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George W. Barclay *51
Ph.D. Dissertation: Colonial Development and Population in Taiwan 1951

Norman B. Ryder *51 P72 E
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Cohort Approach: Essays in the Measurement of Temporal Variations in Demographic Behavior 1951

Stanley H. Udy Jr. '50 *58
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Organization of Production in Non-Industrial Culture 1958

David Matza *59
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Moral Code of Delinquents: A Study of Patterns of Neutralization 1959

Harrison C. White *60
Ph.D. Dissertation: Research and Development as a Pattern in Industrial Management: A Case Study of Industrialization and Uncertainty 1960

Arthur B. Shostak *61
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Role and Viability of the Single-Firm, Unaffiliated Union 1961

Thomas K. Burch *62
Department of Sociology
University of Victoria
PO Box 3050 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 3P5
[250] 595-6660
Job: I retired from the University of Western Ontario in 2001 [mandatory retirement at age 65], and relocated to Victoria, British Columbia. I am Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of Victoria, and an associate of the fledgling Population Studies Group there. Also, I am a Research Affiliate of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, University of Washington, Seattle. Recent work has centered on methodological issues relating to the relations between theory and computer modelling in demography and other social sciences. At the IUUSP/Tours meetings, I chaired a session on New Approaches to Demographic Theory, and presented a paper on ‘Computer simulation and statistical modelling: rivals or complements’ in a session on The Epistemology of Demography, organised by Daniel Courgeau. I continue a collaboration with Rajulton Fernando and Zenaida Ravanera of UWO, studying the life course of Canadians. Future research includes a project with Zheng Wu [U-Vic] on models and projections of cohabitation.
Recent accomplishments: Surviving over 45 years as a demographer! Personal news: Keeping up with six grandchildren and studying rhythm guitar as applied to jazz, swing, and the American pop-standard song. Ph.D. Dissertation: Internal Migration in Venezuela – A Methodological Study 1962

Bernard Beck *63
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Real World of the Little Men

Paul Hollander *63
35 Vernon Street
Northampton, MA 01060-2845
Phone: (413) 586-5546
Job: retired from teaching (at UMass, Amherst) in 2000
Accomplishments: Published: DISCONTENTS: POSTMODERN AND POSTCOMMUNIST (2002, Transaction) UNDERSTANDING ANTI-AMERICANISM [edited](2004, Ivan Dee) Completed: FROM THE GULAG TO THE KILLINGS FIELDS [edited] forthcoming later this year or early next year. Completed: THE END OF COMMITMENT: REVOLUTIONARIES, INTELLECTUALS AND POLITICAL MORALITY (to be published next summer) Ph.D. Dissertation: The New Man and His Enemies – A Study of the Stalinist Conception of Good

Herbert V. Gamberg *64
Ph.D. Dissertation: White Perception of Negro Race and Class as Factors in the Racial Residential Process

Samir G. Khalaf *64
Ph.D. Dissertation: Managerial Ideology and Industrial Conflict in Lebanon

Henry D. Carsch *65
Ph.D. Dissertation: Dimensions of Meaning and Value in a Sample of Fairy Tales

Jack D. Douglas *65
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Sociological Study of Suicide: Suicidal Actions as Sociologically Meaningful Actions

Myron Glazer *65
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Professional and Political Attitudes of Chilean university Students May 1965

John P. Hewitt *66
Ph.D. Dissertation: Social Stratification and Social Productivity

Yunshik Chang *67
Ph.D. Dissertation: Population in Early Modernization: Korea

Kazuko Tsurumi *67
Ph.D. Dissertation: Adult Socialization and Social Change: Japan Before and After World War II

Edward F. B. Harvey *67 S*72
Ph.D. Dissertation: Structure and Process in Industrial Organizations

Victor A. Liguori *68
Ph.D. Dissertation: Stability and Change in the Social Structure of Atlantic Coast Commercial Fisheries

Chandler Davidson *69
3727 Glen Haven Blvd.
Houston, TX 77025
Phone: (713) 348-3490
Job: I retired from Rice University in 2003, and now have a consulting practice specializing in minority voting rights. Last year, in collaboration with three junior colleagues in the Rice history department, I wrote a report on ballot security programs over the past half century, and their tendency under certain conditions to depress the minority vote. The report was distributed by the Center for Voting Rights and Protection, a 501(c)3 in Washington. Currently, as a member of the National Commission on the Voting Rights Act, I am writing a report on the status of minority voting rights, in preparation for congressional hearings next year on re-authorization of the non-permanent features of the Act in 2007. For more on the commission, see HYPERLINK "" Personal News: Two sons who hang out in New York and Houston, respectively. Five cats. Three grandkids--Cassady Sakura Davidson, Hans Hikaru Davidson, and Woodrow Shu Davidson, all of whom are big fans of their mother Yasuko's fabulous Japanese cooking. (Truth be told, so am I and my wife, Sharon.) Ph.D. Dissertation: Negro Politics and the Rise of the Civil Rights Movement in Houston, Texas 1968

Walter D. Connor *69
Ph.D. Dissertation: Deviance, Control and Social Policy in the USSR

Peter J. Stein *69
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Impact of Selectivity: The College Experience and the Social-Historical Context on the Attitudes of Women

Albert I. Hermalin *69 P84
Ph.D. Dissertation: Homogeneity of Siblings on Education and Occupation

Robert J. Birrell *70
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Structure of Chinese Agriculture Communes 1960-66

James R. Posner *70
Ph.D. Dissertation: Income and Occupation of Negro and White College Graduates: 1931-1966

Ronald Silvers *70
Ph.D. Dissertation: Artists and Asociability: Studies in the Ideology of Alienation.

I am currently Professor Emeritus in Education at the University of Toronto. I retired in 1999, after 27 years of graduate teaching at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, which was the graduate program in education of the University of Toronto.

Russell A. Stone *71
Ph.D. Dissertation: Social Change in Commercial Organization: A Tunisian Case Study

Gilbert F. Rozman *71 S*78 P96 E
Ph.D. Dissertation: Urban Networks in Ch’Ing China and Tokugawa, Japan

Jan S. Smith *71
171 North Washington
Delaware, OH 43015
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Job: Undergraduate teaching. Plan to retire in 2008.
Research on-and-off for the last decade or so: (a) a simple theory of homo sociologicus, explicitly contrasted with homo economicus, and derived theories about intragroup cooperation and intergroup conflict; (b) the social structure and culture of nomads in southwestern and central Asia. Personal News: My wife Andrea was a programmer from 1967 to 1970 in the Office of Survey Research and Statistical Studies in the basement of Green Hall. [Is that the right name of the office? "Green" or "Greene" Hall? Please correct if I am wrong.] Two daughters, one grandson, and two grandaughters on the way. Ph.D. Dissertation: Social Status, Status Inconsistency and Political Involvement

Robert I. Rhodes *72

After leaving academia about 31 years ago I rejoined the family business in Suffern, N.Y. So I have been the director of Deerkill Day Camp for a long time.

I was one of the founders of the village of Wesley Hills village in Rockland County, New York about 25 years ago and was a trustee on the board for 22 years. As a political sociologist I have learned a great deal about government and politics.

I am currently chairman of Preserve Ramapo which ran against the Democratic machine. We were opposed by the Democratic Party, Independent, and Working Families Parties. The Republican Party did not run candidates. It was easily the most expensive local election campaign in the history of this town (they spent the money, we didn't have it to spend). In the last Ramapo town election we received about 40% of the total vote which could be taken as either a crushing defeat, or a remarkable first effort in a town of about 130,000.

Ethnic politics are fascinating in Ramapo (which contains Monsey), and a very disturbing harbinger of things to come in downstate New York.

We have a truly outstanding website at for those who may be interested.

