PhDs on the Job Market

The following students are on the 2016-17 job market: 

Chad Borkenhagen CV
Dissertation Title: Evidence-based creativity: Knowledge and social structure in the culinary science and mathematical finance.
Dissertation Committee: John Levi Martin (chair), James Evans, Karin Knorr Cetina
Research Interests: Organizations, culture, knowledge, creativity, networks, computational methods



Michael Castelle CV
Dissertation Title: The Transaction and the Exchange: From Database to Marketplace, 1970-2000
Dissertation Committee: Andrew Abbott, Andreas Glaeser, Adrian Johns (History)
Research Interests: Sociology of Computing, Economic Sociology, History of Technology



Adilia James CV
Dissertation Title: Is Professional Knowledge Gendered?: Clients' Role in the Gender Pay Gap Problem.
Dissertation Committee: Andrew Abbott (co-chair), Kristen Schilt (co-chair), D'Lane Compton (University of New Orelans), Christine Percheski (Northwestern University
Research Interests: Sex and Gender, Work/Occupations, Social Inequalities, Education, Mixed Research Methods



ChengPang Lee CV
Dissertation Title: The Rise of the Tzu-Chi Movement: Organizational Innovation, Assemblage of Networks and the Culture of Charisma.
Dissertation Committee: Dingxin Zhao (Chair)
Research Interests: Organization, Innovation, Social Movement, Religion, Political Sociology, Comparative-Historical Method

Haena Lee CV
Dissertation Title: Aging in Context: The impact of Household and Neighborhood Stress on Physical, Emotional and Cognitive Health in Later Life.
Dissertation Committee: Linda Waite, Kathleen Cagney, Louise Hawkley.
Research Interests: Aging health; Social and behavioral health; Contextual Stress; Obesity; Loneliness; Cognitive Impairment
Website: grad_students/HaenaLee.shtml


Muh-Chung Lin CV
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Remarriage (defended December 15, 2015)
Dissertation Committee: Linda Waite (Chair), Edward Laumann, Kristen Schilt 
Research Interests: Marriage and the Family, Family Sociology, Social Demography, Aging and the Life Course, Quantitative Methods


Peter McMahan CV
Dissertation Title: Hot topics, cold shoulders: Contention, exclusion, and prestige in three communities.
Dissertation Committee: James Evans (Chair), John Levi Martin, Kazuo Yamaguchi
Research Interests: social influence, social status, statistical modeling, network analysis, quantitative methodology



Rick Moore CV
Dissertation Title: Atheists and Evangelicals: Creating the category of religion in American life.
Dissertation Committee: John Levi Martin (Chair), Andrew Abbott, Omar McRoberts, Courtney Bender (Columbia University)
Research Interests: Culture, Cognition, Religion, Theory, Methods




Abigail Ocobock CV
Dissertation Title: The Institutionalization of Same-Sex Marriage: How Access to Legal Marriage Impacts LGBQ People’s Relationships.
Dissertation Committee: Kristen Schilt (Chair), Elisabeth Clemens, Barbara Risman (University of Illinois at Chicago), Carla Pfeffer (University of Couth Carolina)
Research Interests: Family sociology, gender, sexualities, institutional sociology, and research methods (qualitative and mixed methods).


Robert Owens CV
Dissertation Title: Judicial Interpretive Disputes and the Adjudication of Asylum Claims in U.S. Federal Courts.
Dissertation Committee: Andrew Abbott (chair), Elisabeth Clemens, Terence Halliday (American Bar Foundation), Tom Ginsburg (Law)
Research Interests: Law and Society, Sociology of Knowledge, Social Theory, Comparative/Historical Sociology.



Maude Pugliese CV
Dissertation Title: Socio-Economic Disparities in Portfolio Composition: Their Historical Causes and Their Consequences for Inequality in America.
Dissertation Committee: Andrew Abbott (Chair, U of C, sociology), Linda J Waite (U of C, sociology), Jim Sparrow (U of C, history), Monica Prasad (Northwestern, sociology)
Research Interests: Inequality and Stratification; Sociology of Finance; Sociology of the Family; Asset Choice; Credit Use; Regulation of Consumer Credit; Comparative Historical Sociology; and Survey Data Analysis.
Website: grad_students/Maude%20Pugliese.shtml



Nora Taplin CV
Dissertation Title: Metropolitan Racial Segregation and Residential Relocation Process for Middle Income African Americans.
Dissertation Committee: John Levi Martin (Chair); Kathleen Cagney; Forrest Stuart; Scott W. Allard
Research Interests: Urban Sociology, Race, and the Sociology of Technology




Misha Teplitskiy CV
Dissertation Title: Judgments of scientific quality and their effects on published knowledge and its diffusion.
Dissertation Committee: Andrew Abbott, James Evans (Chair), Karin Knorr
Research Interests: Science and innovation policy, sociology of science and knowledge, computational methods



Brian Tuohy CV
Dissertation Title: Mexican Chicago': Modes of Incorporation in a Mexican-American Network
Dissertation Committee: Richard Taub (co-chair), Omar McRoberts (co-chair) and Kathleen Cagney
Research Interests: Immigration, health, urban sociology, and race and ethnicity
Website: grad_students/BrianTuohy.shtml