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Graduate Students

Name Contact Specialty
Matthew Aguilar-Champeau Race and ethnicity, diversity, video games and gaming
Tanja Andic
Education, Migration, Labor Repro-duction, Post-Socialist States, Balkan Youth, Sociology of Consumption, Discourse & Rhetoric, Ethnographic Methods, Inequality, and Welfare.
Arta Ankrava Identity, Migration, Diaspora, Anti-communism,Transnationalism, Archives, Collective memory.
Isabel Arriagada  
Amy August Education, parenting, childhood, and families, youth extracurricular activities, sports
Sarah Catherine Billups Family, gender and sexuality, sports and the body
Stacey Brumbaugh-Johnson  
Kriti Budhiraja  
Jack Delehanty Religion, political discourse, public morality
Scott DeMuth
Language and identity; nationalism; social movements; social networks; space, place, and identity
Naomi Duke
Sinan Erensu
Critical development studies, nature-society relations, urban and rural theory, political ecology with a particular focus on emerging landscapes of renewable energy and water/energy nexus
Carolyn Fraker
Poverty and inequality, family, and qualitative methods
Jacqui Frost Secularity, religion, culture, community, civic engagement
Sarah Garcia Population studies (demography); health, social stratification, and inequality; poverty; health disparities
Erez Garnai Sociology of law, law and policing, criminalization, alcohol as a public problem, alcohol laws
Rachel Grewell
Sociology of knowledge production, food and environmental justice, participatory action research
Lisa Gulya
Gender, family and reproduction, life course
Matthew Gunther
Agri-food studies, environmental justice, immigration, cultural sociology, neo-agrarianism and community
Trang (Jasmine) Ha International education, globalization, migration, organizations and institutions, law and policy
Brit Henderson  
Erin Hoekstra
Immigration, health, social movements, gender, race, border studies, critical criminology, and environmental justice
Veronica Horowitz Punishment, gender, sentencing and corrections, drugs and society
Liqi (Kevin) Huang
Social psychology of identity, impact of Internet on minority identity formation; race and masculinity, LGBT; experiments
Anthony Jimenez
Health Disparities, U.S.-Mexico Border, Critical Race Studies, Immigration, Citizenship, Biopolitics, Transnationalism, Urban Sociology
Ethan Johnson  
Annie Jollymore
Critical race studies; citizenship; politics and governance; race, class, and gender
Anne Kaduk
Organizations and work, gender, life course, workplace flexibility, quantitative methods, environmental and social sustainability
Yagmur Karakaya
Collective Memory, Nostalgia, Mass Atrocities and Genocide, Cosmo-politanism and Globalization, Popular Culture, Qualitative Methods, Turkey
Erik Kojola Labor, environmental sociology, political economy, social movements, work and occupations, environmental justice
Ryan Larson Law, crime, and deviance, quantitative methodology and statistics, punishment, public opinion
Shi-Rong Lee Political Economy, Work and Organisations, Economic Sociology, Sociology of Finance, Social Networks, Life Course, and Health and Well-Being
Stefanie Lightner
Sociology of education, social stratification
Francis Lyimo Political and environmental sociology, especially understanding land and natural resource disputes in sub-Saharan Africa
Rahsaan Mahadeo Critical race studies, life course, social inequality, immigration, citizenship and deportation
Alex Manning Critical race studies, parenting, youth, social reproduction of inequality, sports
Suzy Maves McElrath Crime, law, knowledge, gender, human rights, genocide, transitional justice, peace-building
Jessica Molina
Law, crime, and deviance, mixed-methods research. Latino(a) youth and school discipline.
Devika Narayan Political economy, Marxism and social theory, sociology of the state, critical development studies, infrastructure, urban studies, India
Allison Nobles Gender, sexuality and violence
Zach Patterson Social movements, uses and effects of digital information technologies, development/underdevelopment, development theory and the state, international political economy, East and Southern Africa, Marxism, Marxist cultural critique, mass media, alternative media practice
Mark Pharris American political culture and civil society in general, and specifically the American direct democracy movement and its historical origins.
Miray Philips
Genocide and mass atrocities, gendered and sexual violence, Middle East and North Africa.
Victoria Piehowski  
Amber Powell  
Neeraj Rajasekar Intersection of culture and race relations particularly as manifest in popular music and video and consumed through social media
Anuradha Sajjanhar  
Jim Saliba Political influences on educational equity
Monica Saralampi Theories of environmental privilege and the interaction between capitalism, colonialism and the environment through the pursuit of research in food studies and the effectiveness of hunger relief approaches.
Emily Springer
Ryan Steel Inequality, religion, culture, discourse analysis, social class and race, political sociology, social power, power differential
Becky Stepnitz Intersection of class politics, capitalism, and environmental/ecological politics
Evan Stewart Political culture, public opinion, and religion and secularism across a wide range of institutional and community contexts
Rob Stewart Law, crime, and deviance; punishment; collateral consequences
Andria Strano
Stephen Suh
Race, class & gender, critical race theory, migration, postcolonial studies/theory, Asian American studies
Joe Svec Globalization, population, gender, and quantitative methods.
Caitlin Taborda Gender and sexuality, sociology of health and illness, race, the body
Aisha Upton
Race and gender, social movements, organizations, and civil society/civic participation
Madison Van Oort
Capitalism, Labor Studies, Sociology of Work Race/Class/Gender, Feminist Theory and Methods, Queer Theory
Nicholas J Wahutu Sociology of media, genocide, mass atrocities, sociology of knowldege, qualitative methodology, collective memory, comparative sociology, human rights.
Sarah Whetstone
Race, class and gender; punishment, deviance and social control, social theory, sociology of health and illness, drugs & society, qualitative methods
Chen-Yu (Andy) Wu
International migration, social network analysis, political sociology, organizations and institutions, comparative and historical sociology
Marie Wu  
Stephen Wulff Juvenile justice policy
Lei (Frank) Zhang
Statistics and quantitative methods, social networks and social capital, social stratification and inequality