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.
Parijat is broadly interested in how the interaction of technology, governance, and culture constitutes social organization.
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 is a PhD student in the department of Sociology affiliated with the Office of Population Research. Her interests include social networks, social stratification and inequality, and culture. Her current research uses experimental data to examine how identity and knowledge shape evaluations of racial and ethnic diversity. After graduating from the University of Chicago with with a B.A. in Sociology and Public Policy, Janet worked at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) as a survey researcher.
Daniela is in the joint degree program in Sociology and Social Policy, with a concentration in demography. She is interested in family demography, gender inequality, education, and quantitative methods. Her current projects examine how specific social policies affect household and gender dynamics, the implications of educational expansion for marriage markets, and the application of regularization methods for selecting log-linear models.
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.