Grad. Students On The Market

Matthew Baltz

mjbaltz@ucla.edu
Areas of Specialization: International Political Economy, State-building, Development, Nationalism, Neoliberalism, Developmentalism and Developmental States, Science and Technology Policy, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Social Theory
Dissertation TitleBetween Militarism and Neoliberalism: the American State and Developmental Politics in a Globalizing Era
Advisor: Brubaker

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Peter Catron
pcatron@ucla.edu
Areas of Specialization: International Migration, Social Stratification, Labor Markets, and Historical Demography
Dissertation Title: Immigration and Socioeconomic Mobility in the Age of Mass Migration
Advisor: Waldinger

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Karina Chavarria
chavarriaucla@gmail.com or www.sociology.ucla.edu/grads/karina-chavarria
Areas of Specialization: Education, Immigration, Race and Ethnicity
Dissertation TitleLand of Opportunity? How U.S. Born and Undocumented Latina/o Students' Academic and Social Experiences Shape Social Mobility Prospect
Advisors: Ortiz and Walker

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Aaron Crawford
acrawford12@gmail.com
Areas of Specialization: Race and Ethnicity, Education, Ehtnographic Methods
Dissertation Title(Re)emerging Racial and Class Inequalities: The Neoliberal Project in Education. 
Advisor: Ortiz & Prager

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Neil Gong
ngong@ucla.edu or neilgong.com
Areas of Specialization: Medical Sociology, Knowledge, Welfare States, Mental Health, Ethnography
Dissertation TitleMind and Matter: Madness and Inequality in Los Angeles
Advisors: Timmermans, Landecker and Brubaker

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Lianna Hartmour
liannahart@ucla.edu
Areas of Specialization: Medical Sociology, Race/Ethnicity, Families, Gender, Qualitative Methods, Science and Technology
Dissertation Title: Bloodlines: Kinship, Race, and Medical Infrastructure in Bone Marrow Donation
Advisor: Timmermans

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Nicole Iturriaga
n.iturriaga@ucla.edu or www.sociology.ucla.edu/grads/nicole-iturriaga
Areas of Specialization: Collective Memory, Social Movements, Gender, Human Rights, Science and Technology, and Ethnographic Methods
Dissertation TitleDigging for the Disappeared: Forensics, DNA, and Rewriting Spain's Violent History
Advisors: Kligman and Saguy

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Molly Jacobs
msjacobs13@ucla.edu or http://soc.ucla.edu/grads/molly-jacobs
Areas of Specialization: Social Psychology, Organizations, Social Movements, Comparative-Historical Sociology, and Ethnography. 
Dissertation Title: You, Me, and All of Us: How Individual Identity Informs Organizational Identity in the Development of a Strategic Action Field.
Advisors: Emigh, Roy, Walker

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Rahim Kurwa
rahim.kurwa@gmail.com or www.rahimkurwa.com
Areas of Specialization: Urban Sociology, Race, Policing, Inequality, Housing, and Mobility
Dissertation TitleGrounds for Eviction: Race, Mobility, and Policing in the Antelope Valley
Advisors: Hunt

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Annie Lee
anniecl@ucla.edu 
Areas of Specialization: Social Stratification, Social Demography, Educational Inequalities, Race/Ethnicity
Dissertation TitleDivergent Paths to Elite Degrees: An Examination of the Factors Impacting Attrition among Minority Students Enrolled in Elite Colleges in the US
Advisors: Brand

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Yewon Andrea Lee
yewon.lee@ucla.edu or https://sites.google.com/site/yewonandrealee/
Areas of Specialization: Urban Sociology, Social Movements, Sociology of the Market, Global Developmental Sociology, Ethnography, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Qualitative Methods
Dissertation TitlePrecarious Urban Citizenship: Displacement and Resistance of South Korea's Tenant Shop-Owners
Advisors: Ayala, Hunter, Bargheer

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Laura Loeb
Laura.a.loeb@gmail.com
Areas of Specialization: Mass Media, Political Sociology, Conversation Analysis, Sociology of Culture
Dissertation Title: Talk Show Talk: The Practices of Interviewing on Daytime and Late-Night
Advisors: Clayman and Heritage

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Ravaris Moore
ravarism@g.ucla.edu or http://www.sociology.ucla.edu/grads/ravaris-l-moore
Areas of Specialization: Social Stratification, Social Demography, Education, Quantitative Methods
Dissertation TitleThe Effects of Community Violence Exposure on the Educational Outcomes of California Public School Students
Advisors: Brand

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Sung Park
sungspark@gmail.com or www.sungspark.org
Areas of Specialization: Family, Social Demography, Aging and Life Course, Race and Ethnicity, Immigration
Dissertation TitleLiving Arrangements Throughout Life: The Experience of Diverse American Families
Advisor: Seltzer

