Parijat is broadly interested in questions around culture, governance, markets, and the organization of collective behavior. He is currently interested in forward-looking developments in techniques and technologies of governance. His previous research used the case of belief in climate change to explore cultural authority and deviance from group norms. Parijat is also working on a project examining elite university graduates’ transition to the labor market in Uganda and has published on mixed methods research using automated text analysis.
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, education, gender, and stratification. Her current projects examine how specific social policies affect household and gender dynamics, the role of aspirations on teenage pregnancy, and the implications of educational expansion for marriage markets.
Before joining Princeton, she was a researcher at Universidad Diego Portales in Chile studying the effects of school choice and accountability policies in Chile and Brazil.
Ulrike’s research is on unaccompanied minor asylum seekers in Germany. At this early stage of fieldwork, she is interested in how young asylum seekers and the various actors they encounter during their first years in Germany--including social workers, medical examiners, and legal guardians--differently construct youth and minority as both sociocultural and legal categories. 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.