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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.

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

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Kendall Cox Park

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.

Linsey Nicole Edwards

Linsey Edwards is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and Social Policy. She is broadly interested in the processes that contribute to persisting trends in racial inequality and stratification. She focuses specifically on schools, neighborhoods, and bureaucratic institutions as critical contexts that reproduce inequality. In a paper titled “Homogeneity and Inequality” published in Social Forces, she examines the relationship between racial homogeneity in schools and racial inequality in school discipline.

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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