Placements by PhD year


Alexandra Brewer
Assistant Professor in Sociology at Wake Forest University
Dissertation: The Deserving Pain: How Clinicians Arbitrate Credibility and Merit in the Midst of the Opioid Crisis

Josh Mausolf 
UX Researcher at Facebook
Dissertation: Enter the Partisan Firm: How Affective Polarization Shapes Corporation and Career


Maoz Brown
Head of Research at Wharton Social Impact Initiative

Caterina Fugazzola
Earl Johnson Instructor Postdoc, Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago
Dissertation: What’s in a Name? Language, Culture, and Tongzhi Strategies for Social Change

Danya Lagos
NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center
Dissertation: Embodiment, Identity, and Gender Regimes in the United States: Findings From Population Surveys
Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC Berkeley

Jim Murphy
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

Melissa Osborne
Assistant Professor in Sociology at Western Washington University

Jeffrey Parker
Assistant Professor in Sociology and Anthropology at the University of New Orleans

Alicia Riley
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of California San Francisco
Dissertation: The Social Production of Health Inequalities Across Local Contexts

Hanisah Binte Abdullah Sani
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, University of Michigan

Yinxian Zhang
China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ash Center, Harvard University


Pedro Aceves
Assistant Professor of Management, Bocconi University
Dissertation: Linguistic Relativity, Collective Cognition, and Team Performance

Maryam Alemzadeh
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University
Dissertation: Institutionalizing a Revolutionary Army: The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, 1979-82

Nidia Bañuelos
Postdoctoral Fellowship, UC Davis, School of Education
Dissertation: The 1970s in a History of American For-Profit Colleges and Universities

Chad Borkenhagen
Postdoctoral Fellowship, INCITE Lab, Columbia University 

Michael Castelle
Assistant Professor at University of Warwick

John Eason
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin
Dissertation: Big House on the Prairie: Investigating the Growth and Impact of Rural Prison Siting

Jessica Feldman
Research Analyst at the Mellon Foundation

Chris Graziul
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Development UChicago
Dissertation: Venues: Locating Social Context

Whitney Johnson
Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Dissertation: Learning to Listen: Knowledge of Value in Auditory Culture

Jean Lin
Assistant Professor of Sociology Cal State East Bay
Dissertation: The Dynamics of Grassroots Environmental Protests in China: State-Protest Leader Interactions and Movement Trajectories

Cheng Pang Lee
Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore for 2018
Dissertation: Socializing Hospitals: Welfare, Medicine and the Rise of Tzu-Chi, 1966-1990

Peter McMahan
Assistant Professor at McGill University
Dissertation: Unreciprocated Relationships and the Structure of Status

Marcelle Medford
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bates College
Dissertation: The Culture of Distance: Rethinking Black Ethnic Relations

Rick Moore
Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University/Sociology & Center for Teaching and Learning
Dissertation: Atheists and Evangelicals: Creating the Category of Religion in American Life

Abigail Ocobock
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Notre Dame
Dissertation: The Institutionalization of Same-Sex Marriage: How Access to Legal Marriage Impacts LGBQ People's Relationships

Maude Pugliese
Assistant Professor at Université du Québec - Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
Dissertation: Socioeconomic Disparities in Portfolio Composition: Their Historical Causes and their Consequences for Inequality in America

Nora Taplin 
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Earlham College
Dissertation: Metropolitan Racial Segregation and the Residential Relocation Process for Middle Income African Americans

Brian Tuohy 
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles
Dissertation: Mexican Chicago: Modes of Incorporation in a Mexican-American Network

Jaclyn Wong
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of South Carolina 
Dissertation: Negotiating Competing Desires: How Young Professionals Make Career and Family Decision


Michael Castelle
Dissertation: The Transaction and the Exchange: From Database to Marketplace, 1970-2000
Asst. Prof., Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick

David Ferguson
Dissertation: The Sociological Construction of Race in the Jim Crow South, 1920-1945: Three Episodes in the Early History of the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina
Associate, Isaacson, Miller (executive search firm)

Cayce Hughes
Dissertation: Negotiating Privacy in the Context of Poverty: Poor Mothers and the Social Safety Net
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Sociology, Rice University (2-years)
Assistant Professor of Sociology at Colorado College

Adilia James
Dissertation: Is Professional Knowledge Gendered?: Clients' Role in the Gender Pay Gap Problem
Asst. Prof., Endicott College

