Graduate Students

Charlotte Abel

Graduate Student

Subfield: Medical Sociology, Reproductive Justice, Family, Gender and Sexuality, Social Stratification, Ethnography, Qualitative Methodologies

Contact Information

Email: cmabel16@g.ucla.edu

Rohan Advani

Graduate Student

Subfield: Historical Sociology, Economic Sociology, Political Sociology, Middle East and North Africa, Singapore

Contact Information

Email: rohadvani@ucla.edu

Caitlin Ahearn

Graduate Student

Subfield: Education, Demography, Quantitative Methods, Social Stratification and Mobility

Contact Information

Email: cahearn3@ucla.edu
Office: 228A Haines Hall

Nada Ali Ramadan

Graduate Student

Subfield: Gender, Development, Labor and Employment, Politics, Social Movements, Middle East and North Africa

Contact Information

Email: nadarama@ucla.edu

Wisam Alshaibi

Graduate Student

Subfield: Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Social Theory; Political Violence and War; Human Rights, Democracy, and Foreign Policy; Modern Iraq.

Contact Information

Email: wisam.alshaibi@ucla.edu

Taylor Aquino

Graduate Student

Subfield: Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Methods, Social Stratification and Mobility

Contact Information

Email: taquino7@g.ucla.edu
Office: Haines 228A

Natasha Bluth

Graduate Student

Subfield: Sociology of gender, political sociology, international migration, socialism and postsocialism, comparative and historical sociology, ethnography

Contact Information

Email: nbluth@g.ucla.edu

Cesar Bowley Castillo

Graduate Student

Subfield: Political Sociology, Political Economy, Development in Latin America, Social Movements and Collective Behavior.

Contact Information

Email: cbowleycastillo@ucla.edu

Margot Brooks

Graduate Student

Subfield: Gender and Sexuality, Sociology of Law, Jurisprudence, Social Psychology

Contact Information

Email: mmbrooks@ucla.edu

Abraham Calderon

Graduate Student

Subfield: Race and Ethnicity, International Migration, Political Sociology

Contact Information

Email: abrahamcalderon@ucla.edu

Yvonne Carrillo

Graduate Student

Subfield: Race and Ethnicity; Labor; Housing; Health; Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility

Contact Information

Email: yvonnecarrillo@ucla.edu

Riley Ceperich

Graduate Student

Subfield: Education, Race and Ethnicity, Gender

Contact Information

Email: rileyceperich@g.ucla.edu

Dan Chai

Graduate Student

Subfield: International Migration, Race & Ethnicity, Asia/Asia America, Political & Global Sociology

Contact Information

Email: danchai@g.ucla.edu
Office: Haines A50

Andrew Chalfoun

Graduate Student

Subfields: Political Sociology, Organizations, Sociology of Religion, Social Theory, Conversation Analysis.

Contact Information

Email: achalfoun@g.ucla.edu
Office: A58F Haines Hall

Lillian Cheeks

Graduate Student

Contact Information

Email: lcheeks@g.ucla.edu

Christina Chica

Graduate Student

Gender & Sexuality | Race & Ethnicity | LGBTQ | Cultural Sociology | Urban Sociology | Institutions | Comparative & Historical Sociology | Oral History | Space & Community | Critical Geography | Global Cities | Theory

Contact Information

Email: cchica24@ucla.edu

Ahyeon Cho

Graduate Student

Subfield: Family, Gender, Korean Family Public Policies, Social Stratification, Social Demography

Contact Information

Email: choah[at]ucla.edu
Office: A58-E

Noureddine Chtaini

Graduate Student

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Angela Clague

Graduate Student

Subfield: Organizations and Work, Gender Stratification, Family, Caregiving, Military and Veterans, Demography, Computational Methods, In-depth Interviews.

Field Exams: Computational Sociology (Summer 2020), Social Demography (Winter 2021)

Contact Information

Email: angela.k.clague@ucla.edu

Oscar Contreras

Graduate Student

Subfield: Computational Sociology, Economic Sociology, Violence, Organized Crime

Contact Information

Email: osfer123@ucla.edu
Office: 247 Haines Hall

Roxanne Corbeil

Graduate Student

Subfield: Political Sociology, Sociology of Development, International Migration, Middle East and North Africa, Latin America, Mixed Methods

Contact Information

Email: roxannecorbeil@g.ucla.edu

Maureen Cowhey

Graduate Student

Subfield: Gender & Sexuality, Social Stratification & Mobility, Work & Occupations, Public Policy, Quantitative Methods

Contact Information

Email: mcowhey@g.ucla.edu

Keith Cox

Graduate Student

Subfield: Conversation Analysis, Medical Sociology

Contact Information

Email: kgcox@ucla.edu
Office: A79 Haines Hall

Catherine L. Crooke

Graduate Student

Subfield: Law & Society, Sociology of Law, Refugee & Asylum Law, International Migration, Forced Migration, Ethnography, Qualitative Methods

Contact Information

Email: ccrooke@g.ucla.edu

Irene Del Mastro N.

