School of Sociology
Social Sciences 400
Tucson, AZ 85721-0027
Tel: (520) 621-3531
Fax: (520) 621-9875
Dr. Albert Bergesen
Social Sciences 417C
Tel: (520) 621-3303
The Crossing Experience: Unauthorized Migration along the Arizona-Sonora Border
Committee: Celestino Fernandez (co-chair), Kraig Beyerlein (co-chair), Erin Leahey, Scott Whiteford
Accepted position in the Department of Sociology at George Washington University
Dissertation Title:Battling to Secure America's Borders: Understanding Mobilization in the Contemporary U.S. Anti-Immigration Movement.
Committee: Kraig Beyerlein (co-chair, University of Notre Dame), Charles Ragin (co-chair, UC-Irvine), Erin Leahey, and Jeff Sallaz.
Encountering Distant Suffering: the Culture, Production, and Outcomes of Transnational Immersion Trips on the U.S.- Mexico Border.
Committee: Ronald Breiger (Co-Chair), Kraig Beyerlein (Co-Chair), Joseph Galaskiewicz, Jeff Sallaz. USC, Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies, Postdoctoral Fellow.
Radicalized Cultural Capital and Inequality: A Comparative Study of Blackness in Brazil’s Tourism Market.
Committee: Zavisca (Chair), Breiger, Cornell. Boston College, Visiting Assistant Professor.
Inventing Law: The Development of Legal Philosophies in the American and European Patent Systems.
Committee: Charles Ragin(Chair), Robin Stryker, Lane Kenworthy.
A New Model of Justice Evaluations: Using Graded Characteristics to Estimate Just Rewards.
Committee: Linda Molm(Chair), Ronald Breiger, Erin Leahey. University of South Carolina, Assistant Professor.
Gendered Repatriation: The Role of Gender and the Family on Further Migration Intentions following Repatriation.
Committee: Roth (Chair), Fernandez, Vasquez-Leon.
The Tie that Binds: Exchange and Commitment in the Face of Uncertainty.
Committee: Joseph Galaskiewicz(Co-Chair), Linda Molm(Co-Chair), Don Grant,II. UC-Riverside, Assistant Professor.
Globalization and Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Developing Countries, 1980-2006.
Committee: Ragin (Chair), Grant, Kenworthy. Inver Hills Community College.
- Megan Wright
Men on Methadone: Fatherhood, Families, and Partners.
Committee: Celestino Fernandez (chair), Ron Breiger, Tony Estrada
Current Position: Qualitative Analyst at Southwest Institute for Research on Women, University of Arizona;
Law and Social Science Research Fellow at James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Conflict In American Protestant Congregation.
Committee: Galaskiewicz (Chair), Chaves, Leahey, Beyerlein. Duke University, Research Associate.
Planning Social Capital: New Urbanism and the Formation of Social Interaction, Social Connection, and Community Statisfaction.
Committee: Galaskiewicz (Chair), Molm, Ragin. Marywood University, Assistant Professor.
Rethinking Classes: A Friendly Critique and Moving Forward of Erik Olin Wright's Class Theory.
Committee: Grant (Chair), Breiger, Ragin. University of Connecticut, Assistant Professor in Residence.
Narratives of Racial Sexual Preference in Gay Male Subculture.
Committee: Leahey(Co-Chair), Russell (Co-Chair), Breiger. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Assistant Professor.
Competitive Convergence in Global Food Safety Policy: The Case of India.
Committee: Kenworthy (Chair), Galaskiewicz, Ragin, Schwartzman. Susquehanna University, Visiting Assistant Professor.
Economic Reform and the Comparative Development of Major Chinese Cities.
Committee: Galaskiewicz (Chair), Ragin, Kenworthy. College of DuPage, Assistant Professor.
Leadership and Mission-Based Decision-Making: U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Responses to the Priest Shortage.
Committee: Galaskiewicz (Chair), Bergesen, Beyerlein, Leahey. Mount St. Mary’s College, Adjunct Assistant Professor.
The Role of Gender in Evaluations of Scientific Competence.
Committee: Leahey (Chair), Molm, Roth. University of Notre Dame, Postdoctoral Fellow.
The Production of Style: Aesthetic and Ideological Diversity in the Arts and Crafts Movement, 1875-1914.
Committee: Ragin (Chair), Bergesen, Bailey. University of Houston-Downtown, Assistant Professor.
Rising Earnings Inequality in the United States: Determinants, Divergent Paths, and State Experiences.
Committee: Kenworthy (Chair), Ragin, Schwartzman. University of Massachusetts, Assistant Professor.
"Do Good Things for the Fish": Organizaitonal Innovation in Tribal Governance.
Committee: Cornell (Chair), Galaskiewicz, Ragin. Carroll College, Assistant Professor.