Cheng-Pang Lee
Dissertation: Socializing Hospitals: Welfare, Medicine and the Rise of Tzu-Chi, 1966-1990
Post-doc, Kennedy School, Harvard University
Asst. Prof., National University of Singapore

Haena Lee
Dissertation: Environmental Disorder, Psychosocial Distress, and Childhood Disadvantage: Sources of Health Risks in Later Life
Post-doc, Psychosocial and Cognitive Aging Project, Survey Research Center, Institute of Social Research, UMichigan

Le Lin
Dissertation: The Emergence and Transformation of China’s Education and Training Industry, 1980-2010
Asst. Prof., University of Hawaii at Manoa

Peter McMahan
Dissertation: Unreciprocated Relationships and the Structure of Status
Post-doc: Dept. of Computer Science Info Lab, Graduate School of Education, and Dept. of Linguistics, Stanford University
Asst. Prof., McGill University (2018-19)

Abigail Ocobock
Dissertation: The Institutionalization of Same-Sex Marriage: How Access to Legal Marriage Impacts LGBQ People's Relationships
Post-doc, University of Notre Dame (2 years)
Visiting Asst. Prof., University of Notre Dame (2 year)

B. Robert Owens
Dissertation: Judicial Interpretive Disputes and the Adjudication of Asylum Claims in U.S. Federal Courts
Senior Associate, Civic Consulting Alliance


Bañuelos, Nidia
Dissertation: The 1970s in a History of American For-Profit Colleges and Universities 
Post-doc: Robert Woodruff Library, Emory University

Coutinho-Sledge, Piper
Dissertation: Embodying Gender through Cancer: Medical Interactions and the Production of Appropriately Gendered Godies
Assistant Professor, Bryn Mawr College

Doering, Jan
Dissertation: All in This Together? Crime, Race, and Community in Multicultural Neighborhoods
Assistant Professor, McGill University

Doering, Laura
Dissertation: Social Determinnants of Economic Growth: Microenterprise and Microfinance in Latin America
Assistant Professor of Strategy and Organizations, McGill University

Douglas, Gordon
Dissertation: D.I.Y. Urban Design: Inequality, Privilege, and Creative Transgression in the Help-Yourself City
Post-doc: Rebuild by Design research fellowship at Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU; in 2016-17: Acting Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge; Assistant Professorof Urban and Regional Planning, San Jose State University, starting Autumn 2017

Graziul, Christopher
Dissertation: Venues: Locating Social Context
Post-doc: Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University

Greyeyes, Wendy
Dissertation: Holding Sovereignty Accountable: The Constraints of Tribal Education Organizational Design
Assistant Professor, Native American Studies, University of New Mexico, Albequerque

Jagesic, Sanja
Dissertation: Effects of Academic Match on Student Outcomes in College
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Jean, Marshall
Dissertation: Can You "Work Your Way Up?" - Ability Grouping and the Development of Academic Engagement
Post-doc: Institute of Education Sciences Post-doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

Daniel Kimmel
Dissertation: The Process of School Violence
Asst. Prof., Yeshiva University

Liu, Sida
Dissertation: The Logic of Fragmentation: An Ecological Analysis of the Chinese Legal Services Market
Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Toronto

Medford-Lee, Marcelle
Dissertation: The Culture of Distance: Rethinking Black Ethnic Relations
C3 Mellon Post-doctoral fellow at Connecticut College (2 years)

Merriman, Benjamin
Dissertation: Conservative Innovators: The Use of Novel Legal and Administrative Practices in State Officeholders' Challenge to Federal Power
Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs & Administration, University of Kansas

Taplin-Kaguru, Nora
Dissertation: Metropolitan Racial Segregation and the Residential Relocation Process for Middle Income African Americans
Post-doc: Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago

Teplitskiy, Mikhail
Dissertation: Judgments of Scientific Quality and Their Effects on Published Knowledge
Post-doc: Postdoctoral Fellow in the Crowd Innovation Lab, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard 

VandeVusse, Alicia
Dissertation: Assisted Reproduction in Germany and the United States: Regulating the Family and Negotiating Conceptions
Research Specialist, Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3), University of Chicago

Yifat, Tal
Dissertation: Social Movement Governance of a Mass Market Value Chain
Post-doc: Ivey Business School, Western Ontario University

Zhang, Yang
Dissertation: Insurgent Dynamics: The Coming of the Chinese Rebellions, 1850-1873
Assistant professor, School of International Service, American University


