Candidates and Career Outcomes

2019-2020 Job Market Candidates 

Daniel Burridge

Joshua McDermott

Career Outcomes and Trajectories of Recent Graduates

2018-2019

Name  Dissertation Title Dissertation Advisor Current Position
Hatem Hassan Discipline, Criminality, and Post-Revolutionary Governance in Contemporary Cairo: The Social Construction of the Thug Mohammed Bamyeh Education Researcher for BloomBoard
Samantha Plummer Three Essays on Poverty, Social Services, and Advice-Giving Lisa Brush Post-Doctoral Reseacher at Columbia University 

2017-2018

Name Dissertation Title Dissertation Advisor Current Position 
Gabriel Chouhy Education Experts, Intellectual Movements, Left Parties: Three Essays on Neoliberal Politics in Chile and Beyond Lisa Brush and John Markoff Zemurray-Stone Postdoctoral Fellow in Latin American Studies at Tulane University
Elizabeth Yates Institutionalization Without Deradicalization: Political Culture and the Evolution of the Tea Party Movement Kathleen Blee Junior Researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland
Suzanna Eddyono Re-Envisioning Kinship and the State in Pakistan Mohammed Bamyeh  Faculty of Social and Political Sciences in the Department of Social Development and Welfare at Gadjah Mada University 
John Cuda Re-Enchanting Culture: Identity Transformation, Embodiment, and Prefigurative Religious Practices within Contemporary Spiritualities Mohammed Bamyeh Assistant Professor at Lincoln University

2016-2017

Name  Dissertation Title Dissertation Advisor Current Position
Mehr Latif Re-Envisioning Kinship and the State in Pakistan Kathleen Blee and Mohammed Bamyeh Postdoctoral Associate at University of Pittsburgh
Mohammad Golam Nabi Mozumder The Body, Subjectivity, and Sociality: Fakir Lalon Shah and His Followers in Contemporary Bangladesh Mohammed Bamyeh Research Associate at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies
Jeffrey Tienes Keeping it "Real": Making a Career in Pittsburgh's Rap Music Scene Lisa Brush Visiting Instructor at Clarion University of Pennsylvania

2015-2016

Name Dissertation Title Dissertation Advisor Current Position
Sharon Quinsaat Mobilizations for Homeland Regime Change and the Making of the Filipino Diaspora Suzanne Staggenborg Assistant Professor at Grinnell College
Ervin Dyer Two Paths Forward: An Ethnographic Study of Somali Bantu Refugees Living in a Northeastern City Public Housing Community  Waverly Duck and Akiko Hashimoto Senior editor, Pitt Magazine
Marie Skoczylas Anarchism and Prefigurative Politics in the Occupy Movement: A Study of Occupied Space, Horizontal Structure, and Anarchist Theory in Practice Kathleen Blee Data Scientist at Highmark Health
Carolyn Zook Military Experience and the Shaping of Nationalism in the US Armed Forces Mohammed Bamyeh and Rachel Kutz-Flamenbaum Associate Director, Center for Community and Global Health at Lewis & Clark College
Yven Destin Immigrant Coverage in the American Diaspora: Representing Haitians in the Miami Media, 1979-2010 Kathleen Blee and Akiko Hashimoto Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Univeristy of Cincinnati-Clermont
DaShanne Stokes How an Entity Becomes a State: Tibet, Taiwan, Palestine, and the Quest for Recognition Mohammed Bamyeh Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

2014-2015

Name Dissertation Title Dissertation Advisor Current Position
Daniel Nunez Violence and the State in Postwar Guatemala John Markoff Researcher at the Universidad Rafael Landivar
Maria Dillard Measuring the Social-Ecological Resilience of Coastal and Small Island Communities to Inform Policy, Planning, and Practice John Marx and Suzanne Staggenborg Acting Director of Disaster and Failure Studies at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Xi Zhang The Effects of Internal Migration on Regional Inequality in China: Evidence from Panel Data Analysis Vijai Singh Assistant Director of Data Science, Institutional Research and Decision Support at the University of California
Nichole Bayliss Where You Live Does Matter: The Impact of Racial Residential Segregation on Racial Disparities in Cancer Incidence and Morality in Northeastern and Southern US Counties, 2005-2009 John Marx and Suzanne Staggenborg Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for Psychology at Chatham University

