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Terrence D. Hill
Associate Professor
Email: tdhill@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-3804
FAX: (520) 621-9875
Office: Social Sciences Room 427
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Nelson Hosley
Email: englert@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 412

I am a third year PhD student. My educational background is in philosophy of the social sciences. That background instilled in me an awareness of critical debates surrounding concepts fundamental to sociology, such as rationality, agency, and meaning, as well as introducing me to different...
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Rina James
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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 416
I am a fourth year graduate student in sociology at the University of Arizona. I use qualitative and quantitative research methods to study the dynamic relationships between gender, technology, politics, capital, and the body. My ongoing research can be broken into two primary projects....
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Jacqueline Joslyn
Email: jjoslyn3@email.arizona.edu
Office: SS 416

Jackie Joslyn is a doctoral candidate with an interest in institutional change, social networks, organizations, and development. For her dissertation, she is exploring the constituents of relationships. Her study incorporates the classical work of Mead and Cooley to advance a new concept called...
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Alexander B. Kinney
PhD Candidate
Email: abk5074@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 416A

Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Alexander B. Kinney. I am a fifth year PhD Candidate in Sociology. My interests mainly lie in advancing institutional theory by exploring the foundations of institutional change, understanding the dynamics of field transformation, and studying the...
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Justin Knoll
Email: jmknoll@email.arizona.edu
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Leslie Langbert
Adjunct Professor of Care, Health & Society and Executive Director of the Center for Compassion Studies
Email: langbert@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-3466
Office: Social Sciences 139A
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Miguel Larios
Business Manager
TEL: (520) 621-1543
FAX: (520) 621-9875
Office: Social Sciences Room 417A
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Lorre Laws
Professor of Practice
Email: lorrelaws@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-2560
Office: Social Sciences 437B
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Erin Leahey
Professor and Director of Sociology
Email: leahey@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-9351
Office: Social Sciences Room 429
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Jina Lee
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Zhuofan Li
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Steven Lizzol
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Mariana Manriquez
Email: manriquez@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520)3130873

Mariana is a first  year doctoral student  in Sociology. She earned her B.A in Political Science at the University of Arizona. Broadly, her research interests include Political Sociology, World Systems/Globalizaiton and gender. 


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Derek Martin
Multi-Year Lecturer
Email: derekcmartin@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-3480
Office: Social Sciences 404
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Daniel Martinez
Assistant Professor
Email: daniel.martinez@arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-3506
Office: 417B

Daniel E. Martínez is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona and affiliate of the Center for Latin American Studies as well as the Mexican American Studies Department. His research and teaching interests include race and ethnicity, unauthorized immigration, and...
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Brian Mayer
Associate Professor
Email: brianmayer@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-2190
Office: Social Sciences 432
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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, social movements, and culture. 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-Champaign (2009).


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John McNeill
Senior Academic Advisor
Email: jmcneill@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-6585
FAX: (520) 621-9875
Office: Social Sciences Room 404
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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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Yiru Niu
Email: yiruniu@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences Building, Rm 412
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Meltem Odabaş
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: meltemodabas@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 430

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Meltem's areas of interest are work and occupations, social networks,...
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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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Peter Ore
Email: peterore@email.arizona.edu

Peter is a second-year PhD student in sociology. Among other things, he is currently mapping the field of right-wing ideological production, tinkering with models of the political determinants of air quality monitoring, and wandering around Tucson talking to people about how they're living under...
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Jessica Pfaffendorf
Graduate Instructor
Email: pfaffendorf@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 416

 

Jessica is a PhD candidate in the School of Sociology at the University of Arizona. Her research explores the social psychological and cultural underpinnings of inequality among individuals. Active projects use qualitative and experimental methods to explore how status and stigma...
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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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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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Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear
(née Small-Rodriguez)
Email: desisrl@email.arizona.edu

Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear (née Small-Rodriguez) is a dual PhD candidate 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, state/nation building, and stratification. Desi's ongoing...
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