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


  Marie Gualtieri

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

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

  Dissertation Title: An Examination of Social Immobility at the End of the Life Course for Food    Insecure Older Adults

Dissertation Committee: Sarah Bowen (co-chair), Michaela DeSoucey (co-chair), Steve McDonald, Dara Bloom

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. 

  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. 

  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

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

  

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; Crime, Law and Social Control

  Curriculum Vitae



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

  Curriculum Vitae



  Timothy Clark, tpclark2@ncsu.edu, 1911 Bldg, Room 314

  BA, Southwestern University / MA, Texas State University
  Specialization: Food Systems, Environmental Sociology, and Social Theory




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


  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: Inequality – Race, Class and Gender; Education; Gender-based Violence;   LGBTQIA+ Community



Daniela Garcia Grandondgarcia4@ncsu.edu
Specialization: Food and the Environment


  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: 

  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 308
BA & MA, University of North Carolina – Greensboro
Specialization: Gender Violence, Queer and Critical Criminology, Qualitative Methods, Intersectionality


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

  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
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



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



  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



  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: 


  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


  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 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