Graduate Students on the Job Market

Research Interests
China, medical sociology, social psychology, disasters, transportation
Research Interests
culture, creative work, gender, organizations, inequality, art
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
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
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
Religion, organizations, race/ethnicity, urban sociology, immigration, quantitative methods
Dissertation Title:
Congregations, Competition, and Context: Manhattan Religious Congregations, 1939–1999
Dissertation Committee:
Claude Fischer, Robert Braun, Heather Haveman, Trond Petersen, Sophia Rabe-Hesketh
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
inequality, demography, housing, family, work
Dissertation Title:
For Rent: Local Residential Development, Rising Housing Costs, and Inequality
Dissertation Committee:
Neil Fligstein, Daniel Schneider (Harvard Kennedy School), David Harding, and Carolina Reid (Department of City and Regional Planning)
Research Interests
Political sociology, sociology of gender, sociology of law, sociology of religion, maternal and child welfare policy, large-scale qualitative research
Dissertation Title:
Regulating Families: 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
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
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
Quantitative Methodology, Race, Cultural Sociology
Dissertation Committee:
Mara Loveman, Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, Michael Omi
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
health, law, politics, crime, punishment, drugs
Dissertation Title:
Getting Well: Using, Selling, and Quitting Opioids in Small and Remote Towns
Dissertation Committee:
Loïc Wacquant, Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, Christopher Muller, Seth Holmes (Public Health)
Research Interests
American welfare state, poverty, racial inequality
Dissertation Title:
Racialized Pathways of Protection: Public Accountability in New York City Foster Care, 1910-1960
Dissertation Committee:
Raka Ray, Cybelle Fox, Chris Muller
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, Economic Sociology, Social Networks, Quantitative Methods, Computational Text Analysis
Dissertation Title:
Evaluating Work: How Frontline Foodservice and Retail Workers Evaluate Their Jobs
Dissertation Committee:
Kim Voss (Chair), Daniel Schneider (Harvard Kennedy School), Neil Fligstein, David Bamman (Information School)
Research Interests
Gender, globalization, social movements, Southeast Asia
Dissertation Title:
Women Who Leave and the Men They Left Behind: The Gendering of
Migration and Mobility in Developing Vietnam
Dissertation Committee:
Raka Ray (Chair)
Michael Burawoy
John Lie
Leslie Salzinger
Research Interests
Race, ethnicity, nation; political sociology; global and transnational sociology; comparative historical sociology; sociology of language; social theory; Asia, China
Dissertation Title:
With One Voice: Reinventing Language and Nation in China
Dissertation Committee:
John Lie (chair)
Mara Loveman
Wen-hsin Yeh
Pamela Crossley
Research Interests
My dissertation investigates the impact of inequality perceptions on distributional preferences using survey and behavioral experimental methods. Visit my personal website for my recent publications and working papers.
Dissertation Title:
Inequality Perceptions and Distributional Preferences
Dissertation Committee:
David J. Harding
Daniel J. Schneider
Dennis M. Feehan
Gabriel S. Lenz