Placements of Recent Graduates


Annaliese Grant, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Noah Hirschl, Quantitative Researcher, Vermont Foodbank, Newfane, Vermont.

Kurt Kuehne, Post-doctoral Researcher, New York University-Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates.

Martina Kunovic, Full-time Faculty Member, Department of Sociology, Madison College, Madison, Wisconsin.

Abby Letak, Teaching Faculty, Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

Masoud Movahed, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Social Norms & Behavioral Dynamics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Tiffany Neman, Survey Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau, Los Angeles, California.

Jill Richardson, Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.

Jason Robey, Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, New York.

Di Wang, Deputy Director, Wing on Wo Project, New York, New York.

Jake Wertz, Director of Research & Program Analysis, Elmhurst Community School District 205, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Greg Wilson, Assistant Professor, Management & Public Affairs, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Leafia Ye, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Michael Billeaux, Full-time Faculty Member, Department of Sociology, Madison College, Madison, WI.

H. Jacob Carlson (PhD 2020), Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Kean University, Union, NJ.

Chloe Haimson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Prison Education Program, New York University, New York, NY.

Won-Tak Joo, Postdoctoral Scholar at Berkeley Population Center, UC-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. Beginning January 2023, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Isaac “Ike” Leslie (PhD 2020), Extension Assistant Professor of Community Development, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.

Morgan Matthews, Social Scientist, Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau, Madison, WI.

Kerem Morgul, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Elon University, Elon, NC.

Masoud Movahed, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Jessica Polos (PhD 2020), Assistant Professor, Master’s in Public Health Program, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

Jia Wang, Honorary Fellow, Department of Sociology, UW-Madison, Madison, WI, Fall 2022.  Beginning January 2023, Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.

Kelsey Wright, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.


Miriam Barcus, Visiting Assistant Professor, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, 2021-22. Beginning Fall 2022, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY.

Sebastian Daza, Senior Researcher, ECHO project, Instituto de Economia, Geografia Demografia. Madrid, Spain.

Garrett Grainger, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.

Adam Hayes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

June Jeon (PhD 2020), Associate Research Fellow, National Assembly Futures Institute, Republic of Korea

Kristinn Már,  Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China.

Emanuel Ubert (PhD 2019), Assistant Professor of Strategic Management in the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Andrew Wolf, Assistant Professor of Global Labor and Work at the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Jaclyn Wypler, Project Manager, Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network, Burlington, Vermont.


Maria Azocar, Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA.

H. Jacob Carlson, Postdoctoral Fellow at Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4), Brown University, Providence, RI.

Catherine Doren (PhD 2018), Survey Statistician in the Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau.

Nate Ela (PhD 2018), Assistant Professor of Political Science and Law, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Jingying He, Postdoctoral Fellow,  Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

June Jeon, Postdoctoral Fellow in Civic Science, Tisch College of Civic Life, at Tufts University, Boston, MA.

Kaan Jittian,  Assistant Professor and Director of  the Department of International Relations, at Chulalongkorn, University, Thailand.

Amy Jones, Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia Teachers College, New York City, NY.

Mike King, Survey Statistician in the Program Participation and Income Transfer Branch within the Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau.

Isaac “Ike” Leslie, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Food Systems, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

Lefeng “Frank” Lin, Assistant Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Szuchou, China.

Lily Liang, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology at SUNY-Cortland, Cortland, NY.

Madeleine Pape (PhD 2019), Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Sports Science, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Joao Peschanski, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, at Faculdade Cásper Libero, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Isabel Pike, Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.

Jessica Polos, Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Ankit Rastogi, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Laura Hanson Schlachter, Researcher, UW-Madison Center for Cooperatives, Madison, WI.

Nathan Seltzer, Postdoctoral Scholar at UC- Berkeley, Department of Demography, Berkeley, CA.


Kathryn G. Anderson, USDA Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC-Berkeley, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, Berkeley, CA.

Dagoberto Cortez, National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin.  Beginning Fall of 2022, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin.

Emma Frankham, Technical Writer, Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) group, The World Bank, Washington, D. C.

Qian He, Postdoctoral Fellow, Peking-Princeton Postdoctoral Program, Peking University.

Amanda McMillan Lequieu, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

Gina Marie Longo (PhD’18), Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

Madeleine Pape, Postdoctoral Fellow, Science in Human Culture Program and Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Jaymes Pyne,  Postdoctoral Research Associate, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, and Affiliated Researcher, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Michelle Robinson (PhD’18), Chief of Research, Evaluation and Program Integrity and Director of the Office of the Inspector General, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.

Alex Schmidt,  Economist, Christensen Associates, Madison, Wisconsin.

Emanuel Ubert,  Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Management and Organization, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland.


Ian Carrillo, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, and Research Associate, Institute for the Built Environment, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Ellen Dinsmore, Senior Associate, Public Safety Performance Project Division, Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

Catherine Doren, Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Yue Du, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Nate Ela, Visiting Scholar, American Bar Foundation, Chicago, IL

Laura Frye-Levine, Postdoctoral Fellow, Program in Science, Technology and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Daanika Gordon, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Jinho Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Gina Marie Longo, Research Associate, Law School, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI

Katrina Quisumbing King,  Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Evanstan, IL

Michelle Robinson, Research, Data and Policy Associate, Race to Equity Project, Kids Forward, Madison, WI

Casey Stockstill, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Denver, Denver, CO

Catherine Willis, Director of Service Learning and Adjunct Faculty, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY

Ayca Zayim, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA


Katherine Broton, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Katie Fallon, Research Analyst at Policy Matters Ohio, Columbus, OH

Michael Halpin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Matt Hollander, Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Emergency Medicine, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI>

Jerrett Jones, Data Analyst, Department of Public Health, City of Madison and Dane County, Madison, WI

Bo Hee Min, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Johanna Quinn, Postdoctoral Fellow, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Emma Shakeshaft, Postdoctoral Fellow, Newcomb College Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Jenn Sims (PhD’14), Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL

Tod van Gunten (PhD’12), Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Yu Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Duke Kunshan University, Suzhou, China

Amanda Ward, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice, Loyola University, Chicago, IL

James Yonker (PhD’16), Associate Administrative Program Specialist, Ofice of the Vice Provost, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Trevor Young-Hyman (PhD’16), Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Katz School of Business, Pittsburgh University, Pittsburgh, PA


Taylan Acar, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Richard Aviles, Research Analyst, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Madison, WI

Zach Baumgart, Research Analyst, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Madison, WI

David Calnitsky, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Western University in London, Ontario

Alex Hanna, Assistant Professor, Institute of Communication, Culture, Information & Technology, University of Toronto

Anna Ipsen, Postdoctoral Associate Researcher, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Michigan State University

Yifei Li, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, New York University in Shanghai

Aliza Luft, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

Wes Markofski, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton College

Hannah Miller, Senior Analyst, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA

David Rangel, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Brown University

David Schelly, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Clarkson University

Jason Turowetz, Postdoctoral Fellow, Bentley College and the Harold Garfinkel Archive, Boston

Trevor Young-Hyman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D. candidates and their advisors at the department’s 2022 graduation ceremony.