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


Alison Buck

Alison Buck, arbuck@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: Work and organizations; Social psychology; Gender and sexuality; Human services; Scholarship of teaching and learning. 

Dissertation Title: ”Gendered Negotiations of Consent, Labor Process and Exit among Digital Game Developers.”

Dissertation Committee: Michael Schwalbe (chair), Sinikka Elliott, Sarah Bowen, Karen Booth, and Sarah 

Laura Fitzwater Gonzales

Laura Fitzwater Gonzales, lbfitzwa@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: Family sociology; Gender; Social inequality; Qualitative methods. 

Dissertation Title: ”Doing What’s Best for Baby: How New Mothers and Fathers Negotiate Breastfeeding over Time.” 

Dissertation Committee: Sinikka Elliott (chair), Michael Schwalbe, Theodore Greenstein, and Michaela DeSoucey. 

Jon Forrest

Jon Forrest, jrforres@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: Sociolinguistics; Language variation and change; Sociophonetics; Laboratory phonology; Sociology of work; Economic sociology; Social psychology; Social stratification. 

Dissertation Title: "A Firm-Specific Analysis of Southern U.S. English in Workplace Organization."

Dissertation Committee: Robin Dodsworth (co-chair), Steve McDonald (co-chair), Martha Crowely, Toby Parcel, and Erik Thomas. 

Lindsay Hamm

Lindsay Hamm, lindsay_hamm@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: Race and ethnic inequality; Education; Job networks; Workplace dynamics; Worker control and resistance; Technology and learning enviornments. 

Dissertation Title: "'The Art of Teaching is Dead': Public Educators Caught in North Carolina's Neoliberal Shift." 

Dissertation Committee: Steve McDonald (chair), Martha Crowley, Kim Ebert, and Sinikka Elliott. 

Caroline Myrick

Caroline Myrick, cmmyrick@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: Sociolinguistics; Sociology of language; Linguistic inequality; Language ideologies in higher education; Gender and identity construction; Underrepresented speech communities. 

Dissertation Title: "The Intersection of Language and Gender in Higher Education: An Examination of Faculty Experiences." 

Dissertation Committee: ​Martha Crowley (co-chair), Walt Wolfram (co-chair), Stefano Longo, and Jeffrey Reaser.


James Tuttle

James Tuttle, jatuttle@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: Crime, deviance, and social control. 

Dissertation Title: "Explaining Longitudinal and Cross-National Variation in Homicide: Towards a Theory of Institutional Legitimacy."

Dissertation Committee: Patricia McCall (co-chair), Steve McDonald (co-chair), Charles Tittle, Virginia Aldige, and Qiana Cryer-Coupet. 


Sociology Graduate Students

​​​​​​​  Jason Allen, jsallen8@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 328
  BA, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  Specialization: Food and the Environment



  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

Curriculum Vitae
  Michael Brinkman, mbrinkm@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 317
  BS, Florida State University
  Specialization: Inequality; Qualitative Methods

  Curriculum Vitae



  Taurean Brown, trbrown2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 305
  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; Crime, Law and Social Control

  Curriculum Vitae



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

Timothy Clark, tpclark2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 314
Specialization: Food and Enviornment

David Craig, dlcraig3@ncsu.edu
Specialization: Inequality – Race, Class and Gender

  Jonathan Felden, jafelden@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 317
  BA, Murray State University / MS, Eastern Kentucky University
  Specialization: Crime, Deviance and Social Control

  Laura Fitzwater Gonzales, lbfitzwa@ncsu.edu
  BA, Seattle Pacific University / MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Family; Inequality, Qualititative Methods

  Curriculum Vitae



  Knia Fleming, koflemin@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 327
  BS, Towson University
  Specialization: Inequality - Race, Class and Gender

  Curriculum Vitae



  Tyler Flockhart, trflockh@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 328
  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
  Specialization: Sociolinguistics, Inequality, Qualitative Methods, Foreign Language Study, Cultural   Capital

  Curriculum Vitae


  Jon Forrest, jrforres@ncsu.edu, Tompkins Room 206
  BA & MA, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Sociolinguistics, Inequality, Quantitative Methods, Work and Occupations

  Curriculum Vitae



  Michael J. Fox, mjfox3@ncsu.edu, Tompkins Room 205
  MA, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Sociolinguistics, Sociophonetics

  Curriculum Vitae



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


  Kelly Glenn Godwin, kggodwin@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 360
  BA & MS, North Carolina State University / JD, University of Richmond
  Specialization: Sociology of Law, Race and Inequality, Political Sociology, Social Movements,     Terrorism

  Curriculum Vitae



Daniela Garcia Grandondgarcia4@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 337
Specialization: Food and the Environment



  Scott Grether, stgrethe@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 353
  BA, University of North Carolina – Greensboro / MA, George Washington University
  Specialization: Marriage and Family, Race and Ethnicity, Qualitative Methods, The Scholarship of   Teaching and Learning

  Curriculum Vitae


  Marie Gualtieri, mcgualt2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 328
  BA & MA, University of Central Florida
  Specialization: Gerontology, Food Insecurity, Poverty and Health, Public Policy