The Green Building Industry in California: From Ideals to Buildings.
Committee: Galaskiewicz (Chair), Ragin, Grant. Bucknell University, Assistant Professor.
Why Change? Organizational Adaptation and Stability in a Social Movement Field.
Committee: Galaskiewicz (Chair), Soule, Breiger (Co-Chair), Beyerlein. Towson University, Assistant Professor.
How Low-Income Fathers Prioritize Children, Define Responsibility, and Negotiate State Surveillance.
Committee: Roth (Chair), Grant, Fernandez. Arkansas State University, Assistant Professor.
Laura Auf der Heide
Feeling Good in Spite of Failure: Understanding Race-Based Differences in Academic Achievement and Self-Esteem.
Committee: Walker (Chair), Molm, Leahey. Post-Doc at Cornell University.
Affect and Structuring of Language Use in Ethnic Subcultures: A Study of Louisiana Cajuns.
Committee: Breiger (Chair), Smith-Lovin, Ragin, Medonza-Denton. Delta State University, Assistant Professor.
Institutional Logics, Extended Rationality, and the Effects of Military Background of Business Leaders.
Committee: Bergesen (Chair), Galaskiewicz, Breiger. Peking University, Assistant Professor.
Social Capital and Institutional Transition: Regional Context for Network Use in Job Search in Russia, 1985-2001.
Committee: Breiger (Co-Chair), Zavisca (Co-Chair), Gerber, Leahey. Post-Doc at the University of Arizona.
Working Together: Government Contractors Building Democracy Abroad.
Committee: Galaskiewicz (Chair), Milward, Schwartzman, Ragin. Coe College, Assistant Professor.
Sounds of Distinction: Analyzing Socioacoustics to Map the Combinatorial Logic of Status and Class.
Committee: Ragin (Chair), Breiger. Research Specialist at the University of Arizona.
Picking and Choosing, Accepting and Changing: The Effects of Selection and Harmonization on Network Structure and Content.
Committee: Breiger (Co-Chair), McPherson (Co-Chair), Molm, Russell. Cornell University, Assistant Professor
Spiritual but Not Religious Being: Exploring Structural Antecedents for the Paring of Spiritual and Non-Religious Identities across National Boundaries.
Committee: Chaves (Co-Chair), Ragin (Co-Chair), Grant.
Post-Industrial Pathways: The Economic Re-Organization of the Urban Rust Belt.
Committee: Schwartzman (Co-Chair), Galaskiewicz (Co-Chair), Ragin.
Center for Urban Research and Public Policy Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 2 year Post-doc.
Contested Meanings about Body, Health, and Weight: Frame Resonance, Stategies of Action, and The Uses of Culture.
Committee: Bergesen (Co-Chair), Roth (Co-Chair), Chaves. University of Houston, Assistant Professor.
Small Groups in Big Churches.
Committee: Chaves (Co-Chair), Breiger (Co-Chair), Leahey California State University Long Beach, Assistant Professor.
Offender Crime Perspectives: A Study in Affect Control Theory.
Committee: Molm (Co-Chair), McPherson (Co-Chair), Beyerlein, Smith-Lovin. Clemson University, Assistant Professor.
The "Purpose Driven" Policy? Explaining State-Level Variation in the Faith-Based Initiative.
Committee: Chaves (chair), Galaskiewicz, Milward. Loyola Marymount University, Assistant Professor.
Religious and Ethnic Variation Among Second-Generation Muslim Americans.
Committee: Chaves (Co-Chair), Grant (Co-Chair), Fernandez University of Denver, Assistant Professor.
The Interaction of Race & Theological Orientation in Congregation Social Service Provision.
Committee: Chaves (Chair), Ragin, Grant. Towson University, Assistant Professor.
Third Party Intervention and Relationship Outcomes: Extending Social Exchange Theory Through the Incorporation of Intermediaries.
Committee: Molm (chair), Chaves, Walker University of Notre Dame, Assistant Professor.
Change and Conflict in Congregations: Exploring the Relationship Between Size Transitions and Conflict Intensity in Religious Congregations.
Committee: Chaves (chair), Galaskiewicz, Ragin. Conflict Studies at Eastern Mennonite University, Assistant Professor.
Globalization, World Culture and the Sociology of Taste: Patterns of Cultural Choice in Cross-National Perspective.
Committee: Breiger (chair), Leahey, Healy. University of Notre Dame, Assistant Professor.
Mary Nell Trautner
Screening, Sorting, and Selecting in Complex Personal Injury Cases: How Lawyers Mediate Access to the Civil Justice System.
Committee: Breiger (Chair), Grant, MacCorquodale. State University of New York at Buffalo, Assistant Professor.