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Colin Arnold

B.A. Political Science, Loyola Marymount University, 2015

Research Interests:

Economy, Economic Sociology, Globalization and
 Global Capitalism, Social and Labor Movements

Committee:  Jennifer Bair, SImone Polillo, Adam Slez

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Anna Cameron

Anna Cameron

M.A., Sociology, University of Virginia, 2016
B.A., Political Studies, Queen's University
(Kingston, Ontario, Canada), 2013


Research Interests:
Media, Gender, and Popular Culture

Committee:  Andrea Press (Chair), Sarah Corse,
Sabrina Pendergrass


Josh Chen

Josh Chen

M.A., Sociology, University of Virginia, 2016
M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 2006
B.A., English, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 2002

Research Interests:
Race and Ethnicity, Culture, Diversity
and Integration, Institutions

Committee:  Isaac Reed, Milton Vickerman,
Sabrina Pendergrass



Denise Deutschlander

M.A., Sociology, University of Virginia, 2014
M.Phil., Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria, 2008
B.A., Comparative Sociology, University of Puget Sound, 2005

 
Research Interests:
Social Stratiication, Higher Education, Sociology of the
Family, Educational Policy Analysis, Quantitative Analysis,
Experimental Design, Casual Inference Methods

Committee:   Josipa Roksa (Chair), Ben Castleman
Paul Kingston, Allison Pugh, Nancy Deutsch

View Denise Deutschlander's Dissertation Research

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Brooke Dinsmore

B.A., Sociology; Minor, Gender and Women Studies,
Connecticut College, New London, CT, 2014

Research Interests:
Race, Class and Gender, Education, Youth
and Childhood, New Media and Culture

Advisor:  Allison Pugh



Kara Fitzgibbon

Kara Fitzgibbon

M.A., Sociology, University of Virginia, 2013
B.A., Sociology/Religion, Washington and Lee University, 2011

Research Interests:
Religion, Race and Ethnicity, Immigration
and Survey Methodology

Committee:  Milton Vickerman, Brad Wilcox, Tom Guterbock

View Kara Fitzgibbon's Dissertation Research



Joris Gjata


Joris Gjata

M.A., Sociology, University of Virginia, 2012
M.A., International Political Economy,
London School of Economics, 2009
B.S., International Relations, Middle East Technical
University (Ankara, Turkey), 2008

Research Interests:
Economic Sociology and International Political Economy,
Political Sociology, Comparative-Historical Sociology,
Sociology of Ideas, Organizations, Social Change Theories



Alida Goffinski

M.S.W., Social Work, Indiana University, 2013
B.S.W., Social Work with Highest Distinction, Indiana University
, 2012

Research Interests:
General: Knowledge, Historical Sociology, Culture, Theory
Specific: Aesthetic Theory, Early Modern French & Haitian Politics

Advisor:  Issac Reed


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Jaime Hartless

Jaime Hartless

M.A., Sociology, University of Virginia, 2012
M.Sc., Sociology, University of Oxford, UK, 2010
B.A., Sociology/Anthropology (Concentrations in Women's Studies
and American Culture), Randolph-Macon Women's College, Lynchburg, VA, 2009

Research Interests:
Gender, Sexuality, Culture, Social Movements
Space and Place, Intersectionality


Fauzia Husain

M.A., Sociology, University of Virginia, 2014
M.A., Media & Public Affairs, George Washington University, 2009
B.A., Fine Art: Sculpture, Indus Valley School of Art &
Architecture (Karachi), 2001


Research Interests:
Culture, Gender, Postcolonial Sociology,
Globalization and Security


Committee:  Allison Pugh, Andrea Press,
Isaac Reed, Simone Polillo

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Su Yeone Jeon

M.A., International Economic Policy, Columbia University, 2016
M.S., Sustainability Management, Columbia University, 2012
B.A., International Agriculture and Rural Development/Applied
Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2010

Research Interests:
Globalization, Political Economy, Political Sociology,
Economic Sociology, Sociology of Elites, and Gender

Advisor:  Jennifer Bair


Sarah Johnson

M.S., Sociology, University of Virginia, 2017
B.A., Sociology, Media Studies (Critical Studies Concentration)
University of North Texas, 2014

Research Interests:
Popular Culture and Media, Identity Politics,
Feminism, Gender

Advisor:  Andrea Press



Elene Kekelia

M.A., Cultural Studies, Ilia State University (Georgia) and
The University of Fribourg (Switzerland), 2011 
B.A., Philosophy and Social Sciences with Honors,
Ilia State University (Georgia), 2008

Research Interests:
Memory Studies, Nationalism, Comparative
Historical Sociology, Soviet Studies,
Empires and √©migre Communities

Advisor:  Jeffrey Olick

http://sociology.virginia.edu/sites/sociology.virginia.edu/files/Yen-Yu%20Lin.PNG Yen-Yu Lin

