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Students On the Market

Find information about current University of Minnesota sociology PhD candidates now or soon to be on the job market.

Jack Delehanty

Delehanty CV
Advisor: Penny Edgell
Research Interests: Cultural Sociology, Social Movements, Religion, Political Sociology
Dissertation Title: "Religious Activism and the Cultural Complexities of Progressive Politics"

Jasmine Trang Ha

Advisors: Elizabeth Heger Boyle and Jack DeWaard
Research Interests: Migration/Immigration, Comparative and International Education, Law and Society, Population Studies, Quantitative Methodology
Dissertation Title: “International Student Migration in the United States”

Erin Hoekstra

Hoekstra CV
Advisors: Lisa Sun-Hee Park & Teresa Gowan
Research Interests: Migration/immigration, health and medical sociology, critical race and gender, social movements, border studies
Dissertation Title: "Bodies of Resistance: Immigrant Health Care and the Movement for Immigrant Health Justice after the Affordable Care Act" 

Erik Kojola

Kojola CV
Advisors: David Pellow and Rachel Schurman
Research Interests: Environmental sociology, Labor and class, Social Movements, Political Economy, Science and technology
Dissertation Title: "Extracting Identities and Value from Nature: Risk, Identity and the Future in the Contested Politics of Copper Nickel Mining in Minnesota"

Rahsaan Mahadeo

Mahadeo CV
Advisors: David Pellow and Joyce Bell
Research Interests: Critical race theory, Time, Inequality, Urban ethnography, Life course perspective, Migration and Deportation
Dissertation Title: "Transgressive Temporalities: How Youth of Color in Urban Space Make Sense of Time"

Alex Manning

Manning CV
Advisor: Doug Hartmann
Research Interests: Race, Families, Youth, Culture, Inequalities, and Sport
Dissertation Title: "Beyond Orange Slices: The Contested Cultural Terrain of Youth Soccer in the United States"

Rebecca Maung (Stepnitz)

Maung CV
Advisors: David Pellow and Doug Hartmann
Research Interests: Capitalism and neoliberalism, cultural sociology, environmental sociology, political sociology and social change, mixed and qualitative methods, historical comparative analysis
Dissertation Title: "Romancing the Market, Rationalizing Nature: Transformations in Environmentalists' Economic Thought, 1960-2014"

Suzy McElrath

McElrath CV
Advisors: Joachim Savelsberg and Chris Uggen
Research Interests: Law, Crime, and Punishment, Human Rights, Global and Transnational Sociology
Dissertation Title: "The Global Criminalization of Genocide, 1948-2017"

Wahutu James Siguru

Siguru CV
Advisors: Joachim Savelsberg and David Pellow (UCSB)
Research Interests: Genocide and Mass Atrocities, Sociology of Media, Sociology of Knowledge,  Race and Ethnicity in Africa, Human Rights, Collective Memory, Peace and Conflict Studies and Development in Sub-Sahara Africa
Dissertation Title: "Social, Field and Regional Conditions of Knowledge: News on Darfur in Africa and the Global North "

Evan Stewart

Stewart CV
Advisor: Penny Edgell
Research Interests: Political and cultural sociology, public opinion, tolerance and prejudice, religion and secularism.
Dissertation Title: "No Church in the Wild: The Politics of American Non-Religion"

Aisha Upton

Upton CV
Advisor: Joyce Bell
Research Interests: Race and gender, social movements, organizations, and civil society/civic participation
Dissertation Title: "Roses and Revolution: Black Sororities' Responses to the Black Feminist Movement 1968-1980"

Madison Van Oort

Van Oort CV
Advisors: Teresa Gowan and David Pellow (UCSB)
Research Interests: Sociology of work; Race/class/gender; Critical data studies; Feminist Studies
Dissertation Title: "Lean work, Fast Fashion: Laboring in the World's Top Retailers"