Akchurin, Maria (Mary)
Dissertation: The Politics of Water: Privatizing Water and Sanitation Utilities in Buenos Aires and Santiago
Post-doc: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, Northwestern University

Castaño Rodriguez, Paola
Dissertation:"The Time of the Victims”: Understandings of Violence and Institutional Practices in the National Commission of Reparation and Reconciliation in Colombia
Post-doc: Smithsonian Insititution

Iveniuk, James
Dissertation: Social Relationships, Positivity, and Personality in Older Adulthood
Post-doc: Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Lee, Monica
Dissertation: Structural and Cultural Processes in the Development of the Frankfurt School
Data Scientist, Facebook

Lin, Yen-chun
Dissertation: The Dynamics of Grassroots Environmental Protests in China: State-Protest Leader Interactions and Movement Trajectories
Post-doc: Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford University

McClintock, Louisa
Dissertation: Projects of Punishment in Post-War Poland: War Criminals, Collaborators, Traitors, and the (Re)Construction of the Nation
Post-doc: Harriman Institute, Columbia University

Ocobock, Abigail
Dissertation: The Institutionalization of Same-Sex Marriage: How Access to Legal Marriage Impacts LGBQ People's Relationships
Post-doc: University of Notre Dame

Perry, Samuel
Dissertation: Children of Glory: Orphan Care and the Cultural Limits of Evangelical Activism
Asst. Prof. of Sociology and Religious Studies, University of Oklahoma

Pugliese, Maude
Dissertation: Explaining the causes and consequences of socio-economic disparities in portfolio composition in the United States between 1918 and 2013
Post-doc: McGill University, Dept. of Sociology and the Center on Population Dynamics

Schalliol, David
Dissertation: How Social Processes Organize Neighborhood Problems and Solutions
Asst. Prof., St. Olaf College

Swerts, Thomas
Dissertation: Non-Citizen Citizenship: A Comparative Ethnography of Undocumented Activism in Chicago and Brussels
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Sociological Research (CeSO), University of Leuven

Tian, Geng
Dissertation: Empire Building and the Formation of the Rebellious Peripheries: The Making of Civilian Governments and the Muslim Rebellions in Northwestern China, 1720s-1860s
Asst. Prof., Peking University

Tsai, Gawin
Dissertation: Jurisdictional and Professional Boundaries: The Growth and Maintenance of a Parallel Profession
Post-doc: Health Policy and Health Services Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)

Wang, Liping
Dissertation: Ethnicizing the Frontier: Imperial Transformation and Ethnic Confrontations in China-Inner Mongolia, 1890s-1930s
Asst. Prof., University of Hong Kong


Doering, Jan
Dissertation: Public Safety, Community, and Race Relations in Two Chicago Neighborhoods
Post-doc: University of Toronto

Doering, Laura
Dissertation: Social Determinants of Economic Growth in Emerging Markets: Microenterprise and Microfinance in Central America
Asst. Prof., University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management

Douglas, Gordon
Dissertation: Do-it-Yourself Urban Design: Informal Improvement, Formal Knowledge, and the Rebirth of the Crowd-Planned City
Post-doc: Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University

Raudenbush, Danielle
Dissertation: Social Networks and Informal Health Care Strategies of the Urban Poor
Asst. Prof., University of California San Diego


Liegel, Greg
Dissertation: Bridges and Buffers: Legal Intermediation in the Contested Field of High-Skilled Labor Migration

Lyke, Sheldon
Dissertation: Cosmopolitan Courts and Strange Laws: Essays on Judicial Globalization and the Social Resistance to Foreign
Asst. Prof., Whittier Law School

Shim, Jae-Mahn
Dissertation: Plural Medical Systems: The Institutionalization of Diversity and Its Social Consequences
Asst. Prof., City University of Seoul, Korea

Soyer, Michaela
Dissertation: The Struggle to Change: Life Course Alteration and Environmental Opportunities for Juvenile Offenders
Post-doc: Penn State University
Asst. Prof., Hunter College (beginning Summer 2015)

Wang, Liping
Dissertation: Ethnicizing the Frontier: Imperial Transformation and Ethnic Confrontations in China-Inner Mongolia, 1890s-1930s
Visiting Asst. Prof., Haverford University
Harper Schmidt Fellow, University of Chicago


Burdick-Will, Julia
Dissertation: Violent Crime and Achievement in Chicago: Neighborhoods, Peers, and Schools
Post-doc: Brown University
Asst. Prof., Johns Hopkins University

