International Position

Stefan Beljean

Stefan Beljean

(Sociology, November 2019)
Thesis Title: The Pressures of Status Reproduction: Upper-Middle-Class Youth and the Transition to Higher Education in Germany and the United States
Committee: Michèle Lamont (Chair), Jason Beckfield, Jal Mehta, and Michael Sauder
Initial Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin, Germany
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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

Mazen Elfakhani

(Sociology, November 2017)
Thesis Title: The Emergence of the On-Demand Economy and its Significance for Workers
Committee: Christopher Winship (Chair), Orlando Patterson, and William Julius Wilson
Initial Placement: Associate at McKinsey & Company, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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
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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

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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

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