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


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


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

Patrick Hamm

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
Current Position: Independent Filmmaker                                                                                             

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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


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


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
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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

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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: Social Scientist, the RAND Corporation

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