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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Noah Grand
noahgrand@gmail.com
Areas of Specialization: Culture, Political Sociology, Organizations,
Quantitative Methods, New Media, Social Networks, Identity and Diffusion
Dissertation Title: The Emergence of Newsworthiness: Organizational and Interactional Foundations for Inclusion, Exclusion and Inequality in Political News
Advisor: Clayman

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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

Marco Antonio Guzman
m.g@ucla.edu
Areas of Specialization: Political and New Fiscal Sociology, Geopolitics, economic development, empires, comparative and historical methods; Cuba, Taiwan and the Philippines; Japan and the United States.
Dissertation Title: Imposing Capitalism: Japanese and American Colonialism in Taiwan, the Philippines and Cuba, 1890s-1920s
Advisors: Mann and Ayala

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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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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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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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Tahseen Shams
tshams@ucla.edu or https://tahseenshams.com
Areas of Specialization: Globalization, Transnationlaism, International Migration, Race and Ethnicity, Muslims in America
Dissertation TitleThe Homeland, Hostland, and Elsewhere: Immigrant Identity Formation Based on Global Geopolitical Contexts
Advisors: Waldinger and Hernandez-Leon, Brubaker and Green

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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

Alexandra Tate
Areas of Specialization: Medical Sociology, Qualitative Methods, Death & Dying, Doctor-Patient Interactions, Decision-Making, Conversation Analysis
Dissertation Title: The Interactional Negotiation of Cancer Treatment
Advisors: Stivers
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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
Advisors: 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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Amy Zhou 
Areas of Specialization: medical sociology, global and transnational sociology, health inequalities, and ethnography
Dissertation title: Prioritizing Women: Local Divergences From Global Health Policies
Advisor: Stefan Timmermans