Students On the Market

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

Aimzhan Iztayeva

Iztayeva CV
Advisor: Ann Meier
Research Interests:  Gender, labor market, care work, inequality.
Dissertation Title:  "Custodial Single Fathers and Employment Discrimination: Penalized or Protected?"

Ethan Johnson

Johnson CV
Advisor: Penny Edgell
Research Interests: Culture, Inequality, Urban Sociology, Institutions
Dissertation Title: "Utopia Through Busses and Bikes: The Efforts to Improve Racial Equity, Health, Safety, Sustainability, and Everything Else with “Person-First” Public Planning."

Chris Levesque

Levesque CV | Personal Webpage
Advisors: Elizabeth Heger Boyle and Jack DeWaard
Research Interests: Demography, social stratification, migration, sociology of law
Dissertation title: "Contexts of Reception in the U.S. Immigration Court System"

Miray Philips

Philips CV | Personal Webpage
Advisor: Joachim Savelsberg
Research Interests: Religion; Migration; Human Rights; Knowledge; Culture; Politics; US-Middle East
Dissertation Title: "Transnational Politics of Christian Persecution: Contested Advocacy on Middle East Christians in US Foreign Policy."

Victoria Piehowski

Piehowski CV | Personal Webpage
Advisor: Josh Page
Research Interests: Sociology of Punishment, Violence, Medicalization, Political Sociology, Race, Class, Gender, Feminist and Qualitative Methods 
Dissertation Title: "The Political Uses of Trauma: Establishing and Expanding Veterans Treatment Courts in Minnesota "

Ryan Steel

Steel CV | Personal Webpage
Advisors: Josh Page and Teresa Gowan
Research Interests: Drugs and Drug Policy, Social Control, Governance, and Power, The Body and Embodiment, Health and Medicine, Institutional formation and authority, Criminalization and Medicalization, Social theory
Dissertation Title: "Making Marijuana Medical: Governing Bodies in Minnesota's Medical Cannabis Program."