Rishi Awatramani, firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A., Vassar College, 2002.
Interests: global political economy, labor and social movements in the US and India, historic and contemporary capitalism, national liberation
Wei-ting Chen, email@example.com (Completed August 2014)
M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2010, B.A., University of California at Davis, 2005.
Interests: poverty, social policy, family, consumption, and food system research
Barbara Condliffe, firstname.lastname@example.org (Completed August 2014)
M.A., Brooklyn College, 2007, B.A., Bowdoin College, 2004.
Interests: sociology of education, urban poverty, racial and gender inequality
Valentina Dallona, email@example.com
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: Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00, Mergenthaler 258
Yige Dong, firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A., University of Chicago, 2009. B.A., University of Hong Kong, 2007.
Interests: socialist experiences, international development, welfare institutions and gender
Office Hours: Mondays, 4:00-5:00, Mergenthaler 555
Stephanie D’Souza, email@example.com
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
B. Cetin Eren, firstname.lastname@example.org (Completed August 2014)
B.A., Bogaziçi University, 2000.
Interests: historical sociology, labor and social movements.
Sol Espinoza, email@example.com
M.PA., Princeton University, 2002. B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1999.
Interests: social inequality, social policy, social structures, marginalization.
Office Hours: Thursdays, 12:00-2:00, Levering Cafe
Zhicao Fang, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Robert Francis, email@example.com
M.A., University of Chicago, 2006. B.A., Wheaton College (IL), 1999.
Interests: poverty, social policy, rural communities, religion, nonprofit organizations
Phil Garboden, firstname.lastname@example.org
M.P.P., Johns Hopkins University, 2011. B.A., Swarthmore College, 2002.
Interests: social inequality, housing, neighborhoods, race, ethnicity, class.
Burak Gurel, email@example.com
M.A., Bogazici University, Modern Turkish History, 2004. B.A., Dokuz Eylul University, Internat’l Relations, 2002.
Interests: political economy, historical sociology, political economy of agrarian change, labor & social movements
Office Hours: Mondays, 3:00-4:00, Brody Learning Commons
Lingli Huang, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Ricado Jacobs, email@example.com
B.A. University of the Western Cape – South Africa, 1994.
Interests: world historical capitalism, labor studies, social movements
Minhyoung Kang, firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A., Seoul National University, 2007. B.A., Seoul National University, 2004.
Interests: globalization, inequality, labor movements
Sahan Savas Karatasli, Post-Doc, email@example.com
PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 2014. B.A., KOC University, 2004.
Interests: Comparative-historical sociology with a focus on social movements (including nationalist movements, labor unrest and revolutions); contemporary and historical processes of globalization and financialization; stratification, inequality, social change and development.
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 10:00-12:00, Mergenthaler 258
Holly Koogler, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Sika Koudou, email@example.com
B. A., Xavier University of Louisiana, 2007.
Interests: children and the family, racial and ethnic-minorities, trans-nationalism.
Sefika Kumral, firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A., KOC University, 2006.
Interests:labor and social movements, comparative historical sociology, facism, right wing movements.
Office Hours: Thursdays, 1:00-3:00, Greenhouse 210
Julie Lee, email@example.com
B.A., Rutgers University- Rutgers College, 2005.
Interests: immigration, health disparities, segregation, poverty, transition to adulthood, urban sociology, social policy.
Yao Li (on the academic job market), firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A., Peking University, 2007. B.A. University of International Business and Economics, 2004. Ph.D. Date: May 2015 (expected). Dissertation Title: “Informal Norms and Protest Space in Authoritarian China”
Areas of Research/Teaching: Political sociology; social movements; development; comparative and historical sociology; China
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30, Mergenthaler 563
Guowei Liang, email@example.com
M.A., Sun Yat-Sen University, 2012. B.A. Taiyuan University of Technology, 2009
Interests: labor movement in China
Office Hours: Fridays, 2:30-3:30, Mergenthaler 561B
Anne-Marie Livingstone, firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A., McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1998.
Interests: race, inequality, poverty, social policy and the state
Matthew Messel, email@example.com
B.A., Texas Christian University, 2009.
Interests: transition to adulthood, sociology of families, education, and religion
Office Hours: Thursdays, 10:00-11:00, Brody Learning Commons
Charlie Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A., Trinity University, 2011.
Interests: education, racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps, political and social justice
Ryan Nielsen, email@example.com
BA, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2012.
Interests: Maoist revolutions, South Asian social movements, Marxism, imperialism, class in developing countries
Office Hours: Mondays, 2:00-4:00, Mergenthaler 518A
Daniel Pasciuti, Post-Doc, firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD, Johns Hopkins University. B.S., University of California, Riverside, 2004.
Interests: historical and contemporary urbanization, urban development and inequality, comparative civilizations and world cultures, political-economy, world systems, quantitative methods, medical sociology.
Office Hours: Thursdays, 2:00-4:00 (or by appt), Mergenthaler 258
Syed Shozab Raza, email@example.com
M.Phil.,University of Oxford, 2013. B.A., University of Toronto, 2011.
Interests: agrarian change, political economy of development, social and political movements, ethnography, Marxism, Pakistan.
Michael Reese, firstname.lastname@example.org
M.Ed., University of Virginia, 1997. B.S., Virginia Tech, 1995.
Interests: diffusion of innovations, sociology of education, quantitative methods
Anna Rhodes, email@example.com
B.A., Boston College, 2010.
Interests: sociology of education, social stratification, sociology of race and ethnicity.
Elizabeth Talbert, firstname.lastname@example.org
M.P.P, University of Michigan, 2011. M.S., Pace University, 2007. B.A., Yale University, 2005.
Interests: gender, social inequality, education.
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00, Mergenthaler 541
Daniel Thompson, email@example.com
B.A., Purdue University, 2008.
Interests: comparative political economy, global inequality, historical materialism, panel data analysis, comparative-historical methods.
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 11:00-12:00 (or by appt), Mergenthaler 537
Smriti Upadhyay, firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A., University of Warwick, UK, 2009. B.A., McGill University, Canada, 2008
Interests: Labor and social movements, development, India
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 10:00-12:00, Mergenthaler 258
Siri Warkentien, email@example.com
B.A., B.M. Northwestern University, 2003.
Interests: sociology of education, social inequality, quantitative methods, mixed methods research
Erik Westlund, firstname.lastname@example.org
M.Sc., University of Oxford, 2007. B.A., University of Maryland, 2006.
Interests: sociology of education, research design and statistical methods, social theory, technology
Han (John) Woo, email@example.com
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: Fridays, 4:00-5:00, Brody Learning Commons
Allison Young, ayoung firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A. University of Chicago, 2011.
Interests: social inequality, poverty, family, education, housing
Xiao Yu, email@example.com
M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2013. B.A., Peking University, 2011
Interests: internal and international migration, social stratification
Nazish Zafar, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Office Hours: Fridays, 12:00-1:00, Gilman Atrium
Visiting Graduate Students
Guoshu Kong, email@example.com
Renmin University of China
Interests: Production of social stratification,social determinants of health such as how the distribution of income, wealth, education and power rather than genetic factors that influence the risk for chronic diseases.
Yonghai Lan, firstname.lastname@example.org