Graduate Student

  • Anna Kyler

    Anna Kyler is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at Princeton. She graduated from Arizona State University with her bachelor’s degree in 2019 and her master’s degree in 2020. Her master’s thesis work used Internet search data to examine determinants of interest in Alt-Right online media in the United States. Anna’s current research interests include using quantitative methods to understand participation in far right and white supremacist social movements.

  • Megan Kang

    Megan Kang is a PhD student in Sociology at Princeton University and a research affiliate of the University of Chicago Crime Lab. She studies the consequences of violence and social stratification on disadvantaged communities, with the goal of identifying effective and humane ways of reducing inequality in basic safety and well-being. She is interested in research involving community and public partners through co-constructed approaches.

  • Fumiya Uchikoshi

    Fumiya Uchikoshi is a third year Ph.D student at the Department of Sociology, Princeton University. He received his M.A. in Sociology from the University of Tokyo in 2017 and his bachelor's degree from the University of Tokyo in 2015. His primary research interests are in family demography and social stratification. His current research examines the diverging family behaviors and its impact on social inequality and the consequences of newly emerging behaviors on future life course outcomes in familialistic societies.

  • Mason Barnard

    Mason is a first-year PhD student in Sociology at Princeton. He graduated from Harvard University in 2016 with a degree in Social Studies, then received a Masters in Geographical Research from Cambridge University in 2017. After leaving the UK, Mason spent time in management consulting and health policy research—where he further developed an interest in the intersection between expertise, technological change, and health and income inequality. Mason is also a Colorado native and loves mountains/hiking/dogs.

  • Rama Hagos


    Rama Hagos is a doctoral student in Princeton's Sociology department affiliated with the Office of Population Research. She graduated from Amherst College with a degree in Anthropology/Sociology. She is interested in how immigrant communities access social services and how intersections of race and class mediate access to these resources. Before attending graduate school, she worked in special education and on large-scale evaluations of programs for families and children at MDRC, a social policy research organization.

  • Amy Read

    Amy Read is a PhD student in the Princeton Department of Sociology and is affiliated with the Office of Population Research. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in French. Her undergraduate research focused on family structure transitions and child outcomes in East Asia. Her current research interests include community vulnerability and resilience to the effects of climate change, including climate migration as an adaptive strategy.

  • Carolina P. Seigler

    Carrie Seigler is a doctoral student in Princeton's Sociology department. While completing her B.A. in Sociology and Poverty Studies at Furman University (Greenville, SC), Carrie studied and worked with immigrant children living in poverty, sexual assault survivors in Botswana, and LGBT Christian communities in the US South. Her research interests are varied and include inequality, gender, sexuality, and religion. She is currently conducting an interview-based study of individuals who have experienced sexual violence at the hands of religious leaders or within religious communities.

  • Sebastián Rojas Cabal

    Sebastián is a first-year doctoral student in Sociology at Princeton and a Lassen Fellow in the Program in Latin American Studies. He graduated summa cum laude from New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in 2017, where he studied Social Research and Public Policy with a concentration in Economics. Before arriving at Princeton, Sebastián worked as a researcher in the Environmental Justice area at Dejusticia, a Colombia-based research and advocacy organization that promotes social justice and human rights.

  • Robin Lee

    Robin did his BA at UCLA in global studies with a minor in statistics and his MA at Columbia in quantitative methods in the social sciences. Robin’s goals at Princeton include further research on digital communication, text analysis, social networks, and social movements. 
    He was previously a senior data analyst at the New York Times where he did experimental design research on format messaging and best practices for reproducible data analysis.

  • Joe Sageman

    Joe Sageman is a PhD student in the Princeton department of sociology. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 with a B.A. in political science. His honors thesis argued that democracy and local control in majority-minority communities in the U.S. is much more vulnerable than in white communities. The project examined case studies including the antebellum South, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., post-Katrina New Orleans, and Flint. Prior to his arrival at Princeton, he taught high school math in the Arkansas Delta for two years.


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