Graduate Student

Subfield: Sociology of Medicine, Sociology of Gender, Ethnography, Health Inequalities

Contact Information

Email: idelmastro@ucla.edu

Raven Deverux

Graduate Student

Subfield: Race & Ethnicity, Gender, Labor, Political Sociology.

Contact Information

Email: ravendev@g.ucla.edu

Leydy Diossa-Jimenez

Graduate Student

Subfield: International Migration, Political Sociology, Citizenship and Political Rights in Latin America, Comparative & Historical Sociology

Contact Information

Email: ldiossa@ucla.edu
Office: 103 Haines Hall

Nicholas DiRago

Graduate Student

Subfield: community and urban sociology; inequality, poverty, and mobility; sociology of population; political sociology; organizations, occupations, and work

Contact Information

Email: ndirago@g.ucla.edu
Office: 235 Haines Hall

Acton Jiashi Feng

Graduate Student

Subfield: Cultural sociology, sociology of the family, social stratification, mixed methods.

Contact Information

Email: actonfeng96@ucla.edu

Valentina Floegel

Graduate Student

Subfield: International Migration, Latin America, South-South Migration, Immigrant Access to Rights

Contact Information

Email: vfloegel@g.ucla.edu
Office: 253B Haines Hall

Josefina Flores Morales

Graduate Student

Subfield: Immigration, Health, Aging, and Social Demography

Contact Information

Email: flores.morales@ucla.edu
Office: 109 Haines Hall

Hilary Flowers

Graduate Student

Subfield: Gender, Social Demography, Family

Contact Information

Email: hflowers@g.ucla.edu
Office: A56 Haines Hall

Pablo Geraldo Bastías

Graduate Student

Subfield: Stratification and Inequality, Quantitative and Computational Methods, Career and Technical Education

Contact Information

Email: pdgeraldo@ucla.edu
Office: 228 Haines Hall

Sima Ghaddar

Graduate Student

Subfield: Political Sociology, Social Movements and State Building, Middle East Politics, Qualitative Methods, Ethnography

Contact Information

Email: simasghaddar@g.ucla.edu
Office: A83 Haines Hall

Deja Goodwin

Graduate Student

Subfield: Race & Ethnicity, Social Psychology, Family.

Contact Information

Email: dmgoodwin@g.ucla.edu
Office: A56 Haines Hall

Zachary Griffen

Graduate Student

Subfield: Sociology of Knowledge, Expertise, and Science; Economic Sociology; Sociology of Culture; Comparative Historical Sociology; Sociology of Education; Sociology of Health

Contact Information

Email: zwgriffe@ucla.edu
Office: A50 Haines Hall

Ariel Hart

Graduate Student

Subfield: Medical Sociology; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements; Critical Race Theory; Gender and Sexuality; Black Feminist Thought

Contact Information

Email: anhart@mednet.ucla.edu

Johanna Hernández-Pérez

Graduate Student

Subfield: Political Sociology, Sociology of Culture, Race and Ethnicity, Tourism, Caribbean Studies

Contact Information

Email: j.hernandezperez@ucla.edu

Joel Herrera

Graduate Student

Subfield: Development, political sociology, Latin America

Contact Information

Email: jsherrera@ucla.edu

MJ Hill

Graduate Student

Subfield: Gender, social categorization, conversation analysis, ethnomethodology

Contact Information

Email: amjhill@ucla.edu

Nathan Hoffmann

Graduate Student

Subfield: international migration, social stratification, education

Contact Information

Email: nathanihoff@g.ucla.edu
Office: CCPR

Bowei Hu

Ph.D. Candidate

Subfield: Economic Sociology, Social Stratification and Inequality, Organizations, Quantitative Methods

Contact Information

Email: boweihu@ucla.edu

Jessica Huerta

Graduate Student

Subfield: Gender, Family, Organizational Analysis, Military and Veterans, Content Analysis, Visual Analysis, Marketing and Media, Social Media, Conversation Analysis, Survey Research

