Graduate Students in Sociology

Below you’ll find the directory of current students in the sociology graduate program. At the top of the list are the doctoral students nearing completion of the Ph.D. and currently on the job market. 

On the Job Market


 Timothy Clark

  Timothy Clark, tpclark2@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae / Website

  Research Interests: Food Systems, Environmental Sociology, and Social Theory

  Dissertation Title: ”The Ocean and Society: A Multi-Level, Socio-Historical Analysis of                Environmental-Marine Impact, Seafood Consumption, and Labor at Sea.” 

Dissertation Committee: Stefano Longo (chair), Sarah Bowen, Tom Shriver, Anna Manzoni




  Blake Martin

  Blake Martin, bjmarti3@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae

  Research Interests: Sociology of Childhood & Youth; Sociology of Family; Bodies &                  Embodiment; Sociology of Health; Sociology of Food; Qualitative Methods.

Dissertation Title: ”Experiences of Body Image and Bodily Stigma Among Pre-Adolescent Children.” 

Dissertation Committee: Sarah Bowen (chair), Michaela DeSoucey, Kim Ebert, Annie Hardison-Moody. 


  Virginia Riel

  Virginia Riel, vpriel@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae / Website

  Research Interests: Educational Stratification; Race, Class, and Gender Inequality

  Dissertation Title: ”When Charters are the Choosers: A Supply-Side Analysis of Charter              School Choice.” 

Dissertation Committee: Toby Parcel (chair), Michaela DeSoucey, Steve McDonald, and Karey A. Harwood. 

  Andrew Smolski

  Andrew Smolski, arsmolsk@ncsu.eduCurriculum Vitae / Website

  Research Interests: Environmental, Agri-Food Systems, Political Economy of the World-                System, Latin America and the Caribbean, Social Movements and Social Theory 

Dissertation Title: "A World-Metabolic Framework for Analyzing Incorporation and Exile in Cuban Agriculture"

Dissertation Committee: Stefano B. Longo (chair), Sarah Bowen, Thomas Shriver and Michelle Schroeder-Moreno  



Sociology Graduate Students

  Alyssa Alexander, ajalexa2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 355
  BS & MS, Brigham Young University
  Specialization: Family, Gender, Childhood/Child Outcomes



  Jason Allen, jsallen8@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 328
  BA, University of Massachusetts-Amherst / MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Rural Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Political Economy, Food Systems

  



  Alex Bailey, albaile4@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 328
  BA, Furman University
  Specialization: Inequality

  Curriculum Vitae

    


  Holly Benton, hjbenton@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 348
  BA, Dickinson College / MA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  Specialization: Food and the Environment; Social Theory; Race; Class and Gender Studies;                Cultural Studies; Science and Technology

  Curriculum Vitae



  Laura Bray, labray@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 314
  MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Environmental Sociology; Food and the Environment; Social Movements




  Michael Brinkman, mbrinkm@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 351
  BS, Florida State University / MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Inequality; Qualitative Methods

  Curriculum Vitae



  Taurean Brown, trbrown2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 314
  BS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Inequality – Race, Class, and Gender

  Alivia Canteralcanter@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 355
  BA, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Inequality - Race, Class, and Gender

  Curriculum Vitae



 

Emilia Cordero Oceguera, ecorder2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 340
BA, UNAM/MA, University of California – Berkeley
Specialization: Food and Environment, Inequality

  Darien Dixon, dgdixon@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 327
  BA, University of Maryland – College Park
  Specialization: Sociolinguistics, Intersectionality, Inequality, Linguistics




  Jonathan Felden, jafelden@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 228
  BA, Murray State University / MS, Eastern Kentucky University
  Specialization: Crime, Deviance and Social Control






  Cat Flynn, crflynn@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 344
  BA, Cornell University / MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Sociolinguistics, Inequality, Qualitative Methods, Foreign Language Study, Cultural   Capital

  Curriculum Vitae


Jen Gathings, mgathin@ncsu.edu
Specialization: Crime, Deviance and Social Control, Inequality – Race, Class and Gender


  Adam Goldfarb, ajgoldfa@ncsu.edu
  BA, Brandeis University / MA, Hofstra University
  Specialization: Work and the Global Economy and Sociolinguistics


  Curriculum Vitae



  Brooke E. Graham, begraham@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 348
  BA, University of North Carolina – Wilmington
  Specialization: Sexuality, Gender, Marxist Queer Theory, and Qualitative Methods. Mentoring            relationships in higher education; emotional labor



Brittany V. Gaustad, brittanyvgaustad@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 337
BS, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse / MPP, Oregon State University
Specialization: Inequalities within the factory farming industry, Environmental politics & policy, Social movements, Public participation

Curriculum Vitae


  John Hedlund, jhedlun@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 340
  BA, City College of New York (CUNY)
  Specialization: Food and Environment

  Curriculum Vitae



Joshua Hummel, jrhummel@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 337
Specialization: 

  Razia Husain, rahusain@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 355
  BS, University of Connecticut / MA, University of Kentucky
  Specialization: Family, Sociolinguistics

  Curriculum Vitae



  Heather Johnson, hljohns7@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 353
  BA, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
  Specialization: Neocolonial power relations in the food system, Gender, Sociology of Work, Queer
  Theory, Qualitative Methods