2013-2014

Name Dissertation Title Dissertation Advisor Current Position
Kimberly Creasap Sweden Ends Here? Social Movement Scenes and the Right to the City Kathleen Blee Director in the Office of Gender and Sexuality at Denison University
Jane Walsh Our Struggles Are Not the Same, but They Converge: Farmworkers, Allies, and the Fair Food Movement John Markoff Assistant Professor of Sociology at Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Amy McDowell Rebellious Religion: Christian Hardcore and Muslim 'Taqwacore' Punk Rock Kathleen Blee Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Mississippi

2012-2013

Name  Dissertation Title Dissertation Advisor Current Position
Selman Yilmaz State, Politics, and Religion: Effects of Political and Social Change on the Relationship between State and Religion in Turkey, 2002-2012 Mohammed Bamyeh Assistant Professor at Ankara University
Kelsy Burke God, Sex, and the Internet: The Faithful, Virtual, and Sexual Lives of Contemporary Evangelicial Christians Kathleen Blee Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2011-2012

Name Dissertation Title Dissertation Advisor Current Position
Piotr Konieczny The Impact of Modern Information and Communication Technologies on Social Movements John Markoff Associate Professor of Informational Sociology at the University of Hanyang
Veronica Szabo Youth and Politics in Communist Romania, 1980-1989 John Markoff Licensed Realtor at RE/MAX Select Realty
Yolanda Hernandez Narratives of Identity and Motherhood among Latin American Migrant Women Mohammed Bamyeh Professor at Universidad Loyola Andalucia
Kathleen Bulger Gray Negotiating Race Talk: How Whites Hide Racial Privilege and Structural Inequality Kathleen Blee Assistant Academic Dean at St. Francis College
Jared Coopersmith Scientific Controversies, Boundary Disputes, and Mobilization: The Intelligent Design Movement Network Pat Doriean and Akiko Hashimoto Senior Statistician at Mathematica Policy Research

2010-2011

Name Dissertation Title Dissertation Advisor Current Position
Amy Kubichek The Effects of Economic Development, Urbanization, Women’s Rights Programs, Women’s Microcredit Programs, and Women’s Market-Oriented Programs on Gender Inequality in India Lisa Brush Research Associate at the Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary
Kai Heidemann Giving Voice to Language: Basque Language Activism and the Politics of Education Reform in France, 1969-1994 Akiko Hashimoto Assistant Professor at Maastricht University

2009-2010

Name Dissertation Title Dissertation Advisor Current Position
Sambriddhi Kharel The Dialectics of Identity and Resistance among Dalits in Nepal Cecilia Green Board of Directors, Samarpan Academy, Institute of Crisis Management Studies (Nepal)

2008-2009

Name Dissertation Title Dissertation Advisor Current Position
Margaret Kerr Autism Spectrum Disorders and Vaccines: The Making of a Health Social Movement John Marx and John Markoff Author and Instructor, Robert Morris University
Maria Jose Alvarez-Rivadulla Contentious Urbanization from Below: Land Squatting in Montevideo, Uruguay John Markoff Associate Professor of Sociology at Universidad de los Andes
Melissa Swauger Whatever Her Little Heart Desires: How Class and Race Influence Adolescent Girls Perceptions of the Future Kathleen Blee Associate Professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

2007-2008

Name Dissertation Title Dissertation Advisor Current Position
Monica Solinas Saunders Adolescent Antisocial Behavior and Adult Intimate Partner Violence Phyllis Coontz Associate Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Adjunct Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Indiana University
Lisa Huebner-Ruchti Professional Intimacy: An Ethnography of Care in Hospital Nursing  Kathleen Blee Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at West Chester University

2006-2007

Name  Dissertation Title Dissertation Advisor Current Position 
Christine Anthou Alex 21st Century Participation in Two US Greek Orthodox Churches Kathleen Blee  
Ashley Currier The Visibility of Sexual Minority Movement Organizations in South Africa and Namibia Kathleen Blee Associate Professor and Department Head of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati 
Hyung Sam Park A Longitudinal Analysis of the Environmental Movement Sector's Litigation Network in the United States 1970-2001 Patrick Doriean Associate Lecturer in the Sociology Department at the University of Central Florida
Dana Reinke Willmer Assessing Place Character in Response to Wal-Mart Kathleen Blee Human Factors Branch Chief at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Connie Oxford Gender-Based Persecution in Asylum Law and Policy in the United States Kathleen Blee Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the State University of New York Plattsburgh