M.A., Comparative Politics, National Taiwan University (Taiwan), 2017
B.A., Global Political Economy, Waseda University (Japan), 2015
B.A., Political Science, National Taiwan University, 2014

Research Interests:
Nations and Nationalism, Comparative Historical
Sociology, Collective Memory, War and Peace, 
Transitional Justice, and East Asian Studies

Advisor:  Jeffrey Olick

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Candace Miller

Candace Miller

M.A., Sociology, UNC-Charlotte, 2013
B.A., Sociology, Old Dominion University, 2010


Abigail Moore

B.A., English/Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies,
Yale University, 2015

Research Interests:
Culture, Power, Materiality, Semiotics

Advisor:  Isaac Reed

Sarah Mosseri

Sarah Mosseri

M.A., Sociology, University of Virginia, 2012
B.A., Advertising, University of Georgia, 2006

Research Interests: 
Work, Culture and Inequality

Committee:  Allison Pugh, Elizabeth Gorman, Simone Polillo

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Heidi Nicholls

B.A., Social-Science, Westmont College, 2015


Allister Pilar Plater

M.A., Sociology, University of Virginia, 2017
M.A., Educational Studies, Tufts University, 2014

B.A., Sociology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2012

Research Interests:
Culture, Consumption, Aesthetics, Body and
Embodiment, Power & Inequality


Committee:  Allison Pugh, Isaac Reed, Jennifer Bair

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Di Shao

M.A., Regional Studies-East Asia, Harvard University, 2016
B.A., Anthropology, Sun Yat Sen University, 2014

Dinsmore Daniel Shutt

M.A., Sociology, George Washington University, 2015
B.A., Political Science and Religious Studies, Elon University, 2009

Research Interests:
Culture, Media, Emotions and Social Theory

Advisor:  Isaac Reed


Gabriella Smith

Gabriella Smith

M.A., Sociology, University of Virginia, 2015
M.A., Sociology, University of Kansas, 2009
B.A., Sociology, University of Missouri, Kansas City, 2004


Dinsmore Alexander Sutton

M.A. Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2015
B.A. Music Composition, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2006

Research Interests: 
Cultural Production, Knowledge, Creativity,
Aesthetics, Sociomusicology, Material Culture

Advisor:  Isaac Reed



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Vasfiye Betul Toprak 

M.A., Global Studies and Sociocultural Studies,
Florida International University, 2017
B.A., English Language and Literature,
Hacettepe University (Turkey), 2011

Research Interests:
Culture, Modernity, Secularism
and Public Space

Advisor:  Isaac Reed

   


Bailey Troia

B.A., Sociology, Psychology and Women's Studies,
Randolph-Macon College, 2015

Research Interests:
Sexualities, LGBTQ+ Identities, Gender, 
New Media, Place Culture

Advisor: Andrea Press

 


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Catalina Vallejo

M.A., Sociology, University of Virginia, 2014
M.A., Cultural Studies, Universidad de los Andes - Colombia, 2011
B.S., Sociology, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2009

Research Interests:
Political Sociology, Culture, Comparative Historical Sociology,
Latin America and Memory Studies

Committee:  Jeffrey Olick, Jennifer Bair, Simone Polillo


View Catalina Vallejo's Dissertation Research
http://catalinavallejo.weebly.com

Linh Vinh

             B.A., Sociology, College of William and Mary, 2016

Research Interests:
Social Movements, Grassroots Activism,
Race and Ethnicity, Gender

Advisor:  Sabrina Pendergrass


Yapeng Wang

M.S., Global China Studies, The Hong Kong University of
Science and 
Technology, 2015
B.A., Journalism, Tianjin Normal University, 2014   

Research Interests:
   Social Stratification    


Mary-Collier Wilks

M.A., Sociology, University of Virginia, 2017
B.A., Human Development & Philosophy, Eckerd College, 2012



Patrice Wright

M.A., Teaching, Marian University, 2014
B.A., Political Science & Spanish Language, Purdue University 2011

Research Interests:
Gender, Feminism, Education

Advisor:  Josipa Roksa


Shayne Zaslow

M.A., Gender and Cultural Studies, Simmons College, 2011
M.S., Communications Management , Simmons College, 2011
B.A., Sociology, Wagner College, 2008

Research Interests:
Media, Popular Culture, Gender and Sexuality


Elissa Zeno

M.A., Sociology, University of Virginia, 2017
B.A., Women's Studies and Political Science,
Simmons College, 2010

Research Interests:
Gender, Family, Reproduction, Medical
Sociology, Body and Embodiment

Advisor: Allison Pugh


 

Hexuan Zhang

M.A., Sociology, University of Virginia, 2013
B.A., Sociology, Peking University, 2010

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