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Social determinants of health; Consequences of crime and punishment; Quantitative methods; Youth sexuality, HIV/AIDS; Southeastern Europe.

"Essays on Crime, Incarceration and Health"
Paul Allison, John MacDonald, Jason Schnittker (Chair), Christopher Uggen, Christopher Wildeman

Medical sociology, work and identity, sociology of professions, and organizational culture

"Valuing Family Medicine: Historical Journey, Institutional Hostility, and Individual Narratives."
Charles Bosk, Robin Leidner, Jason Schnittker, Melissa Wilde

Fertility, sex, positive psychology, sociology and psychology of religion.

"Religion as a moderator in the children/happiness relationship" and "Relationships between sense of purpose and distinct dimensions of religiosity"
Jason Schnittker, Melissa Wilde, Hans-Peter Kohler

Social and Formal Demography in developing countries.

Hans-Peter Kohler

Sociology of Religion, Social Movements and Politics, Organizations, Comparative/Historical Sociology, and Sociology of Culture

“Creating the Litmus Test: Abortion, Mainline Protestants, and the Rise of the Religious Right.”
Melissa J. Wilde, Charles L. Bosk, Jerry A. Jacobs, Robin L. Leidner

Race, class, gender inequality; Media industry studies; Cinema and media studies; Work and occupations; Black popular culture.

Unequal Hollywood: Race, Gender, and Representation in a Culture Industry
Camille Charles (Chair), Michael Delli Carpini (Communication), Onoso Imoagene, Mia Mask (Film)

Ksenia Gorbenko holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and a diploma from Vologda State Pedagogical University in Vologda, Russia. Her dissertation, entitled "From Print to Pixel: Visual Media and the Fate of Nonviolent Social Movement Activism," examined how news images are strategically deployed by different actors during nonviolent protests, reflecting struggles for and against social change. Ksenia is currently a research associate on the University of Pennsylvania team at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Currently Ksenia is working on the ethnographic part of the national Surgical Unit-based Safety Project (SUSP) that aims to reduce surgical site infections (SSI) and other complications. She is interested in the role of social networks and technology in patient safety work.

"From Print to Pixel: Visual Media and the Fate of Nonviolent Social Movement Activism"

Mortality, health, aging, quantitative methods, and formal demography

Demography, medical sociology, health disparities, aging and the life course, health care systems, stratification, population health, international comparisons, and quantitative methods.

"Comparative Studies of Health and Mortality."
Irma T. Elo, Samuel H. Preston, and Jason Schnittker

I do research in economic sociology, focusing on how institutions shape, and are shaped by, market activities. My dissertation is historical-comparative and tries to explain why American corporate law developed into its modern form. I'm also working on a series of papers on free software production. I teach contemporary theory and introduction to methods. Click the links above for more information.

"Explaining the Emergence of Modern Incorporation Law" (working title)
Randall Collins, David Gibson, Mauro Guillen, Walter Licht

Elite Latinos in higher education, racial residential segregation, Black students at elite colleges and universities

"Diversity within the 1%: Unveiling the Experiences of Wealthy Latinos at Elite Academic Institutions"
Camille Charles, Tukufu Zuberi, Grace Kao, Emilio Parrado

Global health, demographic and statistical methods, and medical sociology.

Social Determinants and International Comparisons of Health and Mortality
Samuel H. Preston, Irma T. Elo, and Michel Guillot

Catherine is a PhD candidate in Sociology. Her research interests include sociology of culture, medical sociology, social stratification, identity, public policy, ethnography and historical methods, South Africa

"The institutionalization of AIDS orphan policy in South Africa"
Charles Bosk, Kathleen Hall, Robin Leidner