Graduate Degrees Awarded

Doctor of Philosophy

Cassi L. Pittman

(Sociology & Social Policy, November 2012)
Thesis Title: Race, Social Context, and Consumption: How Race Structures the Consumption Preferences and Practices of Middle and Working-Class Blacks
Committee: William Julius Wilson (Chair), Michèle Lamont, Orlando Patterson, and Juliet B. Schor (Boston College)
Initial Placement: Social and Behavioral Sciences Diversity Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Chana Tova Teeger

(Sociology, May 2013)
Thesis Title: Teaching Transformations: History Education and Race Relations in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), William Julius Wilson, Jocelyn Viterna, and Bart Bonikowski
Initial Placement: National Research Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow, the University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa (2013-16)
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Qualitative Research Methods, Department of Methodology, London School of Economics and Political Science

András Tilcsik

(Organizational Behavior, November 2012)
Thesis Title: Remembrance of Things Past: Individual Imprinting in Organizations
Committee: Frank Dobbin (Chair), Peter V. Marsden, and Christopher Marquis
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (2012-16); Fellow, Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship (2015)
Current Position: Associate Professor of Strategic Management; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Victor Tan Chen

(Sociology & Social Policy, May 2012)
Thesis Title: Meritless: Unemployed Autoworkers, the Social Safety Net, and the Culture of Meritocracy in America and Canada
Committee: William Julius Wilson (Chair), Katherine S. Newman, and Bruce Western
Initial Placement: National Science Foundation and American Sociological Association postdoctoral fellow, the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and the Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley (2012‐2014)
Current Position: Assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Oana Monica Dan

(Sociology, May 2012)
Thesis Title: Public Opinion, National Party Positions and the European Commission: Contours of the Public Sphere in the European Union
Committee: Jason Beckfield (Chair), Michèle Lamont, and Vivien Schmidt (Boston University)
Initial Placement: Research Scientist (2012-13), Research Manager (2013-14), Manager (2014-16), Nielsen Business Media, Inc., New York, NY
Current Position: Director, Data Science, Nielsen, New York, NY

Nathan Edward Fosse

(Sociology, May 2012)
Thesis Title: When Tomorrow is Never Promised: Drug Use, Sexual Health, and Beliefs Toward the Future Among Low-Income Emerging Adults
Committee: Michèle Lamont (chair), Kathryn Edin, and William Julius Wilson
Initial Placement: Global Scholar (postdoctoral fellow), Successful Societies Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)
Current Position: Research Analyst, Massachusetts Healthy Families Evaluation Project-2 (MHFE-2), Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Patrick Hamm

(Sociology, May 2012)
Thesis Title: Food Production during the Transition to Capitalism: A Comparative Political Economy of Russia and China
Committee: Martin K. Whyte (Chair), Jason Beckfield, and Ivan Szelenyi (Yale University)
Initial Placement: Lecturer on Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA                                                                                             

Eun Mi Mun

(Sociology, November 2011)
Thesis Title: The Organizational Reproduction of Gender Inequality: The Equal Employment Opportunity Law and Women’s Employment in Japan, 1986-2009
Committee: Mary C. Brinton (Chair), Jason Beckfield, Frank Dobbin, and Peter V. Marsden
Initial Placement: Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University; Robert E. Keiter 1957 Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Asian Languages and Civilizations, Amherst College
Current Position:
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sameer Srivastava

(Organizational Behavior, May 2012)
Thesis Title: Social Capital Activation during Times of Organizational Change
Committee: Peter V. Marsden (Co-Chair), Toby E. Stuart (Co-Chair), Frank Dobbin, J. Richard Hackman, and Roberto M. Fernandez (MIT)
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Management of Organizations, HAAS School of Business, University of California, Berkeley (2012- ); Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy and Values (2016- ) and Faculty Affiliate, Department of Sociology (2016- ), University of California, Berkeley

Tamara Pavasović Trošt

(Sociology, May 2012)
Thesis Title: Dealing with the Past: History and Identity in Serbia and Croatia
Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Christopher Winship, Jocelyn Viterna, and Veljko Vujacic (Oberlin College)
Initial Placement: Visiting Professor, Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz, Austria
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Academic Unit for Mathematics, Statistics, and Operations Research, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Visiting Associate Research Scholar, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. Fung Global Fellow, Princeton University

