PhDs on the Market

Victoria Asbury

Victoria S. Asbury

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2023 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: Contemporary Contours of National Belonging: Experimental and Survey Approaches for Understanding the Structures of the American Hierarchy
Dissertation Committee: Lawrence D. Bobo (Chair), Bart Bonikowski (New York University), Michèle Lamont, and Mary C. Waters
Research/Teaching Interests: Social inequality; Race and ethnicity; Immigration: US politics; Research design
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Eun Se Baik

Eun Se Baik

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2023 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: Transnational Making and Remaking of Education: Private Supplementary Education in Korea and Korean America
Dissertation Committee: Mary C. Waters (Co-Chair), Mario Luis Small (Co-Chair; Columbia University), Peggy Levitt (Wellesley College), and Paul Y. Chang
Research/Teaching Interests: Race, ethnicity, and immigration; education; Asia and Asian America; transnational processes; qualitative methods... Read more about Eun Se Baik
Brianna Castro

Brianna Castro

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2023 (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

Leah Gose

Leah E. Gose

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2023 (Expected)

Dissertation Title: Feeding the Need? Hidden Disparities in the Social Safety Net

Dissertation Committee: Theda Skocpol (Chair), Christina Ciocca Eller, Mario Luis Small (Columbia University), and Margaret Weir (Brown University)

Research/Teaching Interests: Poverty & Inequality, Qualitative & Mixed Methods, Organizational Sociology, Social Welfare & Public Policy, Networks, Civic Engagement & Voluntary Organizations... Read more about Leah E. Gose

Sinn Won Han

Sinn Won Han

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2023 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: The Normative Foundations of Postindustrial Fertility Variation
Dissertation Committee: Mary C. Brinton (Chair), Alexandra A. Killewald, and Joscha Legewie
Research/ Teaching Interests: Social demography; family; gender; inequality cross-national comparative research; quantitative methods
Kwan Woo Kim

Kwan Woo Kim

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2023 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: Institutional Barriers to the Diversification of Academic Workforce
Dissertation Topic: Organizations, workplace inequality, scientific careers

Dissertation Committee: Frank Dobbin (Chair), Alexandra A. Killewald, Peter V. Marsden
Research/Teaching Interests: Organizations, stratification, race and gender inequalities, economic sociology, quantitative methods
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Abigail Mariam

Abigail Mariam

(Sociology & Social Policy)
Ph.D. Date: May 2023 (Expected)

Dissertation Title: The Worldbuilders: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politics in Black Power-era Independent Schools
Dissertation Committee: Jocelyn Viterna (Chair), Jarvis Givens, Mario Luis Small (Columbia University)
Research/Teaching Interests: Race and Ethnicity, Education, Qualitative Methods, Political Sociology, Social Movements, Social Policy, Archival Methods, Gender and Sexuality

Roland Neil

Roland Neil

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: November 2021
Dissertation Title: The Ecological Sources of Racial Inequities in Proactive Policing
Dissertation Committee: Robert J. Sampson (Chair), Anthony Braga (University of Pennsylvania), Joscha Legewie, and Christopher Winship
Research/Teaching Interests: Crime & Criminal Justice, Urban Sociology, Race & Ethnicity, the Life Course, Quantitative Methods... Read more about Roland Neil

Derek Robey

Derek Robey

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2023 (Expected)
Dissertation Title:The Long Arc of a Nation – Historical Narratives and Future Projections of Racism and Race in the United States and Canada
Dissertation Committee: Michèle Lamont (Chair), Lawrence D. Bobo, Ellis Monk, and Elke Winter (University of Ottawa)
Research/ Teaching Interests: Race and Ethnicity; Religion; Inequality; Cultural Sociology; Social Theory; Qualitative Methods; Multiculturalism and Pluralism

Andreja Siliunas

Andreja M. Siliunas

(Sociology & Social Policy)
Ph.D. Date: May 2023 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: National Imaginaries in Transnational Perspective: A Case Study of Public Art in Vilnius, Lithuania
Dissertation Committee: Mario Luis Small (Chair), Bart Bonikowski (New York University), and Peggy Levitt (Wellesley College)
Research/Teaching Interests: Culture; nationalism; transnationalism; visual culture; social and semantic networks; social policy; inequality; public and non-profit organizations
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Elliot Stoller

Elliot Stoller

(Organizational Behavior)
Ph.D. Date: May 2023 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: Bureaucracy in Support of Pluralist Democracy – Essays on Organizing State Administration Under Legitimacy and Capacity Constraints
Dissertation Committee: Julie Battilana (Chair), Bart Bonikowski (New York University), and Daniel Carpenter
Research/Teaching Interests: Public administration, sociology of bureaucracy and the state, mixed methods, organizational behavior, power, and democratic theory

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Mo Torres

Mo Torres

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2023 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: Race, Place, and the Politics of Urban Austerity in Michigan, 1970s-2010s
Dissertation Committee:
Mario Luis Small (Chair, Columbia University), Robert J. Sampson, Theda Skocpol, and Thomas Sugrue (New York University)
Research/Teaching Interests: Inequality, political economy, race and class, cities, schools, sociological theory, historical and mixed methods