Chen, Jen-Hao
Dissertation: Early Childhood Health and Inequalities in Children's Academic and Behavioral Outcomes
Asst. Prof., Taiwan National University
Asst. Prof., University of Missouri—Columbia, Dept. of Health Science

Huebner, Daniel
Dissertation: The Making of George Herbert Mead: A Study in the Production of Knowledge in Modern Academia
Visiting Asst. Prof., American University
Asst. Prof., University of North Carolina- Greensboro

Menchik, Daniel
Dissertation: The Practices of Medicine: Knowledge Application and Authority Acquisition in Medical Work
Asst. Prof., Michigan State University 

Santana, Rafael
Dissertation: The Life and Death of Hometown Associations
Post-doc: Cornell University

Verma, SaunJuhi
Dissertation: Black Gold, Brown Labor: The Legalization of Indentured Work through the Transnational Migration Industry
Post-doc: Duke University
Asst. Prof., Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations 


Albright, Len
Dissertation: Community Social Organization and the Integration of Affordable Housing Residents in a Suburban New Jersey Community
Research Analyst, Princeton University
Asst. Prof., Northeastern University 

Austin, Kimberly Nicole
Dissertation: Reform Meets Praxis: An Analysis of School Reform Programs
Hunter College, School of Education

Bargheer, Stefan
Dissertation: Moral Entanglements: The Emergence and Transformation of Bird Conservation in Great Britain and Germany, 1790-2010
Post-doc: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Asst. Prof., University of California-Los Angeles

Chiang, Chi-Chen
Dissertation: Global Assemblage of Citizenship Rights in the United States
Research Professional

Coslor, Erica Heather
Dissertation: Wall Streeting Art: The Construction of Artwork as an Alternative Investment and the Strange Rules of the Art Market
Lecturer in Management, Department of Management and Marketing, University of Melbourne, Australia

Honig, Sylvie
Dissertation: Untangling the Apron Strings: Making Sense of the Delayed Transition to Adulthood
Visiting Asst. Prof., Bryn Mawr College

Kim, Juyeon
Dissertation: Social Contexts and Health in Late Life: Living Arrangements, Social Networks, Resources, and Health
Post-doc: NORC, University of Chicago
Asst. Prof., National University of Singapore

Lee, Linda Cloud
Dissertation: The Organizational Configuration of Schools
Post-doc: Northwestern School of Education

Mohamed, Besheer
Dissertation: The Implications of Religious Identity for American Muslims
Research Associate: Pew Research Center

Nashashibi, Rami
Dissertation: Islam in the 'Hood: Exploring the Rise of Ghetto Cosmopolitanism
Executive Director, Inner-City Muslim Action Network

Tian, Xiaoli
Dissertation: Relocating Science: Medical Missions and Western Medicine in 19th-Century China
Asst. Prof., University of Hong Kong


Buntin, Jennifer Jean
Dissertation: 'A Community of the Nations': Institutional Responses to Mexican Migration at the Urban Edge
Post-doc: Michigan State University, Julian Samora Research Institute

Kertcher, Zach
Dissertation: Institutional Expansion: The Case of Grid Computing
Post-doc: Notre Dame

Lee, Linda Cloud
Dissertation: The Organizational Configurations of Schools
Post-doc: Northwestern School of Education

Medvedeva, Masha
Dissertation: Essays on Linguistic Adaptation of Adolescent Children of Immigrants in the United States 
Post-doc: Princeton University 

Pacewicz, Josh
Dissertation: Partisans and Partners: The Politics of the Post-Industrial Economy
Post-doc: Stanford University
Asst. Prof., Brown University

Smith, Edward (Ned)
Assoc. Prof., Markets and Organizations, Northwestern University

Sun, Yanfei
Dissertation: Religions in Sociopolitical Context: The Reconfiguration of Religious Ecology in Post-Mao China
Post-doc: Columbia Society of Fellows

Yang, Hongxing
Dissertation: Diversities in Unity: Engine of China’s Economic Development
Asst. Prof., Shanghai University of Finance and Economics/Institute of Advanced Research


Eric Christopher Hedberg
Dissertation: Kin Network Size, Structure, and Social Support
Research Scientist, NORC, University of Chicago

