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


  Marie Gualtieri

  Marie Gualtieri, mcgualt2@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae / Website

  Research Interests: Food insecurity; Gerontology; Poverty and health; Public policy

  Dissertation Title: ”The Golden Years? Or an Age of Insecurity?: The Experiences of Food          Insecurity among Skipped-Generation Households”

Dissertation Committee: Sarah Bowen (chair), Maxine Thompson, Steve McDonald, Dara Bloom

  Riku Kawaguchi

  Riku Kawaguchi, rkawagu@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae / Website

  Research Interests: Criminology, Deviance and Social Control, Community and Urban                  Sociology, LGBTQ Community, Family and Life Course, Quantitative and Computational                Methods

Dissertation Title: ”Spatial-Temporal Dynamics of Neighborhood Contexts: Time of Day and Quality of Neighborhoods in Linking Social Disorganization, Local Institutions, Criminogenic Places, and Crime.”

Dissertation Committee: William Smith (chair), Anna Manzoni, April Fernandes, Patricia McCall, Perver Baran

  Jennifer Lutz

  Jennifer Lutz, jrlutz@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae / Website

  Research Interests: Crime, Deviance and Social Control, Theoretical Explanations of Crime,        Corporate Governance in the Neoliberal Era, Corporate Malfeasance, Criminal Identities and          Reflected, Appraisals, Quantitative Methodology

Dissertation Title: ”Deregulation or Reregulation? Controlling White-Collar Crime in the Neoliberal Era.” 

Dissertation Committee:  Stacy De Coster (chair), Martha Crowley, April Fernandes, and Wenjie Liao.

  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. 

  Mari Kate Mycek

  Mari Kate Mycek, mmycek@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae / Website

  Research Interests: Sociology of Food; Women and Gender Studies; Immigrant Health and    Nutrition; Community Development; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Dissertation Title: "Reaching Across the Table: Commensality and Community Food Efforts." 

Dissertation Committee: Sarah Bowen (chair), Michael Schwalbe, Michaela DeSoucey, Annie Hardison-Moody, and Jessi Steib. 

Chelli Plummer

Chelli Plummer, chelli_plummer@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: Military sociology; Family; Gender; Global development and social change; Terrorism; Social movements.

Dissertation Title: ”Women in the US Military Negotiating Work and Family Conflicts in the Republic of Korea.” 

Dissertation Committee: Ted Greenstein (chair), Maxine Atkinson, Anna Manzoni, and Toby Parcel. 

  Michele Scott

  Michele Scott, mlscott7@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae

  Research Interests: Qualitative methods; Food; Health; Gender; Identity; Social psychology

  Dissertation Title: ”DIY Health: Regimented Diet, Extreme Exercise, and the ‘Healthy                  Lifestyle’.”

Dissertation Committee: Michaela DeSoucey (chair), Michael Schwalbe (vice-chair), Sarah Bowen, and Emily Winderman. 

  Sarah Hupp Williamson 

  Sarah Hupp Williamson, shwilli2@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae / Website

  Research Interests: Criminology/Deviance, Human Trafficking and Global Crime, Corporate        Deviance, Critical Criminology, Green Criminology.

Dissertation Title: ”Toward an Integrated Theory of Human Trafficking: Unraveling the Role of Global Economic Policies in Shaping Macro-Level Conditions Cross-Nationally.” 

Dissertation Committee: Stacy De Coster (chair), Martha Crowley, Kim Ebert, and Wenjie Liao.

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

  

Abby Arellanes, asarella@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 337
MS, North Carolina State University
Specialization: 



  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
  Specialization: Food and the Environment; Work and the Global Economy

  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



  Danielle Carlson, djcarls2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 313
  BA, Keene State College
  Specialization: Criminology


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



  Tyler Flockhart, trflockh@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 227
  BA, University of Northern Iowa / MS, Illinois State University
  Specialization: Family, Gender, Qualitative Methods, Social Psychology, Religion

  Curriculum Vitae



  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


  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



  Dayne Hamrick, dwhamric@ncsu.edu
  BA, Wake Forest University / Masters in International Studies, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Globalization/Political Economy, Sociology of Development, Economic Sociology

  Curriculum Vitae



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

  Curriculum Vitae



Jordan Holley,  jmholley@ncsu.edu
BA, University of Florida
Specialization: Sociolinguistics, Inequality – Race, Class and Gender

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



Autumn Hyatt, aahyatt4@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 337
Specialization: 

Heather Johnson, hljohns7@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 353
Specialization: 



  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

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




Chris McDaniel, cpmcdan2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 228
Specialization: Crime, Deviance, and Social Control

  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

  Curriculum Vitae



Lisa McManus, lmcmanu@ncsu.edu
Specialization: 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



  Nick Membrez-Weiler, njmembre@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 360
  BA, Metropolitan State University of Denver / MA, Hofstra University
  Specialization: Crime, Law and Social Control, Environment, Social Movements

  Curriculum Vitae



  Brooklyn Mills,bamills@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 342
  BS, University of Southern Mississippi / MS, University of Southern Mississippi
  Specialization: Work and the Global Economy, Gender, Social and Cultural Capital, Rural Sociology

  Curriculum Vitae



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

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

Curriculum Vitae


  Leah Nodar, lmnodar@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 308
  BA, University of Mississippi
  Specialization: Sociolinguistics

  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: Crime, Law and Social Control; Food and Environment



Nick Richardson, njrichar@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 335
Specialization: Crime, Law and Social Control
  Virginia Riel, vpriel@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 332
  BA, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill / MS – North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Inequality – Race, Class and Gender

  Curriculum Vitae



  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



  Andrew Smolski, arsmolsk@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 348
  BA, University of Houston / MA, Illinois State University
  Specialization: Food and Environment, Work and the Global Economy, Latin America and the            Caribbean

  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: Inequality: Class, Race, and Gender

  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


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