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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

Sarah Miller

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

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

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

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

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