PhDs on the Market

Laura Adler

Laura Adler

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2022 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: From the Job's Worth to the Person's Price: Pay-Setting, Gender Inequality, and the Changing Understanding of Fair Pay
Dissertation Committee: Frank Dobbin (Chair), Michèle Lamont, Jason Beckfield, Peter V. Marsden, and David Pedulla
Research/Teaching Interests: Organizations, Economic Sociology, Future of Work, Cultural Sociology, Hiring and Compensation, Gender Inequality... Read more about Laura Adler

Brianna Castro

Brianna Castro

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2022 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: The Social Effects of Climate Change – Adapting to Climate Change in Daily Life
Dissertation Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Jocelyn Viterna, Diane Davis (Harvard Graduate School of Design), and Beth Fussell (Brown University)
Research/Teaching Interests: Social Effects of Climate Change, Resilience and Adaptation, Environmental and Climate Change Migration, Governance, Inequality, Development... Read more about Brianna Castro

Allison Daminger

Allison Daminger

(Sociology & Social Policy)
Ph.D. Date: May 2022 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: The Cognitive Dimension of Household Labor
Dissertation Committee: Alexandra A. Killewald (Co-Chair), Jocelyn Viterna (Co-Chair), Michèle Lamont, and Kathleen Gerson (New York University)
Research/Teaching Interests: Gender, Marriage and Family, Inequality, Sociology of Culture, Qualitative Methods

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Gru Han

Gru Han

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: March 2020
Dissertation Title: Government Regulation and Economic Globalization: The Diffusion of Antitrust Law and Merger Control and Its Influence on Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions
Dissertation Committee: Frank Dobbin (Chair), Alexandra A. Killewald, and Bart Bonikowski (New York University)
Research/Teaching Interests: Organizations, Corporate Governance, Economic Sociology, Institutionalism, Sociology of Finance, Globalization
Cresa L. Pugh

Cresa L. Pugh

(Sociology & Social Policy)
Ph.D. Date: May 2022 (Expected)

Dissertation Title: ‘Guardians of Beautiful Things’: The Politics of Postcolonial Cultural Theft, Refusal and Repair
Dissertation Committee: Orlando Patterson (Co-Chair), Jocelyn Viterna (Co-Chair), Peggy Levitt (Wellesley College), and Zine Magubane (Boston College)
Research/Teaching Interests: Historical, postcolonial and transnational sociology; archival and historical research methods; British imperial studies; postcolonial sub-Saharan Africa; museums, art, and aesthetics; migration and refugee studies; repair and reparations... Read more about Cresa L. Pugh

Andreja Siliunas

Andreja M. Siliunas

(Sociology & Social Policy)
Ph.D. Date: May 2022 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: National Imaginaries in Transnational Perspective: A Case Study of Public Art in Vilnius, Lithuania
Dissertation Committee: Mario L. Small (Chair), Bart Bonikowski (New York University), and Peggy Levitt (Wellesley)
Research/Teaching Interests: Culture; nationalism; transnationalism; visual culture; social and semantic networks; social policy; inequality; public and non-profit organizations... Read more about Andreja M. Siliunas

Adam Travis

Adam Travis

(Sociology & Social Policy)
Ph.D. Date: May 2022 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: The Corporate Landlord: Anonymity, Accountability, and Accumulation in the Market for Rental Housing
Dissertation Committee: Robert J. Sampson (Chair), Mario L. Small, and Matthew Desmond (Princeton University)
Research/Teaching Interests: Housing and Housing Policy; Urban Sociology; Environmental Sociology; Poverty and Inequality; Quantitative Methods

Alix Winter

Alix Winter

(Sociology & Social Policy)
Ph.D. Date: November 2019
Dissertation Title: How Social Adversity and Opioid Prescription Intersect with the Criminal Justice System and Recent Mortality in the United States
Dissertation Committee: Robert J. Sampson (Chair), Alexandra A. Killewald, and Jason Beckfield
Research/Teaching Interests: Inequality, social determinants of health, the criminal legal system
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Scholar, INCITE, Columbia University

Linda Zhao

Linda Zhao

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: November 2020
Dissertation Title: The Children of Immigrants in Western Europe: Three Studies on Networks, Diversity, and Integration
Dissertation Committee: Jason Beckfield (Chair), Mary C. Waters, Peter V. Marsden, Alexandra A. Killewald, and Filiz Garip (Princeton University)
Research/Teaching Interests: Social networks; neighborhoods; intergroup relations; inequality; immigration, policing, health; quantitative methods; computational sociology... Read more about Linda Zhao