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

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)

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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
Committee:
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… Read more about Jacqueline Olga Cooke-Rivers

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
Committee:
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… Read more about Erin Latrice Henry

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
Committee:
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)… Read more about Christopher Michael Muller

Faaiza Rashid

(Organizational Behavior, March 2015)
Thesis Title: 
Mutual Accountability and Its Influence on Team Performance
Committee: 
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

Pavel Ivanov Zhelyazkov

(Organizational Behavior, May 2015)
Thesis Title: The Contingent Effects of Prior Ties on Network Dynamics: Essays on the Formation and Dissolution of Interorganizational Relationships in the Venture Capital Industry
Committee: Ranjay Gulati (Chair), Paul A. Gompers, Peter V. Marsden, and Magnus Thor Torfason
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Department of Management, School of Business & Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)Read more about Pavel Ivanov Zhelyazkov

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
Committee:
 Christopher Winship (Chair), Orlando Patterson, and Matthew Desmond

Asad L. Asad

(Sociology, May 2017)
Thesis Title: Reconsidering Immigrant Illegality: How Immigrants Perceive the Risk of Immigration Law and Enforcement
Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Filiz Garip, Mario L. Small, and William Julius Wilson
Initial Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Inequality, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (2017-2019); Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and (by courtesy) Public Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (beginning fall 2019)

Caitlin Daniel

(Sociology, May 2017)
Thesis Title: Economic and Cultural Influences on Parents’ Food Decisions
Committee: Michèle Lamont (Chair), Jason Beckfield, Christopher Wildeman, Kathryn Edin, and Mark C. Pachucki
Initial Placement: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, University of California, Berkeley

Nicole Arlette Hirsch

(Sociology, May 2017)
Thesis Title: Advocacy and Anti-Racism: How Institutions Shape Organizational Responses to Racially Biased Policing in France and the United States
Committee: Michèle Lamont (Chair), Lawrence D. Bobo, Tamara Kay, Patrick Simon, and William Julius Wilson
Initial Placement: Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society & Social Change Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociology Department, the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII), University of Southern California

Theodore S. Leenman

(Sociology, May 2017)
Thesis Title: Reconceiving Risk: Relational Understandings of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis and the Down-Low 
Committee: Jason Beckfield (Chair), Michèle Lamont, and Tey Meadow
Initial Placement: Harvard College Fellow, Department of Sociology, Harvard University

Jonathan Jan Benjamin Mijs

(Sociology, May 2017)
Thesis Title: Institutions as Inferential Spaces: How People Learn About Inequality
Committee: Jason Beckfield (Chair), Lawrence D. Bobo, and Devah Pager
Initial Placement: Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science

Kristin L. Perkins

(Sociology & Social Policy, May 2017)
Thesis Title: Household Instability during Childhood and Young Adult Outcomes
Committee: Robert J. Sampson (Chair), Kathryn Edin (Johns Hopkins University), Alexandra Killewald, and Bruce Western
Initial Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

Jessica Danielle Tollette

(Sociology, May 2017)
Thesis Title: Noticeably Invisible: Race, Intergroup Relations, and Immigrant Integration in Madrid
Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Lawrence D. Bobo, and Filiz Garip

Phoenix Chi Wang

(Sociology, May 2017)
Thesis Title: Discretion, Cognition, and Embodiment in Process: Days and Nights with 911 Dispatchers 
Committee: Michèle Lamont (Co-Chair), Bart Bonikowski (Co-Chair), Matthew Desmond, and Jeffrey J. Sallaz (Arizona) 

Holly Wood

(Sociology, May 2017)
Thesis Title: Courting Trouble: A Qualitative Examination of Sexual Inequality in Partnering Practice
Committee: Jocelyn Viterna (Chair), Christopher Jencks, Kathryn Edin, and Elizabeth A. Armstrong