Fifth Year

  • Ramina Sotoudeh

    Ramina’s work combines insights from the sociology of culture, biosociology, and social networks to understand the dynamics of collective behaviors. Some of her current projects include developing methods for identifying and explaining shared construals from attitudinal data, studying how people are impacted by the distribution of genes in their social environment, and analyzing how institutional control shapes the meaning of behaviors and the role they play in social relations. Ramina received her B.A.

  • Jeremy Cohen

    Jeremy Cohen is a PhD candidate in the sociology department at Princeton University. His research focuses on U.S. families' financial lives, with a focus on their interactions with credit and debt markets and the consequences for social inequality. He is particularly interested in how different families can make similar debt choices and realize different outcomes.

  • Parijat Chakrabarti

    Parijat is broadly interested in how the interaction of technology, governance, and culture constitutes social organization.

  • Colleen Campbell

    Colleen Campbell is a PhD candidate in Sociology and African American studies at Princeton University. Her work lies at the intersection of sociology of law, medicine and bioethics. She employs intersectionality, critical race theory and critical constructivist lenses to study the ways in which law and medicine institute and reinforce systems of hierarchy and domination in the medical context. Her current projects examine stratified reproduction and reproductive justice, disparities in obstetric and gynecological procedures, and informed consent in reproductive care.

  • Janet Xu

    Janet's research is concerned with how organizations and individuals evaluate diversity. Organizations are increasingly vocal about the value of workplace diversity, and this demand has led to changes in internal labor market mechanisms and recruitment strategies. How do these new policies and programs affect racial minorities and women? What are the consequences of being labeled as someone who contributes to diversity? Her dissertation work addresses these questions using a combination of experimental and administrative data.

  • Daniela R. Urbina

    I am a PhD candidate in Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton University, a Woodrow Wilson Scholar, and an affiliate of the Office of Population Research. I study family demography, gender inequality, education, and quantitative methods.

  • Ulrike Bialas

    Ulrike's ethnographic dissertation research is on unaccompanied minor asylum seekers in Germany. How do asylum seekers and state bureaucrats negotiate migrants' official identities, such as age and national origin, in the absence of identity documents, and what consequences does this have for migrants' legal statuses and new lives in Germany? Ulrike received her BA and MA in Social Sciences from Humboldt University of Berlin, where she also worked as a research assistant at the Urban Sociology department.

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