Robert I. Rhodes, Ph.D., 1972

Lorna R. Marsden *72 S*67
President & Vice-Chancellor
York University
4700 Keele Street
S949 Ross Bldg.
Toronto M3J 1P3
Phone: (416) 736-5200
E-Mail 1:
Job: York University has 55,000 students in 10 faculties on four campuses. We have 192,000 alumni all around the world. We are the third largest university in Canada and yet we were founded only in 1959. So we are young, growing, vibrant, interdisciplinary and research oriented. In the past eight years we have added eight buildings to our largest campus, raised the academic entry standard of our students, and begun a great many academic programs and initiatives. I am now in the 8th year of a ten year term as President and will retire in 2007. At that point, I'll get on with my major research project(with two former colleagues from the University of Toronto) which is a study of women's economic lives and involves newly released data from over 100 years of Canadian censuses. Recent accomplishments: Woman of Distinction Award from the YWCA,and for the past three years selected as one of the 100 most powerful women in Canada. Personal news: I also serve as a director of a number of voluntary associations as well as Manulife Financial(owner of John Hancock in the USA) and one of the oldest property and casualty insurers in Canada, The Gore Mutual founded in 1836. Ph.D. Dissertation: Doctors Who Teach: An Influence on Health Delivery in Ontario

Philip Wexler *72 P92
Ph.D. Dissertation: Children of Immigrants: A Study of Education, Ethnicity and Change in Israel

Victor W. Marshall *73
Director, Institute on Aging
UNC CB# 1030, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1030
Phone: (919) 843-8067
E-Mail 1:
Web URL:
Personal news: Married to Joanne Gard Marshall for 35 years-- we visited the UNC Chapel where the deed was done in June. One child, Emily, completing doctoral studies at University of British Columbia. Ph.D. Dissertation: Continued Living and Dying as Problematical Aspects of Old Age

Anthony R. Harris *73
Ph.D. Dissertation: Deviant Identity, Rational Choice, and Cognitive Simplification

Robert N. Hill *73 P95
Ph.D. Dissertation: Interprovincial Migration and its Effects on Settlement Patterns in Iran for the Intercensal Period 1956-1966

Ukandi G. Damachi *73
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Trade Union Role in the Development Process: The Case of Ghana

Hilary J. Page *73
Ph.D. Dissertation: Age, Marriage Duration and Fertility: An Analysis of Cross-Sectional Data

Ronald R. Rindfuss *74
Ph.D. Dissertation: Measurement of Personal Fertility Preferences

Barbara A. Anderson (Snow) *74 W*74
Ph.D. Dissertation: Internal Migration in a Modernizing Society: The Case of Late 19th Century European Russia

Lewellyn Hendrix *74
Ph.D. Dissertation: Migration from an Ozark Community: A Microo-sociological Study of Social Involvement and Integration

Andrew T. Scull *74
Ph.D. Dissertation: Museums of Madness: The Social Organization of Insanity in 19th Century England

Jessica Smilowitz Pearson (Smilowitz) *74 P99
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Process of Solving an Industrial Health Hazard

Aykut Toros *75
Ph.D. Dissertation: Tarsus-II-A Social Experiment in Fertility Regulation

Belgin Tekce *75
Ph.D. Dissertation: Urbanization and Migration in Turkey—1958-1965

Lewis, Gwendolyn L.
Ph.D. Dissertation: Paradigms, Consensus, and Group Structure: A comparison of Three Scientific Subfields

Jane A. Menken *75 P86
Ph.D. Dissertation: Estimating Fecundability

Michael P. Soroka *75
Ph.D. Dissertation: Status Discrepancy, Subjective Class, and Political Involvement

David W. Faure *76
Ph.D. Dissertation: Local Political Disturbances in Kiangsu Province, China, 1870-1911

Nazek K. Nosseir *76
Ph.D. Dissertation: Measures of Fertility and Mortality in the governorates of Egypt 1947-1960

Jonathan L. Kamin *76
Ph.D. Dissertation: Rhythm and Blues in White America: Rock and roll and Acculturation and Perceptual Learning

Vallon L. Burris Jr. *76
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Child’s Conception of Economic Relations: A Genetic approach to the Sociology of Knowledge

Mary B. Breckenridge (Barber) *76
1382 Newtown-Langhorne Road
Newtown, PA 18940-2401
Phone: (215) 860-2016
Job: Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
Ph.D. Dissertation: Time Series Model of Age-Specific Fertility: An Application of Exploratory Data Analysis

Michael David Levin *76
Ph.D. Dissertation: Family Structure in Bakosi: Social Change in an African Society

James F. McCarthy *77
Ph.D. Dissertation: Patterns of Marriage Dissolution in the United States

Christopher H. Hunter *78
Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA 50112
Job: I am a Professor of Sociology at Grinnell College, a wonderfully supportive national liberal arts college in the middle of Iowa. I have been at Grinnell for 30 years now and can think of no other teaching environment I would prefer. I have in recent years focused on nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, combining my teaching interests, some research, and my own volunteer involvement in local nonprofit organizations. Personal news: My wife Judy is the Director of the Writing Lab at Grinnell, one of the only writing labs in the country staffed entirely by adult professionals. My daughter is now a labor lawyer in Washington DC and my son is a high school math teacher in Grinnell. In our spare time, I am the Chair of the Board of Directors of the local community action agency and Judy has founded and now directs a new educational foundation in Grinnell. Grinnell is a good place to live and work. We consider ourselves fortunate to be here. Ph.D. Dissertation: Leadership-Role Differentiation in Small Groups: Some Methodological and Substantive Issues

Joseph L. Lennards *78
183 Wanless Avenue
Toronto M4N 1W4
Phone: (416) 489-2933
Job: I retired from the sociology department at York University in 2000 and I am currently a senior scholar in sociology at York University and a member of the Graduate program faculty Personal news: Our twin daughters, born in Princeton both married a Ph.D. in psychology. The oldest daughter lives with her family in London, Ont. Her younger (by seven minutes)sister and family live in Eugene, Oregon. We have 4 grandchildren, evenly divided among the two families. Joke and I still can be found in summer and fall exploring the Canadian wilderness by canoe and taking a group of seniors along occasionally. Ph.D. Dissertation: Streaming and Status Socialization in the Dutch Secondary School System

D. Eleanor Westney *78
Ph.D. Dissertation: Organizational Development in Meiji Japan: A Study of Prefectural Variation in Modernization 1880-1915

Kevin F. McQuillan *78
Ph.D. Dissertation: Modernization and Internal Migration: The Cases of Nineteenth Century England and France

Steven Messner *78
Ph.D. Dissertation: Income Inequality and Murder Rates: A Cross-National Analysis

Douglas S. Massey *78
Ph.D. Dissertation: Residential Segregation of Spanish Americans in United States Urbanized Areas

Roderick J. Harrison *78
Ph.D. Dissertation: Occupational Structure, Opportunity and Mobility: Adapting Vacancy Models To National Occupational Structures

Dennis B. Smith *79 P99 P09
Ph.D. Dissertation: Social Stratification, Perceived Rewards and Job Satisfaction

Masamichi Stephen Sasaki *80
Ph.D. Dissertation: Network Analysis of Industrial Organizations in Japan: Group Cohesiveness, Leadership, and Group Productivity

Susan Cotts Watkins (Cotts) *80
Ph.D. Dissertation: Variation and Persistence in Nuptiality: Age-Patterns of Marriage in Europe, 1870-1960

Margaret E. Flemming *80
Ph.D. Dissertation: White Ethnic Fertility in the U.S.: Convergence: 1890-1975

Thomas J. Neville *81
Ph.D. Dissertation: Television Viewing and the Expression of Interpersonal Distrust

Maxine A. Weinstein *81
Ph.D. Dissertation: Childbearing and Marital Separation: Evidence from the 1970 National Fertility Study

Howard I. Goldberg *81
Ph.D. Dissertation: Marital Fertility in Sri Lanka: An Assessment of World Fertility Survey Data

Neil G. Bennett *81
Ph.D. Dissertation: Estimation Techniques Derived From Structural Relations in Destabilized Populations

Claudette Yvonne Smith (Morrison) *82
Ph.D. Dissertation: Age at First Birth and Fertility Decline in Costa Rica: An Examination of the Demographic context of the First Birth and Related Pattern of Subsequent Fertility