Katherine Johnson, kljohn23@ncsu.edu, 1911 Building, Room 337
BS, Virginia Commonwealth University / MA, George Mason University
Specialization: Inequality – Race, Class, and Gender

  Pete Knepper, pkneppe@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 340
  MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Work, Economic Sociology, Inequality - Race, Class, and Gender, Community and      Rural Sociology

  Curriculum Vitae


  Victoria Kurdyla, vakurdyl@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 308
  BA & MA, University of North Carolina – Greensboro
  Specialization: Gender Violence, Queer and Critical Criminology, Qualitative Methods,                      Intersectionality



  Danielle Lemite, drlemite@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 328
  BA, 
  Specialization: 



Chao Liu, cliu29@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 328
BA, Sun Yat-sen University, China / MA, University of Arkansas
Specialization: Social Network Analysis, Computational Social Science, Work and the Global Economy,  Organizational Theory 
Claudia Liu, yliu105@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 327
BA, Albion College
Specialization: Inequality – Race, Class and Gender, Sociolinguistics

  Landen Longest, legambil@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room
  BA, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  Specialization: Crime, Law, and Social Control; Gender-based violence; Qualitative Methods;  Feminist theory 




  Shelly Maras,  samaras@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 327
  BA & MA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  Specialization: Family, Gender, Medical Sociology



  Josephine McKelvy, josephine_mckelvy@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 227
  BA, University of Louisiana – Lafayette / MA, University of South Carolina – Columbia
  Specialization: Family and the Life Course, Inequality – Race, Class and Gender




  Hannah McQueen, hmmcquee@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 313
  BA, Coe College / MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Work and the Global Economy, Quantitative Methods

  Curriculum Vitae



  Nicholas Membrez-Weiler, njmembre@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 360
  BA, Metropolitan State University of Denver / MA, Hofstra University
  Specialization: Crime, Law and Social Control, Sociology of Work and Organizations, Economic        Sociology, Qualitative Methods

  Curriculum Vitae





  Kelsey Mischke, kjmischk@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 328

  Specialization: Inequality – Race, Class and Gender, Work and the Global Economy

  Curriculum Vitae





  Janelle S. Perez, jsperez2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 328
  MA, San Diego State University / MA, DePaul University
  Specialization: Inequality – Race, Class and Gender, Food and Environment, International       Development, Resiliency, Climate Change

  Curriculum Vitae
  Tessa Permut, tpermut@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 351
  BA, University of Denver / MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Race and Ethnicity, Place and Community, Demography, Spatial Inequality

  Curriculum Vitae



  Marissa Personette, mlperson@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 327
  BA, University of Delaware
  Specialization: Gender-based Violence, Inequality – Race, Class and Gender



  Leslie Pierce, lepierc2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 344
  BA, University of North Carolina – Asheville
  Specialization: Food and Environment, Obesity

  Curriculum Vitae



  Meagan Pittman, mapittm3@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 351
  BS, Western Carolina University / MA, St. John’s University
  Specialization: Crime, Law, and Social Contral

  Curriculum Vitae



  Victoria Ream, vrream@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 332

  BA & MA, Ohio University
  Specialization: Food and Environment, Qualitative Research, and Crime, Law, and Social Control




  Heather Sanchez, hksanche@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 342
  BA & MA, University of Southern Mississippi
  Specialization: Food and Environment, Social Movements, Qualitative Methods, Visual Sociology

  Curriculum Vitae



  Sierra Satterfield, sjsatte2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 337
  B.S. Pennsylvania State University
  Specialization:Crime, Law, and Social Control



  Rebecca Shisler, rcshisle@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 353
  B.A. Baldwin Wallace University / M.A. Colorado State University
  Specialization: Food & Environment, Inequality-Race, Class, & Gender




  C. Simpson, cdsimpso@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 227
  BA, Fayetteville State University / MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Intersectional Inequality, Social Movements, Food and Environment

  Curriculum Vitae





  Casey Strange, clstrang@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 344
  BA & MA, University of North Carolina – Greensboro
  Specialization: Food and Environment, Work and the Global Economy

  Curriculum Vitae


  Adriana Szabo, aszabo@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 308
  BS, University of North (Romania) / MA, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Environmental Justice, Environment and Economy, Civic Engagement, Community   Development, Languages



  Arianna Thomas-Winfield, amthom12@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 340
  BA, University of North Florida / MS – North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Social Psychology, Inequality – Race, Class and Gender, Qualitative Methods,   LGBTQ Studies

  Curriculum Vitae 


Ellen Whiteman, egwhitem@ncsu.edu
Specialization: 

  Grace Wickham, gmwickha@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 353
  BA, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Food and the Environment, Gender Inequality, Social Movements. 

  Curriculum Vitae



  Annika Wilcox, amwilcox@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 340
  BS, James Madison University / MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Inequality – Race, Class and Gender, Sex and Gender, Work and Organizations,   Social Psychology

  Curriculum Vitae, Website


Kalah Wilsonkwilson4@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 227
Specialization: Inequality – Race, Class and Gender

  Karen Wirth, kpwirth@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 314
  BS, Albany College of Pharmacy / MBA, Kenan-Flager School of Business, University of North       Carolina – Chapel Hill / MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Family and Life Course, Work and Family, Motherhood

  Curriculum Vitae


Blair Yates, bvyates@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 327
Specialization: 



Christopher Young, csyoung4@ncsu.edu
Specialization: Crime, Law and Social Control, Family