Previous Graduate Degrees Awarded

Doctor of Philosophy Degrees - November 1999 through May 2014

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2013-14

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); Postdoctoral Fellow, Poverty and Inequality Research Lab, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University (2015-2017)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

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Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2012-13

Katherine Jessica Drake Czehut

(Sociology, November 2012)
Thesis Title: The Achievement Gap, Revisited: An Empirical Assessment of What We Can Learn from East Asian Education
Committee: Mary C. Brinton (Chair), Peter V. Marsden, and Jason Beckfield
Initial Placement: Strategic Data Project Fellow, Director of Research and Evaluation, ROADS Charter High Schools, New York, NY
Current Position: Acting Director, New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Charter and Renaissance Schools... Read more about Katherine Jessica Drake Czehut

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

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2011-12

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                                                                                             

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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... Read more about Eun Mi Mun

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

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2010-11

Christopher Andrew Bail

(Sociology, May 2011)
Thesis Title: Terrified: Fringe Movements, Emotions, and Islam, 2001-2008
Committee: Michèle Lamont (Chair), Orlando Patterson, Jocelyn Viterna, Mary C. Waters, and William Julius Wilson
Initial Placement: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy, University of Michigan (2011-2013); Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (2013-2015)
Current Position: Douglas and Ellen Lowey Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Duke University, Durham, NC

Jeffrey Steven Denis

(Sociology, May 2011)
Thesis Title: Canadian Apartheid: Boundaries and Bridges in Aboriginal-White Relations
Committee: William Julius Wilson (Chair), Mary C. Waters, Michèle Lamont, Lawrence D. Bobo, and Frederic Wien (Dalhousie University)
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, and Associate Professor, Social Psychology Program, Department of Social Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Corina Graif

(Sociology, May 2011)
Thesis Title: Mobility in Isolation: Neighborhood Effects, Spatial Embeddedness, and Inequality in the Migration Pathways of the Urban Poor
Committee: Robert Sampson (Chair), Mary C. Waters, Christopher Winship, Peter Marsden, and William Julius Wilson
Initial Placement: Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2011-2013)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, and Research Associate, Population Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University

Seth Donal Hannah

(Sociology, May 2011)
Thesis Title: Clinical Care in Environments of Hyperdiversity: Race, Culture, and Ethnicity in a Post Pentad World 
Committee: Mary-Jo Delvecchio Good (Chair), Christopher Winship, and David Laurence Ager
Initial Placement: Lecturer on Sociology, Harvard University (2011-2014); Postdoctoral Associate, Program in Global Health and Medical Humanities, and Instructor, Department of Anthropology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2014-2016)
Current Position: Lecturer in Sociology, Social Sciences Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Alison Denton Jones

(Sociology, November 2010)
Thesis Title: A Modern Religion?: The State, The People, and the Remaking of Buddhism in Urban China Today 
Committee: Martin K. Whyte (Chair), Christopher Winship, and Nancy T. Ammerman (Boston University)
Initial Placement: Harvard College Fellow / Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University
Current Position: Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University

Soohan Kim

(Sociology, May 2011)
Thesis Title: Corporate Restructurings and Racial and Gender Inequality at Work, 1980-2002 
Committee: Frank Dobbin (Chair), Peter V. Marsden, and Mary C. Brinton
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, School of Technology, UNIST (2011-2012), Korea University
Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Korea University

Amanda Ruth Merryman

(Organizational Behavior, May 2011)
Thesis Title: Mutiny in the Workplace: When Leaders Are Challenged From Within
Committee: Joshua Margolis (Chair), Amy C. Edmondson, Peter V. Marsden, and Christopher Winship
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor of Organization Studies, Business, Organizations, and Society, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Current Position: Organizational Behavior Expert, Work Wisdom LLC, Lancaster, PA

Melanie Penny Ochoa

(Sociology & Social Policy, May 2011)
Thesis Title: Eye of the Beholder: Integrating Subjective Value into Social Organization Theory
Committee: William Julius Wilson (Chair), Robert J. Sampson, and Michèle Lamont
Initial Position: Law Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Los Angeles, CA (2011-12); Associate, O'Melveny & Myers, LLP, Los Angeles, CA (2012-16)
Current Position: ACLU Staff Attorney, Advocacy Department, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Jennifer Sykes