David Scott Davis *82
8 Tricorne Road
Lexington, MA 02421
Phone: (781) 652-8607
Job: I am a partner in RandD Strategic Solutions, a jury consulting firm. I help lawyers develop trial strategies for complex and high exposure litigation. Having done this for a number of years now, I have been fortunate to have been involved in many of thye most interesting and high profile trials of the past 20 years including the O J Simpson trial, the Oklahoma bombing trial, and the "nanny" case in Massachusetts. Its a great vocation that draws on my empirical research skills as well as research in the areas of persuasion and communication. Recent accomplishments: I started RandD Strategic solutions four years ago with three other partners. There are now 30 of us, and we have a national practice. Personal news: I am married and have two boys, one in middle school and one in high school. Ph.D. Dissertation: Deviance and Social Isolation: The Case of the Falsely Accused

Wesley M. Shrum Jr. *82
Department of Sociology
126 Stubbs Hall Professor of Sociology, Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-5311
Web URL: Job: Professor of Sociology, Louisiana State University
This is the best job in the world. Right now we’re working on the effects of new information & communication technologies on science in developing areas, the causes and consequences of the levee breaks during Hurricane Katrina, and video ethnography as a new methodology for social research. Recent accomplishments: Ten Commandments for Life Ph.D. Dissertation: The Structure of Technical systems: Interpersonal Networks and Performance in Nuclear Waste and Photovoltaic Research

Jill Spencer Grigsby *83
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Use of Contraception for Delaying and spacing Births in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Korea

Janet S. Kalwat *83
Ph.D. Dissertation: Divorce, Remarriage, and Childbearing: A Study of Fertility Differences Between Women in First and Second Marriages.

Bart K. Holland *83
Ph.D. Dissertation: Breast-Feeding and Infant Mortality: A Hazards Model Analysis of the Case of Malaysia

Carol J. Auster *84
Ph.D. Dissertation: Nontraditional Occupational Choice: A Comparative Study of Women and Men in Engineering
Job: I am currently Professor of Sociology at Franklin and Marshall College where I have been teaching since 1981.

Update 2011: Awarded the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Barbara S. Mensch *83 S*84
Population Council
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 339-0640
Job: Senior Associate at an international NGO: conduct research on population and development issues directed at both academics and policymakers Ph.D. Dissertation: The Effect of Child Mortality on Contraceptive Use and Fertility in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Korea

Laina Savory *83
Ph.D. Dissertation: Strong Attributes and Weak Ties: The Contributions of Background Characteristics and Personal Contacts in Finding a Job

Frank J. Wayno Jr. *83 P07
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Retirement Decision Process: A Multinomial Logit Analysis of the Expected Retirement Decisions of Middle-Aged Male Workers

Kevin J. Christiano *83
Ph.D. Dissertation: Religious Diversity and Social Change in the Turn-of-the-Century American Cities

James A. Riccio *84
Ph.D. Dissertation: Treatment and Custody in Juvenile Correctional Facilities: A Study of Staff and Resident Behavior

Sally E. Ewing *84
Ph.D. Dissertation: Social Insurance in Russia and the Soviet Union, 1912-1933: A Study of Legal Form and Administrative Practice

Ulla M. Larsen *85 S*85
Ph.D. Dissertation: Measure of Sterility: A Comparative Study of Levels and the Differentials of Sterility in Cameroon, Kenya and Sudan

Ann K. Blanc (Klimas) *85
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Effect of NonMarital Cohabitation on Family Formation and Dissolution: A Comparative Analysis of Sweden and Norway

Karen A. Cerulo *85
Ph.D. Dissertation: Social Solidarity and its Effects on Musical communication: an Empirical Analysis of National Anthems

Ann Shola Orloff *85
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Politics of Pensions: A Comparative Analysis of the Origins of Pensions and Old Age Insurance in Canada, Great Britain and the United States, 1880s-1930s.

Lea Keil Garson (Keil) '78 *86
Ph.D. Dissertation: Centenarian Question: Old-Age Mortality in the Soviet Union, 1897 1970

Paul W. Stupp *86
Ph.D. Dissertation: A General Procedure for Estimating an Intercensal Age Schedule

Clifford I. Nass '81 *86
Department of Communication
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2050
Phone: (650) 804-1733
Web URL:
Job: I am currently a professor of communication at Stanford University, with appointments by courtesy in computer science and sociology. I direct the CHIMe (Communication between Humans and Interactive Media) Lab at Stanford University ( The vision of the lab is: To rapidly advance theory, design, and assessment of how individuals and groups behave, feel, and think when interacting with media, research must be general, psychologically informed, quantitatively grounded, complimentary to partners, and near-term informed. The CHIMe lab consists of four large project domains: CARSITE (Communication with Automobiles: Research on Safety, Information Technology, and Enjoyment), SMARTI (Source, Medium, and Receiver Technologies – Intelligent), SPACE (Social and Psychological Aspects of Computing Environments), and VoiLa (Voices and Language). The projects are all grounded in the Computers Are Social Actors (CASA) paradigm: Individual’s interaction with interactive media is fundamentally social. I am also co-Director of the Kozmetsky Global Collaboratory, whose mission is to accelerate venture creation in developing countries. I do a great deal of consulting on the design of interfaces, including call centers, cars, intelligent workspaces, etc. Recent accomplishments: My (with Brave) new book, “Wired for Speech: How Voice Activates and Advances the Human-Computer Relationship” has just been published by MIT Press. A paper I wrote (Nass, C. & Moon, Y. (2000). Machines and mindlessness: Social responses to computers. Journal of Social Issues, 56(1), 81-103) has just become a top 1% cited paper. I’ve recently derived a statistic for detecting insufficiently-shuffled decks of cards. Personal news: I have a son, Matthew, who is 13. He is a prodigy in designing psychological experiments (which is a very odd thing to be a prodigy in). Ph.D. Dissertation: Society as Computer: The Structure of Information Work in the United States 1900-1980

Carolyn Makinson *86
Ph.D. Dissertation: Sex Differentials in Infant Mortality in Egypt

Eduard R. Bos *87
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Demographic Characteristics of Children of Divorce

Charlie Hammerslough *87
Ph.D. Dissertation: Correcting Survey-Based Contraceptive Failure Rates for Abortion Under-Reporting

David E. Woolwine *88
Ph.D. Dissertation: George Herbert Mead: A Critical Reassessment of His Philosophy and Its Relationship to Symbolic Interactionism

Fatma Muge Gocek
Ph.D. Dissertation: Toward a Theory of Westernization and Social Change: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Ottoman Society

Sajeda Amin *84 *88
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Impact of Health Interventions on Socio-Economic Differentials in Infant and Child Mortality in Punjab, India

Shaomin Li *88
Department of Business Administration
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
Phone: (757) 620-5533
Web URL: Job: Shaomin is a professor of management at Old Dominion University teaching international business. He currently undertakes two research projects: one examines the governance environment in societies undergoing rapid political and economic transitions; the other examines firm performance in China using Chinese industrial census databases from 1992 to 2003 that contain more than 180,000 largest firms. Recent accomplishments: A report by Michigan State University, the hosting institution of the Academy of International Business, based on a study of the research output in the top-tier international business journals from 1996-2005 has identified Shaomin as "one of the eighty-nine most prolific authors in the field." Ph.D. Dissertation: China’s Population Policy: A Model of A Constant Stream of Births

William George Lehrman II *89
Ph.D. Dissertation: Organizational Form and Failure in the Life Insurance Industry

Kia I. Reinis *89
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Impact of the Proximate Determinants of Fertility: Evaluating the Bongaarts of Hobcraft-Little Methods of Estimation

Ryoko Kato Tsuneyoshi (Kato) *90
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Formation of Behavior Patterns in American and Japanese Elementary Schools

Kathryn L. Kost *90
Ph.D. Dissertation: Contraceptive Discontinuation in Peru: Patterns and Demographic Implications

Keith F. MacAllum *91
Ph.D. Dissertation: Technological Innovation in a High School Math Department: A Structural and Cultural Analysis

David Jacobson *91
Ph.D. Dissertation: A Nation’s Sovereignty Under Seige: The U.S. in an Age of Global Inter-Dependence

