Students on the Job Market

Alexander Adames

Alexander Adames

Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, Princeton University

McNeil 313

Research Interests

Social stratification — Social mobility — Sociology of education — Racial and ethnic stratification

Social demography — Labor market inequality — Social Psychology

Dissertation Title

Heterogeneity in Black-White Economic Disparities in the United States

Faculty Advisors

Xi Song (Chair), Camille Z. Charles, Annette Lareau, and Hyunjoon Park

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Ellen Bryer, Photo credit: Emily Bucholz

Ellen Bryer

2018 Cohort

McNeil 318

Research Interests

Social Stratification; Higher Education; Student Debt; Transition to Adulthood; Social Class; Wealth Inequality

Dissertation Title

Navigating Credentials, Loans, and Value: Student Pathways to and Through Graduate Education

Faculty Advisors

Emily Hannum (chair), Jerry Jacobs, Hyunjoon Park, Lauren Russell

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Allison Dunatchik

Allison Dunatchik

2018 Cohort

McNeil 374

Research Interests

Gender; Families; Work; Social stratification; Social demography; Quantitative methods; Time use

Dissertation Title

The Production of Gender Inequality in Different-Sex Couples: A Life-Course Approach

Faculty Advisors

Xi Song (Chair), Jerry A. Jacobs, Pilar Gonalons-Pons

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Peter Francis Harvey

Peter Francis Harvey

Postdoctoral Fellow, Inequality in America Initiative, Harvard

Research Interests

Culture, social inequality, education

Dissertation Title

Learning their Station: Socialization and Discrimination in Two Elementary Schools

Faculty Advisors

Annette Lareau (Chair), Pilar Gonalons-Pons, Robin Leidner, and Melissa Wilde

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Tessa Huttenlocher (Photo Credit: Deb Putter Photography)

Tessa Huttenlocher

2016 Cohort

McNeil 331

Research Interests

Organizations, social stratification, religion, education, the nonprofit sector, qualitative methods, comparative historical methods

Comprehensive Exams:

Social Stratification (Dr. Hyunjoon Park, Dr. Emily Hannum, Dr. Pilar Gonalons-Pons)

Sociology of Organizations (Dr. Benjamin Shestakofsky, Dr. Mary-Hunter McDonnell, Dr. Jerry Jacobs)

Dissertation Title

The Religious Origins of Educational Inequality: American Denominational Investment in Higher Education in the Early 20th Century

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Melissa Wilde (Chair)

Dr. David Grazian

Dr. Mary-Hunter McDonnell

Dr. Jerry A. Jacobs

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Austin Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University Society of Fellows, Department of Sociology

Research Interests

Race and ethnicity; gender and sexuality; intersectionality; affect; Black feminist theory; qualitative methods; family; informal adoption; religion

Faculty Advisors

Camille Zubrinsky Charles (Chair), Melissa Wilde, Pilar Gonalons-Pons

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Yasmin Mertehikian

Yasmin Mertehikian

2018 Cohort

McNeil 374

Research Interests

Gender; Work; Labor Market; Domestic Work; Inequality; Social and Racial Stratification; Intersectionality; Social Demography; Developing Countries; Quantitative Research Methods; Qualitative Research Methods.

Dissertation Title

Three essays on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on labor market outcomes in Argentina

Faculty Advisors

Emilio Parrado (Chair), Jerry Jacobs, Chenoa Flippen, Pilar Gonalons-Pons

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Eugenio Paglino

Eugenio Paglino

Ph.D. Student in Sociology and Demography

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Blair Sackett

Blair Sackett

Postdoctoral Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Research Interests

Social inequality; international migration; work and organizations; economic sociology; race and ethnicity; global and transnational sociology; sociology of development; sociology of culture; sociology of the family; qualitative research methods, ethnography

Faculty Advisors

Annette Lareau (co-chair), Randall Collins (co-chair), Mauro Guillen, Chenoa Flippen

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Raka Sen

Raka Sen

2017 Cohort

Research Interests

Climate change, labor, gender, rural, social resilience, cities, neighborhoods and disaster sociology

Faculty Advisors

David Grazian, Chenoa Flippen, Nikhil Anand, Benjamin Shestakofsky, & Daniel Aldana Cohen. 

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David Sorge

David Sorge

PhD, Sociology

Research Interests

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

Dissertation Title

Three Essays in the Sociology of Violence: Repertoire Paralysis, Localized Diffusion, and Emotional Interventions in De-Escalation

Faculty Advisors

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

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Jack Thornton

Jack Thornton

2019 Cohort

Dissertation Title

Generous: The Labor of Philanthropy in Higher Education

Faculty Advisors

David Grazian (chair), Jason Schnittker, Benjamin Shestakofsky

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