Contact Information

Email: jhuerta@ucla.edu

Leah Jacobson

Graduate Student

Subfield: Organizations, Urban Sociology, Computational Methods, Stratification

Contact Information

Email: lcjacobson@ucla.edu

Nanum Jeon

Graduate Student

Subfield: Social Stratification and Inequality, Social Demography, Disruptive Events, Gender and Family Attitudes, Statistics and Quantitative Methodology

Contact Information

Email: njeon@ucla.edu

Isaac Jilbert

Graduate Student

Subfield: Comparative Historical Sociology, Organizations, Economic Sociology

Contact Information

Email: ijilber1@ucla.edu

Sara Johnsen

Graduate Student

Subfield: Sociology of the family, Women's health, Social safety net policies, Demographic and qualitative methods

Contact Information

Email: sjohnsen@ucla.edu
Office: 105 Haines Hall

Zep Kalb

Graduate Student

Subfield: Political Sociology, Historical Sociology, Social Movements, Stratification, Middle East & West Asia

Contact Information

Email: zepkalb@g.ucla.edu

Rebecca Kaufman

Graduate Student

Subfield: Medical Sociology, Gender, Ethnography

Contact Information

Email: rkaufmanr@g.ucla.edu

Nihal Kayali

Graduate Student

Subfield: Political Sociology, International Migration, Comparative Ethnicity and Nationalism, Middle East Studies

Contact Information

Email: nihalkayali@ucla.edu

Kait Keane (Cunnigham)

Graduate Student

Subfield: Social Network Analysis, Sociology of Culture, Economic Sociology, Ethnography, Political Polarization

Contact Information

Email: kcunningham1891@ucla.edu

Bernard Koch

Graduate Student

Subfield: Science of Science, Culture, Cultural Evolution, AI Ethics, Computational Social Science

Contact Information

Email: bernardkoch@ucla.edu
Office: 108 Haines Hall - Computational Sociology Reactor

Aya Konishi

Graduate Student

Subfield: Computational Social Science; Urban Sociology

Contact Information

Email: akonishi@ucla.edu

Surya Kumar

Graduate Student

Subfield: Medical Sociology, Sociology of the Family

Contact Information

Email: skumar42@g.ucla.edu

Sera Kwon

Graduate Student

Subfield: Race & Ethnicity; Social Movements; Qualitative Methods

Contact Information

Email: seraskwon@g.ucla.edu

Tianjian Lai

Graduate Student

Subfield: International Migration, Legal Status, Health, Social Stratification, Youth Development

Contact Information

Email: tianjian0lai@ucla.edu

Kristin Liao

Graduate Student

Subfield: Social Demography, Immigration, Stratification/Mobility, Quantitative Methods

Contact Information

Email: ktliao@g.ucla.edu
Office: CCPR

Marina Lopez

Graduate Student

Subfield: International Migration, Race and Ethnicity, Ethnography

Contact Information

Email: mlopez2@g.ucla.edu

Summer Lopez Colorado

Graduate Student

Subfield: Racial stratification; crime, law and deviance; disability in society; educational inequality; Black and Latinx feminist methodology; mixed methods

Contact Information

Email: slopezcolorado@ucla.edu
Office: 209 Haines Hall

Sam Lutzker

Graduate Student

Subfield: Urban Sociology; Race and Ethnicity; Ethnographic Methods; Public Policy

Contact Information

Email: sal2176@ucla.edu
Office: A56 Haines Hall

Andrew Malmuth

Graduate Student

Subfield: Political Sociology, Urban Sociology, Social Movement Strategy, Environmental Justice, Land Use Policy

Contact Information

Email: dmalmuth@ucla.edu

Jorge D. Mancillas

Graduate Student

Subfield: Critical Gang Studies; Material Scarcity; Social Violence; Hyper-Incarceration; Ethnography; Theory

Contact Information

Email: jdmancillas@ucla.edu
Office: 111 Haines Hall

Michelle Marinello

Graduate Student

Subfield: Economic Sociology, Political Sociology, Organizations, IPE

Contact Information

Email: mmarinello@g.ucla.edu

Lor Martin

Graduate Student

Subfield: Conversation Analysis, Ethnomethodoloy, Ethnography

Contact Information

Email: lor@ucla.edu
Office: Haines A55-6

Oscar J. Mayorga

Graduate Student

Subfield: Subfield: Race & Ethnicity, Sociology of Knowledge, Economy Sociology, Quantitative and Computational Methods

Contact Information

Email: omayorga@ucla.edu
Office: A50 Haines Hall

Brianna McKenna

Graduate Student

Subfield: Sociology of medicine and health; Disability studies; Conversation analysis; Computational methods

Contact Information

Email: brmckenna@ucla.edu

Pharren Miller

Graduate Student

Subfield: Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Ethnography, Education, Black Girlhood Studies, Black feminism

Contact Information

Email: pharrenmiller@ucla.edu

Luiza Monetti

Graduate Student

Subfield: Political sociology, authoritarianism, far-right movements, collective memory, sociology of gender, political violence, comparative historical methods.