Deborah A. Kaple *91 E
Ph.D. Dissertation: Emulating Control: The Stalinist Origins of Chinese Industrial Organization Management, 1949-1953

Sarah G. Hewins *91 S*82
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Backstretch: Social Structure and Community in the Stable Area of the Thoroughbred Racing Industry

Guang Guo *91
Department of Sociology
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: (919) 962-1246
E-Mail: Job: Guang Guo, professor of sociology, combines expertise in sociological analysis of adolescents' well-being, statistical methods, and genetic analysis of complex traits in humans. He has published numerous articles on environmental influences and children's and adolescents' wellbeing in American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and Demography, on statistical methodology for longitudinal, multilevel, and biometrical data in Journal of American Statistical Association and Sociological Methodology, and on gene-environment interactions in both sociology and genetics journals. Dr. Guo is PI for an NSF project investigating how neighborhoods and schools moderate the level of genetic contribution for educational outcomes among adolescents in the US and PI for an NIH project examining the interplay between social and demographic context and genetic factors for adolescents' well-being. He is currently editing two special issues for two major sociology journals, respectively, (Social Forces and Sociological Methods and Research) on sociology and biology/genetics. Ph.D. Dissertation: A Multivariate Proportional Hazards Model for Correlated Risks, with an Application to Child Survival in Guatemala

Laura L. Rudkin-Miniot (Rudkin) *92
Ph.D. Dissertation: Gender Differences in Wellbeing Among the Elderly in Java, Indonesia

Marsha G. Witten *92
Ph.D. Dissertation: Guarding the Castle of God—Religious Speech in Context of Secularity: An Examination of the Sermon Discourse of two Protestant Denominations in the Contemporary U.S.

Edward P. Freeland *92
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Dynamics of Nonprofit and Public Organizational Growth in Health Care and Higher Education: A Study of U.S. States, 1910-1980

Stephen W-K. Chiu *92
Department of Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
Phone: 852-2609-6607
Web URL:
Job: Professor, Department of Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Courses teaching: Economy and Society in Modern East Asia, Globalization, Sociology of Development. Research: Mostly on Hong Kong, China, and the rest of East Asia. Selected projects working on: restructuring of state enterprises in Northeastern China, flexible employment in Hong Kong, and traditional Chinese medicine in Hong Kong. Personal news: I am married (with Doreen) with have three kids (Justin (8), Declan (6), and Colin (2)). Spend a bit of time in promoting sociology in high schools. Ph.D. Dissertation: The State and the Financing of Industrialization in East Asia: Historical Origins of Comparative Divergences

Beth K. Kosiak (Kaplowitz) *93 S*86
Ph.D. Dissertation: Stress, Coping, and the Social Self: An Experimental Examination of Coping Behavior

Naomi Rutenberg *93
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Estimation of Fecundability from Survey Data on Coital Frequency

Jennifer A. Strickler *93
Ph.D. Dissertation: Contraceptive Risk-Taking and Contraceptive Failure Among Users of Female Barrier Methods

Eva M. Garroutte *93
Dept of Sociology
140 Commonwealth Ave
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 01760
Phone: 617-552-2078
Job: At Boston College, I devote 25% of my time to teaching (one course per year) and 75% to research. My first book (Real Indians: Identity and the Survival of Native America, University of California, 2003) examined issues of racial/ethnic identity in American Indian communities and proposed a new model for research in Native American Studies. Current work focuses on the medical communication needs of American Indian elders; recent articles appear in Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Aging and Health, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Journal of Applied Gerontology. A new book project aims to create a portrait of one an urban American Indian community through the life stories of its members. Recent accomplishments: I was promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Department of Sociology at Boston College in 2004. I accepted a simultaneous faculty appointment at the Native Elder Research Center at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2005. I serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Native Aging and Health. I serve on the planning committee for the Smithsonian's Handbook of North American Indians. Since 2003, I have received grants from the National Institute on Aging in excess of $750,000. This funding supports health research that I carry out in consultation with the Cherokee Nation at tribally operated clinics in southeastern Oklahoma. The most recent funded project is described below: Project Title: Health Communication with American Indian Elders Abstract: The goal of this project is, for the first time, to use an objective measurement instrument to investigate patterns of communication characterizing interactions between American Indian elder patients and their health care providers. Consistent with recent models for medical communication, the project will investigate whether providers display bias by varying their communicative behavior according to their American Indian patients' cultural characteristics, and if American Indian patients (or patient subgroups) use distinctive communication norms. The project will then seek to relate observed patterns in patient and provider communication to patients' satisfaction and providers' "clinical uncertainty." Finally, the project will use the resulting information to design and target a health intervention aimed at improving medical communication with American Indian elder patients, with special attention to patient subgroups that may have special needs. The research plan involves extending a pilot study that collected data from both health care providers and patients at one Cherokee Nation tribal health clinic in the summer of 2001. Proposed data collection will occur at two additional tribal clinics. Personal news: I am married to Dr. Xavier Lopez. Ph.D. Dissertation: Language and Cultural Authority: Nineteenth-Century Science and the Colonization of Religious Discourse

Bai Gao *94
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Social Origin of Economic Reasoning: Three Changing Paradigms in Japanese Economic Policy, 1931-1965

Victoria Chapman Bruno (Chapman) *94
Ph.D. Dissertation: Working Hard or Hardly Working? An Examination of Children’s Household Contributions in the 1990s.

Timothy Clydesdale *94
Tim Clydesdale, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
The College of New Jersey
Web URL:
Job: After 2 years as assistant professor at Gordon College, I relocated to The College of New Jersey, where I served two terms as department chair before happily joining the ranks of the department's regular faculty. I have kept active as a scholar, writing 2 books about American young adults as they transition out of high school, experience college, then transition again after graduating from college. I reside in Titusville, NJ with my creative wife of 2+ decades and our 2 energetic teen children. 
PhD Dissertation: Money and Faith in America: Exploring the Effects of Religious Restructuring and Income Inequality on Social Attitudes and Family Behavior.

Matthew J. Price *95 S*91
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Unmaking of the British Middle Class: Progressive Liberalism and the Discourse of Managerial Authority in Early Twentieth Century Britain

Sina Mandalinci *95
Ph.D. Dissertation: Class Differences in Vulnerability to Stress: Exploring Stress Loops and Predictive Capacity as Mediating Variables

Jack Veuglers
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Institutionalization of France’s Front National

Libby A. Schweber *96
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Assertion of Disciplinary Claims in Demography and Vital Statistics: France and England, 1830-1885

Richard Lee Rogers *96
After my long and surprising diversion at Merrill Lynch and putting my wife through school, we headed to South Carolina to be near our parents and enjoy the lower cost of living. I currently teach at Southern Wesleyan University (near Clemson), where I am the first sociologist in the school's 100-year history. In the past year, the number of majors in our three sociology-related areas (Social Science, Criminal Justice, and Human Services) has gone from 3 to 28. I am also director of the Honors Program. My wife, Denise, is a speech-language pathologist at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, and our daughter Emilee collects Barbies, plays the violin, and rides horses.

Matthew P. Lawson *96
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Structure of Charismatic Moral Action

Timothy J. Dowd *96
Ph.D. Dissertation: Making the Mainstream Market: Organizational and Musical Change in the U.S. Recording Industry

John Schmalzbauer *97
Blanche Gorman Strong Chair in Protestant Studies
Department of Religious Studies
Missouri State University
901 S. National Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65897

I teach in the Department of Religious Studies at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. I am now thoroughly ensconced in the Missouri Ozarks, a fascinating place for the study of religion and popular culture. I also enjoy frequent visits to my wife's native Kansas (a place recently explored by Bob Wuthnow in Remaking the Heartland and Red State Religion).

At Missouri State, my courses focus on the sociology and history of American religion. I am completing a manuscript on the role of religion in American higher education with historian Kathleen Mahoney. I've also enjoyed writing for more popular venues, including the Wall Street Journal and the Christian Science Monitor's Patchwork Nation project.
As a sociologist in a religious studies department, I have come to appreciate my exposure to multiple disciplines under the umbrella of Princeton's Center for the Study of American Religion (now the Center for the Study of Religion).

