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Jurgita Abromaviciute
PhD Candidate
Email: jurgitaa@email.arizona.edu
Office: 435
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Angela Addae
Email: aeaddae@email.arizona.edu

Angela is a 5th year doctoral student in Sociology. Her general research interests surround the Sociology of Organizations and the Sociology of Law. Specifically, Angela focuses on Social Entrepreneurship and the legal issues encountered by social enterprises and similar hybrid organizations....
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Nadina Anderson
Email: nadina@email.arizona.edu

Nadina Anderson is a 6th year PhD candidate at the School of Sociology and recently returned from her Fulbright to Kyiv, where she conducted her dissertation fieldwork for nine months. Her dissertation focuses on how couples share money and negotiate finances within the household. She...
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Hannah Andrews
PhD candidate
Email: hannahre@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (559)381-7317
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Amalia Ashley
Doctoral Student
Email: amaliaashley@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 412

Amalia is a first year graduate student in the School of Sociology. Her general research interests are Gender, Feminist Theory, Political Sociology, and Immigration. Her ongoing research explores feminist discourse surrounding pornography and the hookup culture, among other phenomena. 


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Eliza Benites-Gambirazio
Email: elizabenites@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 426

Eliza is a Ph.D. student in sociology at the University of Arizona.  

In 2008-2009, she conducted research on Transantiago, the new public transportation system in Santiago de Chile. Her research sought to understand the process of modernization through interviews with policy makers,...
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Eric Bjorklund
Ph.D Candidate
Email: ebjorklu@email.arizona.edu

Eric is a Ph.D candidate in sociology at the University of Arizona. He specializes in stratification/inequality, political economy, and political sociology. At present he is using a mixed methods approach to analyze the social and political...
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Amelia Blume
Doctoral Student
Email: amblume@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 412

Amelia is a doctoral student in the School of Sociology. Broadly, her research interests include gender, emotions, culture, religion, organizations, and qualitative methodology. She received her M.A. in Sociology from the University of Memphis (2014) and B.A. in Sociology from the University of...
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Ryan Byrne
Ph.D. Student
Email: ryanbyrne@email.arizona.edu

Ryan is a second-year doctoral student in the School of Sociology at the University of Arizona.


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Hannah Clarke
Ph.D. candidate
Email: hpclarke@email.arizona.edu

Hannah is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Arizona whose work focuses on culture and economic activity. Her dissertation research integrates theory from economic sociology, culture, and the sociology of education to examine how students approach the problem of paying for college, with...
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Andrew Davis
Doctoral Student
Email: andrewpdavis@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 412

Andrew Davis is a third year PhD student in the School of Sociology at the University of Arizona.  He earned his MA in sociology from the University of Arizona in 2016.  

His ongoing research applies theory from organizational sociology to understand inter-organizational dynamics in...
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Nelson Englert
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Krista Frederico
Email: kfrederico@email.arizona.edu
Office: Soc Sci 426a

Krista is a second-year PhD student in Sociology at The University of Arizona.  She is interested in gender, organizations, social movements, and law.  Currently, she is interested in Family Responsibility Discrimination in the workplace and studying the benefits of organizational integration of...
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Michael Gibson-Light
Doctoral Candidate
Email: mgibson@email.arizona.edu

Michael is a PhD student at the University of Arizona in the School of Sociology. He received his MA in sociology from the University of Arizona and BA in sociology from the University of Missouri - Saint Louis. Michael is an ethnographer with particular interest in the sociology of work and...
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Trey Green
Email: tlg0309@email.arizona.edu
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Kate Gunby
PhD Candidate
Email: gunby@email.arizona.edu
Kate is a PhD Candidate in the School of Sociology at the University of Arizona.  Her specialties are organizations, social change, and mixed-methods research.

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Erin Heinz
Ph.D. Student
Email: erinheinz@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences Building, Room 412

Erin is a first-year doctoral student in sociology. Her interests include globalization, economic sociology, international policy, and food security. Erin received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Spanish from the University of Idaho in 2010.


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Beksahn Jang
Teaching Assistant, PhD student
Email: beksahnjang@email.arizona.edu
Office: 412

Beksahn Jang is a first year student in sociology. His general research interests include political sociology and the intersection between culture and social networks.
Growing up between the US and South Korea, Beksahn takes particular interest in how these cultural differences color the...
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Morgan Johnstonbaugh
PhD Student
Email: mjohnst2@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 412

Morgan is a third year graduate student in sociology. She is interested in using qualitative and quantitative research methods to study the dynamic relationships between class, gender, and political strategy. Her ongoing research explores a diverse array of topics including framing and boundary...
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Jacqueline Joslyn
Email: jjoslyn3@email.arizona.edu
Office: SS 416

Jackie Joslyn is a 4th year doctoral candidate with an interest in social networks, organizations, institutions, and economic development. She is currently working on her dissertation proposal. Her prospective study concerns the mimetic processes which allow written text and images to reproduce...
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Alexander Kinney
Doctoral Student
Email: abk5074@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 412

Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Alexander Kinney. I am a third year graduate student. My interests include organizational systems, innovation, and diffusion of technology in emergent economies.

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Justin Knoll
Email: jmknoll@email.arizona.edu
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Mariana Manriquez
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David McBee
Email: dmcbee@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1504 (Please email for cellphone number)
Office: Soc Sci 415
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Megan McKendry
Doctoral Student
Email: mmckendry@email.arizona.edu

Megan is a second-year doctoral student in sociology. Her interests include gender, health, political sociology, organizations, and social movements. Megan holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia University (2012) and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana...
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Xóchitl Mota-Back
Doctoral Candidate
Email: xmota@email.arizona.edu
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Sabrina Nardin
Email: snardin@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences Office 430

I am a graduate student at the School of Sociology. Before coming to the University of Arizona, I received my undergraduate and master degrees in Italy (University of Trento) respectively in Philosophy and Sociology. My interests are in social network analysis, political sociology, social...
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Laureen O'Brien
Email: lkobrien@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (650) 868-0018
Office: Soc Sci 436

Laureen K. O'Brien is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Arizona. Her dissertation focuses on the emergence of vendor management (third-party) organizations in contingent employment, and the effect of vendor management practices on interorganizational relationships. 

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Meltem Odabas
Email: meltemodabas@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 430

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Meltem is a fourth year PhD student, and her areas of interest are work ad occupations, social networks, social capital, economic sociology and social movements. She...
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Sosuke Okada
Email: sokada@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science Rm426

Sosuke Okada is a doctoral candidate in Sociology. His research is centered around formal, structural, or experimental analysis of social behaviors. He is currently working to develop a model based on signaling theory, called intrinsic benefit model. His goal is to develop a model which can...
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