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Lucius Couloute

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: Criminal Inequality: Ex-prisoners in a State of Reentry
PhD Expected Date: 2019
Advisor/Committee Members: Anna Branch (co-chair, advisor), Wenona Rymond-Richmond (co-chair), Reuben Jonathan Miller (University of Chicago), Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, Katie Young

Research/Teaching Interests: Race and Racism; Class; Gender; Mass Incarceration; Prisoner Reentry; Criminalization; Insecure Work Experiences; Organizations; Experiential Learning; Public Sociology; Qualitative Methods; Public Policy

JooHee Han

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: The Military and Incarceration: Hidden Mechanisms of Racial Inequality in the U.S. Labor Market, 1980-2010
PhD Expected Date: 2018
Advisor/Committee Members: Jennifer Lundquist (co-chair), Sanjiv Gupta (co-chair), Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, Fidan Kurtulus (Economics at UMass Amherst)

Research/Teaching Interests: Labor Market Inequality; Social Stratification and Mobility; International Migration; Crime and Mass Incarceration; The Military; Life Course; Cumulative (Dis)Advantage; Work and Occupations; Organizations; Research Methods; Statistics

Sarah Miller

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Dissertation Title: The Tolerance Generation: High School, Inequality, and the Anti-Bullying Era
PhD Date: 2018
Advisor/Committee Members: Robert Zussman (chair), Janice Irvine, Amy Schalet, Don Tomaskovic-Devey, Amy Wilkins (University of Colorado Boulder)

Research/Teaching Interests: Sexualities; Gender; Class and Race; Education; Children & Youth; Criminology; New Media; Culture; Ethnography; Qualitative & Feminist Methodologies

Sonny Nordmarken

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Dissertation Title: Radiant Selves: How Transgender People are Remaking Gender in Discourse, Narrative, and Practice
PhD Expected Date: 2019
Advisor/Committee Members: Millie Thayer (co-chair), Robert Zussman (co-chair), Joya Misra, Miliann Kang (Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst)

Research/Teaching Interests: Gender; Sexualities; Inequality; Social Psychology; Culture; Social Movements; Bodies & Embodiment; Emotions; Medical Sociology; Disability; Qualitative Methods

Juyeon Park

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title:Raising Global Elites from a Distance: Transnational Parenting of South Korean Students
PhD Expected Date: 2019
Advisor/Committee Members: Naomi Gerstel (chair), Joya Misra, Millie Thayer, Miliann Kang (Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst)

Research/Teaching Interests: Family; Gender; Migration; Stratification/Inequality; Higher Education; Sociology of Culture; East Asian Studies; Qualitative Research Methods

Rachel Rybaczuk

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: Who's Your Farmer?: The Intersection of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Agriculture
PhD Expected Date: 2017
Advisor/Committee Members: Janice Irvine (chair), Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, Millie Thayer, Arlene Avakian (Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst)

Research/Teaching Interests: Commodification and Consumption; Cultural Sociology; Food and Farming; Public Sociology; Queer Theory; Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality; Social Change and Social Movements; Visual Sociology

Safi Shams

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: Economic Rent in the Fissured Economy: The Embeddedness of Contractual Relations Between Firms
PhD Expected Date: 2019
Advisor/Committee Members: Donald Tomaskovic-Devey (chair), Laurel Smith-Doerr, Ofer Sharone, and William Lazonick (UMass Lowell)

Research/Teaching Interests: Work; Organizations; Inequality; Culture; Theory; Business History; Corporate Governance

Mahala Dyer Stewart

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Dissertation Title: Mothering in an Era of School Choice: Race and Gender in Schooling
PhD Expected Date: 2018
Advisor/Committee Members: Joya Misra (chair), Naomi Gerstel, Jennifer Lundquist, Miliann Kang (Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst)

Research/Teaching Interests: Gender, Race and Class Inequalities; Family; Education; Qualitative Methods; Qualitative Methods

Ryan Turner

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: Vegan Food for Thought: The Moral and Cultural Strategies of the Animal Movement
PhD Expected Date: 2018
Advisor/Committee Members: Robert Zussman (chair), Amy Schalet, Jonathan Wynn, Colin Jerolmack (New York University)

Research/Teaching Interests: Sociology of Culture; Symbolic Interactionism; Human-Animal Relations; Sociology of Morality

Kyla Walters

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: Embattled Education: Charter School Expansion and Teachers' Union Resistance in Massachusetts
PhD Expected Date: 2019
Advisor/Committee Members: Dan Clawson (chair), Enobong Branch, Joya Misra, Melissa Wooten, Kathryn McDermott (Educational Research and Administration at UMass Amherst), Gordon Lafer (University of Oregon)

Research/Teaching Interests: Education Politics; Labor; Race; Gender; Social Movements; Qualitative Methods; Work & Occupations; Culture