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), Sarah Bowen, Sinikka Elliott, and Karen Booth.

Scott Grether

Scott Grether, stgrethe@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: Marriage and family; Race, class, and gender inequality; Qualitative methods; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Dissertation Title: Examining the Narratives of the Household Division of Labor among Breadwinning and Non-Breadwinning Husbands

Dissertation Committee: Theodore N. Greenstein (chair), Maxine Atkinson, Michael DeSoucey, April D. Fernandes

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. 

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 Crowley, Toby Parcel, and Erik Thomas. 

Caroline Myrick

Caroline Myrick, cmmyrick@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: Sociolinguistics; Sociology of language; Linguistic inequality; Language ideologies; Ethnic and regional dialects of the U.S. and Caribbean

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

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

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.

Stephanie Teixeira-Poit

Stephanie Teixeira-Poit, steixeira@rti.org, Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: Medical sociology; Health disparities; Health outcomes; Access, delivery, and quality of care; Race, class, and gender inequality; Social policy; Global social change; Mixed-methods research and evaluation; Quantitative and qualitative methods

Dissertation Title: ”Developing Systems of Care among Organizations that Provide Services to Older Adults: Collaboration, Communication, and Adaptation amidst Environmental Uncertainties.” 

Committee Members: Michael Schulman (chair), Lucille Bearon, Risa Ellovich, and William R. Smith

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


Amanda Wyant

Amanda Wyant, adwyant@ncsu.edu, Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: Sociolog of health; Work & organizations; Quantitative methods; Global sociology; Migration

Dissertation Title: ”Household and Country Level Predictors of Household Food Insecurity.” 

Dissertation Committee: Sarah Bowen (chair), Steve McDonald, Martha Crowley, Ted Greenstein, and Michael Schulman


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: 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 / MS, North Carolina 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 Environment

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

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


  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 / MS, North Carolina State 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


  Brooke E. Graham, begraham@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 308
  BA, University of North Carolina – Wilmington
  Specialization: Inequality – Race, Class and Gender; Education; Gender-based Violence;   LGBTQIA+ Community



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.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



  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 / Website


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

  Curriculum Vitae


Victoria Kurdyla, vakurdyl@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 306
BA & MA, University of North Carolina – Greensboro
Specialization: Gender Violence, Queer and Critical Criminology, Qualitative Methods, Intersectionality


  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 228
  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


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



  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 / MS, North Carolina State University
  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 206
  BA, University of North Carolina – Greensboro / MA, North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Sociolinguistics, Inequality – Race, Class and Gender

  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 / 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



Chelli Plummer, chelli_plummer@ncsu.edu
Specialization: Military Sociology, Family, Gender, Global Development and Social Change, Terrorism, Social Movements
  Victoria Ream, vrream@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 332
  BA & MA, Ohio University
  Specialization: Crime, Law and Social Control; Food and Environment

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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 / MS – North Carolina State University
  Specialization: Inequality – Race, Class and Gender

  Curriculum Vitae



  Nathan Roberts, narobert@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 327
  BA, University of North Carolina – Greensboro / MS, North Carolina State University
  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



  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

Stephanie Teixeira-Poit, steixeira@rti.org
BA, Stonehill College / MS – North Carolina State University
Specialization: Medical Sociology; Health Disparities; Health Outcomes; Access, Delivery, and Quality of Care; Race, Class, and Gender Inequality; Social Policy; Global Social Change; Mixed-Methods Research and Evaluation; Quantitative and Qualitative Methods


  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


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: Criminology/Deviance, Human Trafficking, Globalization/Global Crime, Corporate Deviance, Comparative Historical Analysis, Qualitative Methodology

  Curriculum Vitae / Website



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