Gavin G. Cook is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology affiliated with the Office of Population Research and the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China. His research interests include biosociology, text analysis, cultural sociology with an emphasis on discipline and organization, and the Pacific Rim with an emphasis on contemporary China. Gavin graduated from Princeton University in 2015 with a BA in East Asian Studies.
Henry received a BA in sociology from Harvard College with a minor in statistics. He is interested in poverty, social mobility, and housing insecurity. His past research used administrative datasets to look at the consequences of rising rent prices in Boston, and his current research examines the connection between substandard housing conditions and eviction. He is part of the Joint Degree Program in Social Policy and affiliated with the Office of Population Research.
Gillian Slee is a doctoral student in the joint degree program in Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton. She is currently working on an ethnography on public defenders and their clients in New York City’s criminal courts. Gillian graduated from Harvard College in 2016 with a degree in Social Studies and a minor in Psychology. In 2017, she studied legitimacy in magistrates’ court at the University of Cambridge as a Herchel Smith Harvard Scholar, earning her M.Phil degree in Criminology. Her research interests include poverty, justice, urban sociology, policy, and ethnography.
Rachel graduated from Syracuse University in 2017 with a B.A. in Sociology, Policy Studies, and Citizenship and Civic Engagement. Her honors thesis used a case study of a high-poverty, post-industrial small town to provide a cultural explanation to the theoretical and empirical puzzle of why community attachments are often resilient to the community social disorganization spurred by deindustrialization. While a senior at Syracuse, she was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in Sociology.
Ziyao Tian received a B.A. in Sociology from Peking University (2015) and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University (2017). Her current research interests include economic sociology, historical sociology, cultural sociology, family, inequality, and Chinese studies.
Vicki Yang received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, working in market research and in architecture before coming to Princeton. Her interests include economic sociology, organizational behavior, migration, and the social effects of the built environment. She is affiliated with the Office of Population Research.
Katie is a 1st-year doctoral student. She received a B.A. in Sociology from New York University, with a minor in Mathematics and Computer Science. Her past research explored how liberal gentrifiers negotiate their role in the process of gentrification. Currently, she is interested in cultural sociology and the intersection of sociology and computer science.
Diana Enriquez is a doctoral student in Princeton's Sociology department. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Yale University in 2013, where she wrote her thesis about different tools Colombian cartels used to influence political campaigns between 1970-2000. She studies informal economies, labor, politics, and technology, particularly in the US and Latin America (Mexico, Colombia, Brazil). Before beginning her Ph.D., Diana was a researcher for a think tank/hedge fund in New York City and lead the research and fact checking team within TED's Content and Editorial team.