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Skylar Davidson

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Dissertation Title: Complicating Gender: Gender Inequality in Education and Employment
PhD Expected Date: May 2018
Advisor/Committee Members: Michelle Budige (chair), Joya Misra (member), Lee Badgett (Economics, outside member)

Research/Teaching Interests: Economic Inequality; Futures Studies; Education; Race, Class, and Gender; Artificial Intelligence

JooHee Han

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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 and Sanjiv Gupta (co-chairs), Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, Fidan A. Kurtulus (Economics)

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

Diego Leal

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Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Network Dynamics and Liminality
PhD Expected Date: 2018
Advisor/Committee Members: James Kitts (chair), Joya Misra, Mark Pachucki, Justin Gross (Political Science)

Research/Teaching Interests: International Migration; Race and Ethnicity; Latin America; Social Networks; Social Determinants of Health; Organizations; Computational Social Science; Mixed Methods

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

Rachel Rybaczuk

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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 and Sexuality Studies)

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

Mary Scherer

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Dissertation Title: Unequally Adrift: How Social Class and Institution Type Affect College Academic Experiences
PhD Expected Date: March 2018
Advisor/Committee Members: Joya Misra (chair), Amy Schalet, Ryan Wells (Education Policy and Administration), Tina Wildhagen (Smith College)

Research/Teaching Interests: Inequality & Higher Education; Cultural Sociology; Mobilitity and Stratification; Urban Sociology; Race, Gender and Class; The Family; Qualitative Methods

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 and Sexuality Studies)

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

Abby Irene Templer Rodrigues

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Dissertation Title: Rethinking the Creative Economy: The Diverse Economies of Artists and Artisans in Rural Massachusetts
PhD Expected Date: 2018
Advisor/Committee Members: Millie Thayer (chair), Myrna Breitbart (Hampshire College), Susan Jahoda (Art), Robert Zussman

Research/Teaching Interests: Economic Sociology; Qualitative Research Methods; Creative Economy; Work and Occupations; Public Sociology; Race, Class, and Gender; Feminist Research Methods

Ryan Turner

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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