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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


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: Social Scientist, the RAND Corporation

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Alix Winter

Alix Soffen Winter

(Sociology & Social Policy, November 2019)
Thesis Title: How Social Adversity and Opioid Prescription Intersect with the Criminal Justice System and Recent Mortality in the United States
Committee: Robert J. Sampson (Chair), Jason Beckfield, and Alexandra A. Killewald
Initial Placement: Postdoctoral Research Scholar, the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE), Columbia University
Current Position: Chief Data Scientist, Racial Profiling and Biased Policing Investigations Unit, New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board 
Linda Zhao

Linda Zhao

(Sociology, November 2020)
Thesis Title: The Children of Immigrants in Western Europe: Three Studies on Networks, Diversity, and Integration
Committee: Jason Beckfield (Chair), Mary C. Waters, Peter V. Marsden, Alexandra A. Killewald, and Filiz Garip
Initial Placement: Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cornell Population Center, Cornell University
Current Position: Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago (effective Fall 2022)

Fangsheng Zhu

Fangsheng Zhu

(Sociology, May 2022)
Thesis Title: Education, Inequality, and Intensive Parenting in China
Committee: Orlando Patterson (Chair), Christopher Winship, Ya-Wen Lei, and Elizabeth Perry (Department of Government, Harvard University)
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, Jiangsu, China... Read more about Fangsheng Zhu