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
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
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
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
Research Interests: White-Collar Crime, Sentencing, Corporate Governance, Social Support and Depression, Social Network Analysis, Quantitative Methodologies, Theoretical Explanations of Crime
Dissertation Title: “Condemning the Criminal Corporation: Sentencing Corporate Crime after the 2008 Global Financial Crisis”
Dissertation Committee: Patricia McCall (co-chair), Anna Manzoni (co-chair), April Fernandes, Wenjie Liao, and Consuelo Arellano.
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.
Research Interests: Crime, Deviance and Social Control, Criminological Theory, Crime Trends, Mass Incarceration, Sexual Deviance
Dissertation Title: “Parental Incarceration and Child Outcomes: Considering the Impact of Timing, Parental Closeness, and Parent-Child Gender”
Dissertation Committee: Patricia McCall (co-chair(, Toby Parcel (co-chair), Steve McDonald, William Smith
Mari Kate Mycek
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.
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.
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
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
Jason Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1911 Bldg, Room 328
Kelsey Mischke, email@example.com, 1911 Bldg, Room 328
Victoria Ream, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1911 Bldg, Room 332