(Sociology & Social Policy, May 2011)
Thesis Title: Paychecks and Parenting: Taxes, Symbolic Spending, and Child Expenditures Among Low-Income Working Parents
Committee: Christopher Jencks (Chair), Kathryn Edin, and Christopher Winship
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, School of Public Policy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Current PositionAssistant Professor, Social Relations and Policy, James Madison College at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Van C. Tran

(Sociology & Social Policy, May 2011)
Thesis Title: Rethinking Culture and Structure: Race, Class and Assimilation in Multi-Ethnic America
Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Christopher Winship, William Julius Wilson, and Orlando Patterson
Initial Placement: Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, University of Pennsylvania (2011-2013)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Columbia University       

Catherine Joan Turco

(Sociology, May 2011)
Thesis Title: Motherhood, Inc.: Cultural and Organizational Dynamics in the Commercialization of Personal Life
Committee: Orlando Patterson (Chair), Mary C. Brinton, Jocelyn Viterna, and Ezra W. Zuckerman (MIT)
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor of Organization Studies, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge MA
Current Position: Theodore T. Miller Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Work and Organization Studies, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2009-10

Katherine N. Gan

(Sociology & Social Policy, May 2010)
Thesis Title: Women’s Hiring in Context: Structural Opportunities for Discretionary Hiring
Committee: Christopher Winship (chair), Frank Dobbin, and Kathryn Edin
Initial Placement: Senior Analyst (2010-12) and Associate/Scientist (2012-17), Abt Associates, Bethesda, MD
Current Position: Senior Social Scientist, The Lab @ DC, Washington, DC

Mark Pachucki

(Sociology, May 2010)
Thesis Title: A ‘Taste’ for Tastes: Social Influence, Food Choice, and Health Behaviors in a Social Network
Committee: Nicholas A. Christakis (chair), Michèle Lamont, and Filiz Garip
Initial Placement: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of California, San Francisco & Berkeley (2010-2012); Senior Scientist, the Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH); Affiliated Faculty at the MGH Center for Child & Adolescent Health, Research and Policy; and Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (2013-2015)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst as Assistant... Read more about Mark Pachucki

Graziella Moraes Dias da Silva

(Sociology, May 2010)
Thesis Title: Re-making Class, Race, and Nation: Black Professionals in Brazil and South Africa
Committee: Michèle Lamont (chair), William Julius Wilson, Prudence Carter, and Edward Telles
Initial Placement: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Interdisciplinary Network for the Study of Inequality (Núcleo Interdisciplinar de Estudos sobre Desigualdade), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Associate professor of Sociology and Research Associate of the interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Inequality (NIED) UFRJ
Current Position: Associate Professor, Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland... Read more about Graziella Moraes Dias da Silva

Laura Tach

(Sociology & Social Policy, May 2010)
Thesis Title: Beyond Concentrated Poverty: The Social and Temporal Dynamics of Mixed-Income Neighborhoods
Committee: Christopher Jencks (chair), Kathryn Edin, and Robert J. Sampson
Initial Placement: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, the University of Pennsylvania
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2008-09

Lydia N. Bean

(Sociology, June 2009)
Thesis Title: The Politics of Evangelical Identity in the United States and Canada
Committee: Robert Sampson (chair), Jason Kaufman, Theda Skocpol, and Nancy Ammerman
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Baylor University
Current Position: Senior Consultant, the PICO National Network

Jesse William Bradford

(Sociology & Social Policy, March 2009)
Thesis Title: American/Muslims: Reactive Solidarity, Identity Politics and Social Identity Formation in the Aftermath of September 11th
Committee: Mary C. Waters (chair), Christopher Winship, and Katherine S. Newman
Initial Placement: Management Consultant, McKinsey and Company, London
Current Position: Vice President, Healthcare Analytics & Delivery, McKinsey & Company, Washington, DC

Diane Gregorio

(Organizational Behavior)
Thesis Title: Compassion for the Stigmatized: Understanding Altruistic Responses towards Marginalized Individuals
Committee: Amy C. Edmondson (co-chair), Robin J. Ely (co-chair), and Wendy Berry Mendes

Sarah Caitlin Halpern-Meekin

(Sociology & Social Policy, June 2009)
Thesis Title: A Relationship Legacy: The Intergenerational Transmission of Marriage and Divorce
Committee: Kathryn Edin (chair), William Julius Wilson, and Martin K. Whyte
Initial Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Family & Marriage Research, Bowling Green State University (2009-2010); Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Franklin & Marshall College (2010-2011); Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011-2013)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Chunping Han

