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


  Laura Bray


  Research interests: Environmental Sociology, Social Movements, Sociology of Disaster,           Food and Environment, Rural Sociology

Dissertation Title: "Dividing the San Juan: Water Inequality in the Southwest"

Dissertation Committee: Thomas Shriver (chair), Stefano Longo, Kim Ebert, and Micheal Schulman 


  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, and 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, and Annie Hardison-Moody.

  Josephine McKelvy

  

  Research Interests: Social Psychology; Family and the Life Course; Race, Gender, and Class;        Emotions; Culture; Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods; Program Evaluation;                Mentorship

Dissertation Title: "Time of My Life: Managing Experiences of Time when Life gets Stuck"

Dissertation Committee: Michael Schwalbe (chair), Sinikka Elliott, Anna Manzoni, and Michaela DeSoucey 


  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 Comparative Historical Analysis of Incorporation, Agricultural Development and Cuba’s Social Metabolic Order, 1898-2016"

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

  Annika Wilcox

  

  Research Interests: Work and Organizations, Inequality – Race, Class and Gender, Diversity,        Research Methods, Social Psychology, and Political Sociology

Dissertation Title: "Conforming and Reassuring: How Employees of a High-Tech Organization Construct the Meaning of Diversity"

Dissertation Committee: Steve McDonald (chair), Anna Manzoni, Michaela DeSoucey, Martha Crowley, and Walter Wolfram



Sociology Graduate Students

  Alyssa Alexander, ajalexa2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 355
  BS & MS, Brigham Young University
  Specialization: Family (Military Families), Gender, Childhood Outcomes, Work and Family, Care          Work


  Holly Benton, hjbenton@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 340 
  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

    


  Stacy Bluth, sbluth2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 355 
  BA, American University / MA, Stanford University

  Specialization: Social Change and Organizations; Community-engaged Scholarship


  Curriculum Vitae



  Michael Brinkman, mbrinkm@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 327
  BS, Florida State University / MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Inequality; Qualitative Methods




  Megan Brinson, mbrinso@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 327
  BA, University of North Carolina – Pembroke
  Specialization: Gender Inequality, Feminist Theory, Stratification, Qualitative Methods, and Work




  Taurean Brown, trbrown2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 314
  BS & MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Social Problems, Qualitative Methods, Framing, and Social Movement, and Racial,    Gender, Class Inequality


  Emilia Cordero Oceguera, ecorder2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 340
  BA, UNAM / MA, University of California – Berkeley
  Specialization: Food and Environment, Immigrant Farmworkers, Gender, Race and Class,
  Agroecology and Food Sovereignty


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



  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


  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


  Adam Goldfarb, ajgoldfa@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 337
  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 327
  BA, University of North Carolina – Wilmington
  Specialization: Sexuality, Gender, Marxist Queer Theory, and Qualitative Methods. Mentoring            relationships in higher education; emotional labor


  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
Stevie Kimmet, smkimmet@ncsu.edu

BA, Willamette University / MSW, University of Washington

Specialization: Inequality, Education, Race, Stratification


  Pete Knepper, pkneppe@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 227
  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



  Jacob Lax, jblax@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 340
  BA, Middle Tennessee State University
  Specialization: Food and Environment, Gender and Inequalities, Nonhuman Animals, and Methods




  Danielle Lemite, drlemite@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 328
  BA, Roanoke College
  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 332
  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








  Hannah McQueen, hmmcquee@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 227
  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 365
  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

  BS, Minnesota State University – Mankato / MA, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Body/Embodiment, Inequality - Gender, Class, and Race, Identity, Symbolic
  Interactionism, and Qualitative Methods

  Curriculum Vitae / Website


  Brandon Morrissey, bjmorri5@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 314

  JD, Rutgers Law School / MA, Rutgers University - Newark / BA, University of North Carolina –        Chapel Hill 
  Specialization:

  Curriculum Vitae 


  Aston Patrick, apatric2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 327
  BA, University of Memphis
  Specialization: Sociolinguistics, Inequality, Gender, and Race



  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

  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 228
  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
  BS, Pennsylvania State University
  Specialization: Crime, Law, and Social Control



  Daulton Selke, djselke@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 337
  BA, Grand Valley State University
  Specialization: Sociolinguistics, Inequality - Class, Race, & Gender, Mixed-Methods Approaches



  Rebecca Shisler, rcshisle@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 353
  BA, Baldwin Wallace University / MA, 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 228
  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: Food and Environment, Gold Mining, Social Movements, Political Dissidence,
  Food Security, Food Aid.



  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 


  Avery Walter, awalter3@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 328
  BA, Appalachian State University
  Specialization: Inequality - Social Movements





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

Blair Yates, bvyates@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 308
Specialization: 

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