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
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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

... Read more about Eva Rosen

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2012-13

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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: Director, New Jersey Department of Education... Read more about Katherine Jessica Drake Czehut

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Cassi L. Pittman Claytor

(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... Read more about Cassi L. Pittman Claytor

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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... Read more about Chana Tova Teeger

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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
... Read more about András Tilcsik

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Joshua Wakeham

(Sociology, November 2012)
Thesis Title: Managing in the Face of Ambiguity and Uncertainty: The Problems of Interpretation and Coordination in Juvenile Justice Organizations
Committee: Christopher Winship (Chair), Michèle Lamont, Orlando Patterson, and Susan S. Silbey (MIT)
Initial Placement: Harvard College Fellow, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL... Read more about Joshua Wakeham

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2011-12

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Weihua An

(Sociology, November 2011)
Thesis Title: Peer Effects on Adolescent Smoking and Social Network-Based Interventions
Committee: Christopher Winship (Co-chair), Martin K. Whyte (Co-chair), and A. James O’Malley
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Department of Statistics, Indiana University
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods, Emory University... Read more about Weihua An

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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... Read more about Victor Tan Chen

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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

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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: Sociologist, Division of Continuing Education, Harvard... Read more about Nathan Edward Fosse

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                                                                                             

... Read more about Patrick Hamm

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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

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Ann Lauren Owens

(Sociology & Social Policy, May 2012)
Thesis Title: The New Geography of Subsidized Housing: Implications for Urban Poverty
Committee: Robert J. Sampson and Christopher Jencks (Co-chairs), William Julius Wilson, and Kathryn Edin
Initial Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center on Poverty and Inequality and Department of Sociology, Stanford University
Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA... Read more about Ann Lauren Owens

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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: Associate Professor, Management of Organizations and Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy and Values, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
... Read more about Sameer Srivastava

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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, International Economics and Business, School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana

... Read more about Tamara Pavasović Trošt

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Jessica S. Welburn Paige

(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

... Read more about Jessica S. Welburn Paige

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2010-11

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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: Professor of Sociology, Public Policy, and Data Science, Duke University, Durham, NC... Read more about Christopher Andrew Bail

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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... Read more about Jeffrey Steven Denis

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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: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, and Research Associate, Population Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University... Read more about Corina Graif

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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, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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Onoso Ikphemi Imoagene

(Sociology, May 2011)
Thesis Title: The Second Generation in the U.S. and U.K.: Identity Work Among Adults of Nigerian Descent 
Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Christopher Winship, and Orlando Patterson
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Sociology Department, University of Pennsylvania                                          Current Placement: Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy, New York University, Abu Dhabi

... Read more about Onoso Ikphemi Imoagene

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Simone Ispa-Landa

(Sociology, May 2011)
Thesis Title: The Wealth of Our Neighbors: School Racial Integration as a Gendered Process 
Committee: Orlando Patterson (Chair), Robert J. Sampson, William Julius Wilson, and Christopher Winship
Initial Placement: Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, School of Education and Social Policy and Sociology, Northwestern University

... Read more about Simone Ispa-Landa

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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: Assistant Teaching Professor of Business Administration, Penn State School of Business Administration, Harrisburg... Read more about Amanda Ruth Merryman

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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

... Read more about Melanie Penny Ochoa

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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

... Read more about Jennifer Sykes

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Audrey Alforque Thomas

(Sociology, May 2011)
Thesis Title: The Black College Experience: Immigrant and Native Black Students on Campus
Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Orlando Patterson, Prudence L. Carter (Stanford), and Christopher N. Avery (Harvard Kennedy School)
Initial Placement: Post Doctoral Fellow, NUI Galway, Ireland
Current Position: Institutional Research Analyst, Planning & Analysis Office, Office of Institutional Research, University of California, Berkeley

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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: Associate Professor of Sociology and Deputy Director for the Center for Urban Research, The Graduate Center, CUNY... Read more about Van C. Tran

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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: Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor, Work and Organization Studies

... Read more about Catherine Joan Turco

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2009-10

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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

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Sabrina Pendergrass

(Sociology, May 2010)
Thesis Title: Making Moves: Place, Culture, and Stratification in African American Reverse Migration to the Urban South
Committee: Michèle Lamont (chair), William Julius Wilson, and Prudence Carter
Initial Placement: Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, Duke University
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Carter G. Woodson Institute of African American and African Studies, University of Virginia... Read more about Sabrina Pendergrass

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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

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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: Associate Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University... Read more about Laura Tach

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2008-09

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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: Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
... Read more about Sarah Caitlin Halpern-Meekin

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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

