Grads on the Job Market

Eric Bjorklund

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  • Dissertation Title: "Up Against an (Imaginary) Wall? The Socio-Political Consequences of Rising Economic Insecurity amongst White Working-Class Men”
  • Dissertation Committee: Joseph Galaskiewicz (Co-Chair), Lane Kenworthy (Co-Chair, UC San Diego), Erin Leahy, Jennifer Carlson
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Social Inequality/Poverty, Polticial Sociology, Social Policy, Urban/Community

Amelia Blume

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  • Dissertation Title: "New Media Engines of Global Pharmaceuticalization: An Analysis of Top-Grossing Pharmaceutical Corporations"
  • Dissertation Committee: Terrence Hill (Chair), Ronald Breiger, Josepg Galaskiewicz, Seth Abrutyn (Universtiy of British Columbia)
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Medical Soc/ Health, Organizations, Culture, Emotions, Gender

Morgan Johnstonbaugh

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  • Dissertation Title: "Sexual Trophy, Revenge Porn, or Just a Prank? An Examination of Gendered Sexting Practices in 7 U.S. Universities"
  • Dissertation Committee: Louise Roth (Chair),Ronald Breiger, Jennifer Carlson, Lisa Wade (Occidental College)
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Sex and Gender, Sexualities, Digital Technology, Networks

Jacqueline Joslyn

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  • Dissertation Title: "Disjointed Fluidity: Relationships as Remembered and Imagined Events"
  • Dissertation Committee: Joseph Galaskiewicz (Co-Chair), Robin Stryker (Co-Chair, Purdue), Ronald Breiger, Brian P. Hilligoss
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Social Theory, Relational Sociology, Networks, Methods, Social Psychology, and Organizations

Alexander Kinney

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  • Dissertation Title: "The Green Rush: Institutional Change and Relational-Pragmatics in the U.S. Cannabis Industry"
  • Dissertation Committee: Joseph Galaskiewicz (Chair), Jennifer Carlson, Jeffrey Sallaz, Robin Stryker (Purdue),
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Crime, Law, and Society, Economic Sociology, Organizational Sociology

Sabrina Nardin

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  • Dissertation Title: "Making Sense of a Controversial Past: National Narratives of Political Violence in Italy"
  • Dissertation Committee: Ronald Breiger (Chair), Joseph Galaskiewicz, Daniel Martinez, Charles Seguin (Penn State)
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Political Violence, Collective Memory, Social Movements, Networks, Methods, Computational Sociology (mostly NLP)

Sosuke Okada

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  • Dissertation Title: "Testing the Intrinsic Benefit Model of Cultural Signaling"
  • Dissertation Committee: Joseph Galaskiewicz (Chair), Ronald Breiger, Tamar Kugler
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Social Psychology, Group Processes, Social Networks, Organizations, Research Methodologies

Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear

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  • Dissertation Title: "Remaking Collective Identities: Data Sovereignty, Citizenship, and Indigenous Nations"
  • Dissertation Committee: Steven Cornell (Chair), Erin Leahey, Daniel Martinez, Jane Zavisca
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Race and Ethnicity, Inequality, Social Demography, Social Determinants of Health

Amanda Schutz

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  • Dissertation Title: "Congregation Among the Least Religious: The Process and Meaning of Organizing Around Non-Belief"
  • Dissertation Committee: Jane Zavisca
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Religion and Secularism, Inequality, identity, Boundaries, Social Movements, Informal organizations and Communities, Deviance, Morality

Hyungjun Suh

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  • Dissertation Title: "Antecedents and Consequences of Housing Status across Housing Regimes"
  • Dissertation Committee: Jane Zavisca (Chair), Ronald Breiger, Jeremy Fiel
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Stratification/inequality, urban sociology, political sociology, housing, quantitative research methods

Attila Varga

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  • Dissertation Title: “Structural Conditions of Novelty Seeking in the Sciences; Knowledge Growth and the Channels of Knowledge Integration”
  • Dissertation Committee: Ronald Breiger (Co-Chair), Erin Leahey (Co-Chair), Yotam Shmargad
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Science and Knowledge, Networks

Liwen Zeng

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  • Dissertation Title: "Sojourning Mentality, Acculturation, Acculturative Stress, and Mental Health among Chinese International Students in the US"
  • Dissertation Committee: Terrence Hill (Chair), Ronald Breiger, Christina Diaz
  • Research and Teaching Interests: International migration, health disparities, social epidemiology, race and ethnicity, social stratification

Josh Yongjun Zhang

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  • Dissertation Title: "The Corporate Political Transparency and Accountability Movement in the U.S."
  • Dissertation Committee: Jennifer Earl (Co-Chair), Joseph Galaskiewicz (Co-Chair), Ronald Breiger, Jeremy Fiel
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Social Movements, Political Sociology, Organizational Behavior, Inequality, Demography