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Graduate Students

Name Contact Specialty
Matthew Aguilar-Champeau agui0110@umn.edu Race and ethnicity, diversity, video games and gaming
Tanja Andic andic004@umn.edu
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Education, Migration, Labor Repro-duction, Post-Socialist States, Balkan Youth, Sociology of Consumption, Discourse & Rhetoric, Ethnographic Methods, Inequality, and Welfare.
Isabel Arriagada arria014@umn.edu
Latin America, Law and Society, Economic Sociology, Theories of Punishment, Law, Crime, and Deviance
Amy August augus170@umn.edu Education, parenting, childhood, and families, youth extracurricular activities, sports
Sarah Catherine Billups billu013@umn.edu Family, gender and sexuality, sports and the body
Stacey Brumbaugh-Johnson brum0078@umn.edu
Sexuality, Family, Social Psychology, Intersectionality
Kriti Budhiraja budhi006@umn.edu  
Edgar Campos campo145@umn.edu
Sociology of Sport, Popular culture and media, Latin America
Brooke Chambers chamb443@umn.edu  
Caitlin Curry curry192@umn.edu  
Jack Delehanty dele0068@umn.edu Religion, political discourse, public morality
Scott DeMuth demut016@umn.edu
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Language and identity; nationalism; social movements; social networks; space, place, and identity
Naomi Duke duke0028@umn.edu
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Gunercindo Espinoza espin129@umn.edu  
Carolyn Fraker frake011@umn.edu
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Poverty and inequality, family, and qualitative methods
Jacqui Frost frost166@umn.edu Secularity, religion, culture, community, civic engagement
Sarah Garcia sgarcia@umn.edu Population studies (demography); health, social stratification, and inequality; poverty; health disparities
Erez Garnai garna029@umn.edu Sociology of law, law and policing, criminalization, alcohol as a public problem, alcohol laws
Rachel Grewell grew0019@umn.edu
Sociology of knowledge production, food and environmental justice, participatory action research
Lisa Gulya guly0003@umn.edu Gender, family and reproduction, life course
Matthew Gunther gunth031@umn.edu Agri-food studies, environmental justice, immigration, cultural sociology, neo-agrarianism and community
Trang (Jasmine) Ha haxxx132@umn.edu International education, globalization, migration, organizations and institutions, law and policy
Amber Hamilton hamil639@umn.edu
Blackness in the United States, Black Feminism, Media Representation, Social Media
Brit Henderson hende650@umn.edu
Population studies and quantitative methods
Erin Hoekstra hoek0057@umn.edu
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Immigration, health, social movements, gender, race, border studies, critical criminology, and environmental justice
Veronica Horowitz horow035@umn.edu Punishment, gender, sentencing and corrections, drugs and society
Liqi (Kevin) Huang huan0635@umn.edu Social psychology of identity, impact of Internet on minority identity formation; race and masculinity, LGBT; experiments
Aimzhan Iztayeva iztay001@umn.edu Gender, work, family, fatherhood
Anthony Jimenez jimen033@umn.edu Health Disparities, U.S.-Mexico Border, Critical Race Studies, Immigration, Citizenship, Biopolitics, Transnationalism, Urban Sociology
Ethan Johnson joh07820@umn.edu  
Annie Jollymore jolly039@umn.edu
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Critical race studies; citizenship; politics and governance; race, class, and gender
Anne Kaduk kaduk003@umn.edu
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Organizations and work, gender, life course, workplace flexibility, quantitative methods, environmental and social sustainability
Yagmur Karakaya karak014@umn.edu Collective Memory, Nostalgia, Mass Atrocities and Genocide, Cosmo-politanism and Globalization, Popular Culture, Qualitative Methods, Turkey
Erik Kojola kojol002@umn.edu Labor, environmental sociology, political economy, social movements, work and occupations, environmental justice
Aras Koksal koksa002@umn.edu  
Snigdha Kumar kumar238@umn.edu  
Ryan Larson lars3965@umn.edu Law, crime, and deviance, quantitative methodology and statistics, punishment, public opinion
Shi-Rong Lee leex5786@umn.edu
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Political Economy, Work and Organisations, Economic Sociology, Sociology of Finance, Social Networks, Life Course, and Health and Well-Being
Francis Lyimo lyimo002@umn.edu Political and environmental sociology, especially understanding land and natural resource disputes in sub-Saharan Africa
Rahsaan Mahadeo maha0134@umn.edu Critical race studies, life course, social inequality, immigration, citizenship and deportation
Alex Manning manni224@umn.edu Critical race studies, parenting, youth, social reproduction of inequality, sports
Suzy Maves McElrath mave0013@umn.edu Crime, law, knowledge, gender, human rights, genocide, transitional justice, peace-building
Jessica Molina molin119@umn.edu
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Law, crime, and deviance, mixed-methods research. Latino(a) youth and school discipline.
Devika Narayan naray116@umn.edu Political economy, Marxism and social theory, sociology of the state, critical development studies, infrastructure, urban studies, India
Allison Nobles noble207@umn.edu Gender, sexuality and violence
Zach Patterson patte543@umn.edu
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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
Brieanna Petersen watt0122@umn.edu
Genocide and Mass Attrocities, Cultural Trauma, Social Memory Studies
Mark Pharris pharr004@umn.edu American political culture and civil society in general, and specifically the American direct democracy movement and its historical origins.
Miray Philips phili191@umn.edu Genocide and mass atrocities, gendered and sexual violence, Middle East and North Africa.
Victoria Piehowski pieho001@umn.edu  
Amber Joy Powell powel489@umn.edu
Crime, punishment, and victimization
Neeraj Rajasekar rajas011@umn.edu Intersection of culture and race relations particularly as manifest in popular music and video and consumed through social media
Nir Rotem rotem002@umn.edu
Sociology of Development, Humanitarian aid, Globalization, Central Asian studies
Anuradha Sajjanhar sajja017@umn.edu  
jim saliba salib002@umn.edu Political influences on educational equity
Monica Saralampi sara0028@umn.edu 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.
Michael Soto sotox116@umn.edu
Social Networks, Space, Place, and Identity, Colombia/Latin America, International development, Diversity and solidarity
Emily Springer spri0075@umn.edu
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Ryan Steel steel158@umn.edu Inequality, religion, culture, discourse analysis, social class and race, political sociology, social power, power differential
Becky Stepnitz step0310@umn.edu Intersection of class politics, capitalism, and environmental/ecological politics
Evan Stewart stewa777@umn.edu Political culture, public opinion, and religion and secularism across a wide range of institutional and community contexts
Rob Stewart stewa640@umn.edu Law, crime, and deviance; punishment; collateral consequences
Andria Strano stran385@umn.edu
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Joe Svec svecx006@umn.edu Globalization, population, gender, and quantitative methods.
Caitlin Taborda tabor027@umn.edu Gender and sexuality, sociology of health and illness, race, the body
Aisha Upton upton042@umn.edu Race and gender, social movements, organizations, and civil society/civic participation
Madison Van Oort vanoo009@umn.edu Capitalism, Labor Studies, Sociology of Work Race/Class/Gender, Feminist Theory and Methods, Queer Theory
J Siguru Wahutu siguru@umn.edu Sociology of media, genocide, mass atrocities, sociology of knowldege, qualitative methodology, collective memory, comparative sociology, human rights.
Chen-Yu (Andy) Wu wuxxx812@umn.edu
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International migration, social network analysis, political sociology, organizations and institutions, comparative and historical sociology
Marie Wu mariewu@umn.edu  
Stephen Wulff wulff039@umn.edu Juvenile justice policy