Brian Brown, email@example.com
B.S. Arizona State University, 2010.
Interests: education, race, gender
Office Hours: Tuesday,4:00-6:00 in Mergenthaler 561B
Laila Bushra, firstname.lastname@example.org
B.Sc., Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan, 1999.
Interests: historical sociology, international world economy, regional dynamics.
Wei-ting Chen, email@example.com
B.A. University of California at Davis, 2005.
Interests: poverty, welfare, education and social mobility.
Barbara Condliffe, firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A., Bowdoin College, 2004, M.A., Brooklyn College, 2007.
Interests: sociology of education, urban poverty, racial and gender inequality
*Rachel Core, email@example.com
MSc, University of London, 2003, BA, Carleton College, 1998.
Interests: international development, civil society & social networks in China, post-1978 health reform in China
Office Hours: Tuesday,12:00-1:00 in Greenhouse 210
*On the Job Market: After six years living and working in China, Rachel Core came to Johns Hopkins to study the social effects of China’s rapid economic development. In Rachel’s dissertation, “Taming Tuberculosis: A Study of Institutional Change in China,” she seeks to explain why TB incidence has been rising in China in recent years, despite expanding life expectancy, per capita income, and healthcare spending, after falling sharply for more than four decades. She highlights a social cause that others have neglected—the rise and fall of the work unit system, which linked virtually the entire urban population to the public health and health care systems through their workplaces. Rachel examines this system’s success in delivering global scientific and public health advances to a previously under-served population, from the 1950s until the 1990s. She argues that the subsequent decline of the work unit system has been a key factor in the recent resurgence of TB. The dissertation draws upon data from eighty-eight interviews and archival sources including Chinese newspapers and journals and government documents collected at the Shanghai Municipal Archives. Fieldwork for the dissertation was supported by a Fulbright Fellowship and has included seventeen months in Shanghai. Rachel has extensive experience as a TA and received a Dean’s Teaching Fellowship to teach her own course, “Health and Society in Contemporary China.” She will complete her dissertation in Spring 2013.
Office Hours: Wednesday, 1:30-3:30 in Greenhouse 210
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: Thursday, 1:00-3:00 in Mergenthaler 555
B. Cetin Eren, email@example.com
B.A., Bogaziçi University, 2000.
Interests: historical sociology, labor and social movements.
Sol Espinoza, firstname.lastname@example.org
M.PA., Princeton University, 2002. B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1999.
Interests: social inequality, social policy, social structures, marginalization.
Angela Estacion, email@example.com
B.A., Tufts University, 1997.
Interests: sociology of the family, sociology of education, social stratification, transition to adulthood, immigration, child and family policies
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.
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
M.A., Seoul National University, 2007. B.A., Seoul National University, 2004.
Interests: globalization, inequality, labor movements
Sahan Savas Karatasli, firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A., KOC University, 2004.
Interests: political economy of development, global inequalities, labor and student movements, rise and fall of hegemonies, theories of social justice.
Office Hours: Wednesday, 1:00-3:00 in Macaulay 102
Sika Koudou, email@example.com
B. A., Xavier University of Louisiana, 2007.
Interests: children and the family, racial and ethnic-minorities, trans-nationalism.
Office Hours: Monday,1:00-2:00 in Mergenthaler 557A
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: Thursday, 1:30-3:00 in Macaulay 102
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A., Peking University, 2007. B.A. University of International Business and Economics, 2004.
Interests: social change and personality, labor studies, social inequality.
Office Hours: Thursday, 4:00-5:00 in Mergenthaler 563
Anne-Marie Livingstone, email@example.com
1998, MA in Sociology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
Interests: race, inequality, poverty, social policy and the state
Office Hours: Wednesday, 11:30-12:30 in Mergenthaler 563
Matthew Messel, firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A., Texas Christian University, 2009.
Interests: transition to adulthood, sociology of families, education, and religion
Charlie Mitchell, email@example.com
B.A., Trinity University, 2011.
Interests: education, racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps, political and social justice
Robert Nathenson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Msc, University of Oxford, 2006. B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2005.
Interests: social stratification, immigration, sociology of education, cross-national comparative sociology
Ryan Nielsen, email@example.com
BA, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2012.
Interests: Maoist revolutions, South Asian social movements, Marxist theory, imperialism, and class in developing countries
Daniel Pasciuti, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Tuesday, 2:00-4:00 in Greenhouse 203
Michael Reese, email@example.com
B.S., Virginia Tech, 1995. M.Ed., University of Virginia, 1997.
Interests: diffusion of innovations, sociology of education, quantitative methods
Anna Rhodes, firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A., Boston College, 2010.
Interests: sociology of education, social stratification, sociology of race and ethnicity.
Benjamin Scully, email@example.com
B.A., Northwestern University, 2003.
Interests: social movements, structural restraints, international political, economics and social systems.
Office Hours: Thursday, 10:00-12:00 in Macaulay 102
Stephanie Slates, firstname.lastname@example.org
M.S., University of New Orleans, 2008, B.A., Harvard University, 2002.
Interests: urban poverty, racial inequality, housing policy and residential mobility, sociology of education
Elizabeth Talbert, email@example.com
M.P.P, University of Michigan, 2011. M.S., Pace University, 2007. B.A., Yale University, 2005.
Interests: gender, social inequality, education.
Daniel Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A., Purdue University, 2008.
Interests: comparative political economy, global inequality, historical materialism, panel data analysis, comparative-historical methods.
Office Hours: Monday, 2:30-4:30 in Mergenthaler 565
Smriti Upadhyay, email@example.com
M.A., University of Warwick, UK, 2009. B.A., McGill University, Canada, 2008
Interests: social inequality, social stratification.
Office Hours: Monday, 10:00-11:00 in Mergenthaler 559
Christian Villenas, firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2006. M.S., New School University, 2002. B.A., New York University, 1998.
Interests: sociology of education, sociology of disability, sociology of sports, sociology of aging, diffusion of innovation, racial inequality, status attainment, teachers and teaching, popular culture, and quantitative methodology.
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: social inequality, sociology of education, social policy, urban sociology, comparative and international education, sociological theory
Han (John) Woo, email@example.com
B.A. (Economics), The University of Chicago, 1995.
Interests: sociology of mental health, aging and life course, stratification and inequality, education, demography, health and behavior
Office Hours: Monday, 3:00-5:00 in Mergenthaler 557B
Erdem Yoruk, firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A., Bogazici University, 2006. B.A. Bogazici University, 2002.
Interests: state theory, political economy, historical sociology, politics of class and nation, imperialism and colonization.
Nazish Zafar, email@example.com
B.A. Carleton College, 2007.
Interests: child welfare, juvenile justice, poverty, residential institutions, social enterprise, spatial capital, cross-national research, rehabilitation
Shaohua Zhan, firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A., Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 2002; B.A., China Youth University for Political Sciences 1999.
Interests: labor migration, international development