As a new fan of intercollegiate basketball (thanks to my nine year-old), I wish I had taken the time to attend a couple games in graduate school. I do remember Marvin Bressler's occasional comments about his friend Pete Carril. I'm glad to see the Princeton basketball team commemorated Marvin's life by wearing a special patch during the 2010-2011 season. It was nice to see the MARV patch in Sports Illustrated.

Maureen R. Waller *97
Ph.D. Dissertation: Redefining Fatherhood: Paternal Involvement, Masculinity, and Responsibility in the “Other America”

Gray Wheeler *97
After Princeton, I received my MBA from Harvard Business School, where I was elected to be the student graduation speaker. I have worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley arranging mergers and acquisitions, and as an evaluator at a Rockefeller family non-profit re-structuring companies in/around the World Trade Center. Currently I run a southeastern materials handling company, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. The best management training of my whole life was learning how to teach at Princeton, and the best business communication training I ever had was completely re-writing a really sub-par first draft of my dissertation. I can be reached at

Hongxin Zhao *97
Ph.D. Dissertation: Children of Teenage Mothers: What Determines Their Resilience

Hiromi Taniguchi *97
Ph.D. Dissertation: U.S. Men’s and Women’s Wage Attainment, 1968-1988

Courtney J. Bender *97
Department of Religion
Columbia University
80 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Job: Associate Professor. Professor Bender's research focuses on the social and cultural processes that shape religious practice, experience and interaction in contemporary American life. Professor Bender is the author of "Heaven's Kitchen: Living Religion at God's Love We Deliver" (University of Chicago Press 2003), "The New Metaphysicals: Spirituality and the American Religious Imagination" (University of Chicago Press 2010) and the co-editor with Pamela Klassen of "After Pluralism: Reimagining Models of Interreligious Engagement" (Columbia University Press 2010). She currently serves as the co-chair of the Social Science Research Council's initiative on Spirituality, Political Engagement and Public Life, funded by the Ford Foundation.

Matthew M. Chew *97
Ph.D. Dissertation: International Cultural Influence and Problems of Knowledge Production in Cultural Peripheries: The Case of Modern Chinese and Japanese Philosophy

Jeffrey K. Hass *98
Ph.D. Dissertation: To the Undiscovered Country: Institutions, Authority, Culture and Russia’s Transition to the Market, 1988-1997

Hongqiu Yang *98 S*94
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Cultural Meaning of Health: Social Ties and Health Among the Elderly in China and Japan

John H. Evans *98
Department of Sociology, Univ. of CA, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr., Dept. 0533
La Jolla, CA 92093-0533
Phone: (858) 534-4972
Dept. email:
Web URL: Job: Associate professor of sociology. I am currently finishing a book on how religious people view reproductive genetic technologies. I continue my interests in the field of knowledge we now call bioethics, as well as the question of whether the nation is more polarized in its attitudes than in the past. Personal news: Ronnee is an assistant prof. of political science at San Diego State University. We now have two children: Danielle (8), and Karina (2). Ph.D. Dissertation: Playing God? Human Genetic Engineering and the Rationalization of Bioethics 1959-1995

Jason A. Kaufman *99
Jason Kaufman
Mailing address: 648 William James Hall
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-3887
Web page URL:
Job: John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences (Dept. of Sociology), Harvard University Job: I am completing a book project on the comparative political development of the United States and Canada (Harvard University Press), as well as a project on the political views of Evangelical Christians in the US and Canada. Ph.D. Dissertation: Sometimes Civil Society: Urban Development, Municipal Politics, and the Impact of the Communications Revolution on 19th Century American Cities

Usic Kim *99
Ph.D. Dissertation: Controlling Uncertainty: Relationship Management in the Organizational Field of U.S. Investment Firms

Elizabeth M. Pettit *99
Ph.D. Dissertation: Navigating Networks and Neighborhoods: An Analysis of the Residential Mobility of the Urban Poor

Tracy L. Scott *99
Ph.D. Dissertation: What’s God Got to Do With It? Protestantism, Gender, and the Meaning of work in the U.S.

Bethany P. Bryson *00
Ph.D. Dissertation: Conflict and Cohesion: Why the Canon Wars Did Not Destroy English Literature

Antony W. Alumkal *00
Assistant Professor
Iliff School of Theology
2201 South University Boulevard
Denver, CO 80210-4798
Job: Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion, Iliff School of Theology. I am currently researching the Christian Right’s use of science in support of their religious and political beliefs. I have investigated the reparative therapy (i.e. therapy designed to “cure” people of homosexuality) literature and will be moving on to Intelligent Design Theory this summer. Personal news: I got married on August 27, 2005. I haven’t recorded any new songs in several years, but I hope to do some recording this summer and possibly to rerecord some of the 4-track demos I recorded (on a low budget!) while I was at Princeton. Ph.D. Dissertation: Ethnicity, Assimilation, and Racial Formation in Asian American Evangelical Churches: A Case Study of a Chinese American and a Korean American Congregation

Erin L. Kelly *00
909 Social Sciences Bldg., U. Minnesota
267 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612) 624-0228
Web URL:
Job: I'm an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota, where I am also affiliated with the Minnesota Population Center and the Life Course Center. My research examines the development, diffusion, implementation, and consequences of U.S. workplace policies and practices such as "family-friendly" policies, diversity management initiatives, and sexual harassment policies. I teach courses on organizations and work, the sociology of families, and research methods. My current project is a quasi-experimental, multi-method study of an innovative approach to flexible work arrangements. As co-principal investigator of the Flexible Work and Well-Being Center, with Phyllis Moen, I am investigating whether and how increased control over when, where, and how work is done affects employees' health, well-being, sense of work-family conflict, and effectiveness at work. Recent accomplishments: The Center and research described above is funded by NICHD as part of a national network on work, family, health and well-being. Personal news: I'm happily married to David Krewinghaus and happily mom to a 2 year old son. We are enjoying life in Minnesota, with its great tradition of civic involvement, and I am pleased to be in a department where public sociology is encouraged and expected. Ph.D. Dissertation: Corporate Family Policies in U.S. Organizations, 1965-1997

Abigail Cope Saguy (Smith) *00
Assitant Professor
UCLA Department of Sociology
264 Haines Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1551
Job: My research investigates contested public debates as a prism to examine how culture shapes and is shaped by institutional dynamics, including the mass media, mobilization of social movements, and pre-existing cultural legacies. My research has focused on two main topics: sexual harassment and obesity. As issues that concern the body, both sexual harassment and obesity are widely considered natural. Yet, in my work, I show how attitudes and practices regarding both topics have been socially constructed. In the case of sexual harassment, I demonstrate that culture is embedded in institutional settings and that cultural understandings, legal legacies, media practices, and corporate interests dynamically intersect to shape different definitions and practices concerning sexual harassment. In my research on obesity, I similarly show that moral meanings of body weight, medical science, media practices, and corporate interests shape framing contests over obesity as a public health crisis. Both research projects examine how cultural meaning operates as a form of power and how subordinate groups can sometimes redefine cultural meaning in ways that increase their control. My work is empirically grounded, employing multiple methods, including in-depth interviews, ethnography, media analysis, legal analysis, and statistical analysis.