(Sociology, June 2009)
Thesis Title: Rural-Urban Cleavages in Perceptions of Inequality in Contemporary China
Committee: Martin K. Whyte (chair), Christopher Winship, and Christopher Jencks
Initial Placement: Assistant professor, Sociology & Anthropology, University of Texas at Arlington; Visiting Scholar, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC), Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
Current Position: Senior Research Analyst, CREDO, Stanford University

Maria Guadalupe Rendon

(Sociology & Social Policy, June 2009)
Thesis Title: Second Generation Optimism and the Reproduction of a Working Class: The Case of Mexican-Americans in High Poverty Neighborhoods
Committee: Mary C. Waters (chair), Robert J. Sampson, William Julius Wilson, and Xavier de Souza-Briggs
Initial Placement: Scholar in Health Policy Research, University of California-Berkeley
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Planning, Policy and Design and Sociology, School of Social Ecology, UC Irvine

Lauren Audrie Rivera

(Sociology, June 2009)
Thesis Title: Hiring and Inequality in Elite Professional Service Firms
Committee: Michèle Lamont (chair), Frank Dobbin, and Mary C. Brinton
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Current Position: Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Associate Professor of Sociology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, Northwestern University

Qingxia Tong

(Organizational Behavior, November 2008)
Thesis Title: Property Rights and Corporate Governance in Chinese Public Companies 1994-2005
Committee: Peter V. Marsden (chair), Tiziana E. Casciaro, and Martin K. Whyte
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, College of Business Sciences, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Current Position: Associate Professor, Research Institute of Economics and Management (REIM), Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, Sichuan, PRC



Zoua M. Vang

(Sociology, November 2008)
Thesis Title: Irish and American Ghettos: Race and Residential Segregation in Ireland and the United States
Committee: Mary C. Waters (chair), Orlando Patterson, Robert J. Sampson, Dorren McMahon
Initial Placement: NSF Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Population Studies Center, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, McGill University

Scott Robert Winship

(Sociology & Social Policy, June 2009)
Thesis Title: Financial Jitters: Trends in Income Changes among Working-Age Adults
Committee: Christopher Jencks (chair), Christopher Winship, William Julius Wilson
Initial Placement: Research Manager, Economic Mobility Project, Pew Charitable Trusts
Current Position: Project Director, Joint Economic Committee, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Washington, DC

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2007-08

Stephanie Howling Cacace

(Sociology, June 2008)
Thesis Title: How Mothers Matter: The Influence of Maternal Labor Force Participation on Familial Social Capital, Education-Related Spending for Children, and Children’s Participation in Cultural and Educational Activities
Committee: Mary Brinton (chair), Annemette Sorensen, Christopher Winship
Initial Placement: Social Studies Teacher, Wellesley High School

Peter Dewan

(Sociology, June 2008)
Thesis Title: The Health Effects of Relative Status
Committee: Nicholas A. Christakis (chair), Christopher Winship, Peter V. Marsden
Current Position: Chief Scientific Officer and VP Analytics of Activate Networks

Luisa L. Heredia

(Sociology, June 2008)
Thesis Title: Faith in Action: The Catholic Church and the Immigrant Rights Movement, 1980-2007
Committee: Mary C. Waters (chair), William Julius Wilson, and Jennifer Hochschild
Initial Placement: Post Doctoral Fellow, University of California Riverside; Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of Latino Studies, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Current Position: The Joanne Woodward Chair in Public Policy, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York

Elisabeth Jacobs

(Sociology, June 2008)
Thesis Title: Family Economic Insecurity in the United States
Committee: Christopher Jencks (chair), Theda Skocpol, William Julius Wilson, Katherine Newman
Initial Placement: American Sociological Association Congressional Fellow (with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension/Senator Kennedy)
Current Position: Senior Director for Policy at the Center for Equitable Growth and a former fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

Jee Young Kim

(Sociology, June 2008)
Thesis Title: Governance Beyond Borders: Anti-Sweatshop Regulation in Vietnam's Fashion and Footwear Industries
Committee: Martin K. Whyte (chair), Frank Dobbin, Regina Abrami
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Sociology, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Therese Leung

