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Alexander Adames

Alexander Adames

2017 Cohort Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Pre-doctoral Fellow

McNeil 313

Research Interests

Social stratification — Social mobility — Sociology of education — Racial and ethnic stratification

Social demography — Labor market inequality — Physical and mental health

Dissertation Title

Heterogeneity in Black-White Economic Disparities in the United States

Faculty Advisors

Xi Song (Chair), Camille Z. Charles, Annette Lareau, and Hyunjoon Park

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Nana Adjeiwaa-Manu

Nana A. Adjeiwaa-Manu

2017 Cohort

McNeil 254A

Research Interests

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

Health Inequalities

Social Psychology

Mental Health

Adolescence

Dissertation Title

Three Papers on the Role of Racism in Mental Health, Treatment Adherence, and Access to Care Inequalities

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Ansari-Thomas, 2020

Zohra Ansari-Thomas

2019 Cohort

Research Interests

Population Studies; Health and Aging; Caregiving; Families; Migration; Demographic Methods

Dissertation Title

Three essays on migration, household formation, and family caregiving

Faculty Advisors

Chenoa Flippen (Chair), Pilar Gonalons-Pons, Emilio Parrado, Mikko Myrskylä

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Nora Gross

Core Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Boston College

Research Interests

Sociology of education; race and inequality; gender (masculinity); emotion; youth culture; violence; urban sociology; visual sociology; ethnographic, qualitative, and participatory methods; documentary film

Dissertation Title

Brothers in Grief: The Stages of Grieving for a School and its Students Following Three Shooting Deaths of Black Teenage Boys

Faculty Advisors

Camille Charles and Kathleen Hall (Co-Chairs), John Jackson

External dissertation committee members: Nikki Jones and Joseph Nelson

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Elizabeth Jacobs

Elizabeth Jacobs

Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Konrad-Zuse-Str. 1
18057 Rostock, Germany

Research Interests

Immigration; Globalization; Race and Ethnicity; Work; Labor Markets; Gender; Education; Stratification; Computational Methods; Qualitative Methods

Dissertation Title

Global Gatekeepers: How institutions regulate and constrain skilled migration flows

Faculty Advisors

Emilio Parrado, Chenoa Flippen, Pilar Gonalons-Pons

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Sangsoo Lee

Sangsoo Lee

2016 Cohort

McNeil 312

Research Interests

 Inequality, Family, Gender, Children & Youth, Health, Cross-National Study, and South Korea

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Austin Lee

Austin Lee

2017 Cohort

McNeil 331

Research Interests

Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, Qualitative Methods, Black Feminist Theory, Affect Theory, Sociology of The Family

Dissertation Title

I Come and Go as I Please”: Black Women, Parental Status, and the Captive Maternal

Faculty Advisors

Camille Zubrinsky Charles (Chair), Melissa Wilde, Pilar Gonalons-Pons

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Andrea Kauffman-Berry

Andrea Kauffman-Berry

McNeil 318

Research Interests

Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Organization

Faculty Advisors

Emilio Parrado, Onoso Imoagene, Tukufu Zuberi

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Megan N. Reed

Megan N. Reed

PhD, Sociology and Demography

Research Interests

Demography, gender, family, health, inequality, aging/life course, development, mixed-methods, and India

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Rebecca Anna Schut

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Center for Health and the Social Sciences, The University of Chicago

Research Interests

Medical sociology; Social demography; Population health inequalities; Structural determinants of health; Inequalities in the structure and delivery of health care; Racial stratification; Immigrant incorporation

Dissertation Title

Inequalities in the Structure and Delivery of U.S. Health Care

Faculty Advisors

Chenoa Flippen (chair), Courtney Boen, Dorothy Roberts

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Doron Shiffer-Sebba

Doron Shiffer-Sebba

2016 Cohort

McNeil 331 

Research Interests

Stratification, Economic Sociology, Organizations, Urban Sociology, Computational Methods 

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David Sorge

David Sorge

PhD, Sociology

Research Interests

Conflict Escalation and De-Escalation; Social Movements; South Asia; Theory; Face-to-Face Interaction; Internal Conversation and Self-Formation

Dissertation Title

Three Essays in the Sociology of Violence: Repertoire Paralysis, Localized Diffusion, and Emotional Interventions in De-Escalation

Faculty Advisors

Randall Collins, Guobin Yang, Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi (Rutgers, Dept. of Anthropology), Raheel Dhattiwala (Oxford)

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Mengyang Zhao, 2020

Mengyang Zhao

2017 Cohort

McNeil 331

Research Interests

Social movements, urban sociology, public opinion, social network analysis, mixed-method research

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