Some of my recent publications include:
Saguy, Abigail C. 2003. What is Sexual Harassment?: From Capitol Hill to the Sorbonne. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Refereed Articles
Saguy, Abigail C. and Kevin W. Riley. 2005. “Weighing Both Sides: Morality, Mortality and Framing Contests over Obesity.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law. 30:5, pp. 869-921. Benson, Rodney, and Abigail C. Saguy. 2005. “Constructing Social Problems in an Age of Globalization: A French-American Comparison.” American Sociological Review. 70:2, pp. 233-259. Working Papers and Short Articles
Saguy, Abigail C. and Rene Almeling. 2005. “Fat Devils and Moral Panics: News Reporting on Obesity Science.” Under Review at the American Sociological Review. Campos, Paul, Abigail Saguy, Paul Ernsberger, Eric Oliver, and Glen Gaesser. 2005. “The Epidemiology of Overweight and Obesity: Public Health Crisis or Moral Panic?” International Journal of Epidemiology. In Press. Recent accomplishments: ASA/NSF Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD): Creating the “Obesity Epidemic”: Science, Social Activism, and the Mass Media. $7000. 2004-2006. Personal news: My daughter Claire, who will be turning 4 next week, and Jonah (almost 17 months) are thriving. My husband Dotan is enjoying running the quickly-expanding Internet retail company that he founded. Ph.D. Dissertation: Defining Sexual Harassment in France and the United States, 1975-1998

W. Bradford Wilcox *01
Ph.D. Dissertation: Soft Patriarchs & New Men: Religion, Ideology, and Male Familial Involvement

Steven J. Tepper *01
Ph.D. Dissertation: Culture, Conflict and Community: Struggles Over Art, Education and History in American Cities

Kieran J. Healy *01
Sociology Department
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
Dept. email:
Phone: (520) 621-3480
Web URL:
Job: I am assistant professor of sociology at the University of Arizona, as well as a research fellow at the Australian National University's Research School of Social Sciences. I've just completed a book, called "Last Best Gifts: Altruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs", which will be published by the University of Chicago Press in the Spring of 2006. Ph.D. Dissertation: Exchange in Blood and Organs

Dana A. Glei *01
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Integration of Traditional and biomedical Care During Pregnancy and Birth in Rural Guatemala

Kristen S. Harknett *02
Ph.D. Dissertation: Single Parents and Rational for Marriage

Gwendolyn A. Cadge *02
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health
Policy Research Program
Harvard University
CGIS South, 1730
Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 496-6219
Web page URL:
Job: Wendy Cadge completed her Ph.D. in sociology and is currently on leave from Bowdoin College, where she is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. She is completing a fellowship through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program at Harvard University. Her research focuses on religious pluralism, immigration, and gender and sexuality in the contemporary United States. Her first book, /Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America/ (University of Chicago Press, 2005) is an ethnographic study of a Thai Buddhist temple in Philadelphia and a convert Buddhist center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has also published articles about religious identity, Asian religions in America, conflicts over homosexuality in mainline Protestant churches, religion and the nonprofit sector in the United States, and other issues in /Contexts: Understanding People in Their Social Worlds, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion/, /Gender & Society, //Social Science Quarterly/, and others.

As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research, she is working on a book, /Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine/, about the formal and informal presence of religion and spirituality in hospitals. Ph.D. Dissertation: Seeking the Heart: The First Generation Practices Theravada Buddhism in America

Brian Sloat Steensland *02
744 Ballantine Hall
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 856-0447
E-Mail 1:
Job: I'm currently assistant professor of sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington. I'm finishing up a book manuscript that began as my dissertation at Princeton. It will hopefully be published in 2007. I'm continuing my research at the intersection of cultural analysis and social policy, as well as working on projects on (a) conflicts over morality in the U.S., (b) the possible connections between people's religious views and practices and their views of the economy and free markets, and (c) religious liberalism in the U.S. over the past century. Ph.D. Dissertation: The Failed Welfare Revolution: Policy, Culture, and the Struggle for Guaranteed Income in the U.S., 1965-1980

Marion Wigby Carter *02
Ph.D. Dissertation: Do “Macho” Men Visit the Midwife? Husband Involvement in Maternal and Child Health in Rural Guatemala

Julian B. Dierkes *03
Institute of Asian Research
Univ of British Columbia
1855 West Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2
Phone: (+1-604) 822-6237
Web page URL:
Job: Assistant Professor and Keidanren Chair in Japanese Research, Institute of Asian Research, Univ of British Columbia. I teach in a Master of Asia Pacific Policy Studies program. My research is largely focused on Japanese education. I am continuing work on history education (comparatively with East and West Germany) and have begun new projects on legal education and on "cram schools". In a project with Yves Tiberghien (PoliSci, UBC) I'm examining the increasing concordance in foreign policy decisions between Canada, the EU, and Japan. In addition, I'm continuing work with Frank Dobbin on changes in U.S. corporations' organizational structure. Finally, I'm dreaming of new research on Mongolia's education system (higher and secondary), and on the impact of environmental regulations on producers' attitudes toward common goods in the fishery industries in Alaska, British Columbia and Hokkaido as well as in the grasslands of Mongolia and the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region of China. I continue to maintain The SocioLog ( HYPERLINK "" Recent accomplishments: Publications with Dirk Zorn (PhD 2004) "Soziologischer Neo-Institutionalismus" [Sociological Neo-Institutionalism] in D. Kaesler (ed.) Aktuelle Theorien der Soziologie [Current Theories in Sociology]. Munich: CH Beck, 2005: 313-31. "Heritage, Wende and National Identity: Portrayals of the Nation in German and Japanese History Education of the 1980s" in E. Matthes and C. Heinze (eds.) Das Schulbuch zwischen Lehrplan und Unterrichtspraxis - Beiträge zur historischen und systematischen Schulbuchforschung [Textbooks Between Curriculum and Teaching Praxis - Contributions to Historical and International Textbook Research]. Bad Heilbrunn: Klinkhardt Forschung, 2005: 247-63. "The Stability of Postwar Japanese History Education Amid Global Changes" in E. Vickers and A. Jones (eds.) History Education and National Identity in East Asia. London: Routledge, 2005: 255-74. Editorials with Yves Tiberghien "Shall We Dance?". The Globe and Mail. January 18, 2005: A17. "Revising History". The Globe and Mail. May 13, 2005: On-Line. Personal news: On Sept 23, Ingmarie Rosa Elisabeth joined big brother Tillman and big sister Emma Ph.D. Dissertation: Teaching Portrayals of the Nation: Postwar History Education in Japan and the Germanys

Nina Bandelj *03
Department of Sociology
University of California-Irvine
3151 Social Science Plaza
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: (949) 824-8872
E-Mail: nbandelj-at-uci-dot-edu
Web URL:
Job: I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of California, Irvine, with faculty affiliations in the Center for the Study of Democracy and Center for Organizational Research. Recent accomplishments: 2006 Jean Monnet Fellow, European University Institute, Florence, Italy 2005 East Central European Post-Doctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany 2004 Winner of Seymour Martin Lipset Dissertation Award, Society for Comparative Research Ph.D. Dissertation: Emma Embedded Economies: Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe

Eszter Hargittai *03
Web URL:
Ph.D. Dissertation: How Wide a Web? Inequalities in Accessing Information Online

Kazuko Suzuki *03
Title of dissertation: The State and Immigrant Adaptation: A Comparative Study of the Korean Diaspora in Japan and the United States.
Contact: Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, 4351 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4351
Email: (English); (Japanese)

Ann J. Morning *04 S*04
Department of Sociology
New York University
269 Mercer Street, Rm. 445
New York, NY 10003-6687
Phone: (212) 992-9569
Web URL:
Job: I'm an associate professor of sociology at NYU. I'm also affiliated with NYU's new campus in Abu Dhabi, where I'm currently teaching for the semester. I continue to do research and teach primarily on the sociology of race and ethnicity and the sociology of science.

Jean T. Knab (Tansey) *04
Mathematica Policy Research
P.O. Box 2393
Princeton NJ, 08543-2393
Job: Jean is currently a Senior Researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. She has experience designing and implementing large-scale research projects, conducting technical assistance, and assessing the rigor of completed evaluations through her work on a diverse array of projects. Dr. Knab is a researcher on the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Multi-Component Evaluation, a Federal evaluation of teenage pregnancy prevention programs. In addition, she oversees technical assistance to 43 evaluations of teenage pregnancy prevention programs nationwide. She worked on a mixed-methods evaluation design report for a cross-site evaluation of home visiting programs. She was study director of the $17 million Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, overseeing the data management, providing training and technical assistance to project partners and the public, and conducting research. Finally, Dr. Knab has experience in assessing research rigor through her work on two large-scale systematic review efforts of education and home visiting programs. For the What Works Clearinghouse reviews of education research, Dr. Knab provided operational and technical oversight and training to staff working in more than a dozen topic areas. Jean’s research interests span a variety of topics – education, early childhood, teenage pregnancy prevention, welfare, family support – but are largely centered around improving the wellbeing of disadvantaged populations.