Jessica S. Welburn

(Sociology, November 2011)
Thesis Title: Managing Instability: Conceptions of Opportunity and Success among African Americans from Middle-Income Households
Committee: Michèle Lamont (Chair), William Julius Wilson, Kathryn Edin, Orlando Patterson, and Camille Charles (University of Pennsylvania
Initial Placement: President's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (2012-2014)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Sociology and African American Studies, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Joyce Liu

(Sociology, November 2013)
Thesis Title: Expertise Diversification and the Transformation of the Field of Contemporary Chinese Art: 1979-2012
Committee: Michèle Lamont (Chair), Frank Dobbin, Martin K. Whyte, and Claude Rosental

Eva Rosen

(Sociology & Social Policy, May 2014)
Thesis Title: The Rise of the Horizontal Ghetto: Poverty in a Post-public Housing Era
Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Matthew Desmond, Kathryn Edin, Michele Lamont, and William Julius Wilson
Initial Placement: Harvard College Fellow, Department of Sociology, Harvard University (2014-2015)
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Poverty and Inequality Research Lab, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University (2015-2017); Assistant Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University (beginning in Fall 2017)

Jacqueline Olga Cooke-Rivers

(African & African-American Studies/Sociology, November 2014)
Thesis Title: 
On the Nature of Cultural Capital: The Reinforcing Influence of Non-Elite Forms
William Julius Wilson (Chair), Lawrence D. Bobo, Orlando Patterson, and Christopher Winship
Initial Placement: Executive Director, Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies; Lecturer in African & African-American Studies, Harvard University

Ethan Fosse

(Sociology, May 2015)
Thesis Title: Cultural Continuity and the Rise of the Millennials: Generational Trends in Politics, Religion, and Economic Values
Committee: Orlando Patterson (Chair), Christopher Winship, and Jason Beckfield
Initial Placement: Instructor in Statistics, Harvard Extension School
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Sociology and Department of Politics, Princeton University

Maocan Guo

(Sociology, May 2015)
Thesis Title: 
Towards a General Theory of Education-based Inequality and Mobility: Who Wins and Loses under China's Educational Expansion, 1981-2010
Martin K. Whyte (Chair), Christopher Winship, and Jason Beckfield

Erin Latrice Henry

(Organizational Behavior, May 2015)
Thesis Title: Facilitative Boundary Leadership: Enabling Collaboration in Complex, Multi-Organizational Work
Committee: Amy C. Edmondson (Chair), Julie Battilana, and Filiz Garip
Initial Placement: Assistant Director, Strategic Workforce Planning, Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, WI

Danilo Mandić

(Sociology, May 2015)
Thesis Title: Separatists, Gangsters and Other Statesmen: The State, Secession and Organized Crime in Serbia and Georgia, 1989-2012
Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Orlando Patterson, and Bart Bonikowski
Initial Placement: Harvard College Fellow, Sociology Department, Harvard University

Christopher Michael Muller

(Sociology, November 2014)
Thesis Title: 
Historical Origins of Racial Inequality in Incarceration in the United States
Bruce Western (Chair), Christopher Winship, Orlando Patterson, and Robert J. Sampson
Initial Placement:
Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, Columbia University (2014-2016); Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, University of California Berkeley (beginning Fall 2016)

Faaiza Rashid

(Organizational Behavior, March 2015)
Thesis Title: 
Mutual Accountability and Its Influence on Team Performance
Amy C. Edmondson (Chair), Robin J. Ely, and Filiz Garip

Hsin-Chao Wu

(Sociology, November 2014)
Thesis Title: Community Building and Local Traditions in the Reform Era Rural China
Committee: Orlando Patterson (Chair), Jocelyn Viterna, and Robert P. Weller (Anthropology, Boston University)
Initial Placement: Adjunct assistant professor, Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP), Indiana University, Bloomington

Anthony Abraham Jack

(Sociology, May 2016)
Thesis Title: Same Folks, Different Strokes: Class, Culture, and the "New" Diversity at Elite Colleges and Universities
Committee: William Julius Wilson (Chair), Michèle Lamont, Robert J. Sampson, and Mary C. Waters
Initial Placement: Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, Harvard University (2016-2019); Assistant Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Shutzer Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University (beginning Fall 2019)

Joseph Carney Krupnick

(Sociology, May 2016)
Thesis Title: You Go, I Go: Searching for Strength and Self in the American Gym
 Christopher Winship (Chair), Orlando Patterson, and Matthew Desmond