(Sociology, June 2008)
Thesis Title: Add Water and Oil, then Stir: The Incompatibility of Work and Family
Committee: Mary Brinton (chair), Annemette Sorensen, Kathryn Edin
Initial Placement: Labor Policy Advisor for the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Education and Labor
Current Position: Associate Director of External Affairs, MDRC

Dongxiao Liu

(Sociology, November 2007)
Thesis Title: How World Conferences Matter: International Political Participation and Organizational Changes in the Chinese and Indian Women’s Movements
Committee: Theda Skocpol (chair), Martin K. Whyte, Kenneth Andrews
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Sociology, Texas A & M University

Paromita Sanyal

(Sociology, June 2008)
Thesis Title: Credit, Capital, or Coalition?: Microfinance and Women’s Agency
Committee: Martin K. Whyte (Chair), Mary C. Brinton, and Martha Chen
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Sociology, Wesleyan University

Patrick Sharkey

(Sociology & Social Policy, November 2007)
Thesis Title: The Enduring Inequality of Race and Place: Racial Inequality in the Neighborhood Environment over the Life Course and across Generations
Committee: Robert J. Sampson (Chair); William Julius Wilson, and Christopher Winship
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Sociology, New York University

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2006-07

Jason Gabler

(Sociology, March 2007)
Thesis Title: From Captains Courageous to Captain Underpants: Children's Books as a Cultural Field in the Twentieth Century
Jason Kaufman (chair), Martin K. Whyte, Maria Tatar (Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures)
Initial Placement: Writer (fiction and freelance journalism)

June Kim Han

(Sociology, June 2007)
Thesis Title: Becoming South Asian: An Examination of Identity, Intergroup Relations, and Responses to 9/11
Committee: Mary C. Waters (chair), William Julius Wilson, Vivian Louie, Nazli Kibria

Suk ki Kong

(Sociology, March 2007)
Thesis Title: Transnational Mobilization to Empower Local Activism: A Comparison of the Korean Human Rights and Environmental Movements
Committee: Theda Skocpol (Chair), Kenneth Andy Andrews, Sanjeev Khagram
Initial Placement: Senior Research Fellow, The Center for Social Sciences, Seoul National University. Lecturer, Department of Sociology & Graduate School of International Studies, SNU

Helen B. Marrow

(Sociology & Social Policy, June 2007)
Thesis Title: Southern Becoming: Immigrant Incorporation and Race Relations in the Rural U.S. South
Mary C. Waters (Chair), Jennifer L. Hochschild, William J. Wilson
Initial Placement: Lecturer, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Tufts University

Shelley McDonough Kimelberg

(Sociology, June 2007)
Thesis Title: Risky Business: An Examination of Firm Location Decisions and Their Implications for Inner Cities
Committee: Christopher Winship (Chair), Katherine Newman, Christopher Jencks
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University

Jal Mehta

(Social Policy, November 2006)
Thesis Title: The Transformation of American Educational Policy, 1980-2001: Ideas and the Rise of Accountability Politics
Christopher Jencks (chair), Theda Skocpol, Christopher Winship, Jennifer Hochschild
Initial Placement:
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Post Doctoral Fellow
Current Position: Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Paul Myers

(Organizational Behavior, June 2007)
Thesis Title: Strategic and Operational Autonomy in the Governance of Multiparty Ventures
Rosabeth Moss Kanter (chair), Robin J. Ely, Peter
V. Marsden
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor of Management, Simmons School of Management, Simmons College
Current Position: Independent Organizational Consultant

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2005-06

Patricia Ann Banks

(Sociology, June 2006)
Thesis Title: Art, Identity, and the New Black Middle-Class: How Elite Blacks Construct their Identity Through the Consumption of Visual Art
Committee: Lawrence D. Bobo (chair), Michèle Lamont, and William Julius Wilson
Position: Assistant Professor, Mount Holyoke College

Andrew Clarkwest

(Sociology and Social Policy, November 2005)
Thesis Title: Change and Continuity in African American Marital Disruption from Reconstruction to the Present
Committee: Orlando Patterson (Chair), Christopher Jencks, David Ellwood
Initial Placement: NICHD post-doctoral fellow at the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan
Current Position: Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, New Jersey

