Ph.Ds. on the Market
Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts—Amherst
Dissertation Title: Social Meanings of Mortality: The Language of Death and Disease in 19th Century Massachusetts.
PhD Date: August, 2011
Advisor/Committee Members: Douglas L. Anderton (Chair), Nicholas J. Demerath III, Gerald Platt, Michael Lewis, Alan Swedlund
Research/Teaching Interests: Medical Sociology, Social History, Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory, Historical Demography, Sociology of the Family, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Religion, Social Problems
Name: Irene Boeckmann
Dissertation Title: Parenthood and Employment Outcomes of Partnered Men and Women in Europe and North America from a Cross-National and Comparative Historical Perspective
PhD Expected Date: 2013
Advisor/Committee Members: Joya Misra & Michelle Budig (co-chairs), Naomi Gerstel, Aline Sayer (Psychology)
Research/Teaching Interests: Welfare states, Family policies, Gender & Work, Parenthood, Labor market stratification, Violence against Women, Quantitative methods, Comparative historical methods
Current Position: Lecturer, Smith College
Dissertation Title: Conflict and Cooperation: Consumer Movements for Race and Class Liberation
Ph.D. Expected Date: May 2013
Advisor/Committee Members: Robert Zussman (Chair), Sarah Babb, Rick Fantasia, Krista Harper
Research/Teaching Interests: Consumption, Class, Race, Social Theory, Social Movements, Work and Occupations
Dissertation Title: The Centrality of Disagreement: Rancière, Suffrage, and Equality
PhD Expected Date: May 2013
Advisor/Committee Members: Gianpaolo Baiocchi (Chair), Gerald Platt, Emily Erikson, Briankle Chang
Research/Teaching Interests: Cultural Sociology, Sociological Theory, Political Sociology
Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies, Kenyon College
Dissertation Title: In the heart of the beast: Masculinity and fatherhood on the inside
PhD Date: September 2012
Advisor/Committee Members: Joya Misra (Chair), Andrew Papachristos, Kristin Bumiller, Tim Black
Research/Teaching Interests: Punishment and Corrections, Deviance, Law and Society, Gender and Family, Race/Ethnicity, Urban Sociology, Reproduction and Technology, and Research Methodology.
Dissertation Title: Bringing the Household Back In: A Couples Approach to Parental Premiums and Penalties
PhD Expected Date: Spring 2013
Advisor/Committee Members: Michelle Budig (chair), Naomi Gerstel, Aline Sayer (Psychology)
Research/Teaching Interests: Work and Family, Race, Class, and Gender, Social Policy, Social Stratification.
Dissertation Title: Foregoing Private Pleasures, Forging Public Identities: The Abstinence-Until-Marriage Movement in America
PhD Expected Date: May, 2013
Advisor/Committee Members: Robert Zussman (chair), Joya Misra, Amy Schalet, Miliann Kang, Millicent Thayer
Research/Teaching Interests: Sexuality, Gender, Culture, Social Movements, Intersectional Analysis, Transnational Families, Qualitative Methods, Ethnography, Evangelical Christianity.
Dissertation Title: Financialization and Income Inequality, 1970-2010
PhD Expected Date: Summer 2013
Advisor/Committee Members: Donald Tomaskovic-Devey (Chair), Joya Misra, Andrew Papachristos
Research/Teaching Interests: Inequality, finance, organization, race and ethnicity, and methodology.
Name: Jessica Looze
Dissertation Title: Women's Wage Trajectories: The Effects of Children, Job Changes, and Employment Interruptions
PhD Expected Date: May 2013
Advisor/Committee Members: Michelle Budig (chair), Sanjiv Gupta, Naomi Gerstel, Marta Murray-Close (Economics)
Research/Teaching Interests: Gender Inequality in Labor Markets; Work and Family; Child Care; Quantitative Methods
Dissertation Title: Citizenship in Times of Exception: The Turn To Security and The Politics of Human Rights in Valle Del Cauca, Colombia.
PhD Date: 2012
Advisor/Committee Members: Agustin Lao-Montes, Millie Thayer, Sonia Alvarez
Research/Teaching Interests: Political Sociology, Social Movements, Globalization/Transnationalism, Law & Society, Criminology, Latin American Studies, World-Systems Analysis, Qualitative Methods
Dissertation Title: Rethinking the Creative Economy: Participatory Action Research with Artists and Artisans in the Greater Franklin County, MA
PhD Expected Date: 2014
Advisor/Committee Members: Millie Thayer (Chair), Robert Zussman, Ellen Pader
Research/Teaching Interests: Economic Sociology, Social Change, Sociology of Knowledge, Social Inequality, Research Methods
Current Position: Assistant professor Universidad ICESI. Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Dissertation Title: Race, Gender, and Land Property Rights in Colombia. A historical ethnography of the Afrocolombians’ struggles with land tenure, 1851-2011
PhD Expected Date: February 2013
Committee Members: Agustin Lao-Montes & Enobong Hannah Branch (Co-Chairs), Melissa Wooten, John Bracey, Sonia Alvarez, Mwangi Wa Githinji
Research/Teaching Interests: Sociological Theory, Critical Race Theory, Gender and Decoloniality, Political Economy of Agrarian Change, Political Sociology, Comparative Historical Sociology, Diaspora Studies, Sociology of Law, and Philosophy of History.