Liu, Sida
Dissertation: The Logic of Fragmentation: An Ecological Analysis of the Chinese Legal Services Market
Asst. Prof., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Pham-Kanter, Genevieve Bao Truc
Dissertation: Essays on the Sociology and Economics of Health Inequalities
Post-doc: Princeton University, Office of Population Research (OPR)
Edmond J. Safra Fellow, Harvard University (2011-2013)
Asst. Prof., University of Colorado Denver (starting Fall 2013)

Wallace, Danielle M.
Dissertation: An Investigation of Individual Perceptions, Neighborhoods, and Disorder
Asst. Prof., Arizona State University , Department of Criminology

Weinstein, Liza Jenifer
Dissertation: Redeveloping Dharavi: Toward a Political Economy of Slums and Slum Redevelopment in Globalizing Mumbai
Asst. Prof., Northeastern University; Senior Research Associate, Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

Yoshimura, Harumasa
Dissertation: The Formation of Social Work Professions in Japan
Associate Prof., Aomori University, Japan


Bartlett, Anne Louise
Dissertation: Insurgent Politics: London, the Darfur Crisis, and the New Landscape of Transnational Political Landscape
Asst. Prof., University of San Francisco

Das, Aniruddha
Dissertation: Sexuality and Health Across the Life Course
Post-doc: NORC, University of Chicago
Asst. Prof., McGill University 

Dempsey, Nicholas Peter
Dissertation: The Coordination of Action: Non-verbal Communication in Jazz Jam Sessions
Asst. Prof., Eckard College

Eason, John Major
Dissertation: Big House on the Prairie: Investigating the Growth and Impact of Rural Prison Siting
Post-doc: Duke University
Asst. Prof., Arizona State University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Harvey, Rachel Marie
Dissertation: Duty to Firm and Market: The Subnational and Sociocultural Constitution of the London Gold Fixing, a Global Financial Market
Post-doc: Columbia University, Committee on Global Thought (2008)
Post-doc: Columbia University, Center for Global Legal Transformation

Lechtman, Zohar
Dissertation: Gendering Chicago Politics: Institutionalization of Women in Positions of Power
Post-doc: University of Haifa, Dept. of Sociology
Faculty, Western Galilee College

Lin, Fen
Dissertation: Turning Gray: Transition of Political Communication in China 1978-2008
Asst. Prof., City University of Hong Kong, Dept. of Media and Communication

Mojola, Sanyu Amimo
Dissertation: Dangerous Transitions: Exploring the Gendered Disparity in HIV Rates among African Youth
Asst. Prof., University of Colorado, Boulder

Pagis, Michal
Dissertation: Cultivating Selves: Vipassana Meditation and the Microsociology of Experience
Post-doc: Tel-Aviv University
Asst. Prof., Bar-Illan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Sanford, Marc Maurice
Dissertation: Consumption and the Urban Milieu: Using Consumption as a Measure of Similarity for Defining Urban Neighborhoods
aQuantive, Inc. Digital Marketing
Director, Custom Insight Group, Razorfish Marketing Agency

York Cornwell, Erin Sue
Dissertation: Household Disorder
Post-Doc, Cornell University (Sociology)
Asst. Prof., Cornell University


Babon, Kim Marie
Dissertation: Location, Location, Location: Reception, Context, and Controversy over Sculpture in Urban Spaces
Visiting Asst. Prof., Wake Forest University
Asst. Prof., Elon University

Cornwell, Benjamin Thomas
Dissertation: Physical Function and Social Action: Implications for Social Connectedness
Post-doc: NIA at NORC, University of Chicago
Asst. Prof., Cornell University

Daipha, Phaedra
Dissertation: Masters of Uncertainty: Weather Forecasters and the Quest for Ground Truth
Asst. Prof., Rutgers University

Kapadia, Kavita D
Dissertation: The Social Organization of Urban Schools, New Teacher Retention, and the Effects of Induction
Program Director, University of Chicago, Urban Teacher Education Program, Center for Urban School Improvement

Liu-Farrer, Gracia
Dissertation: Educationally Channeled International Labor Migration: Post-1978 Student Mobility from China to Japan
Post-doc: Tohoku University, Japan
Associate Professor, Waseda University, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Japan

Ma, Dali
Dissertation: One Academy, Two Systems: Conflict between Science and Market in the Creation of Chinese Academic Entrepreneurship
Asst. Prof., Drexel University, College of Business, Dept. of Management

MacIndoe, Heather Frances
Dissertation: Public Goods and Public Claims: Foundation Philanthropy in Chicago 1990-2000
Post-doc: Brown University, Taubman Center for Public Policy; Research appointment, Harvard University, Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations
Asst. Prof., UMass Boston, Dept. of Public Policy and Public Affairs, McCormick Graduate School of Public Policy Studies

