Graduate Students on the Job Market

Research Interests
immigration, life course and aging, race and ethnicity, family, education, and Latinx sociology
Dissertation Title:
Becoming Invisible: Aging and Stratification for Older Immigrants in the United States and Mexico
Dissertation Committee:
Irene Bloemraad (co-chair)
Cybelle Fox (co-chair)
Lisa García Bedolla (Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division)
G. Cristina Mora
Daniel Schneider (Harvard Kennedy School)
Research Interests
My research focuses on racial, class, and gender inequality and on movements for social justice. My teaching interests include social movements, quantitative research methods, race, class, gender, organizations, migration, and religion.
Dissertation Title:
"Loosing the Bonds of Wickedness": When the Abolitionists Won the Churches
Dissertation Committee:
Kim Voss, Dylan Riley, Ronit Y. Stahl (history).
Research Interests
Organizations, Education, Computational Text Analysis, School Choice, Stratification, Quantitative Methods
Dissertation Title:
Sorting Schools: A Computational Analysis of Charter School Identities and Stratification
Dissertation Committee:
Heather Haveman
Samuel R. Lucas
Calvin Morrill
Research Interests
Polarization, Social Movements, Organizations, Gender, Cultural Sociology, Political Sociology
Dissertation Title:
Sound and Fury, Signifying Something: Polarization, Identity, and Dissatisfaction
Dissertation Committee:
Kim Voss (chair)
Ann Swidler
Paul Pierson (Political Science)
Research Interests
Social policy, health and medicine, family, race and gender, maternal and child welfare
Dissertation Title:
Punitive Protection: The Transformation of Child Welfare and Perinatal Regulation
Dissertation Committee:
Cybelle Fox (Chair), Calvin Morrill (Sociology and Law), Ann Swidler, Raka Ray, Jill Duerr Berrick (Social Work)
Research Interests
Science, Knowledge, Race/Ethnicity, Organizations, Biomedicine, Bioethics, Latin America
Dissertation Title:
How Science Produces Institutions: The Practice and Politics of Genome Editing
Dissertation Committee:
Michael Burawoy, Marion Fourcade (chair), Armando Lara-Millán, Osagie Obasogie (Public Health)
Research Interests
Race and Ethnicity, Racial Attitudes, Quantitative Methods, Social Psychology, Political Sociology, Gender
Dissertation Title:
The Social Roots of Implicit Racial Bias
Dissertation Committee:
Sandra Susan Smith (co-chair, Harvard Kennedy School)
David J. Harding (co-chair)
Cybelle Fox
Jack Glaser (Goldman School of Public Policy)
Research Interests
Gender, Law and Society, Medical Sociology, Social Movement
Dissertation Title:
The making of vulnerable victims: The legal and medical construction of rape victim’s injuries in South Korea
Dissertation Committee:
John Lie, Kim Voss (Co-chairs), Yan Long, Cihan Tugal, and Laura Nelson (Gender and Women’s Studies)
Research Interests
inequality, social reproduction, race and ethnicity, culture, affect and emotion, economic sociology, education
Dissertation Title:
Mobility Ideologies: Precarity and Meaning-Making in the College-for-All Generation
Dissertation Committee:
Michael Burawoy (chair), Marion Fourcade
Research Interests
Quantitative Methodology, Race, Cultural Sociology
Dissertation Title:
Quantifying the Construction: A Reflexive Application of Quantitative Methods to Trace the Construction of Racial Statistics.
Dissertation Committee:
Mara Loveman (chair), Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, Dennis Feehan, Michael Omi
Research Interests
Political economy, historical sociology, the state, society and space, urban sociology
Dissertation Title:
Territoriality, Land, and Dispossession in American State Formation
Dissertation Committee:
Mara Loveman (chair), John Lie, and Eric Schickler (Political Science)
Research Interests
American welfare state, poverty, racial inequality
Dissertation Title:
Racialized Pathways of Protection: Race, Childhood, and Public Accountability in New York City Foster Care, 1910-1960
Dissertation Committee:
Raka Ray (chair), Cybelle Fox, Chris Muller, Jill Berrick (outside member)
Research Interests
race & ethnicity, culture, social fields, sociology of knowledge, social networks, sociology of music, production of culture, canonization, US recording industry (pre-WWII), slavery in Spanish Lousiana
Dissertation Title:
To Reign in Shellac: Social Fields and the American Recording Industry before World War II
Dissertation Committee:
Neil Fligstein (Chair), Marion Fourcade, G. Cristina Mora, Bryan Wagner
Research Interests
Sociology of Work, Organizational Behavior, Computational Text Analysis, Quantitative Methods
Dissertation Title:
Relational Evaluations: How Frontline Foodservice and Retail Workers Use Workplace Relationships to Evaluate Their Jobs
Dissertation Committee:
Kim Voss (Chair), Daniel Schneider (Harvard Kennedy School), Neil Fligstein, David Bamman (Information School)
Research Interests
Gender, globalization, migration, inter-Asia
Dissertation Title:
Women Who Leave and the Men They Leave Behind: The Gendering of
Migration and Mobility from Vietnam
Dissertation Committee:
Raka Ray (Chair)
Michael Burawoy
John Lie
Leslie Salzinger
Research Interests
Global & Transnational Sociology, Sociology of Statistics, Sociology of Expertise, Public Policy and Sociology of Corruption.
Dissertation Title:
Manufacturing Corruption: A Genealogy of the Corruption Perception Index
Dissertation Committee:
Marion Fourcade (Chair), Mara Loveman, Laura Enriquez
Research Interests
Technology, AI, Sharing Economy, Economic Sociology, Online Dating, Culture
Research Interests
Comparative-historical sociology, political economy, state and class politics, (de)mobilizations, production and social reproduction, development, global and transnational, theory
Dissertation Title:
"Whither Socialism? Workers' Democracy and the Class Politics of Reform in China's Early Post-Mao Transition"
Dissertation Committee:
Cihan Tugal (chair), Laura Enriquez, Dylan Riley, Yan Long, Jonah Levy (Political Science)