PhDs on the Market

Alicia DeSantola

Alicia DeSantola

(Organizational Behavior)
Ph.D. Date: May 2019 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: Ahead of the Curve? The Influence of Early Joiners with Entrepreneurial Experience on New Venture Scaling
Dissertation Committee: Ranjay Gulati (Chair), Frank Dobbin, Laura Huang, and Rory McDonald
Research Interests: New firm development, entrepreneurial teams, scaling, organizational change, entrepreneurial strategy
Teaching Interests: Entrepreneurial management, organizational behavior, and strategy... Read more about Alicia DeSantola
Stefan Dimitriadis

Stefan Dimitriadis

(Organizational Behavior)
Ph.D. Date: May 2019 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: Entrepreneurial social capital acquisition in emerging markets: A field experiment in Togo
Dissertation Committee: Julie Battilana (Chair), Metin Sengul, Rembrand Koning, and Peter V. Marsden
Research/Teaching Interests: Organization strategy, entrepreneurship, social networks, framing processes, institutions, social movements, emerging and developing markets

Alexandra Feldberg

Alexandra Feldberg

(Organizational Behavior)
Ph.D. Date: May 2019 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: Butchers, bakers, and barcharts: How codified knowledge affects gender differences in performance and relationships
Dissertation Committee: Kathleen L. McGinn (Chair), Michael L. Tushman, Frank Dobbin, and Peter V. Marsden
Research/Teaching Interests: Gender in organizations; Knowledge; Discrimination; Technology; Careers; Field research

Anny Fenton

Anny Tazio Fenton

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2019 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: Sex and the Pediatrician’s Office: Using the HPV Vaccine to Explore How Sexuality Shapes Health Care Practices and Parents’ Health Care Decision
Dissertation Committee: Jason Beckfield (Chair), Alexandra A. Killewald, and Tey Meadow
Research/Teaching Interests: Medical Sociology, Sexuality, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Families, Inequality, Science & Technology Studies, Culture, Healthcare, Social Policy, Mixed Methods

Blythe George

Blythe George

(Sociology & Social Policy)
Ph.D. Date: May 2019 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: “Jobbing It” On & Off-Reservation: How Tribal Fathers with Criminal Records Find Work
Dissertation Committee: William Julius Wilson (Chair), Mario L. Small, Alexandra A. Killewald, and Megan Comfort
Research/Teaching Interests: Tribal communities; Unemployment; Prisoner Reentry; Concentrated Disadvantage; Rural Poverty; Neighborhood Effects; Qualitative Methods; Database Creation & Management; Social Policy; Urban Sociology; Race & Ethnicity; Contemporary Theory

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Barbara Kiviat

Barbara Kiviat

(Sociology & Social Policy)
Ph.D. Date: May 2019 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: Prediction and the Moral Order: Contesting Fairness in Consumer Data Capitalism
Dissertation Committee: Frank Dobbin (Chair), Jason Beckfield, and Mario L. Small
Research/Teaching Interests: Economic sociology; stratification; public policy and regulation; credit and debt; sociology of morality; sociology of quantification; qualitative methods... Read more about Barbara Kiviat

Charlotte Lloyd

Charlotte J. Lloyd

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2019 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: Managing Indigeneity, Cultivating Citizens: “Reconciliation Action Plans” in Australian Organizations
Dissertation Committee: Jocelyn Viterna (Chair), Bart Bonikowski, and Michèle Lamont
Research Interests: Citizenship, reconciliation and transitional justice, recognition, diversity and multiculturalism in workplaces and organizations, transnational development, intimacy and sex work, text mining and analytics, mixed methods
Teaching Interests: Research methods, computational social science (big data), cultural and political sociology, sociology of human rights development, sociology of gender and intimacy, sociology of organizations and work

Eunsil Oh

Eunsil Oh

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2018
Dissertation Title: Defining Female Achievement: Gender, Class, and Work in Contemporary Korea
Dissertation Committee: Mary C. Brinton (Chair), Alexandra Killewald, Paul Y. Chang, and Jocelyn Viterna
Research/Teaching Interests: Gender, social class, work and family, policy, demographic change, qualitative and mixed methods, social psychology, East Asia... Read more about Eunsil Oh

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Kristin L. Perkins

Kristin L. Perkins

(Sociology & Social Policy)
Ph.D. Date: May 2017 
Dissertation Title: Household Instability During Childhood and Young Adult Outcomes
Dissertation Committee: Robert J. Sampson (Chair), Kathryn Edin, Alexandra A. Killewald, and Bruce Western
Research/Teaching Interests: Inequality, social stratification, urban sociology, family sociology, poverty, social policy, quantitative methods
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
Jasmin Sandelson

Jasmin Sandelson

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2019 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: Looking Out: Peers, Support and Success in a Poor Neighborhood
Dissertation Committee: Matthew Desmond (Co-chair), Michèle Lamont (Co-chair), and Mary C. Waters
Research/Teaching Interests: Poverty, cultural sociology, social stratification, urban sociology, social media, gender & sexuality, adolescence, qualitative methods
Alix Winter

Alix Winter

(Sociology & Social Policy)
Ph.D. Date: May 2019 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: The Criminal Justice Consequences of Opioid Prescription
Dissertation Committee: Robert J. Sampson (Chair), Jason Beckfield, and Alexandra A. Killewald
Research/Teaching Interests: Inequality and social stratification, the criminal justice system, social determinants of health, race and ethnicity, social policy, poverty, quantitative and qualitative methods
Meghan Zacher

Meghan Zacher

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2019 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: Heterogeneous Associations of Education with Health by Demographic, Genetic, and School Characteristics
Dissertation Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Jason Beckfield, and Alexandra A. Killewald
Research/Teaching Interests: Health disparities, health behaviors, education, stratification, social policy, sociogenomics, quantitative methods

Yun Zhou

Yun Zhou

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2017
Dissertation Title: Birds of a Feather: Patterns, Heuristics, and Constraints of Cross-Boundary Marriage Sorting
Dissertation Committee: Mary C. Brinton (Chair), Alexandra A. Killewald, and Martin K. Whyte
Research/Teaching Interests: Agent-based computational demography, family, fertility, reproductive rights, union formation, inequality and stratification, quantitative and mixed-methods
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University... Read more about Yun Zhou