McGhee Hassrick, Elizabeth
Dissertation: Organizational Inequalities: The Social Production of Parent Surveillance Pressures in Urban Schools
Post-doc: University of Chicago, Committee on Education
Asst. Prof., Cornell Medical School

Obukhova, Elena
Dissertation: The Rise of China's Silicon Valley: High-Skilled Migrants and Technological Development
Asst. Prof., MIT Sloan School of Management, Global Economics and Management Group; Visiting Scholar, Harvard University

Papachristos, Andrew Vasilios
Dissertation: Murder by Structure: A Network Theory of Gang Homicide
Asst. Prof., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2010 Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, Harvard University

Ren, Xuefei
Dissertation: Building Globalization: Transnational Architectural Production in Urban China
Asst. Prof., Michigan State University

Rinaldo, Rachel Anne
Dissertation: Mobilizing Piety: Women, Islam, and the Public Sphere in Indonesia
Post-doc: Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Asst. Prof., University of Virginia

Wyrod, Robert James
Dissertation: Bwaise Town: Masculinity in Urban Uganda in the Age of AIDS
Post-doc: Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco
Asst. Prof., University of Michigan, Dept. of Women’s Studies


Chang, Fengbin
Dissertation: Gender Differences in Becoming Self-Employed in Taiwan and Korea
Asst. Prof., Cheng-chi University, Taiwan

Ivester, Sukari Kimar
Dissertation: A Tale of Two Communities: The Relationship between Community Development, Community Health, and Social Capital
Post-doc: University of California, Berkeley

Kang, Jeong-han
Dissertation: Status Inconsistency and Strategic Behavior in Economic Markets
Post-doc: Cornell University, Center for Study of Economy/Society
Asst. Prof., Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Kirk, David Scott
Dissertation: Unraveling the Neighborhood and School Effects on Youth Behavior
Asst. Prof., University of Maryland, Department of Criminology
Asst. Prof., University of Texas

Lauen, Douglas Lee
Dissertation: Opportunity for All? The Hidden Causes and Consequences of School Choice in Chicago, 1960-2004
Asst. Prof., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of Public Policy

Leverentz, Andrea Margaret
Dissertation: People, Places, and Things: The Social Process of Reentry for Female Ex-Offenders
Asst. Prof., Forensic Services Certificate Program Director, University of Massachusetts Boston

Martinez, Sylvia
Dissertation: Explaining Patterns of Disengagement of Mexican American Adolescents in High School
Asst. Prof., Indiana University

Nakamura, Mayumi
Dissertation: Feminine Capital: Educational and Occupational Investment for Gender Specific Status Attainment and Its Consequences
Post-doc., Center of Excellence on Gender and Society, Ochanomizu University, Japan
Associate Prof., University of Toyama, Japan

Offer, Shira
Dissertation: Dynamics of Relational Quality and Social Isolation among Low-Income Families in the Post-Welfare Reform Era
Asst. Prof., Bar Ilan University

Su, Dejun
Dissertation: Old-Age Mortality in a Life Course Perspective: Union Army Veterans 1805-1946
Asst. Prof., University of Texas Pan American

Weinshenker, Matthew Neil
Dissertation: A Matter of Timing: Delayed Fatherhood in the United States
Asst. Prof., Fordham University


Chen, Wan-Chi
Dissertation: Does Social Origin Weigh More When a Society Gets Richer? Over-Time Analysis of Social Origin's Influence on Educational Attainment in Postwar Taiwan
Asst. Prof., Taipei University

Daley, Kelly A.
Dissertation: The Social Origins of Female Sexual Interest: Sexual Scripts Across the Life Course
Co-Director, University of Chicago Survey Lab
Senior Analyst, Abt SRBI (Research Firm)

Deschamps, Allison Paige
Dissertation: Married Dads and Unmarried Fathers: How Do Men Parent, and Can They Affect Their Children?
Post-doc: Executive Branch Fellowship, Society for Research in Child Development

Gwynne, Julia
Dissertation: Post-Secondary Plans of Chicago Youth: The Roles of Schools and Neighborhoods
Senior Research Analyst, Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago

Hyra, Derek Scott
Dissertation: Race, Politics and Neighborhood Revitalization: The Economic Transformation of Harlem and Bronzeville
Post-doc: Brown University, Research Associate in Public Policy
Associate Prof., Virginia Tech

