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Jessica Pfaffendorf
Graduate Instructor
Email: pfaffendorf@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 416

Jessica is a Ph.D. student in the sociology program at the University of Arizona. She received her Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN and her Master's degree in sociology from the University of Arizona.

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Kyle Puetz
Email: kpuetz@email.arizona.edu
Office: Rm 416

Kyle is a doctoral candidate in the School of Sociology. He received his MA in sociology from the University of Arizona in 2012. 

His research examines social and cultural capital and expands the ways these concepts are understood and measured.


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Simone Rambotti
Email: rambotti@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences Rm 416a

I am a PhD candidate in the School of Sociology at the University of Arizona. I am currently examining the effect of social inequalities on health-related outcomes utilizing a broad variety of methodological approaches, such as longitudinal analysis, multilevel modeling, and a case-oriented...
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Heidi Reynolds-Stenson
Email: hstenson@email.arizona.edu
Office: 435

Heidi is a PhD candidate in Sociology, in her last year of the program. Her areas of interest include social movements, culture, and law. She is particularly interested in how social movement...
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Misty Ring-Ramirez
Email: mring@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1089
Office: Soc Sci 426

Misty Ring-Ramirez is an ABD Ph.D. student in sociology.  Her research interests include organizations, especially social movement and non-profit organizations, statistics and research methods, and social networks and social network analysis.

In addition to teaching, Misty has worked on...
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Ricardo Rivas
Email: ricardorivas@email.arizona.edu

I am a PhD candidate in Sociology. I earned a Conicyt-Fulbright Chile grant for my doctoral studies in the United States. 


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Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear
(née Small-Rodriguez)
Email: desisrl@email.arizona.edu

Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear (née Small-Rodriguez) is pursuing dual PhDs in sociology at the University of Arizona and demography at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.  Her research interests are social demography, race and ethnicity, health, and social stratification. Her ongoing research...
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Louise Roth
Associate Professor of Sociology
Email: lroth@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-3525
Office: Social Sciences Room 438
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Jeff Sallaz
Associate Professor of Sociology
Email: jsallaz@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-3084
Office: Social Sciences Room 439A
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Amanda Schutz
PhD Candidate
Email: amschutz@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 436

I am a PhD candidate in sociology and expect to defend my dissertation, "Congregation Among the Least Religious: The Process and Meaning of Organizing Around Non-Belief," in the spring of 2018. I received my MA in sociology from the University of Arizona (2012) and my BA in sociology and...
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Kathleen C. Schwartzman
Professor of Sociology
Email: kcs@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1883
Office: Social Sciences Room 419
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Sam Scovill
Email: sscovill@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences Building, Room 412

Sam is a second-year Ph.D. student in sociology.  Their research interests include social movements, particularly how they use the Internet and social media as a tactical platform and alternative space for activist endeavors, as well as political sociology, sociology of law, and theory.  They...
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Ryan Seebruck
Email: seebruck@email.arizona.edu

I earned my PhD in sociology at the University of Arizona in December 2015. My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright and Boren Foundations, among others. My dissertation, "Engineering Equality: The Organization of Education Labor Markets and the Distribution...
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Charles Seguin
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Email: seguin@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-2560
Office: Soc Sci Rm 437B

My research interests include political sociology, historical sociology, sociology of culture, and computational (“big data”) methodology. I use computational, quantitative, and historical methods to study the sources and dynamics of cultural and political change. 


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James Shockey
Associate Professor of Sociology
Email: jshockey@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-2422
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Julia Smith
Email: juliasmith@email.arizona.edu
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Darla Still
Doctoral Student
Email: dmstill@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 412

Darla is a doctoral student in the School of Sociology at the  University of Arizona. Her research interests are broadly focused on social relationships and the study of health and mental illness. She is also interested in social networks and social psychology. Her most recent project evaluates...
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Sarah Strand
Email: sstrand@email.arizona.edu
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Robin Stryker
Professor of Sociology, Affiliated Professor of Law, Affiliated Professor of Government and Public Policy, and Research Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse
Email: rstryker@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-3531
Office: Social Sciences Room 428
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Hyungjun Suh
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: suhhyungjun@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 436B
Hyungjun is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology. He received a B.A (2008) and an M.A. (2013) in Sociology from Seoul National University, South Korea. His research interests range from antecedents and consequences of housing status, housing regime, wealth, stratification/inequality, institutional/...
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Kendra Thompson-Dyck
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: kthompd@email.arizona.edu

Kendra Thompson-Dyck is Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Arizona.  She studies how the spatial distribution of organizations impacts community well-being, particularly for youth populations.  Her dissertation explores neighborhood influences on juvenile recidivism in the Phoenix...
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Attila Varga
PhD candidate
Email: attilavarga@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 436.

Research Interests

Social Network Analysis, Quantitative Science Studies, Sociology of Knowledge

Publications

Lengyel B, Varga A, Ságvári B, Jakobi Á, Kertész J 2015. Geographies of an Online Social Network. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0137248. doi:...
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Luis Vila-Henninger
Doctoral Candidate
Email: lvilahen@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1504
FAX: (520) 621.9875
Office: Social Sciences 416a

Luis Antonio Vila-Henninger is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Arizona and is completing his dissertation.  Luis' dissertation and subsequent research draws on semi-structured interviews with 120 respondents about real ballot measures that span four domains of economic...
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A. Joseph West
PhD Candidate
Email: ajwest@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 801-509-2500
Office: Social Sciences #430

Joseph is a graduate student in the department of sociology. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Philosophy from the University of Utah in 2007, and a Masters of Arts in Sociology from The University of Arizona in 2010. His research focuses on religion, culture and social movement...
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Ashley Weyers
Ph.D. Student
Email: weyersaa@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences Building, Room 412

Ashley is a second-year Ph.D. student in sociology. Her interests include sex and gender, reproduction, stratification, and qualitative methods. She is currently conducting a comparative qualitative study of midwifery in Seattle and Vancouver B.C.

Ashley received her Bachelor of Arts in...
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Adam Winn
Email: agwinn@email.arizona.edu
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Sophia Yanik
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Eunsung Yoon
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Jane Zavisca
Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean for Research, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Email: janez@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1112
Office: Douglass Building, Room 200W
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Liwen Zeng
Ph. D Candidate
Email: liwenz@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 412

The First year student in Sociology 


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