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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.

Tanja Andic

Andic CV
Advisor: Teresa Gowan
Research Interests: Sociology of the future, transitions to adulthood, labor migration, post-socialist states, economic sociology, qualitative methods, discourse and rhetoric, social theory.
Dissertation Title: "Anticipating the 'Blocked Future': Transitions to Adulthood and Migration Aspirations in Serbia"

Amy August

August CV
Advisor: Doug Hartmann
Research Interests: Education, Families, Sport, Cultural Sociology, Qualitative Research Methods.
Dissertation Title: "Sorting in Sports and Schools: How Early Childhood Teachers and Coaches Categorize Children"

Jessica Cuthbert

Cuthbert CV
Advisor: Chris Uggen
Research Interests: School Discipline and Penal System Practices; Criminalization of Black and Latino/a/x Youth; Mixed-Methods Research, Urban Studies
Dissertation Title: "Racial Threat and Gender Effects in School Discipline: Metro Atlanta, Georgia 2009-2015"

Jacqui Frost

Frost CV | Personal Website
Advisor: Penny Edgell
Research Interests: Cultural sociology, religion and nonreligion, urban and community studies, social movements, gender
Dissertation Title: "Modern but Not Meaningless: Nonreligious Cultures and Communities in the United States"

Yagmur Karakaya

Karakaya CV | Personal Website
Advisor: Teresa Gowan
Research Interests: Cultural Sociology, Sociology of media and communication, collective memory, nostalgia, political Sociology, popular culture, public history,
Dissertation Title: "Disentangling Contemporary Ottoman Nostalgia in Turkey: Popular and Political Forms of Collective Memory"

Devika Narayan

Advisors: Michael Goldman and Rachel Schurman
Research Interests: Digital Sociology, Economic Sociology, Sociology of Work and Occupations, Organizations and Technology, Labor Studies, Social Inequality, Global Political Economy, Critical Management Studies, Development Studies, Urban Studies, Social Theory.
Dissertation Title: "Between the Cloud and a Hard Place: A study of digital technologies and emerging industrial logics"

Emily Springer

Springer CV
Advisors: Rachel Schurman and Elizabeth Heger Boyle
Research Interests: Sociology of Development, Organizations, Gender, Sociology of Quantification, Technology and Society, and Feminist Methodologies.
Dissertation Title: "The Production of Knowledge through Quantification: The Case of "Women's Empowerment" Measurement in Transnational Evaluation Systems"

Rob Stewart

Stewart CV | Personal Website
Advisor: Chris Uggen
Research Interests: Punishment, law and society, stigma, education, experimental and mixed methods.
Dissertation Title: "Criminal Records and College Admissions"

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"