Students on the Job Market

Sarah Adeyinka-Skold

Sarah Adeyinka-Skold

2013 Cohort

McNeil 266

Research Interests

Race and ethnicity, gender, family, immigration, sex and sexualities, and qualitative sociology

Faculty Advisors

Dorothy Roberts and Chenoa Flippen (Co-Chairs), Robin Leidner

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Tugce (Too-ché) Ellialti

Tugce (Too-ché) Ellialti

2008 Cohort

McNeil 327

Research Interests

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

Dissertation Title

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

Faculty Advisors

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)

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Adira Fierro-Villa

Research Interests

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

Faculty Advisors

Hyunjoon Park, Emily Hannum, Grace Kao

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Nora Gross

Nora Gross

PhD Candidate, Sociology and Education (dual-degree)

McNeil 342

Research Interests

Sociology of education; race and inequality; gender (masculinity); emotion; youth culture; violence; urban sociology; visual sociology; ethnographic, qualitative, and participatory methods; documentary film

Dissertation Title

Bullets, Books, and Brotherhood: Grief and Recovery in an Urban All-Boys High School after Three Fatal Shootings of Friends

Faculty Advisors

Camille Charles and Kathleen Hall (Co-Chairs), John Jackson

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Phoebe Ho

Phoebe Ho

Research Interests

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

Faculty Advisors

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

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Jose Loya

Jose Loya

2014 Cohort

McNeil 313

Research Interests

Race/Ethnicity, Social Stratification, Housing, Quantitative Methodology, and Immigrant Incorporation

Dissertation Title

Social Stratification in the Housing Market Post the Great Recession 

Faculty Advisors

Chenoa Flippen, Camille Charles, Tukufu Zuberi

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Andrea Kauffman-Berry

Andrea Kauffman-Berry

2009 Cohort

McNeil 318

Research Interests

Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Organization

Faculty Advisors

Emilio Parrado, Onoso Imoagene, Tukufu Zuberi

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Francis Prior

Research Interests

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

Dissertation Title

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

Faculty Advisors

David Grazian (chair), Dorothy Roberts, John MacDonald

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Wensong Shen

Wensong Shen

PhD Candidate, Sociology

McNeil 374

Research Interests

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

Faculty Advisors

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

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David Sorge

David Sorge

PhD Candidate, Sociology

McNeil 331

Research Interests

Conflict Escalation and De-Escalation; Social Movements; South Asia; Theory; Face-to-Face Interaction; Internal Conversation and Self-Formation

Faculty Advisors

Randall Collins, Guobin Yang, Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi (Rutgers, Dept. of Anthropology)

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Jordan Weiss

Jordan Weiss

2016 Cohort

216 McNeil Building

Research Interests

Demography, population aging and the life course, medical sociology, health services research, causal inference and statistical methods, health disparities, risk factors for cognitive aging and dementia

Dissertation Title

Forecasting the burden of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in the United States

Faculty Advisors

Michel Guillot (Chair), Samuel H. Preston, Norma B. Coe (Medical Ethics and Health Policy), Dylan S. Small (Statistics)

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