Jin, Lei
Dissertation: Physician Professionalism and the Rationalization of Clinical Practice
Post-doc: RWJF Scholars in Health Policy Research Program, Harvard
Asst. Prof., Chinese University of Hong Kong

Johnson, Jennifer Lynn
Dissertation: Citizenship under Construction: Resources, Discourses and Political Mobilization in Contemporary Rural Mexico
Associate Prof., Kenyon College

Konieczny, Mary Ellen
Dissertation: The Spirit’s Tether: Orthodoxy, Liberalism and Family among American Catholics
Asst. Prof., Concordia University
Asst. Prof., University of Notre Dame

Lee, Zong-Rong
Dissertation: The Tertius State: Corporate Control under State Power and Intercorporate Affiliations
Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Petrin, Robert A.
Dissertation: The Structure of School Production
Post-doc: Methodology Center and The Prevention Research Center, Penn State
Research Scientist, Penn State University, Center for Educational and Developmental Sciences


Adut, Ari
Dissertation: Scandal as Strategy and Social Form: The Conditions, Dynamics and Paradoxes of French Political Corruption Affairs
Associate Prof., University of Texas, Austin

Akhmetshin, Edward
Dissertation: Effects of Skill Supply on Wage Returns to Skill
Province of Saskatchewan, Policy/Program consultant

Akiyoshi, Mito
Dissertation: Unmediating Community: The Non-Diffusion of the Internet in Japan, 1985-2002
Associate Prof., Senshu University (Tokyo), Dept. of Humanities

Altalib, Omar Hisham
Dissertation: The Effects of Family Problems on Students
Governance Director, Baghdad Office, International Republican Institute, Iraq
Asst. Prof., International Islamic University Malaysia

Carey, Kathleen McNellis
Dissertation: The Lived Experiences of the Independent Oldest Old in Community-Based Programs: A Heideggerian Hermeneutical Analysis
Asst. Prof., St. Xavier University, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice

Chen, Lijun
Dissertation: Building Local State Capacity in China
Senior Research Specialist, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago

Hougham, Gavin Wade
Dissertation: Living Wills and Other Advance Directives: Reasons for Execution and Preferences for Their Use
Senior Program Officer, John A. Hartford Foundation
Asst. Prof., Medicine, University of Chicago

Kim, Doo Hwan
Dissertation: Social Capital in Action: Parent and School Support in Adolescents' Transition to Postsecondary Education
Post-doc: Center for Research on Educational Opportunity, University of Notre Dame
Asst. Prof., Chinese University of Hong Kong

Koh, Chi-Young
Dissertation: The Everyday Emotional Experiences of Husbands and Wives
Post-doc: UCLA Center on Everyday Lives of Families (CELF), a Sloan Center
Gyeonggi Family and Women’s Research Institute

Ng, Kwai Hang
Dissertation: The Common Law in Two Voices: Language and Law in Postcolonial Hong Kong
Associate Prof., University of California, San Diego

Reay, Michael John
Dissertation: Economic Experts and Economic Knowledge
Visiting Asst. Prof., Reed College
Asst. Prof., Swarthmore College

Stamatel, Janet Phyllis
Dissertation: When the Wall Came Down, Crime Went Up: Crime and Social Change in Post-Socialist Central Eastern Europe from 1985 to 2000
Asst. Prof., SUNY Albany, School of Criminal Justice
Asst. Prof., University of Kentucky

Stoelinga [Hallman], Sara Ray
Dissertation: Knitting the Right Sweater: Institutionalization of Teacher Leaders in the School Fabric
Senior Director, Urban Education Institute
Associate Clinical Prof., Committe on Education, University of Chicago

Wagmiller, Robert Lee
Dissertation: Lost Opportunity: Racial Unrest, Violent Crime, and the Emergence of a Jobless Urban Underclass
Asst. Prof., SUNY Buffalo

Wang, Tianfu
Dissertation: The Space of Marriage: Power, Bargaining, and Conflicts in Urban Chinese Households
Associate Prof., Qinghua University, Beijing


Chang, Virginia Wei-Wen
Dissertation: The Social Stratification of Obesity: Bodily Assets and the Stylization of Health
Asst. Prof., University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Medicine, Div. of General Medicine

Flory, Richard Wayne
Dissertation: Development and Transformation within Protestant Fundamentalism: Fundamentalist Bible Institutes and Colleges in the U.S., 1925-1991
Biola University
Associate Prof., University of Southern California

