Ph.D.s on the Job Market

Information about our Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s who are now on the academic job market.

PhDs on the Market

Laura Adler

Laura Adler

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2022 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: From the Job's Worth to the Person's Price: Pay-Setting, Gender Inequality, and the Changing Understanding of Fair Pay
Dissertation Committee: Frank Dobbin (Chair), Michèle Lamont, Jason Beckfield, Peter V. Marsden, and David Pedulla
Research/Teaching Interests: Organizations, Economic Sociology, Future of Work, Cultural Sociology, Hiring and Compensation, Gender Inequality... Read more about Laura Adler

Brianna Castro

Brianna Castro

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2022 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: The Social Effects of Climate Change – Adapting to Climate Change in Daily Life
Dissertation Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Jocelyn Viterna, Diane Davis (Harvard Graduate School of Design), and Beth Fussell (Brown University)
Research/Teaching Interests: Social Effects of Climate Change, Resilience and Adaptation, Environmental and Climate Change Migration, Governance, Inequality, Development... Read more about Brianna Castro

Allison Daminger

Allison Daminger

(Sociology & Social Policy)
Ph.D. Date: May 2022 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: The Cognitive Dimension of Household Labor
Dissertation Committee: Alexandra A. Killewald (Co-Chair), Jocelyn Viterna (Co-Chair), Michèle Lamont, and Kathleen Gerson (New York University)
Research/Teaching Interests: Gender, Marriage and Family, Inequality, Sociology of Culture, Qualitative Methods

... Read more about Allison Daminger
Gru Han

Gru Han

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: March 2020
Dissertation Title: Government Regulation and Economic Globalization: The Diffusion of Antitrust Law and Merger Control and Its Influence on Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions
Dissertation Committee: Frank Dobbin (Chair), Alexandra A. Killewald, and Bart Bonikowski (New York University)
Research/Teaching Interests: Organizations, Corporate Governance, Economic Sociology, Institutionalism, Sociology of Finance, Globalization
Cresa Pugh

Cresa L. Pugh

(Sociology & Social Policy)
Ph.D. Date: May 2022 (Expected)

Dissertation Title: ‘Guardians of Beautiful Things’: The Politics of Postcolonial Cultural Theft, Refusal and Repair
Dissertation Committee: Orlando Patterson (Co-Chair), Jocelyn Viterna (Co-Chair), Peggy Levitt (Wellesley College), and Zine Magubane (Boston College)
Research/Teaching Interests: Historical, postcolonial and transnational sociology; archival and historical research methods; British imperial studies; postcolonial sub-Saharan Africa; museums, art, and aesthetics; migration and refugee studies; repair and reparations... Read more about Cresa L. Pugh

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