Freda B. Lynn

(Sociology, March 2006)
Thesis Title: Quality Uncertainty and Professional Status: A Study of Mathematicians and Economists
Committee: Peter V. Marsden (Chair), Annemette Sørensen, Joel Podolny, and David Gibson
Initial Placement: Post-doctoral fellow, Michigan State University
Current Position: Assistant Professor, The University of Iowa, Iowa city, Iowa

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2004-05

Joyce Nathalie Davis

(Sociology, March 2005)
Thesis Title: Race at Work: Contingent Identity Theory and the Role of Organizational Context
Committee: Christopher Winship (Chair), Joel Podolny, David Thomas

Linda Eling-Lee

(Organizational Behavior, June 2005)
Thesis Title: Conspicuous Consumption: A Theory on Producers' Quality Ideals
Committee: Joel Podolny (chair), Peter V. Marsden, Kathleen L. McGinn
Current Position: Global Head of ESG Ratings Research, MSCI, Private Equity International

David Harding

(Sociology & Social Policy, June 2005)
Thesis Title: Why Neighborhoods Matter: Structural and Cultural Influences on Adolescents in Poor Communities
Committee: Christopher Jencks (chair), Katherine Newman, Christopher Winship, Robert J. Sampson
Initial Placement: Post-doctoral position 2005-06; Assistant Professor of Sociology and Assistant Research Scientist, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan
Current Position: Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California Berkeley

Thomas R. Jimenez

(Sociology, June 2005)
Thesis Title: Replenished Identities: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and Ethnic Identity
Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Katherine Newman, and Lawrence D. Bobo
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, University of California-San Diego
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Stanford University; faculty affiliate, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity; faculty fellow, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS), Stanford University

Susan Crawford Sullivan

(Sociology, June 2005)
Thesis Title: Faith and Poverty: Personal Religiosity and Organized Religion in the Lives of Low-Income Urban Mothers
Committee: Theda Skocpol (Chair), Christopher Winship, Brent Coffin
Initial Position: Assistant Professor, Holy Cross College

Christopher Wheat

(Organizational Behavior, June 2005)
Thesis Title: Modeling the Structure of Social Organization
Committee: Joel Podolny (chair), Peter V. Marsden, Nitin Nohria
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Assistant Professor, Management & Global Business, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University
Current Position: Director of Business Research, JPMorgan Chase Institute

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2003-04

David Laurence Ager

(Organizational Behavior, June 2004)
Thesis Title: Getting to Know You, Getting to Know all About You -- Or Not! How Boundaries, Belongingness, and Toxic Emotions Impede Interaction and and Coordination: A Study of Post-Acquisition Integration at a Software Firm
Nitin Nohria (Chair), Leslie A. Perlow, Peter V. Marsden, Joseph L. Bower
Initial Placement: Lecturer on Sociology, Harvard University
Current Position: Senior Fellow; Senior Director, Executive Education, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA

Xiaojiang Hu

(Sociology, June 2004)
Thesis Title: The Little Shops of Lhasa: Migrant Businesses and the Formation of Markets in a Transitional Economy
Committee: Martin K. Whyte (Chair), Mary C. Waters, Ezra F. Vogel, Libby Schweber
Initial Placement: Postdoctoral fellowship, Center for Chinese Studies, University of California-Berkeley
Current Position: Professor, School of Social Development and Public Policy, Beijing Normal University

Peter Constantine Moskos

(Sociology, June 2004)
Thesis Title: Police in the 'Hood': Drug Laws, Police Discretion, and Arresting African-Americans
Orlando Patterson (Chair), John Van Maanen, Christopher Winship
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY
Current Position: Professor, Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY

Lisa Haueisen Rohrer

(Organizational Behavior, November 2004)
Thesis Title: Mergers in Professional Service Firms: A Large-Scale Analysis of How Law Firm Mergers Shape Attorney Careers and the Use and Retention of Human Capital
Committee: George P. Baker, III (Chair), Rakesh Khurana, Peter V. Marsden, Ashish Nanda
Initial Placement: Senior Vice President, Sterling Research Group
Current Position: Harvard Law School, Fairfax Associates

Daniyal Mohammad Zuberi

(Sociology & Social Policy, June 2004)
Thesis Title: Differences Matter: The Impact of Social Policy on the Working Poor in Canada and the U.S.
Katherine Newman (chair), Mary C. Waters, William Julius Wilson, and Jeffrey Reitz
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Current Position: Associate Professor of Social Policy, Joint Appointment, School of Public Policy & Governance, RBC Chair in Applied Social Work Research, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2002-03