Contact Information

Email: lmonetti@ucla.edu

Joseph Murphy

Graduate Student

Subfield: Social Stratification and Mobility; Education; Race

Contact Information

Email: jcmurph@g.ucla.edu

Luis Manuel Olguin

Graduate Student

Subfield: Conversation Analysis, Economic Sociology, Sociology of Culture, Language and Social Interaction, Linguistic Anthrpology, SociolinguisticsComprehensive exams: Conversation Analysis and Economic Sociology

Contact Information

Email: lmolguin@ucla.edu

Ian Peacock

Graduate Student

Subfield: economic sociology, organizations, and international migration

Contact Information

Email: ipeacock@ucla.edu

Alexis Rae

Graduate Student

Subfield: Political Sociology; Comparative-Historical Sociology; War & Armed Conflict; Elections; Gender

Contact Information

Email: acoopersmith@ucla.edu

Vivek Ramakrishnan

Graduate Student

Subfield: Computational Sociology, Economic Sociology, Labor, Work, Technology

Contact Information

Email: vivekr@ucla.edu

Allison Ramirez

Graduate Student

Settler Colonialism, Environment, Economy, Race & Indigeneity, Comparative & Historical Sociology, and Ethnography

Contact Information

Email: allramirez@ucla.edu

Monica Ramsy

Graduate Student

Subfield: Sociology of law; gender and sexuality; social movements; ethnography; carcerality; race and ethnicity

Contact Information

Email: mgramsy@ucla.edu

Mallory Rees

Graduate Student

Subfield: Gender and Law, Sexual Harassment, Gender and Work

Contact Information

Email: mer294@g.ucla.edu

Caroline Reilly

Graduate Student

Subfield: Comparative-Historical; Race & Ethnicity; Gender; Inequality; Distribution, Maintenance, and Protection of Power

Contact Information

Email: cvreilly20@ucla.edu

Qiaoyan Li Rosenberg

Graduate Student

Subfield: International Migration; Globalization; Economic Sociology; East Asia; Qualitative Methods.

Contact Information

Email: qdrosenberg@ucla.edu

Joelle Rosenberg

Graduate Student

Subfield: Comparative-Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Political Violence and War; Genocide; Cultural Sociology

Contact Information

Email: joellerosenberg@g.ucla.edu

Shiva Rouhani

Graduate Student

Subfield: Social Stratification & Mobility; Education; Demography

Contact Information

Email: shivarouhani@ucla.edu

Hunter Sagaskie

Graduate Student

Subfield: Ethnography, Medical Sociology, Historical Sociology, Sociology of Science, Indigenous Methodology, Trauma

Contact Information

Email: hsagaskie@ucla.edu

Carla Salazar Gonzalez

Graduate Student

Subfield: Social stratification, race and ethnicity, social demography, international migration

Contact Information

Email: carlas@ucla.edu
Office: A58C Haines Hall

Nida Sanglimsuwan

Graduate Student

Subfield: Race & ethnicity, international migration, second-generation Asian diaspora, identity and culture

Contact Information

Email: nidas@ucla.edu

Durana Saydee

Graduate Student

Contact Information

Email: duranasaydee@ucla.edu

Will Schupmann

Graduate Student

Subfield: Medical Sociology, Mixed Methods

Contact Information

Email: wschupmann@ucla.edu

Anthony Shu

Graduate Student

Subfield: Cultural Sociology, Consumption, Environmental Sociology, Ethnography, Mixed-Methods Research, Food Studies

Contact Information

Email: afshu@g.ucla.edu

Antwann Michael Simpkins

Graduate Student

Subfield: Carcerality; Black Feminist Thought; Race and Ethnicity; Law and Society; Critical Race Theory; Gender; Urban and Suburban Sociology; Historical Sociology

Methods Specialization: Archival Ethnography; Geographic Information Systems

Contact Information

Email: antwanns@ucla.edu
Office: A56 Haines Hall

Eleni Skaperdas

Graduate Student

Subfield: Medical Sociology, Women's Health, Knowledge, STS, Social Theory, Ethnography