... Read more about Chunping Han

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Richard Mora

(Sociology & Social Policy, June 2009)
Thesis Title: Masculine Aspirations: Latino Adolescent Boys and Collective Hegemonic Masculinity
Committee: William Julius Wilson (chair), Kathryn Edin, and Ann A. Ferguson
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Occidental College
Current Position: Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Sociology, Affiliated Faculty, Latino/a & Latin American Studies, Occidental College... Read more about Richard Mora

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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

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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... Read more about Lauren Audrie Rivera

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

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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: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, McGill University

... Read more about Zoua M. Vang

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2007-08

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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

... Read more about Luisa L. Heredia

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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 Family Economic Security at the Center for Equitable Growth
... Read more about Elisabeth Jacobs

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

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2006-07

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Jason Gabler

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

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

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(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

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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
Current Position: Director, Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Program, University of Buffalo

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Paul Myers

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

... Read more about Paul Myers

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Lin Tao

(Sociology, March 2007)
Thesis Title: Working Together: How Self-Interests, Intrinsic Values, and Interpersonal Attachments Shape Norms in Non-Profit Organizations
Committee:
Christopher Winship (chair), Peter V. Marsden, Robert Gibbons
First Placement: Assistant Professor in Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Current Position: Associate Professor of Sociology, Peking University

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2005-06

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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: Associate Professor of Sociology, Mount Holyoke College... Read more about Patricia Ann Banks

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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 Associate, Abt Associates

... Read more about Andrew Clarkwest

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Won Yong (Jerry) Kim

(Organizational Behavior, June 2006)
Thesis Title: Network of Audiences: FDA Review Time and Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry, 1990-2004
Committee: Peter V. Marsden (Chair), Joel Podolny, Daniel Carpenter, Lee Fleming
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Management, Rutgers Business School... Read more about Won Yong (Jerry) Kim

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Natasha Kumar Warikoo

(Sociology, November 2005)
Thesis Title: The Cultural Worlds of Second Generation Teenagers in London and New York City
Committee: Mary C. Waters (chair), Michele Lamont, and Prudence Carter
Initial Placement: Lecturer in U.S. Studies, Institute for the Study of the Americas, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Current Position: Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

... Read more about Natasha Kumar Warikoo

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

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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: Managing Director, Global Head of Research, MSCI, Private Equity International

... Read more about Linda Eling-Lee

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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: Professor of Sociology, University of California Berkeley

... Read more about David Harding

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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

... Read more about Christopher Wheat

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2003-04

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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
Committee: Nitin Nohria (Chair), Leslie A. Perlow, Peter V. Marsden, Joseph L. Bower
Initial Placement: Lecturer on Sociology, Harvard University
Current Position: Senior Fellow; Managing Director, Executive Education, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA
... Read more about David Laurence Ager

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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
... Read more about Xiaojiang Hu

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Peter Constantine Moskos

(Sociology, June 2004)
Thesis Title: Police in the 'Hood': Drug Laws, Police Discretion, and Arresting African-Americans
Committee: 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
... Read more about Peter Constantine Moskos

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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: Director of Learning US, EMERITUS Institute of Management... Read more about Lisa Haueisen Rohrer

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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.
Committee: 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: Professor of Social Policy, Joint Appointment, School of Public Policy & Governance, RBC Chair in Applied Social Work Research, University of Toronto
... Read more about Daniyal Mohammad Zuberi

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2002-03

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Irene Bloemraad

(Sociology, June 2003)
Thesis Title: Achieving Full Citizenship: An Institutional Approach to the Political Incorporation of Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada
Committee: Theda Skocpol (Chair), Mary C. Waters, Lawrence D. Bobo, Jeffrey Reitz
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, University of California at Berkeley
Current Position: Professor, Department of Sociology University of California, Berkeley
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Gina Hewes

(Sociology, June 2003)
Thesis Title: Black-White Differences in the Gender Wage Ratio
Committee:
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

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Angela Ann Gonzales

(Sociology, June 2002)
Thesis Title: American Indian Identity Matters: The Politics of Identity and the Political Economy of Ethnic Boundaries
Committee: Christopher Winship (Chair), Lawrence D. Bobo, David John Frank, Duane Champagne (UCLA)
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Cornell University
Current Position:  Associate Professor, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University... Read more about Angela Ann Gonzales

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Noam 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: Jorge Paulo and Susanna Lemann Chair in Entrepreneurship, Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship and Founding Director, Founder Central, Marshall School, University of Southern California

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 2000-01

Graduate Degrees Awarded - 1999-00

Huey-fen Lu

(Sociology, June 2000)
Thesis Title: Family Types and Marital Power: A Field Study in Taiwan
Committee: 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
Committee:
Peter V. Marsden and Ezra Vogel (co-chairs), Libby Schweber