John Maldonado is a Southern California native and graduate of UC Riverside, where he majored in sociology. His research interests include online communities, digital media, and social movements. He is an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, as well as the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life at the University of North Carolina.
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.
My research interests lie at the intersection of economic sociology and anthropology, science and technology studies, and human-environment interaction.
Taylor Winfield graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 2013, with a major in sociology and a minor in anthropology. Her dissertation investigates how the United States Military transforms civilians into soldiers. She is interested how incoming recruits, whose civilian identities are constrained by the regimented institutional context, re- fashion personal self-definitions. How do they experience trading in their unique clothes for uniforms, their preferred food for mess halls meals, and individualized routines for rigid schedules?
Sarah’s research is concerned with sites and narratives of political, economic, and cultural alternatives to neoliberalism and authoritarianism. She has pursued this thus far in her graduate degree through mixed method empirical and theoretical work on the liberty movement and on broad-based income sharing policies. Sarah previously held positions at Foundation Center and Post Growth Institute, and she received a B.A. from Northwestern University in 2012 in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, Anthropology, and Economics.
Herrissa Lamothe graduated from Harvard College in 2012, with an honors B.A. in Sociology and Government. Her research focuses on the intersection of theory, linguistics, and computational methods. Her current work advances a systematic, text-based analysis of conceptual systems in sociology and philosophy, and explores the deeply intertwined relationship between theory and methodology.
Ryan is a candidate in the joint degree program in sociology and social policy. His general interests cover community and urban sociology, political sociology, and stratification. His research is motivated by prior experience working in China and the Mississippi Delta region. For his dissertation he will study the structure of community life, race relations, and reactions to economic change in a rural Mississippi town.