Graduate Students on the Job Market

Research Interests
Mobilities, Political Sociology, China, Spatial Inequality, Tourism, Political Geography, Environmental Sociology, Public Health
Dissertation Title:
Ruling the Road: Transportation Mobilities and the Struggle over Chinese Spaces
Dissertation Committee:
Tom Gold (chair)
Laura Enriquez
Nelson Graburn (Anthropology)
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
Slavery and religion in Antebellum America, social movements, organizations, morality, historical sociology, gender, race and class.
Dissertation Title:
Loosing the Bonds of Wickedness: When the Abolitionists Won the Churches
Dissertation Committee:
Kim Voss, Dylan Riley, Ronit Y. Stahl (history).
Dissertation Title:
Unruly Categories: The Transnational Circulation of "Transgender"
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
Organizations, race/ethnicity, urban sociology, religion, immigration, quantitative methods
Dissertation Title:
How Competition, Urban Transformation, and Race Shape Congregations: the Case of Manhattan, 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
social stratification / inequality, urban sociology, family demography, sociology of work
Dissertation Title:
The Race to Exclude: Residential Growth Controls, Rising House Prices, and Racial Inequality
Dissertation Committee:
Neil Fligstein, Daniel Schneider (Harvard Kennedy School), David Harding, and Carolina Reid (Department of City and Regional Planning)
Research Interests
Polarization, Social Movements, Cultural Sociology, Historical Sociology, Social Theory
Dissertation Title:
Sound and Fury, Signifying Something: The Relationship Between Mass Polarization and Mass Movements
Dissertation Committee:
Kim Voss (chair)
Ann Swidler
Paul Pierson (Political Science)
Research Interests
Politics, welfare state, culture, race and gender, maternal and child welfare policy
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
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
Sociology of trauma; punishment and inequality; stratification; family demography; quantitative methods
Dissertation Title:
Trauma and the Intergenerational Transmission of Disadvantage
Dissertation Committee:
David Harding, Daniel Schneider, Christopher Muller and Jonathan Simon
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, 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
Quantitative Methodology, Race, Cultural Sociology
Dissertation Committee:
Mara Loveman, Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, Michael Omi
Research Interests
Inequality, Crime and Punishment, Families and Children, Quantitative Methods
Dissertation Title:
States of Disunion: American Marriage and Divorce, 1867-1906
Dissertation Committee:
Neil Fligstein (Chair), Marion Fourcade, Christopher Muller, Dylan Penningroth (History)
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
drugs, health, crime, law, punishment, politics
Dissertation Title:
Going Nowhere: Life with Opioids in Backcountry California
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: 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, Economic Sociology, Social Networks, Quantitative Methods, Computational Text Analysis
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
Currently a Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia at Stanford University, Jeffrey received his Ph.D. in sociology from UC Berkeley in May 2020. His research centers on the politics of language, ethnoracial formation and nation-building in China, and his work has appeared in the Journal of Asian Studies, Theory & Society, and the European Journal of Sociology.
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