Contact Information

Email: eleniskaperdas@ucla.edu
Office: 261A Haines Hall

Katherine Smock

Graduate Student

Subfield: Housing, organizations, policy, urban sociology, political sociology

Contact Information

Email: ksmock@ucla.edu
Office: 111 Haines Hall

Carmella N. Stoddard

Graduate Student

Substantive Topics: Sociology of Celebrity, Intergroup Relations, Relationship Formation, Media Representation

Subfield: Computational Sociology, Social Networks, Social Theory, Critical Theory, Culture, Social Psychology, Race & Ethnicity, Quantitative Methods

Contact Information

Email: cstoddard@ucla.edu

Phone: 289 Haines Hall (Next Door to Prof. Rossman in Haines 287)

Gabriel Suchodolski

Graduate Student

Political Sociology; Development; Comparative-Historical Sociology; Ethnography; Environment & Land; Public Policy; Brazil & India; Amazonia.

Contact Information

Email: g1such@ucla.edu
Office: 289 Haines Hall

Nick Tinoco

Graduate Student

Subfield: International Migration, Environmental Sociology, Political Sociology, Qualitative Methods

Contact Information

Email: natinoco@ucla.edu

Natalia Toledo Melendez

Graduate Student

Subfields: Sociology of health and medicine, cultural sociology, social inequality, mixed methods, evaluation science

Contact Information

Email: ntoledom@ucla.edu

Michael Tran

Graduate Student

Subfield: Race and Ethnicity, Media, Culture

Contact Information

Email: mtran2@ucla.edu

Victoria Tran

Graduate Student

Subfield: Urban Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Stratification and Inequality, Community Policing, Neighborhood Change

Contact Information

Email: vlt6cp@ucla.edu

Jennifer Uribe

Graduate Student

Subfield: Decolonial Feminisms, Black Feminisms, Latinx Feminisms, Race and Ethnicity, Gender, Qualitative methods including art analysis and discourse analysis, Public Policy, Archival Methodology including historical processing and tracing, the Caribbean and Latin America, Spanish Language Interpretation and Translation

Contact Information

Email: jenniferuribe@g.ucla.edu

Joseph Kaplan Weinger

Graduate Student

Political sociology, comparative-historical sociology

Contact Information

Email: jweinger@ucla.edu

Gilad Wenig

Graduate Student

Subfield: Political sociology, economic sociology

Contact Information

Email: gwenig@ucla.edu

Anthony James Williams

Graduate Student

Subfield: Incarceration; Race & Ethnicity; Urban Sociology; Gender & Sexuality; Social Movements

Contact Information

Email: antwilliams@g.ucla.edu

Christina Wilmot

Graduate Student

Subfield: Computational methods; technology studies; gender

Contact Information

Email: cwilmot@ucla.edu

Sandy Xu

Graduate Student

Subfield: Political Sociology, Economic Sociology, Comparative Historical Sociology, Socialist and Post-Socialist States, Welfare, Labor, Disability

Contact Information

Email: sandyxu@ucla.edu

Ashelee Yang

Graduate Student

Subfield: International Migration; Ethnography; Interactional Dynamics; Sociology of Religion; Race & Ethnicity; Chinese American Community; East Asia; Medical Sociology.

Contact Information

Email: asheleeyang@g.ucla.edu
Office: A56 Haines Hall

Hsiu-Yu Yang

Graduate Student

Subfield: Sociology of Family, Social Demography, Fertility, Gender, Reproductive Health

Contact Information

Email: hsiuyu@ucla.edu

Mona Zahir

Graduate Student

Subfield: Mixed Methods, Organizations, Knowledge, Economic Sociology, Science & Technology Studies, Food Policy

Contact Information

Email: zahirmona@g.ucla.edu

Mona Zahir Copy

Graduate Student

Subfield: Mixed Methods, Organizations, Economic Sociology, Science & Technology Studies, Food Policy

Contact Information

Email: zahirmona@g.ucla.edu

Kaiting Zhou

Graduate Student

Subfield: Aging and Life Course, Technology, Culture, Ethnography, Mixed Methods, Temporality

Contact Information

Email: kaitingzhou13@g.ucla.edu
Office: A56 Haines Hall

Shibing Zhou

Graduate Student

Subfield: Political Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative and Computational Methods

Contact Information

Email: zshibing@g.ucla.edu

Andrea Zhu

Graduate Student

Subfield: Political sociology, economic sociology, infrastructure, development, contemporary China, qualitative methods

Contact Information

Email: andreazhu@g.ucla.edu