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Research and Teaching Interests: Social psychology, medical sociology, aging and the life course, gender, mental health, health inequalities, the sociology of emotions, the family, quantitative research methods
Dissertation Title: “Gender and Mental Health among Contemporary Young Adults in the U.S.”
Dissertation Committee: Jane McLeod (Chair), Eliza Pavalko, Brian Powell, Peggy Thoits, and Robin Simon (Wake Forest University)
Research and Teaching Interests: Stratification, Globalization, Cross-National Sociology, Development, Political Sociology, Quantitative Methods
Dissertation Title: Global Trends in Horizontal Inequality
Dissertation Committee: Arthur Alderson (Chair), Patricia McManus, Clem Brooks, and Stephen Benard.
Research and Teaching Interests: Culture, Education, Occupations/Professions, Organizations, Race/Class/Gender, Theory, Qualitative Methods, Social Interaction
Dissertation Title: “Claiming Professionalism: Education in a Public Affairs Program.”
Dissertation Committee: Tim Hallett (Chair), William Corsaro, Donna Eder, and Ethan Michelson.
Research and Teaching Interests: Medical Sociology, Sociology of Mental Health, Social Psychology, Sociology of Sport, Sociology of Education, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, International Migration
Dissertation Title: The Student-Athlete Experience: An Analysis of Stress and Social Support in NCAA Collegiate Athletics
Dissertation Committee: Peggy Thoits (Chair), Brian Powell, Eliza Pavalko, and Jennifer Lee
Research and Teaching Interests: Sexuality; Family and Gender; Immigration, Race, and Identity; Social Theory; Research Methods; Social-psychology; Transnationalism and Globalization.
Dissertation Title: The Role of Immigration in Gay Polish Men's Identity Salience and Gay Community Attachment: A Comparative Study
Dissertation Committee: Brian Powell (Chair), Peggy A. Thoits, Patricia McManus, Stephen Benard
Research and Teaching Interests: Sociology of Education, Political Sociology, Comparative/Historical, Cultural Sociology, Stratification, Qualitative & Quantitative Methods
Dissertation Title: “Resisting the Market: A Comparative Analysis of Charter School Policy Development in the U.S., 2002-2012”
Dissertation Committee: Pamela Barnhouse Walters (chair), Brian Steensland, Arthur S. Alderson, Brian Powell
Research and Teaching Interests: Inequality, Religion, Social Movements, Organizations, Culture, Gender, Globalization, Research Methods, Comparative Sociology
Dissertation Title: “Change without Confrontation: the Making of Mainstream Meditation"
Dissertation Committee: Robert V. Robinson (Chair), Brian Steensland, Fabio Rojas, Timothy Hallett, Larry Isaac.
Research and Teaching Interests: Crime and Violence; Law and Society; Inequality and Power; Family and Marriage; Gender; Ethnography; Mixed Research Methods; Contemporary China
Dissertation Title: “Divorce Litigation in Rural China: Legal Mobilization, Gender Inequality, and State Power.”
Dissertation Committee: Ethan Michelson, Brian Steensland, Sara Friedman, Brian Powell, Philip Parnell, and Harold Pepinsky
Research and Teaching Interests: Social Psychology, Health/Illness, Race/Ethnicity, Emotions, Traumas/Disasters
Dissertation Title: Victimhood, Shared Loss, and Commemoration: Emotionally Transforming Personal Traumas into Community Traumas
Dissertation Committee: Peggy A. Thoits (chair), Timothy Hallett, Pamela Braboy Jackson, Brian Powell
Research and Teaching Interests: Race, Class and Gender; Race and Ethnic Relations, Work and Organizations, Sociology of Education, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Social Psychology, Qualitative Methods
Dissertation Title: Men's Experiences in "Women's Work: Insights from Early Childhood and Elementary Educators
Dissertation Committee: Donna Eder (Co-Chair), Quincy Thomas Stewart (Co-Chair), Pamela Braboy Jackson, Brian Powell, Valerie Grim
Research and Teaching Interests: Sex and Gender, Race/Class/Gender, Sociology of Family, Sociology of Education, Qualitative Research Methods, Sexuality, Social Psychology
Dissertation Title: “Recipe for Success: Negotiating the Production of Gender in Culinary Arts School”
Dissertation Committee: Tim Hallett (chair), Donna Eder, Brian Powell, Cate Taylor
Research and Teaching Interests: Political Sociology, Environmental Policy, Political Culture, Quantitative Research Methods, Fiscal Sociology, Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Dissertation Title: “Political Processes and Variation in Renewable Energy Policies between U.S. States”
Dissertation Committee: Brian Steensland (co-chair), Clem Brooks (co-chair), Patricia McManus, Fabio Rojas