global South”

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