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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
Off-site
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
Jackie Austin austi241@umn.edu Demography, mental health, suicide, disability studies, life course, inequality
De Andre Beadle beadl030@umn.edu Law, Crime & Punishment, Life Course, Gender, Race & Class, Health disparities, Critical Race Theory
Anna Bokun bokun001@umn.edu Economic Sociology, financialization, income inequality, social stratification, labor markets, deindustrialization, technology, credit/debit, urbanization, post-Soviet divergence
Stacey Brumbaugh-Johnson brum0078@umn.edu
Off-site
Sexuality, Family, Social Psychology, Intersectionality
Kriti Budhiraja budhi006@umn.edu Sociology of Education, Political Economy, Urban Studies, Sociology of the State, Social Theory, India
Edgar Campos campo145@umn.edu
Culture, Political Sociology/Nationalism, Latin America, Sociology of Sport, Media, Historical Sociology
Brooke Chambers chamb443@umn.edu  
Corey Culver culve051@umn.edu  
Caitlin Curry curry192@umn.edu Punishment, deviance, social control
Christine Delp delpx011@umn.edu Culture, morality, religion
Jean Marie (DeOrnellas) Maier deorn001@umn.edu  
Gunercindo Antoneo Espinoza espin129@umn.edu Critical race theory, law and society, social movements
Jennifer Etienne etien022@umn.edu  
Carolyn Fraker frake011@umn.edu
Off-site
Poverty and inequality, family, and qualitative methods
Jacqui Frost frost166@umn.edu Cultural sociology, religion and nonreligion, identity and community, civic engagement, gender and mixed methods
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
Laura Gilbertson mand0049@umn.edu  
Rachel Grewell grew0019@umn.edu 
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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
Population studies and quantitative methods
Erin Hoekstra hoek0057@umn.edu
Off-site
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 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 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
Off-site
Critical race studies; citizenship; politics and governance; race, class, and gender
Yagmur Karakaya karak014@umn.edu Collective Memory, Nostalgia, Mass Atrocities and Genocide, Cosmo-politanism and Globalization, Popular Culture, Qualitative Methods, Turkey
Aras Koksal koksa002@umn.edu Politics, culture and theory.
Snigdha Kumar kumar238@umn.edu Labor Studies, Political Economy, History of Capitalism, Social Theory, India, Marxist Theory
Jillian LaBranche labra032@umn.edu  
Ryan Larson lars3965@umn.edu Law, crime, and deviance, quantitative methodology and statistics, punishment, public opinion
Mark Lee leex6611@umn.edu  
Chris Levesque leves026@umn.edu  
Francis Lyimo lyimo002@umn.edu
Off-site
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
Mahala Miller mill8570@umn.edu  
Jessica Molina molin119@umn.edu
Off-site
Law, crime, and deviance, mixed-methods research. Latino(a) youth and school discipline.
Becky Maung step0310@umn.edu Intersection of class politics, capitalism, and environmental/ecological politics
Devika Narayan naray116@umn.edu Political economy, Marxism and social theory, sociology of the state, critical development studies, infrastructure, urban studies, India
Tayler Nelson nels9559@umn.edu  
Allison Nobles noble207@umn.edu Gender, sexuality and violence
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 Punishment, sociology of law, poverty governance, feminist policy, economy, discourse, qualitative methods
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
Chris Robertson robe1930@umn.edu Social Class and Race, Policing, Punishment, Black Middle Class
Nir Rotem rotem002@umn.edu
Off-site
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  
Ryan Steel steel158@umn.edu Inequality, religion, culture, discourse analysis, social class and race, political sociology, social power, power differential
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
Caitlin Taborda-Whitt 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
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
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Stephen Wulff wulff039@umn.edu Juvenile justice policy
Annika Yates yates104@umn.edu