Grads on the Job Market

Jurgita Abromaviciute

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  • Dissertation title: "Deconstructing Bias: How Partnership Status Modifies the Motherhood Penalty and Fatherhood Bonus"
  • Dissertation committee: Erin Leahey (Chair) 
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Social Psychology, Theory, Gender, Social Networks

Eliza Benites-Gambirazio

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  • Dissertation Title: "Selling without looking like it. The production of a residential housing market through the study of real estate agents"
  • Dissertation Committee: Jane Zavisca (Chair)
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Economic Sociology, Work and Organizations, Culture, Stratification, Housing

Eric Bjorklund

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  • Dissertation Title: "Like a Fire Bell in the Night: The Socio-Political Consequences of Economic Insecurity amongst White Working Class Men "
  • Dissertation Committee: Joseph Galaskiewicz (Chair)
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Stratification/Inequality, Political Economy, Political Sociology, and Quantitative Methods

Michael Gibson-Light

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  • Dissertation Title: "Capital & Punishment: Inmate Labor in the Contemporary American Prison"
  • Dissertation Committee: Jeff Sallaz (Chair), Ronald Breiger, Kathleen Schwartzman, Jennifer Carlson, Phillip Goodman
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Criminology, Punishment, Work, Culture, Economic Sociology, Race

David McBee

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  • Dissertation Title: "The Research Problem of Research Obstacles: Social Networks and Problem-Solving in Biopharmaceutical R&D"
  • Dissertation Committee: Erin Leahey
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Organizations, Sociology of Science, Knowledge, and Technology; Networks

Laureen O'Brien

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  • Dissertation Title: "Organizational Emergence and the Rise of Vendor Management"
  • Dissertation Committee: Erin Leahey (co-chair), Joseph Broschak (co-chair)
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Organizations, occupations, and work; labor markets; inequality; gender/race/class; qualitative and quantitative methods

Sosuke Okada

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

Jessica Pfaffendorf

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  • Dissertation Title: "The Double Disadvantage: A Theory of Status-Stigma Intensification and Moral Expectations in Employment.”
  • Dissertation Committee: Robin Stryker (Chair)
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Social Psychology, Culture, Stratification and Inequality, Gender, Deviance, Qualitative Methods, Experimental Methods

Kyle Puetz

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  • Dissertation Title: “Social Capital after Deepwater Horizon: A Multi-Method Analysis of Network Resources, Structure, and Change Following an Environmental Disaster.”
  • Dissertation Committee: Ron Breiger (Co-Chair), Brian Mayer (Co-Chair)
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Culture, Environment, Knowledge, Organizations, Social  Networks, Theory

Heidi Reynolds-Stenson

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  • Dissertation Title: "Building a Wall of Resistance: The Consequences of Activist's Repression-Management Strategies"
  • Dissertation Committee: Jennifer Earl (chair)
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Social Movements, Policing, Law, Deviance, Culture

Misty Ring-Ramirez 

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  • Dissertation Title: "An Interorganizational Network Analysis of the Social Movement Sector in New York, 1960-1995"
  • Dissertation Committee: Jennifer Earl (Co-Chair), Joseph Galaskiewicz (Co-Chair)
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Organizations, Social Movements and Collective Behavior, Social Network Analysis, Research Methods and Statistics

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