Graduate Students on the Job Market

Research Interests
Political sociology; economic sociology; historical and comparative sociology; global and transnational sociology; sociology of elites; social theory; sociology of culture
Dissertation Title:
The Social Sources of Geopolitical Power: State Forms, Elite Dispositions, and Diplomacy in France and Britain, 1689–1789
Dissertation Committee:
Dylan Riley (Chair); Neil Fligstein; Victoria Bonnell; Peter Sahlins (History)
Research Interests
International Migration, Gender, Development, Political Sociology, Social Theory, Southeast Asia
Dissertation Title:
Manufacturing Foreign-Exchange Heroes: The Gender Politics of International Migration
Dissertation Committee:
Michael Burawoy (Chair), Laura Enriquez, Leslie Salzginer (Gender and Women's Studies), Nancy Peluso (ESPM)
Research Interests
Social theory, political sociology, law and society, comparative and historical sociology, methods, human rights, Latin America, Spain, innovations in inclusive pedagogy and teaching
Dissertation Title:
The Authoritarian Foundations of the Rule of Law: Spain and Mexico in Comparative and Historical Perspective.
Dissertation Committee:
Dylan Riley (Chair), G. Cristina Mora, Margaret Chowning (History)
Research Interests
China, medical sociology, social psychology, disasters, transportation
Research Interests
Neo-institutional theory; field analysis; global and transnational studies; sociology of law; sociology of sexuality; sociology of culture; postcolonial studies; social theory; quantitative and qualitative methods; multiple correspondence analysis
Dissertation Title:
The Great Refusal: The West, the Rest, and the Geopolitics of Homosexuality
Dissertation Committee:
Marion Fourcade (co-chair), Loïc Wacquant (co-chair), Raka Ray, and Catherine Albiston
Research Interests
culture, race and ethnicity, gender, organizations, food
Dissertation Title:
Categories of Cuisine: Evaluation and Inequality in American Fine Dining
Dissertation Committee:
Raka Ray (co-chair), Heather Haveman (co-chair), Cristina Mora, Ming Leung (Haas School of Business)
Research Interests
economic sociology, organizational theory, quantitative methods, social networks, sociology of knowledge, social theory.
Dissertation Title:
The politics of innovation: institutional change in organizational fields
Dissertation Committee:
Neil Fligstein (Chair), Marion Fourcade, Cathryn Carson (History)
Research Interests
occupations and work; family; stratification; mass incarceration; poverty and urban sociology; demography
Dissertation Title:
Limited Resources, Little Time: Work, Family, and Child Care Challenges Facing Low-Income Households
Dissertation Committee:
Sandra Smith (chair), Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, David Harding, Daniel Schneider
Research Interests
Urban Sociology, Poverty, Criminal Justice, Welfare, Work, Housing and Homelessness, Social Theory, Ethnography, Qualitative Methods, Community Action Research, Social Policy.
Dissertation Title:
Cruel Streets: Criminalizing Homelessness In San Francisco
Dissertation Committee:
Loïc Wacquant (chair), Armando Lara-Milan. Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Teresa Gowan (external).
Research Interests
sociology of religion, social theory, political sociology, cultural sociology, ethnography, Latin America, Europe
Dissertation Title:
Enchanting Disciplined Selves and Secular Publics: Ethics and Politics in a Mexican Charismatic Christian Brotherhood
Dissertation Committee:
Dylan Riley, Cihan Tugal, Margaret Chowning
Research Interests
Education, Inequality
Dissertation Title:
SEParating the Cream: Evaluating District-Level Outcomes of Selective Enrollment Public Schools
Dissertation Committee:
Samuel R. Lucas (Chair), Daniel Schneider, Prudence Carter
Research Interests
Institutional Change, Governance, Development, Medical Sociology
Dissertation Title:
Health Equity for the Millennium: The Community-based Health and Planning Services (CHPS) Initiative in Ghana
Dissertation Committee:
Ann Swidler, Chair
Jennifer Johnson-Hanks
Ndola Prata
Research Interests
Social policy, political sociology, gender and family, religion, mixed methods, state theory, organizational theory
Research Interests
Work, Family, Gender, Inequality, Technology Industry
Dissertation Title:
Engineering Inequality: Rethinking Inclusion in the San Francisco Bay Area Tech Industry
Dissertation Committee:
John Lie (chair), Sandra Smith, Daniel Schneider, Leslie Salzinger (Gender and Women's Studies)
Research Interests
Political sociology, social movements, organizational theory, stratification, social networks, Brazil
Dissertation Title:
The Revolution Will Be Organized: Power and Protest in Brazil's New Republic, 1988-2018
Dissertation Committee:
Mara Loveman (Chair), Samuel R. Lucas, Kim Voss, Paul Pierson (Political Science)
Research Interests
Quantitative Methodology, Race, Cultural Sociology
Dissertation Committee:
Mara Loveman, Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, Michael Omi
Research Interests
Culture; the creative economy; work and occupations; self and identity; organizations and institutions; higher education; sexuality; health.
Dissertation Title:
“Crafting the Institutional Self: Identity and Trajectory in Artistic Training and Creative Careers”
Dissertation Committee:
Ann Swidler (chair), Kim Voss, Ming Leung (Haas Business School)
Research Interests
Environmental Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, Cultural Sociology, Political Sociology, Economic Sociology, Law and Society, Social and Political Theory, Qualitative and Computational Methods
Dissertation Committee:
Marion Fourcade (Chair), Neil Fligstein, Calvin Morrill (Jurisprudence and Social Policy), Andrew Lakoff (University of Southern California)
Research Interests
Economic Sociology, Organizational Theory, Macro-Organizational Behavior, Strategic Leadership, and Corporate Social Responsibility
Dissertation Title:
Essays on Legitimacy and Organizational Outcomes
Dissertation Committee:
Heather Haveman (chair), Neil Fligstein, and Toby Stuart (Haas School of Business)
Research Interests
Political sociology, nationalism, comparative historical sociology, sociology of language, social theory, China
Dissertation Title:
With One Voice: Unifying the Nation through Language Reform in Early Twentieth-Century China
Dissertation Committee:
John Lie (chair), Mara Loveman, Wen-hsin Yeh, Pamela Crossley (Dartmouth College)