PhDs on the Market

Kristina Brant

Kristina Brant

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2021 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: Families in the Opioid Era: An Investigation of Parental Addiction and Kinship Care in Central Appalachia
Dissertation Committee: Mario Luis Small (Chair), Jocelyn Viterna, and William Julius Wilson
Research/Teaching Interests: Criminal justice, ethnographic methods, families, rural communities, social inequality, social policy, social support

Allison Daminger

Allison Daminger

(Sociology & Social Policy)
Ph.D. Date: May 2021 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: Gender and Class in the Cognitive Dimension
Dissertation Committee: Alexandra A. Killewald (Co-Chair), Jocelyn Viterna (Co-Chair), Michèle Lamont, and Kathleen Gerson
Research/Teaching Interests: Gender, Marriage and Family, Inequality, Sociology of Culture, Qualitative Methods
Hanna Katz

Hanna Katz

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2021 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: In Loco Parentis?: The Boundary Work of Campus Police
Dissertation Committee: Christopher Winship (Chair), Michèle Lamont, Robert J. Sampson, and Joscha Legewie
Research/Teaching Interests: Crime and criminal justice; policing; sociological theory (classical and critical); youth/adolescents; cultural sociology; race/ethnicity; higher education; qualitative and quantitative methods

Roland Neil

Roland Neil

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2021 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: The Ecological Sources of Police Behavior
Dissertation 
Committee: Robert J. Sampson (Chair), Christopher Winship, and Anthony Braga
Research Interests: Policing, Crime and Criminal Justice, Racial and Ethnic Stratification, Discrimination, Urban Sociology, the Life Course, Quantitative Methods
Ethan Raker

Ethan Raker

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2021 (Expected) 
Dissertation Title: Climate Change and Inequality in the US: Sociological Analyses of "Big Data"
Dissertation Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Jason Beckfield, Joscha Legewie, and James R. Elliott (Rice University)
Research Interests: Inequality, Health, Neighborhoods, Environment, Disasters, and Social Demography