PhDs on the Market

Brielle Bryan

Brielle Bryan

(Sociology & Social Policy)
Ph.D. Date: May 2018 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: Income, Support, and Housing Trajectories After Incarceration and Conviction
Dissertation Committee: Bruce Western (Chair), Alexandra Killewald, and Robert J. Sampson
Areas of Teaching/Research: Stratification and Inequality, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Race/Ethnicity, Social Policy, Family, Quantitative Methods, Social Demography, and Social Networks
432 William James Hall
Matthew Clair

Matthew Clair

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2018 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: Privilege and Punishment: Unequal Experiences of Criminal Justice
Dissertation Committee: Michèle Lamont (Co-Chair), Devah Pager (Co-Chair), Lawrence D. Bobo, Bart Bonikowski, and Bruce Western
Areas of Teaching/Research: Culture, Stratification and Inequality, Law and Society, Criminology, Race/Ethnicity, Qualitative Methods

Anny Fenton

Anny Tazio Fenton

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2018 (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 Killewald, and Tey Meadow
Areas of Teaching/Research: Medical Sociology, Sexuality, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Families, Inequality, Science & Technology Studies, Culture, Healthcare, Social Policy, Mixed Methods

Carl Gershenson

Carl Gershenson

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: November 2017 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: Social and Political Origins of the Business Corporation, 1788-1860
Dissertation Committee: Frank Dobbin (Chair), Jason Beckfield, and Daniel Carpenter (Harvard-Government)
Areas of Teaching/Research: Political Sociology; Economic Sociology; Organizations; Stratification and Inequality; Comparative-Historical Sociology; Quantitative Methods

Hope Harvey

Hope M. Harvey

(Sociology & Social Policy)
Ph.D. Date: May 2018 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: Exploring the Impacts of Doubling Up on American Families
Dissertation Committee: Alexandra Killewald (Co-Chair), Devah Pager (Co-Chair), Kathryn Edin, and Mario L. Small
Areas of Teaching/Research: Poverty, Family, Housing and Neighborhoods, Social Support, Social Policy, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods
Carly Knight

Carly R. Knight

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2018 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: Creatures of the State: The Cultural Origins of Corporate Personification
Dissertation Committee: Frank Dobbin (Chair), Jason Beckfield, Bart Bonikowski, and Greta Krippner
Areas of Teaching/Research: Economic Sociology; Political Sociology; Organizations; Quantitative Methods; Computational Sociology; Comparative-Historical Sociology; Social Theory
532 William James Hall
Eunsil Oh

Eunsil Oh

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2018 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: Defining Female Achievement: Gender, Class, and Motherhood in South Korea
Dissertation Committee: Mary C. Brinton (Chair), Alexandra Killewald, Paul Chang, and Jocelyn Viterna
Areas of Teaching/Research: 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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Nathan Wilmers

Nathan Wilmers

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2018 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: The Role of Employers in Rising Wage Inequality
Dissertation Committee: Bruce Western (Chair), Frank Dobbin, and Alexandra Killewald
Areas of Teaching/Research: Wage and earnings inequality, economic sociology, the sociology of labor and labor unions and sociological theory

Letian Zhang

Letian Zhang

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2018 (Expected)
Dissertation Topic: An Institutional Approach to the Effect of Diversity on Firm Performance
Dissertation Committee: Frank Dobbin (Co-Chair), Alexandra Killewald (Co-Chair), Elena Obukhova, and Nancy DiTomaso
Research Interests: Economic sociology; Organizational theory; Institutional theory; Firm diversity; Workplace inequality; Firm performance and evaluation