Bayliss Camp

(Sociology, June 2003)
Thesis Title: Direct Democracy and Political Tactics: How Ballot Initiatives Increase the Competitive Dynamism of the Political Process
Theda Skocpol (Chair), David John Frank, Kenneth Andrews
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Texas Christian University
Current Position: Assistant Professor, California State University, Sacramento

Gabriella Gonzalez

(Sociology, November 2002)
Thesis Title: Status Attainment Patterns of Latino and Asian Immigrant Students
Christopher Winship (chair), Orlando Patterson, George Borjas (Kennedy School of Government)
Current Position: Consultant, Rand Corporation

Gina Hewes

(Sociology, June 2003)
Thesis Title: Black-White Differences in the Gender Wage Ratio
Annemette Sørensen (Chair), Christopher Winship, Mariko Chang
Current Position: Research Assistant, Center for Social Organization of Schools, Johns Hopkins University

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2001-02

Julia Sass Rubin

(Organizational Behavior, June 2002)
Thesis Title: Organizations on the Institutional Cusp: The Origins and Behaviors of Community Development Venture Capital Funds
Committee: Theda Skocpol (Chair), Louis Barnes, Jeffrey Bradach, M. Ventresca
Initial Placement: Brown University, Taubman Center, Post-Doctoral Fellow
Current Position: Associate Professor of Public Policy, Rutgers University

Naom Wasserman

(Organizational Behavior, June 2002)
Thesis Title: Venture Capitalist as Entrepreneur: Characteristics and Dynamics Within Venture Capital Firms
Committee: Nitin Nohria (chair), George Baker, Paul Gompers, Peter V. Marsden
Initial Placement: Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Current Position: Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship and Founding Director, Founder Central, USC Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2000-01

Judith Marie Dror

(Sociology, November 2000)
Thesis Title: Reforming Religion: The Politics of the Protestant Reformation and Reform Judaism
Theda Skocpol (Chair), Kenneth T. Andrews, Jason Kaufman, Douglas McAdam
Initial Placement: Research Associate, Harvard Business School
Current Position: Technical Writer at RBC Wealth Management

Marshall Ganz

(Sociology, November 2000)
Thesis Title: Five Smooth Stones: Strategic Capacity in the Unionization of California Agriculture
Committee: Theda Skocpol (Chair), Kenneth T. Andrews, J. Richard Hackman, Mark H. Moore
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Current Position: Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Mario Luis Small

(Sociology, June 2001)
Thesis Title: How Neighborhoods Matter: Community Participation and Social Isolation in a Puerto Rican Housing Project
Christopher Winship (Chair), William Julius Wilson, Katherine Newman
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Princeton University
Current Position: Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University

Joseph Frederick Swingle

(Sociology, March 2001)
Thesis Title: Children in Flux: An Empirical Study of American Children Living with Neither Parent in the 20th Century
Christopher Jencks (Chair), Christopher Winship, Peter V. Marsden
Current Position: Senior Lecturer, Wellesley College

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 1999-00

Devonne Crystal Byndloss

(Sociology, November 1999)
Thesis Title: Resistance, Confrontation, and Accommodation in Two Urban School Districts: Black-Led Reform Efforts in the 1960s and 1980s
Theda Skocpol (Chair), Mary C. Waters, Kenneth Andrews
Initial Placement: Post-doc in Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Current Position: Senior Associate, K-12 Policy Area, MDRC

Karyn Renita Lacy

(Sociology, June 2000)
Thesis Title: Negotiating Black Identities: The Construction and Use of Social Boundaries Among Middle-Class Black Suburbanites
Committee: Christopher Winship (Chair), Mary C. Waters, Lawrence D. Bobo, Gwendolyn Dordick
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Emory University
Current Position: Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan

Huey-fen Lu

(Sociology, June 2000)
Thesis Title: Family Types and Marital Power: A Field Study in Taiwan
Ezra Vogel (Chair), Mary C. Waters, Yasemin Soysal
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, Institute of Social Work, Tzu Chi University, Hualien City, Taiwan

Miaojing Zhu

(Sociology, June 2000)
Thesis Title: Organizational Boundaries in Transformation: China's Book Publishing Industry Under Economic Reform
Peter V. Marsden and Ezra Vogel (co-chairs), Libby Schweber