Grad. Students On The Market

Matthew Baltz
mjbaltz@ucla.edu
Areas of Specialization: International Political Economy, State-building, Development, Nationalism, Neoliberalism, Developmentalism and Developmental States, Science and Technology Policy, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Social Theory
Dissertation TitleBetween Militarism and Neoliberalism: the American State and Developmental Politics in a Globalizing Era
Advisor: Brubaker

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Peter Catron
pcatron@ucla.edu
Areas of Specialization: International Migration, Social Stratification, Labor Markets, and Historical Demography
Dissertation Title: Immigration and Socioeconomic Mobility in the Age of Mass Migration
Advisor: Waldinger

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Karina Chavarria
chavarriaucla@gmail.com or www.sociology.ucla.edu/grads/karina-chavarria
Areas of Specialization: Education, Immigration, Race and Ethnicity
Dissertation TitleLand of Opportunity? How U.S. Born and Undocumented Latina/o Students' Academic and Social Experiences Shape Social Mobility Prospect
Advisors: Ortiz and Walker

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Lianna Hartmour
liannahart@ucla.edu
Areas of Specialization: Medical Sociology, Race/Ethnicity, Families, Gender, Qualitative Methods, Science and Technology
Dissertation Title: Bloodlines: Kinship, Race, and Medical Infrastructure in Bone Marrow Donation
Advisor: Timmermans

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Molly Jacobs
msjacobs13@ucla.edu or http://soc.ucla.edu/grads/molly-jacobs
Areas of Specialization: Social Psychology, Organizations, Social Movements, Comparative-Historical Sociology, and Ethnography. 
Dissertation Title: You, Me, and All of Us: How Individual Identity Informs Organizational Identity in the Development of a Strategic Action Field.
Advisors: Emigh, Roy, Walker

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Rahim Kurwa
rahim.kurwa@gmail.com or www.rahimkurwa.com
Areas of Specialization: Urban Sociology, Race, Policing, Inequality, Housing, and Mobility
Dissertation TitleGrounds for Eviction: Race, Mobility, and Policing in the Antelope Valley
Advisors: Hunt

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Laura Loeb
Laura.a.loeb@gmail.com
Areas of Specialization: Mass Media, Political Sociology, Conversation Analysis, Sociology of Culture
Dissertation Title: Talk Show Talk: The Practices of Interviewing on Daytime and Late-Night
Advisors: Clayman and Heritage

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Ravaris Moore
ravarism@g.ucla.edu or http://www.sociology.ucla.edu/grads/ravaris-l-moore
Areas of Specialization: Social Stratification, Social Demography, Education, Quantitative Methods
Dissertation TitleThe Effects of Community Violence Exposure on the Educational Outcomes of California Public School Students
Advisors: Brand

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Casandra Salgado
casandrasalgado@gmail.com
Areas of Specialization: Race and Ethnicity, International Migration, Social Inequality and Stratification
Dissertation TitleThe Border Crossed Us!  The Struggle for Inclusion among Mexican Americans living in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Advisor: Ortiz

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David Schieber
dwshieber@gmail.com or http:www.sociology.ucla.edu/grads/david-schieber
Areas of Specialization: Work and Organizations, Health, Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Economic Sociology
Dissertation TitleManufacturing Sex: Careers and Culture in Pornography Productions
Advisors: Rossman and Saguy

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Tahseen Shams
tshams@ucla.edu or https://tahseenshams.com
Areas of Specialization: Globalization, Transnationlaism, International Migration, Race and Ethnicity, Muslims in America
Dissertation TitleThe Homeland, Hostland, and Elsewhere: Immigrant Identity Formation Based on Global Geopolitical Contexts
Advisors: Waldinger and Hernandez-Leon, Brubaker and Green

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Michael Siciliano
Areas of specialization: Work & Labor, Organizations, Cultural Sociology, Theory, Media, Technology studies, Creative Labor, Culture Industries, Aesthetics & Sensation.
Dissertation TitleCreative Control: New relations of technology, labor, and management in U.S. culture industries.
Advisor: Lee

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Isaac Speer
isaacspeer@ucla.edu
Areas of Specialization: Sociological Theory; Political Sociology; Race and Ethnicity; Social Class; Comparative and Historical Research Methods
Dissertation Title: The Causes of Budget Gridlock in California
Advisor: Emigh

Alexandra Tate
Areas of Specialization: Medical Sociology, Qualitative Methods, Death & Dying, Doctor-Patient Interactions, Decision-Making, Conversation Analysis
Dissertation Title: The Interactional Negotiation of Cancer Treatment
Advisor: Stivers
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Irene Vega
vega.irene.ii@gmail.com
Areas of Specialization: Intersection of Immigration and Crime Control, Law Enforcement Culture, Racial Group Formation, Social Control Bureaucracies, Educational Inequality
Dissertation TitleLegitimacy, Morality, and Criminality: The Occupational Culture of U.S. Border Patrol Agents
Advisors: Ortiz, Waldinger, Hernandez-Leon, Eagly
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Christine (Nan) Wang
Areas of Specialization: Medical Sociology, Conversation Analysis, Quantitative Analysis, Antibiotic Over-Prescribing, Treatment Decision-Making, Medication Adherence
Dissertation TitleAntibiotic Over-Prescribing in China: A Study of Self-Medication Behavior, Desires for IV Drips, and Physican-Caregiver Interactions in Pediatrics 
Advisors: Heritage and Stivers
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Eli Wilson
Areas of Specialization: Labor, Immigration, Race/Ethnicity, Urban Sociology, Organizations, Culture, Qualitative Methods, Ethnography
Dissertation TitleServing Across the Divide: Race, Class and the Production of Restaurant Service in Los Angeles
Advisor: Hernandez-Leon
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Danielle Wondra
Areas of Specialization: Family Demography, Gender, Sexualities, Same-Sex Families, Quantitative and Qualitative Method
Dissertation TitleFamilies of Gay Men and Lesbians: Relationships, Parenting Desires, and Child Well-being
Advisors: Sweeney and Moore
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Amy Zhou 
Areas of Specialization: medical sociology, global and transnational sociology, health inequalities, and ethnography
Dissertation title: Prioritizing Women: Local Divergences From Global Health Policies
Advisor: Timmermans

 

 

 

 

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