Ph.D. Dissertation: The Form and Function of Unmarried Families

Frederick F. Wherry *04 S*02
Ph.D. Dissertation: Making Culture Work: Handicraft Villages in the Global Market

Joshua A. Guetzkow *04
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Carrot and the Stick: An Inquiry into the Relationship between Welfare and Criminal Justice

Dirk Mathias Zorn *04
Ph.D. Dissertation: Hail to the Chief: Conceptions of Control and the Rise of the Chief Financial Officer in the American Firm

Margarita Ann Mooney *05
Ph.D. Dissertation: Upward Climb or Downward Slide? Religion and Mediating social Capital in the Haitian Communities of Miami, Montreal and Paris

Virag Molnar *05
Ph.D. Dissertation: Modernity and Memory: The Politics of Architecture in Hungary and East Germany After the Second World War

César F. Rosado Marzán *05, Ph.D., J.D.

Joan Leann Walling *05 S*03
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Power of Receiving: Finding Moral Meaning in Care-Receiving Episodes

Rachel Kimbro *05

Website URL:

Rachel is currently an assistant professor of sociology at Rice University and a faculty affiliate of the Center on Race, Religion, and Urban Life. Rachel's research focuses on racial and ethnic health disparities and family influences on health behaviors and outcomes. Following her graduate work, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received training in interdisciplinary population health. Current work examines the relationship between cultural factors and risk perception during pregnancy and how the determinants of the timing of first births in the U.S. have shifted over the past 40 years. Other projects examine the relationship between maternal employment and breastfeeding initiation and duration, racial and ethnic differences in socioeconomic gradients for health outcomes and behaviors, and the influence of family structure and relationship quality on prenatal health behaviors. Ph.D. Dissertation: Intergenerational Differences in Health Behaviors for Mexican-Americans: The Role of Culture and Cohesion

Gabriel H. Rossman *05
Gabriel Rossman
Department of Sociology
264 Haines Hall
LA, CA 90095-1551
Phone: 310-206-8904
Web page URL:
Job: Assistant professor of sociology.
I have several ongoing projects involving the mass media.
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Effects of Ownership Concentration on Media Content

Alexandra Kalev *05
Ph.D. Dissertation: Gender and Racial Inequality at Work: Changing Organizational Structures and Managerial Diversity

Kelly A. Hoffman *05
Ph.D. Dissertation: State Authority and International Environmental Law

Sada Aksartova *05
Ph.D. Dissertation: Civil Society from Abroad: U.S. Donors in the former Soviet Union

Adriana Abdenur *06
Assistant Professor of International Affairs
The New School
Graduate Program in International Affairs
66 W 12th St
New York, NY 10011
Email: abdenura at newschool dot edu
Current Research: I am conducting research on the politics of urban inequality in Brazil and South Africa, focusing on squatter settlements and legal innovations.
PhD Dissertation: Favelas on the Asphalt: Land Conflicts in Urban Brazil

Rina Agarwala *06
Ph.D. Dissertation: From Work to Welfare: Informal Workers’ Organizations and the State in India

Michelle Bellessa Frost *06
Ph.D. Dissertation: Texas High Schools and Precursors to Students' College Attendance

Michael Lindsay *06
Ph.D. Dissertation: Faith in the Corridors of Power: Religious Identity and Public Leadership

Laura Stark *06
Ph.D. Dissertation: Morality in Science: How Research is evaluated in the Age of Human Subjects Regulations

Anna Zajacova *06
Ph.D. Dissertation: Sociodemographic Factors and Health: Examination of Select Pathways Over the Lifecourse

Traci Schlesinger *06
Assistant Professor of Sociology
DePaul University
990 W Fullerton Ave, Ste 1100
Current Research: I am conducting research on the cumulative effects of racially disparate processing on the punishment outcomes of felony defendants. Ph.D. Dissertation: Mass Racialized Incarceration: The Production and Maintenance of Racial Stratification in the Post-Civil Rights United States

Maitrayee Bhattacharyya *06
Marital Assimilation Among U.S. Raised Asian Indians: Contours, Consequences, and Alternative Pathways

Leslie Hinkson *07
Schools of the Nation: Department of Defense Schools and the Black-White Test Score Gap

Laura Clawson *07
"I Belong to the Band, Hallelujah": Community, Spirituality, and Tradition Among Sacred Harp Singers

Filiz Garip *07
From Migrant Social Capital to Community Development: A Relational Account of Migration, Remittances and Inequality

Meredith Kleykamp *07
Military Service and Minority Opportunity

Joseph Nathan Cohen *07
The Impact of Neoliberalism, Political Institutions and Financial Autonomy on Economic Development, 1980-2003. Joseph is now an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York

Jake Rosenfeld *07
What Unions No Long Do: Economic and Political Consequences of Union Decline In the Post-Accord Era

Nicole Esparza *07
Shelters, Soup Kitchens, and Supportive Housing: An Open Systems Analysis of the Field of Homeless Assistance Organizations

Kyoko Sato *07
Meanings of Genetically Modified Food and Policy Changes and Persistence: The Cases of France, Japan and the United States

Anna Sun *08, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Asian Studies, Kenyon College.
Ph.D. Dissertation: Confusions over Confucianism: The Controversies over the Religious Nature of Confucianism, 1870-2007.

Renelinda Arana *08
Rebuilding Society Behind Prison Walls: Examining the Structure of Prisoner-Run Reform Organizations

Gregoire Mallard *08
The Atomic Confederacy: Europe's Quest For Nuclear Weapons and the Making of The New World Order

Christopher Wildeman *08
Parental Incarceration, the Prison Boom, and The Intergenerational Transmission of Stigma and Disadvantage June 2008

Christine Percheski *08
Women’s Employment, Family Structure and Social Inequality

Conrad Hackett *08
Religion and Fertility in the United States: The Influence of Affiliation, Region, and Congregation

Rebecca Casciano *08
"By Any Means Necessary": The American Welfare State and Machine Politics in Newark's North Ward

Rebekah Massengill *09
Critical Capitalism: Moral Discourse in the Debate Over Wal-mart

Debbie Becher *09
Debbie completed a dissertation on the City of Philadelphia's use of eminent domain to develop theory on how the daily practice of property resolves tensions between individual and group interests. Debbie's dissertation has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Center for Human Values (Princeton), Fellowship of Woodrow Wilson Scholars (Princeton), Hauser Foundation for Nonprofit Organizations (Harvard), the American Studies Program (Princeton), the Arthur Liman Fellowship (Princeton/ Yale Law School), and the Policy Research Institute for the Region (Princeton). Before coming to Princeton, Debbie earned a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Virginia and worked for over a decade in community development and residential construction in Tucson, Arizona. (Dissertation Committee: Paul DiMaggio, Kim Lane Scheppele, Viviana Zelizer, Hendrik Hartog, Wendell Pritchett).

Donnell Butler *09
Donnell Butler returns to F & M

In November 2009, Donnell Butler will become an American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Educational Testing Service (ETS) Fellow. His dissertation, "Race, Segregation, and Diversity in College", examined the consequences of racial and ethnic segregation in high school on students' preferences for and experiences with racial and ethnic diversity in college. His areas of specialization are: sociology of education, stratification and inequality, and public sociology.

Sharon Bzostek *09
Mothers’ Union Formation Following a Non-Marital Birth

Clemencia Cosentino *09
Examination Regimes and Student Achievement

Hillary Levey *09
Hillary is at Harvard doing the Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy post-doc. Over the next two years she will be starting a project on youth sports injuries.

Valerie Lewis *09
Slums and Children’s Disadvantage: The Case of India

Christina Mora *09
De Muchos, Uno: The Institutionalization of Latino Panethnicity in the United States 1960-1990

Alexandria Walton Radford *09
Where Do They Go? How Gender, Race, and Social Class Shape High School Valedictorians’ Paths to Their Undergraduate Institutions

Sofya Aptekar *10
Immigrant Naturalization and Nation Building in North America

Phillip Connor *10
A Theory of Immigrant Religious Adaptation: Disruption, Assimilation, and Facilitation

Nicholas Ehrmann *10
Yellow Brick Road

Alice Goffman *10
On the Run

Pierre Kremp *10
Bubble & Inequality: The Diffusion of Stock Ownership in the U.S.