  Curriculum Vitae / Website



  Lindsay Hamm, lindsay_hamm@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 227
  MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Work and the Economy, Inequality – Race, Class, and Gender

  Curriculum Vitae



  Dayne Hamrick, dwhamric@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 306
  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.edujmholley@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 327
BA, University of Florida
Specialization: Sociolinguistics, Inequality – Race, Class and Gender

Curriculum Vitae


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

  Curriculum Vitae



  Nicole Jasperson, nmjasper@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 308
  BS, Minnesota State University – Moorhead
  Specialization: Crime, Law and Social Control, Refugee Resettlement, Inequality

  Curriculum Vitae



  Riku Kawaguchi, rkawagu@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 340
  BA, University of Minnesota / MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Criminology, Deviance and Social Control, Community and Urban Sociology,   LGBTQ Community, Family and Life Course, Quantitative and Computational Methods

  Curriculum Vitae


  Peter Knepper, pkneppe@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 340
  MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Work and the Global Economy, Inequality – Race, Class and Gender

  Curriculum Vitae



  Jenelle Lawhorne, jelawhor@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 342
  BA, Augusta University
  Specialization: Inequality - Race, Class and Gender

  Curriculum Vitae




Claudia Liu, yliu105@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 327
BA, Albion College
Specialization: Inequality – Race, Class and Gender, Sociolinguistics

Curriculum Vitae

  Jennifer R. Lutz, jrlutz@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 327
  BA, State University of New York at Cortland / MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Crime, Deviance and Social Control, Theoretical Explanations of Crime, Corporate     Governance in the Neoliberal Era, Corporate Malfeasance, Criminal Identities and Reflected             Appraisals, Quantitative Methodology

  Curriculum Vitae


  Blake Martin, bjmarti3@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 337
  BA & MA / University of South Florida
  Specialization: Food and Environment

  Curriculum Vitae



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, 1911 Bldg, Room 227
Specialization: Inequality – Race, Class and Gender

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

  Curriculum Vitae



  Emily Medina, eamedina@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 308
  BA, University of North Carolina – Charlotte / MA, St. John’s University
  Specialization: Inequality – Race, Class and Gender, Family, The Scholarship of Teaching and     Learning

  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



Kelsey Mischke, kjmischk@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 328
Specialization: Inequality – Race, Class and Gender, Work and the Global Economy

Curriculum Vitae


  Mari Kate Mycek, mmycek@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 337
  BA, Purchase College / MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Food, Inequality – Race, Class and Gender, Qualitative Methods

  Curriculum Vitae



  Caroline Myrick, cmmyrick@ncsu.edu, Tompkins Hall, Room 204
  BA, University of North Carolina – Greensboro / MA, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Sociolinguistics, Sociology of Language, Linguistic Inequality, Language Ideologies   in Higher Education, Gender and Identity Construction

  Curriculum Vitae


  Leah Nodar, lmnodar@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 305
  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 317
  BA, University of Denver
  Specialization: Demography, Spatial Inequality, Race and Ethnicity

  Curriculum Vitae



​  Leslie Pierce, lepierc2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 344
  Specialization: Work and the Global Economy, Food and Environment

  Curriculum Vitae



Lynn Plummer, lmplumme@ncsu.edu
Specialization: Family, Inequality – Race, Class and Gender

Nick Richardson, njrichar@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 306
Specialization: Crime, Law and Social Control
  Virginia Riel, vpriel@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 332
  BA, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  Specialization: Inequality – Race, Class and Gender

  Curriculum Vitae



  Nathan Roberts, narobert@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 327
  BA, University of North Carolina – Greensboro
  Specialization: Work and the Global Economy, Cultural Sociology, Qualitative Methods

  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



  Michele Scott, mlscott7@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 355
  MA, University of Memphis
  Specialization: Food and Environment, Qualitative Methods

  Curriculum Vitae



  C. Simpson, cdsimpso@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 337
  BA, Fayetteville State University / MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Intersectional Inequality, Social Movements, Food and Environment

  Curriculum Vitae



Melvin Smith, mcsmit10@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 342
Specialization: Inequality – Race, Class and Gender

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



Stephanie Teixeira-Poit, steixeira@rit.org
Specialization: Globalization, Inequality – Race, Class and Gender

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

  Curriculum Vitae


James Tuttle, jatuttle@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 228
MS, North Carolina State University
Specialization: Crime, Deviance and Social Control


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

  Curriculum Vitae


  Sarah Hupp Williamsonswhilli2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 332
  BA & MA, University of North Carolina – Wilmington
  Specialization: Crime, Deviance and Social Control, Inequality – Race, Class and Gender

  Curriculum Vitae



Kalah Wilsonkwilson4@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 353
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
  Specialization: Family and Life Course, Work and Family, Motherhood

  Curriculum Vitae


  Amanda Wyant, adwyant@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 227
  BA, Baldwin-Wallace College / MS, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Global Social Change and Development, Work and the Global Economy, Sociology     of Health, Quantitative Methods, Migration

  Curriculum Vitae


Christopher Young, csyoung4@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 306
Specialization: Crime, Law and Social Control, Family