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.

Contact: ellialti@sas.upenn.edu
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

Contact: fprior@sas.upenn.edu
Personal Website: sites.google.com/site/francisbrucepriori/
Curriculum Vitae

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

Education, Health, Social Stratification, Family, Children and Youth, Environment, Contemporary China, Quantitative Methods

Emily Hannum (Chair), Paul Allison, Jason Schnittker, Xinyin Chen (Penn GSE)

race, particularly the Black middle class; political economy, particularly in suburbs; inter-governmental relationships; and public policy.

In my dissertation, “Power, Privilege, and Peril: The Politics of the Black Middle Class in a Majority Black and Majority Middle Class Suburban County,” I investigate how Black elected officials make policy and budget decisions, who benefits from these decisions, and the extent to which Black officials’ experiences are the same as similarly-situated White elected officials.’ Virtually all counties face certain common constraints, but Black officials encounter additional constraints stemming from the county’s racial composition. I identify mechanisms through which government and market practices leverage legacy forms of discrimination and create and perpetuate new forms, resulting in Blacks’ continuing disadvantage when compared to Whites. I conclude that racism, as embedded within routine capitalist practices and governing structures, reduces Blacks’ life chances. My research site was Prince George’s County (PGC), Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C., and the jurisdiction with the largest concentration of middle class African Americans in the United States. During my two-year ethnography, I observed budget and policy development processes and conducted 58 interviews with county elected and non-elected leaders, as well as with residents. Budget and fiscal policy, economic development, and K-12 public schools were the domains I studied. 

Chenoa Flippen (chair), Dorothy Roberts, Daniel Gillion, and Karyn Lacy

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)