Placements by PhD year


Sneha Annavarapu
Dissertation: Moving Targets: Traffic Rules, Police Authority, and Road Safety
UChicago Social Science Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Jerel Ezell
Dissertation: The Theater of Crisis Management: Planning, Power and Penalty During the Flint Water Crisis
Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at Cornell University

Nathaniel Gonzalez
Dissertation: Living with Violence: The Causes and Consequences of Recurrent Buddhist-Muslim Violence in Myanmar
UChicago Social Science Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow

Lara Janson
Dissertation: Neutralizing Title IX: Hyperlegal Consciousness on College Campuses in the Age of #MeToo
UChicago Social Science Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow

Nick Judd
Dissertation: Political Fractions and Campaign Contributors: Intraparty Conflict and Campaign Finance in American Democracy
UChicago Social Science Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow

Mishal Khan
Dissertation: Empire, Law, and Order Making after the Abolition of Slavery: Three Laboring Figures in India
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Rapoport Center for Human Rights at the University of Texas at Austin

Naeyun Lee
Dissertation: Who Belongs to the Nation?
Visiting Researcher at Seoul National University Asia Center (SNUAC)'s Northeast Asia Center

Linzhuo Li
Dissertation: The Tail Wagging the Dog: Uncertainty and Organization in the Fashion Production Market
Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Zhejiang University

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

Jane McCamant
Dissertation: Moral Education in Chicago Catholic Schools and Moral Authority in the Roman Catholic Church, 1945-1975
UChicago Social Science Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow

Georg Rilinger
Dissertation: Toward a Sociology of Economic Engineering: The Creation and Collapse of California's Electricity Markets between 1993 and 2001
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies

Jessica Villaseñor
Dissertation: "Quiero Vivir en Mi Fantasia:" The Social World of Youth in Street Situations in Mexico City
Researcher at Amnesty International Mexico


Maoz Brown
Dissertation: Institutional Change in the American Human Services Sector: Professional and Organizational Dynamics
Head of Research at Wharton Social Impact Initiative

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

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

Jim Murphy
Dissertation: Essays on the Social Organization of Adolescent Peer Groups
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

Melissa Osborne
Dissertation: How First Generation College Students Navigate Social Mobility
Assistant Professor in Sociology at Western Washington University

Jeffrey Parker
Dissertation: That Kind of Neighborhood: Creating, Contesting, and Commodifying Place Reputation
Assistant Professor in Sociology and Anthropology at the University of New Orleans

Jason Radford
Dissertation: Excellence for All: Pursuing Effectiveness in a High-Performing, No-Excuses Charter School
Principal Research Scientist at the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University

Alicia Riley
Dissertation: The Social Production of Health Inequalities Across Local Contexts
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of California San Francisco
Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Global & Community Health at the University of California-Santa Cruz

Hanisah Binte Abdullah Sani
Dissertation: Elite Politics, Jurisdictional Conflicts, and the Legacy of Colonial State Building in Malaysia
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, University of Michigan

Yinxian Zhang
Dissertation: Online Opinion and the Nature of the Public Sphere in China
China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ash Center, Harvard University
Assistant Professor of Sociology at CUNY Queen's College


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

Maryam Alemzadeh
Dissertation: Institutionalizing a Revolutionary Army: The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, 1979-82
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahamani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University

Chad Borkenhagen
Dissertation: Scientific Knowledge and Social Structure in the Culinary Arts and Mathematical Finance
Postdoctoral Fellowship, INCITE Lab, Columbia University 

Jessica Feldman
Dissertation: A Reconsideration of the Justifying Values of Public Parkland
Research Analyst at the Mellon Foundation

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

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

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

Rick Moore
Dissertation: Atheists and Evangelicals: Creating the Category of Religion in American Life
Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University/Sociology & Center for Teaching and Learning
Assistant Director for Assessment and Evaluation at the Center for Teaching and Learning at Washington University-St. Louis

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

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

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

Brian Tuohy 
Dissertation: Mexican Chicago: Modes of Incorporation in a Mexican-American Network
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Health Disparities Research Scholars Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Assistant Professor, Center for Urban Bioethics, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

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


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 (alumni spotlight)
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 in the Department 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


Nidia Bañuelos
Dissertation: The 1970s in a History of American For-Profit Colleges and Universities
Postdoctoral Fellowship, UC Davis, School of Education
Assistant Professor in the Department of Adult, Continuing and Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

Christopher Graziul
Dissertation: Venues: Locating Social Context
Post-doc: Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Development UChicago

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

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

Marshall Jean
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

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

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

Benjamin Merriman
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

Nora Taplin-Kaguru
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

Mikhail Teplitskiy
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 

Alicia VandeVusse
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

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

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


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

Paola Castaño Rodriguez
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

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

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

Yen-chun Lin
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

Louisa McClintock
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

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

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

Maude Pugliese
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

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

Thomas Swerts
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

Geng Tian
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

Gawin Tsai
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)

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


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

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

Gordon Douglas
Dissertation: Do-it-Yourself Urban Design: Informal Improvement, Formal Knowledge, and the Rebirth of the Crowd-Planned City
Post-doc: Rebuild by Design research fellowship at Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University
Assistant Professor, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, San José State University

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


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

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

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

Michaela Soyer
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)

Liping Wang
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


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

Jen-Hao Chen
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

Daniel Huebner
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

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

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

SaunJuhi Verma
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 


Len Albright
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 

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

Stefan Bargheer
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

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

Erica Heather Coslor
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

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

Juyeon Kim
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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hongxing Yang
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

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

Genevieve Bao Truc Pham-Kanter
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)

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

Liza Jenifer Weinstein
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

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


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

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

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

John Major Eason
Dissertation: Big House on the Prairie: Investigating the Growth and Impact of Rural Prison Siting
Post-doc: Duke University
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin

Rachel Marie Harvey
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

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

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

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

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

Marc Maurice Sanford
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

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


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

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

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

Kavita D. Kapadia
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

Gracia Liu-Farrer
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

Dali Ma
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

Heather Frances MacIndoe
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

Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick
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

Elena Obukhova
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

Andrew Vasilios Papachristos
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

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

Rachel Anne Rinaldo
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

Robert James Wyrod
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


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

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

Jeong-han Kang
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

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

Douglas Lee Lauen
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

Andrea Margaret Leverentz
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

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

Mayumi Nakamura
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

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

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

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


Wan-Chi Chen
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

Kelly A. Daley
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)

Allison Paige Deschamps
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

Julia Gwynne
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

Derek Scott Hyra
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

Lei Jin
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

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

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

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

Robert A. Petrin
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