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  • Joel Mittleman

    I am a sociologist studying inequalities in the lives vulnerable youth, particularly children of color and sexual minorities.

    My dissertation uses new population-based data sources to study the educational experiences and outcomes of sexual minority youth. The first study from the dissertation has been published in Educational Researcher.

  • Ethan A. Fosse

    Ethan Fosse is currently a Research Associate at Princeton University in the Department of Sociology and Department of Politics. His research focuses on cultural sociology, social inequality, demography, and statistical methods, with a particular emphasis on the quantitative analysis of culture.

  • Amanda Cheong

    I am a graduate student in the Joint Degree Program in Sociology and Social Policy. My research explores the stratifying effects of legal status with a focus on undocumented immigrants, stateless persons, and refugees. My dissertation examines how access to civil registration operates as a mode by which inequality is reproduced. I am a recipient of a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, and have previously been supported by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship.

  • Cheng Cheng

    Areas of Interest / Specialization: 
    Gender, Aging, Family, Health, Social Demography, Quantitative Methods

    Dissertation Title: 
    Women’s Education, Intergenerational Coresidence, and Household Decision-Making in China

    Dissertation Committee: 
    Yu Xie (Chair), Noreen Goldman, Sara McLanahan, Margaret Frye

    Dissertation Abstract: 

  • Kendall Cox Park *18

    Kendall's research interests include economic sociology, organizations, and the sociology of culture. More specifically, her dissertation examines social companies and social entrepreneurship. Her previous work explores the transmission of culture and the role of narrative in ethical consumption. Kendall holds a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from Vanderbilt University. While at Vanderbilt, Kendall’s worked as in a Neuroscience and Psychology lab. Her honors thesis examined gendered images of mental illness in the media.

  • Mahesh Somashekhar

    I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the University of Washington Sociology Department. I received my PhD in Sociology at Princeton University in 2016. My core research agenda examines how retail growth and decline in urban and suburban areas affects patterns of social inequality and neighborhood change. My particular focus is on retail growth and decline in the context of immigrant entrepreneurship, gentrification, and health disparities. My research and teaching interests include urban studies, international migration, race and ethnicity, and spatial demography.

  • Erin F. Johnston

    Areas of Interest / Specialization: 
    Cultural Sociology; Sociology of Religion; Social Psychology; Self and Identity; Socialization; Narrative and Discourse, Qualitative Methodology (including Ethnography); Theory

    Dissertation Title: 
    Learning to Practice, Becoming Spiritual: Spiritual Disciplines as Projects of the Self

    Dissertation Committee: 
    Robert Wuthnow (Chair), Paul DiMaggio, Janet Vertesi

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