Students On the Market

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

Matthew Aguilar-Champeau

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Advisor: Enid Logan
Research Interests: Race, Class, Culture, Gaming, Marxist Sociology, Qualitative Methods
Dissertation Title: "RUN-STOP-FIERCE: An Ethnographic Examination of Race and Culture in the Fighting Game Community"

Ethan Johnson

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Advisor: Penny Edgell
Research Interests: Culture, social movements, anti-racism, urban sociology, transportation and urban planning
Dissertation Title: "W​hose Roads are They? Resisting, Organizing, and Existing within Car-Dominated Transportation Infrastructure in the Twin Cities"

Jillian LaBranche

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Advisors: Joachim Savelsberg and Alejandro Baer
Research Interests: Sociology of Knowledge, Collective Memory, Comparative Methods, Transitional Justice, Mass Violence, and Education
Dissertation Title: "Violence in the Classroom: Negotiating Historical Narratives in Rwanda and Sierra Leone"

Tayler Nelson

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Advisors: Teresa Gowan and Kathleen Hull
Research Interests: Sex & Gender, Medical Sociology, Mental Health, Emotions, Embodiment, Qualitative Methods 
Dissertation Title: "Bad at Love: Constructing ‘Healthy’ Relationships through Sex and Love Addiction Recovery"

Christopher Robertson

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Advisor: Michelle Phelps
Research Interests: Crime, Law, and Justice; Punishment;  Population Health; Race and Racism; Socio-Spatial Processes; Urban Sociology
Dissertation Title: "Covenanted-Policing: Policing, Spatial Racism, and Health (In)Equity in Minneapolis, Minnesota"