Job Market Candidates

Organizations, power, economic elites and philanthropy, sociology of education, social networks, ethnographic methods

Randall Collins, Charles Bosk, Annette Lareau, Rand Quinn (Penn GSE), Sigal Ben-Porath (Penn GSE)

Gender and sexuality, feminist theory, feminism and modernity in Turkey and the Middle East; violence against women; sociology of law; socio-legal studies; gender, law, and sexual violence; cultural sociology; political sociology; qualitative methods; social inequalities.

Linkedin: Tugce on Linkedin

"Gender Justice in the Wake of Legal Reform and Socio-Political Change: Sexual Violence on Trial in Turkey" (tentative)

Robin L. Leidner (co-chair), Emily C. Hannum (co-chair), Deborah A. Thomas (Anthropology), Fatma Muge Gocek (University of Michigan, Sociology and Women’s Studies)

Sociology of education, family and social stratification, and Latin American Studies

Hyunjoon Park, Emily Hannum, Grace Kao

Race/ ethnicity, immigration, sociology of education, sociology of family, social stratification, children and youth

Hyunjoon Park (co-chair), Grace Kao (co-chair, Yale University), Annette Lareau

Social stratification, education, family, ethnography methods, transition to adulthood, family and education in East Asia

Annette Lareau (chair), Hyunjoon Park, Emily Hannum, Hae Yeon Choo (University of Toronto)

The intersection of race and gender in representations of self and others on the Internet; digital inequality.

Social stratification, gender, STEM education, poverty, comparative studies, quantitative methods, survey methods, East Asia


Emily Hannum, Kristen Harknett

Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Organization

Emilio Parrado, Onoso Imoagene, Tukufu Zuberi

Sociology of crime and punishment, urban sociology, the sociology of race and ethnicity, and the sociology of social movements

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Curriculum Vitae

"Afterward: Prisoner Reentry in a Street-Level Bureaucracy"

Simms's research interests are: race, class, political economy, inter-governmental relationships, and public policy.

Her dissertation site is Prince George’s County (PGC), Maryland, a suburban county that borders Washington, D.C. It is home to the largest concentration of Black middle-class residents in the United States at the county level. In PGC, Simms investigates the social processes related to middle-class Blacks' political agenda formation. Her specific lines of inquiry are: What are the political priorities? How are the political priorities deliberated and determined? Who benefits from these priorities? Simms focuses on three domains: (1) budget and fiscal policy, (2) economic development and land use, and (3) public schools. Her data are ethnographic, including two years of observation of the policy and budget development processes in the county, 60 interviews with government and non-government leaders and county residents, as well as analysis of local, state, and federal government data to situate the county’s policy and budget priorities within regional, state, and national contexts.

Chenoa Flippen, Dorothy Roberts

Religion, family, class

Melissa Wilde, Annette Lareau, Jason Schnittker

Social stratification, education, family, survey methods, demography, international development, Chinese society

Emily Hannum (Chair), Hyunjoon Park, Annette Lareau, Xinyin Chen (Penn GSE)