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Chris Rea
christophermrea@gmail.com or http://christophermrea.com
Areas of Specialization: Environmental and Economic Sociology, Political Sociology, Organizations, Science and Technology
Dissertation TitleEconomy and Ecology: A Comparative Study of Environmental Regulation, Marketization, and Institutional Emergence in the United States and Germany
Advisor: Lee and Mann, Landecker, Walker

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Casandra Salgado
casandrasalgado@gmail.com
Areas of Specialization: Race and Ethnicity, International Migration, Social Stratification
Dissertation TitleBecoming Hispanic: Mexican Americans, Identity and Race 
Advisors: Ortiz, Gomez, Hernandez-Leon, Gonzales 

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David Schieber
dwshieber@gmail.com or http:www.sociology.ucla.edu/grads/david-schieber
Areas of Specialization: Work and Organizations, Health, Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Economic Sociology
Dissertation TitleManufacturing Sex: Careers and Culture in Pornography Productions
Advisors: Rossman and Saguy

 

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Michael Siciliano
Areas of specialization: Work & Labor, Organizations, Cultural Sociology, Theory, Media, Technology studies, Creative Labor, Culture Industries, Aesthetics & Sensation.
Dissertation TitleCreative Control: New relations of technology, labor, and management in U.S. culture industries.
Advisor: Lee
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Isaac Speer

isaacspeer@ucla.edu
Areas of Specialization: Sociological Theory; Political Sociology; Race and Ethnicity; Social Class; Comparative and Historical Research Methods
Dissertation Title: The Causes of Budget Gridlock in California
Advisor: Emigh

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Phi Su
phi.h.su@gmail.com or www.phihongsu.com
Areas of Specialization:
 International Migration, Comparative Ethnicity and Nationalism
Dissertation TitleCold War Coethnics: Nationhood and Belonging among Vietnamese Immigrants and Refugees in Berlin
Advisors
Hernández-León 
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Alexandra Tate
Areas of Specialization: Medical sociology, qualitative methods, death & dying, doctor-patient interaction, decision-making, conversation analysis, ethnography
Dissertation TitleThe Interactional Negotiation of Complex Treatment: How Physicians and patients work together in cancer care. 
Advisors: Stivers
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Ariana Valle
Areas of Specialization: Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Latin America and the Caribbean, Latina/o Sociology, Qualitative Methodology
Dissertation TitleI Am Not Your Immigrant: Puerto Ricans, Liminal Citizenship, and Politics in Florida
Advisors: Ortiz, Ayala, Hernández-León, Zentella
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Irene Vega
vega.irene.ii@gmail.com
Areas of Specialization: Intersection of Immigration and Crime Control, Law Enforcement Culture, Racial Group Formation, Social Control Bureaucracies, Educational Inequality
Dissertation TitleLegitimacy, Morality, and Criminality: The Occupational Culture of U.S. Border Patrol Agents
Advisors: Ortiz, Waldinger, Hernandez-Leon, Eagly
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Christine (Nan) Wang
Areas of Specialization: Medical Sociology, Conversation Analysis, Quantitative Analysis, Antibiotic Over-Prescribing, Treatment Decision-Making, Medication Adherence
Dissertation TitleAntibiotic Over-Prescribing in China: A Study of Self-Medication Behavior, Desires for IV Drips, and Physican-Caregiver Interactions in Pediatrics 
Advisors: Heritage and Stivers
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Eli Wilson
Areas of Specialization: Labor, Immigration, Race/Ethnicity, Urban Sociology, Organizations, Culture, Qualitative Methods, Ethnography
Dissertation TitleServing Across the Divide: Race, Class and the Production of Restaurant Service in Los Angeles
Advisor: Hernandez-Leon
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Danielle Wondra
Areas of Specialization: Family Demography, Gender, Sexualities, Same-Sex Families, Quantitative and Qualitative Method
Dissertation TitleFamilies of Gay Men and Lesbians: Relationships, Parenting Desires, and Child Well-being
Advisors: Sweeney and Moore
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Emily Yen

emilyhyen@ucla.edu
Areas of Specialization: Urban Sociology, Regional Development, Organizations, Environmental Sociology, Labor
Dissertation TitleInvisible Industries: The Politics and Struggles of Port Development in Southern California
Advisor: Hunter and Tilly-

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-Amy Zhou 

Areas of Specialization: Medical Sociology, Global and Transnational Sociology, Race/Ethnicity, Inequality, Ethnography and Qualitative Methods
Dissertation title: Misaligned Hopes: Motherhood, HIV, and the Unfulfilled Promises of the Global Health Enterprise
Advisor: Timmermans