Sociology & Social Policy


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

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Hope Harvey

Hope Harvey

(Sociology & Social Policy, November 2018)
Thesis Title: Experiences of Doubling-up among American Families with Children
Committee: Alexandra A. Killewald (Co-Chair), Devah Pager (Co-Chair), Mario L. Small, and Kathryn Edin
Initial Placement: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University

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


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


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

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Kristin Perkins

Kristin L. Perkins

(Sociology & Social Policy, May 2017)
Thesis Title: Household Instability during Childhood and Young Adult Outcomes
Committee: Robert J. Sampson (Chair), Kathryn Edin (Johns Hopkins University), Alexandra A. Killewald, and Bruce Western
Initial Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (2017-19)
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University (beginning August 2019)