Kim, Harris
Dissertation: Embedded Transactions and Market Consequences: A Network Study of the Legal Services Industry
Adjunct Professor, Hanyang University, Division of International Studies

Kim, Jibum
Dissertation: Community Context and the Lives of Korean American Immigrant Elderly
Senior Research Scientist, NORC, University of Chicago

Kochanek, Julie Reed
Dissertation: Building Trust: The Process of Developing Relationships in Elementary Schools
Post-doc: University of Notre Dame
Asst. Prof., Southern Oregon University

Marchena, Elaine
Dissertation: The Intersection of Work and Family Life in Middle Class Dual-Earner Families
Post-doc: MARIAL Sloan Center, Emory University

Michelson, Ethan Charles
Dissertation: Unhooking from the State: Chinese Lawyers in Transition
Associate Prof., Indiana University, Sociology and East Asian Studies (joint appointment)

Paik, Anthony Ilchung
Dissertation: Intimacy Unbound: The Structure of Intimate Ties in Chicago
Asst. Prof., University of Iowa

Pashup-Graham, Jennifer R.
Dissertation: Coping with Changes in the Neighborhood: Residential Capital, Aging and Neighborhood Preferences
Post-doc: Northwestern University, Institute for Policy Research

Reynolds, Michael John
Dissertation: Thriving at the Edges: Agency, Identity, and Adaptation in the Brazilian Amazon
Senior Survey Director, NORC, University of Chicago
Deputy Director, Senior Research Scientist, NORC, University of Chicago

Rojas, Fabio Guillermo
Dissertation: Organizational Decision Making and the Emergence of Academic Disciplines
Asst. Prof., Indiana University
2008-2010 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research

Timberlake, Jeffrey Martin
Dissertation: Effects of Residential Segregation on Racial Inequality in Children's Exposure to Neighborhood Poverty and Affluence
Associate Prof., University of Cincinnati

Wen, Ming
Dissertation: Social Ecological Environment and Population Health: Does Where We Live Matter?
Associate Prof., Director of Graduate Studies, University of Utah


Augis, Erin Joanna
Dissertation: Dakar's Sunnite Women: The Politics of Person
Associate Prof., Ramapo College

Barman, Emily Alice
Dissertation: Between Giving and Getting: Donor Choice and the Field of Workplace Charity
Associate Prof., Boston University

Chang, Kuang-Chi
Dissertation: The Companies We Keep: Formation and Consequences of Relational Embeddedness
Post-doc: UC Berkeley
Asst. Prof., University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Chong, Kelly Haesung
Dissertation: Agony in Prosperity: Evangelicalism, Women, and the Politics of Gender in South Korea
Post-doc: Harvard University, Women's Studies in Religion Program
Associate Prof., University of Kansas

Chung, Jeanette Wei-Ling
Dissertation: Rational Relational Investment and the Formation of Social Capital: Theory and Applications
Post-doc: Princeton University, Office of Population Research
Research Associate Asst. Prof., University of Chicago, Section of Hospital Medicine

Lee, Yun-Suk
Dissertation: Housework and Familial Relationships
Post-doc: Cornell University, Employment & Family Careers Institute
Asst. Prof., Univ of Seoul, Urban Sociology

Lloyd, Richard Douglas
Dissertation: Neo-Bohemia: Culture and Capital in Postindustrial Chicago
Associate Prof., Vanderbilt University

Mahay, Jenna Wade
Dissertation: Family Formation Over the Life Course: Changing Competitive and Cultural Pressures
Post-doc: NIA Committee on Demographic Training
Associate Prof., Concordia University, Department of Sociology and Social Work

St. Jean, Peter K. B.
Dissertation: Not on My Block: The Criminogenic Life-Course of Place on Chicago's South Side
Asst. Prof., SUNY Buffalo

Stuenkel, Carolyn Patricia
Dissertation: Help Wanted: Commodification of Household Services as a Strategy for Working Families
Post-doc: University of Chicago Sloan Center
Senior Researcher, Confer Research (Research Firm)

Villarreal, Andres
Dissertation: Extending Ecological Theories of Crime: An Analysis of the Mexican Case
Associate Prof., University of Texas, Austin

Zubrzycki, Genevieve G.
Dissertation: With or Without the Cross? Nationalism and Religion in Post-Communist Poland
Post-doc: Center on Religion and Democracy, University of Virginia
Associate Prof., University of Michigan