Grad Students On The Job Market

Alina Arseniev-Koehler

arsena@ucla.edu

Areas of Specialization: Computational social science; Cultural sociology theory; Natural language processing (NLP) methods; Stigma, social categorization, and bias; Media; Health

Dissertation Title: Measuring and modeling cultural meaning in language

Advisors: Jacob Foster, Omar Lizardo, Jessica Collett, and Morteza Dehghani

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Abraham Calderon

abrahamcalderon@ucla.edu

Areas of Specialization: Race and Ethnicity, Leftist Movements, Social Inequality, Social Change, International Migration

Dissertation Title: Cultural Struggle Along the Radical Flank: interrogating contemporary socialist organizing in the United States

Advisors: Vilma Ortiz (UCLA), Dylan Rodriguez (UCR), Marcus Hunter (UCLA), Aliza Luft (UCLA)

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Molly Fee

 mfee@ucla.edu

Website: https://soc.ucla.edu/grads/molly-fee

Areas of Specialization: International Migration, Political Sociology, Forced Migration, Refugee Resettlement

Dissertation Title: Resettling Refugees: Social Rights and Incorporation in San Diego, CA and Boise, ID

Advisors: Waldinger (chair), Kligman, Walker, and David FitzGerald (external member)

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Joel Herrera

jsherrera@ucla.edu

Areas of Specialization: Political Sociology, Development, Comparative-historical Sociology

Dissertation Title: State Building and Drug Trafficking in Post-revolutionary Mexico

Advisor: Cesar Ayala

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Harleen Kaur

harleenkaur@ucla.edu

Website: kaurharleen.com

Areas of Specialization: Racism, Nationalism, Empire, Religion, Postcolonial Studies, Identity, Memory, Qualitative Methods

Dissertation Title: Crossroads of Belonging, Safety, and Sovereignty: Sikh Punjabi Negotiations of Statecraft and Racecraft from Colonial Punjab to Imperial United States

Advisors: Karida Brown (Chair), Marcus Anthony Hunter, Cecilia Menjívar, Thu-Huong Nguyen-Vo, & Rupa Marya

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Andrew N. Le

Andrewnle@ucla.edu

Areas of Specialization: International Migration, Political and Environmental Sociology, Political Economy, Work, Organizations, Religion, and Comparative Ethnicity, Race, and Nationalism

Dissertation Title: The Effects of Exit: Contemporary Vietnamese Labor Migration

Advisors: Waldinger (chair), Brubaker, Kligman, Walker and George Dutton

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Amanda McArthur

ammcarth@ucla.edu

               Areas of Specialization: Medical Sociology, Talk & Interaction in Medicine, Sociology of Diagnosis, Conversation Analysis, Mixed Methods

      Dissertation Title: Resisting the Diagnosis: Medical Authority and the Problem of Legitimacy in US Primary Care

                      Advisors: Heritage (Chair), Stivers, Timmermans, Bird (RAND Health)

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Kyle Nelson

kylenelson@ucla.edu

Website: https://soc.ucla.edu/grads/kyle-nelson

Areas of Specialization: Urban Sociology, Law and Society, Eviction and Housing Policy, and Ethnographic Methods.

Dissertation Title: Litigating the Housing Crisis: Legal Assistance and the Institutional Life of Eviction in Los Angeles

Advisors: Rebecca Jean Emigh (co-chair), Stefan Timmermans (co-chair), Marcus Anthony Hunter, and Michael C. Lens (Urban Planning)

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Tala Oszkay

yotalao@ucla.edu

Areas of Specialization: Social Movements, Organizations, Local Politics and Policymaking, Economic Development, Mixed Methods Personal Website

Dissertation Title: Contentions with Sharing: The Local Structures and Politics of a Developing Short-Term Rental Market

Advisors: Edward T. Walker (Chair), Rebecca J. Emigh, Jacob Foster, Paavo Monkkonen (Urban Planning and Public Policy)

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Pei Palmgren

peipalm@ucla.edu

Websitehttps://soc.ucla.edu/grads/pei-palmgren

Areas of specializationPolitical sociology, international migration, development, global and transnational sociology, Southeast Asia, comparative ethnography and qualitative methods

Dissertation Title: Remaking regimes of labor migration: global production, regional development, and guestwork governance in Thailand

Advisors: Ching Kwan Lee (Chair), Roger Waldinger, Ruben Hernandez-Leon, Eric Sheppard (UCLA Geography)