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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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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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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 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
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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 experimental and qualitative methods to explore how identity 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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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 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, and social stratification. Desi's ongoing research...
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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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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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Victoria Sisk
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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 416a

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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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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Ashley Weyers
Ph.D. Student
Email: weyersaa@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences Building, Room 412

Ashley is a third-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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Eunsung Yoon
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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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Yongjun Zhang
ABD
Office: SSB 436C

Yongjun (Josh) Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Arizona. His main research interests lie in the intersection of social movements, organizations, networks, and stratification. He uses statistical, computational, and network methods to study how shareholder and...
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Yi Zhao
Doctoral Student
Email: yz579@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 412

 

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My name is Yi (pronounced exactly as the letter “E”) Zhao. I am a 4th-year doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at University of Arizona. I...
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