Caterina Fugazzola


Dissertation Title: What’s in a Name? Language, Culture, and Tongzhi/Lala Strategies for Social Change

Committee: Elisabeth Clemens (Chair), Kristen Schilt, Dingxin Zhao

Research Interests: Social Movements, Gender and Sexuality, Social Change, Culture, East Asia, Qualitative Methods

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Cayce C. Hughes


Dissertation Title: Negotiating Privacy in the Context of Poverty: Poor Mothers and the Social Safety Net 

Committee: Kristen Schilt (co-chair), Mario Small (co-chair), Forrest Stuart, Kimberly Kay Hoang

Research Interests: Urban poverty, welfare, privacy, surveillance, health/well-being

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Melissa Osborne


Dissertation Title: Jumping the Ladder: Low-Income Students and the Strain of Social Mobility During College

Committee: Kristen Schilt (chair), John Levi Martin, Forrest Stuart, Anna Mueller

Research Interests: Social Mobility, Inequality and Stratification, Education, Organizations, Culture, Urban Sociology, Theory, Qualitative Methods 

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Misha Teplitskiy


Dissertation Title: Judgments of scientific quality and their effects on published knowledge and its diffusion

Committee: Andrew Abbott, James Evans (chair), Karin Knorr

Research Interests: Sociology of science, computational social science, innovation, organizational behavior, field experiments

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