Petra Nahmias *10
The Social Epidemiology of Maternal Obesity In Egypt

Amy Michelle Reynolds *10
Saving the Market: The Role of Religious Values, Authority, and Networks in International Trade Discourse

Cristobal Young *10
The Non-Pecuniary Costs of Unemployment: Three Empirical Studies of Job Loss and Search

Michael Benediktsson *11
The Suburban Scripts: Built Environment and Socioeconomic Change in the American Suburbs

Bart Bonikowski *11
Dissertation: "Toward a Theory of Popular Nationalism: Shared Representations of the Nation-State in Modern Democracies."

Becky Hsu *11
Assisting the Rural Poor: Moral Understandings, Microfinance, and International Voluntary Efforts in Southwestern China.

Daniel Schneider *11
Wealth and the Propensity to Marry

Rania Salem *11
Economics of Courtship: Matrimonial Transactions and the Construction of Gender and Class Inequalities in Egypt

Hana Shepherd *11
Dissertation: "Great Decisions: The Organizational Basis of Foreign Policy Ideas in the Council on Foreign Relations." Hana is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. She is working on a series of field experiments using social networks to examine the creation and diffusion of social norms in schools. Her fields include the sociology of culture, social and cognitive psychology, networks, inequality, race, and organizations.

Scott Leon Washington *11
Hypodescent: A History of the Crystallization of the One-Drop Rule in the United States, 1880-1940

Kevin Woodson *11
Fairness and Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century Corporate Workplace: The Perspectives of Young Black Professionals

Amir Goldberg *12
Where Do Social Categories Come From? A Comparative Analyses of Online Interaction and Categorical Emergence in Music and Finance

Carol Ann MacGregor *12
School’s Out Forever: The Decline of Catholic Education in the United States

Emily A. Marshall *12
PhD Dissertation: Population Problems? Demographic Knowledge and Fertility in Great Britain and France, 1945-2005

Emily began a two-year NICHD post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center in the fall of 2012. She is working on a new project to study how cultural and social contexts shape understandings of family and fertility. Her research interests include culture, fertility, family, social policy, political sociology, and innovative methods for data collection and analysis. Emily’s dissertation examined how strikingly similar national fertility trends were interpreted very differently in Great Britain and France from the end of World War II to the end of the twentieth century.

Alexandra Murphy *12
The Social Organization of Black Suburban Poverty: An Ethnographic Community Study

Craig Upright *12
New-Wave Cooperatives Selling Organic Food: The Curious Endurance of an Organizational Form

Julia Gelatt *13
Immigration Status and Child Well-Being in the United States

Sara Hassani *13
Magnifying Disaster: The Causes and Consequences of Home Underinsurance

Erin Jacobs *13
Prisoner Reentry in Context: Labor Market Conditions, Neighborhoods, and the Employment and Recidivism Outcomes of Former Prisoners

Jayanti Owens *13
Habits that Make, Habits that Break: Gender, Children's Behavior Problems, and Educational Attainment Across Two Decades

Michelle S. Phelps *13
Dissertation: The Paradox of Probation: Understanding the Expansion of an "Alternative" to Incarceration During the Prison Boom

Michelle started as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) in the fall of 2013. Her research is in the sociology of punishment, focusing in particular on the punitive turn in the U.S. and how prisons and community supervision programs changed as a result. Her dissertation focuses on the rise of probation supervision as a criminal justice sanction and its relationship to mass incarceration. Michelle was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the Jacob K. Javits Department of Education Graduate Fellowship. For more information:

LiErin Probasco *13
More Good Than Harm: Moral Action and Evaluation In International Religious Volunteer Tourism

Michael Schlossman *13
Not Quite Treatment, Not Quite Punishment: A Case Study of American Juvenile Justice in the Get-Tough Era (1987-2009)

Liza Steele *13
Valuing the Welfare State: A cross-national analysis of attitudes about income inequality and redistribution in 91 countries with case studies of Brazil, China, France, and the United States

LaTonya Trotter *13
Medical Work/Nursing Work: Negotiating the Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care

Erik Vickstrom *13
The Production and Consequences of Migrant Irregularity: Senegalese in France, Italy, and Spain

Aasha Abdill *14
Papa May Have: An Intimate Examination of Fatherhood in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Yael Berda *14
Colonial Legacy and Administrative Memory: The Legal Construction of Citizenship in India, Israel and Cyprus

Angele Christin *14
Clicks or Pulitzers? Web Journalists and Their Work in the United States and France

Rene Flores *14
The Social Consequences of Subnational Restrictionist Immigration Policies in the U.S.

Jeff Lane *14
The Digital Street

Karen Levy *14
The Automation of Compliance: Techno-Legal Regulation in the U.S. Trucking Industry

Rourke O'Brien *14
Macroeconomic Conditions, Welfare State Policy, and the Evaluation of Disability

David Pedulla *14
Non-standard, Contingent, and Precarious Work in the “New Economy”

Victoria Reyes *14
Global Borderlands: A Case Study of Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines

Stephanie Schacht *14
Organizational Form and Mission in the Alternative Food Movement

Naomi Sugie *14
Finding Work: A Smartphone Study of Job Searching, Social Contacts, and Wellbeing After Prison

Edward Berchick *15
The Evolving Importance of Early-Life Health for the Reproduction of Educational Disadvantage Across Birth Cohorts

Sarah Brayne *15
Stratified Surveillance: Policing in the Age of Big Data

Elaine Enriquez *15
Convicts and Convictions: The Society, Identity, and Morality of Incarcerated Men

Rachael-Heath Ferguson *15
Hustle: Social Order in Extralegal Exchange

Lauren Gaydosh *15
Beyond Orphanhood: Family Structure and Child Health in Tanzania

Erin Johnston *15
Learning to Practice, Becoming Spiritual: Spiritual Disciplines as Projects of the Self

Allison Youatt Schnable *15
Do-It-Yourself Aid: The Emergence of American Grassroots Development Organizations

Brad Smith *15
Business as Spiritual Vocation: Evangelical Executives on Faith and Work

Mahesh Somashekhar *15
Immigrant Business in Suburban America: How and Why Ethnic Economy Workers in the Suburbs Are Struggling to Get By

Charles Varner *15
Taxation Without Borders: How Elite Embeddedness Trumps Millionaire Migration

Maria Abascal *16
Black-White Relations in the Wake of Hispanic Population Growth

Alexander Davis *16
Equal but Separate? Building Gender, Sex and Status into Public Restrooms in the United States, 1883-2015

Janeria Easley *16
Getting a Job, Getting to Work: Hidden Inequality in Spatial Mismatch Among US Ethnoracial Groups

Kerstin Gentsch *16
How Admission Policy Shapes College Access: Evidence From Two Sectors

Aaron Gottlieb *16
Mass Incarceration in the United States: New Evidence on Implications and Ways Forward

Joanne W. Golann *16
Scripting the Moves: Class, Control, and Urban School Reform

Yossi Harpaz *16
Compensatory Citizenship: A Comparative Study of Dual Nationality in Serbia, Mexico and Israel

Jennifer Huynh *16
The City Within: Growing up Vietnamese in Little Saigon

Patrick Ishizuka *16
Culture or Constraints? Parenthood and the Persistence of Inequality
Tina Lee *16
Collusion without Corruption: Shifting Frames and Conflicting Rationalities in the Private and Public Sectors in China
Kyla Thomas *16
Hidden (Dis)Advantages of Class: How Cultural Signals of Class Shape U.S. Labor Market Outcomes
Lauren Senesac *16
Do-It-Yourself Biology Labs: Analysis of An Emerging Organizational Form
Jessica Yiu *16
Tiger Children in Old and New Immigrant Destinations: The Divergent Educational Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Youth in Spain, Italy and the U.S

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