University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Sociology

 

 

Ph.D.'s on the Market


Sharla Alegria
salegria@soc.umass.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: A Mixed methods Anlysis of the Intersections of Gender, Race, and Migration in the High-tech Workforce
Ph.D. Expected Date: 2015
Advisor/Committee Members: Enobong (Anna) Branch (co-chair), Donald Tomaskovic-Devey (co-chair), Joya Misra, Banu Subramaniam, Tom Juravich

Research/Teaching Interests: Race, Gender, and Class; Science, Knowledge, and Technology; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Symbolic Interaction; Migration; Research Design; Statistics; Interviewing Methods


Irene Boeckmann
iboeckma@soc.umass.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: Parenthood and Employment Outcomes of Partnered Men and Women in Europe and North America from a Cross-National and Comparative Historical Perspective
Ph.D. Expected Date: 2014
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


Brian Connor
btconnor@soc.umass.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: The Centrality of Disagreement: Rancière, Suffrage, and Equality
Ph.D. Expected Date: December 2013
Advisor/Committee Members: Gianpaolo Baiocchi (Chair), Gerald Platt, Emily Erikson, Briankle Chang

Research/Teaching Interests: Cultural Sociology, Sociological Theory, Political Sociology


Jessica Looze
jlooze@soc.umass.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: Women's Wage Trajectories: The Effects of Children, Job Changes, and Employment Interruptions
Ph.D. Expected Date: 2014
Advisor/Committee Members: Michelle Budig (chair), Sanjiv Gupta, Naomi Gerstel, Marta Murray-Close (Economics)

Research/Teaching Interests: Gender and Racial Inequality in Labor Markets; Work and Family; Child Care; Statistics; Quantitative Methods


Katherine Castiello Jones
kjones@soc.umass.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: Foregoing Private Pleasures, Forging Public Identities: The Abstinence-Until-Marriage Movement in America
Ph.D. Expected Date: 2014
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


Erika Marquez
emarquez@brynmawr.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Bryn Mawr College

Dissertation Title: Citizenship in Times of Exception: The Turn To Security and The Politics of Human Rights in Valle Del Cauca, Colombia
Ph.D. 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


Chris Smith
cmsmith@soc.umass.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Website

Dissertation Title: The Shifting Structure of Chicago's Organized Crime Network and the Women It Left Behind
Ph.D. Expected Date: 2015
Advisor/Committee Members: Andrew Papachristos (chair, Yale University), Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, Robert Zussman, Jennifer Fronc (History)

Research/Teaching Interests: Crime and Inequality; Feminist Criminology; Historical Research Methods; Organized Crime; Social Network Analysis; Sociology of Family; Sociology of Gender; Urban Sociology


Abby Templer
atempler@soc.umass.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: Rethinking the Creative Economy: Participatory Action Research with Artists and Artisans in the Greater Franklin County, MA
Ph.D. 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

 

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