Graduate Students

Samantha Agarwal (2015),
B.A.,Ohio State University, 2010.
Interests: social injustice, globalization, financial inequality, land grabs and politics of dispossession

Rishi Awatramani
B.A., Vassar College, 2002.
global political economy, labor and social movements in the US and India, historic and contemporary capitalism, national liberation
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Rachel Butler (2016)
M.A., University Pennsylvania, 2010; B.A., Yale University, 2009.

Alvin Camba (2015),
M.A., Binghamton University, 2015; M.A., University College London, 2012; M.A., University of Tartu, 2012; B.A. University of the Philippines, 2009.
Interests: global political economy, environmental history, political sociology, capitalism & global China in Southeast Asia.
Personal Website

Valentina Dallona (2013),
M.A., University College London, 2011. B.A., University of Padua, 2009
Interests: land tenure clarification and land-grabbing, law and capital, agrarian communities
Office Hours (230.325): Thursday, 4:00-5:00-Mergenthaler 563

Yige Dong (2011),
M.A., University of Chicago, 2009. B.A., University of Hong Kong, 2007.
Interests: socialist experiences, international development, welfare institutions and gender

Stephanie D’Souza (2013),
B.A., University of Maryland College Park, 2005.
Interests: inequality in the education system & labor market, transition to adulthood low income youth in the US

Zhicao Fang (2014),
M.A., University of Chicago, 2012. B.A., Sun Yat-Sen University, 2011.
Interests:Political and comparative-historical sociology, global political economy, state-society relations in China
Office Hours (230.101): Monday, 4:00-6:00-BLC Daily Grind Cafe

Robert Francis (2014),
M.A., University of Chicago, 2006. B.A., Wheaton College (IL), 1999.
poverty, social policy, rural communities, religion, nonprofit organizations

Phil Garboden (2011),
M.P.P., Johns Hopkins University, 2011. B.A., Swarthmore College, 2002.
Interests: social inequality, housing, neighborhoods, race, ethnicity, class.
Personal Website

Lingli Huang (2008),
B.A. China University of Political Science and Law, 2002.
Interests: migration and urbanization, labor studies, social inequality and class, historical and comparative development studies

Conrad Jacober (2016)
B.A., Kenyon College, 2015.

Ricado Jacobs (2012),
B.A. University of the Western Cape – South Africa, 1994.
Interests: world historical capitalism, labor studies, social movements
Office Hours (230.150): Thursday, 11:00-12:00-Macaulay 102

Christine Jang (2015),
M.A. Columbia University, 2015; M.A. Indiana University Bloomington, 2012; B.A. Indiana University Bloomington, 2007. Interests: urban sociology, education, housing, racial and ethnic inequality

Minhyoung Kang (2012),
M.A., Seoul National University, 2007. B.A., Seoul National University, 2004.
Interests: globalization, inequality, labor movements

Holly Koogler (2013),
M.A., Stanford University, 2009. B.A., Emory University, 2007.
Interests: immigrant students and their role in achievement as defined by school completion and standardized test scores

Sefika Kumral (2006),
B.A., KOC University, 2006.
Interests:labor and social movements, comparative historical sociology, facism, right wing movements.

Jiwon Lee (2016)
M.A., Hanyang University, 2016; B.A., Hanyang University, 2014.

Julie Lee (2005),
B.A., Rutgers University- Rutgers College, 2005.
Interests: immigration, health disparities, segregation, poverty, transition to adulthood, urban sociology, social policy.

Guowei Liang (2013),
M.A., Sun Yat-Sen University, 2012; B.A. Taiyuan University of Technology, 2009
Interests: labor movement in China
Office Hours (230.147): Monday, 10:00-12:00-BLC Daily Grind Cafe

Tiantian Liu (2016)
B.A., University of Michigan, 2015; B.A., China Foreign Affairs University, 2012.

Anne-Marie Livingstone (2010),
M.A., McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1998.
Interests: race, inequality, poverty, social policy and the state
Office Hours (230.101): Monday, 1:00-2:00-Mergenthaler 555

Shirley Lung (2015),
M.A., Georgetown University, 2012; B.A. Duke University, 2010.
Interests: race, ethnicity, immigration, education, social stratification.

Rhiannon Miller (2016)
M.A., Columbia University, 2012; B.A., New York University, 2005.

Charlie Mitchell (2011),
B.A., Trinity University, 2011.
education, racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps, political and social justice

Kiara Nerenberg (2016)
B.A., University of Chicago, 2016.

Ryan Nielsen (2012),
BA, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2012.
Interests: labor, informal labor, India, development
Office Hours (230.150): Tuesday, 10:30-11:30, or by appointment-Mergenthaler 520

Anna Rhodes (2010),
B.A., Boston College, 2010.
Interests: sociology of education, social stratification, sociology of race and ethnicity.
Office Hours (230.152): Thursday, 4:15-5:30-Abel Wolman

Sonal Sharma (2016)
M.A., Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University Delhi, 2013; Other, Kirorimal College, University of Delhi, 2010.

Elizabeth Talbert (2011),
M.P.P, University of Michigan, 2011. M.S., Pace University, 2007. B.A., Yale University, 2005.
Interests: gender, social inequality, education.

Daniel Thompson (2011),
B.A., Purdue University, 2008.
Interests: comparative political economy, global inequality, historical materialism, panel data analysis, comparative-historical methods.
Office Hours (230.202)Thursday, 10:00-12:00-Mergenthaler 537
Personal Website

Smriti Upadhyay (2011),
M.A., University of Warwick, UK, 2009. B.A., McGill University, Canada, 2008
Interests: Labor and social movements, development, India

Yifeng Wan (2016)
B.A., Zhejiang University, 2016.

Han (John) Woo (2009),
B.A., University of Chicago, 1995.
Interests: sociology of mental health, aging and life course, stratification and inequality, education, demography, health and behavior
Office Hours (230.101): Friday, 4:00-5:00-MSEL (Rm C50)

Allison Young (2014), ayoung
B.A. University of Chicago, 2011.
Interests: s
ocial inequality, poverty, family, education, housing

Xiao Yu (2013),
M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2013. B.A., Peking University, 2011
sociology of education, internal and international migration, gender, social inequality, quantitative methods

Nazish Zafar (2008),
B.A. Carleton College, 2007.
Interests: survival and growth of small businesses in relation to external conditions such as government policies, social mobility and urban development, child welfare institutions

Visiting Graduate Students

Dafna Gelbgiser,
Visiting JHU  – Jan 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016
Cornell University
Interests: Sociology, Social Stratification, Higher Education, Quantitative Research Methods, Gender inequality, Race/Ethnic stratification and inequality, Sociology of Education and Organizational Behavior.

Liu, Hao,
Visiting JHU  – Sept 1, 2015 – Aug 31, 2016
Beijing University
Interests: Sociology of Education, Education & Stratification, Social Inequality, Immigration & Social Mobility