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
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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

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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


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... 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


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

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