Ph.D. Students on the Market.

Michaela Curran

Research Interests: Health, Development, Inequality, Global/Comparative, Politics/Political Economy, and Quantitative Methods

Dissertation Title: Political-Economic Context and the “Challenge of the Gradient”: How Social Structure and Position Shape Health Disparities

Dissertation Committee: Bruce G. Link (Co-Chair), Matthew C. Mahutga (Co-Chair), Richard M. Carpiano, Steven G. Brint, and David Brady

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Karin Johnson

Research Interests: International political economy; Skilled international migration; International student mobility; Comparative international education; Economic development in the Global South; Public policy

Dissertation Title: Shifting Skilled Migration Trends in the Global Economy: A Comparative Analysis of International Student Mobility in the United Arab Emirates and Russia

Dissertation Committee: Augustine Kposowa (chair), Victoria Reyes, Steven Brint

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Logan Marg

Research Interests: User Experience (UX) Research, Product Research, Consumer Research, Community Engaged Research, Sexual Consent, and Health Disparities

Dissertation Title: College Men’s Conceptualization, Communication, and Interpretation of Sexual Consent

Dissertation Committee: Tanya Nieri (Chair), Sharon Oselin, and Ellen Reese

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Julisa McCoy

Research Interests: Gender, race/ethnicity, and class inequalities; gender and sexuality; reproductive justice; social movements

Dissertation Title: The Politics of Reproductive Policy: Family Planning Policy Restrictions in the United States

Committee: Ellen Reese (Chair), Adalberto Aguirre, Jr., Bruce Link, and Amalia Cabezas

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Jessica Moronez

Research Interests: Families, Criminology, Carceral/Sociolegal Studies, Gender, Race/ethnicity, Intersectionality, Qualitative and Feminist Methodology

Dissertation Title: Challenging the Carceral State: Incarceration, Families, and Resistance among Women of Color

Committee: Ellen Reese (Chair), San Juanita Garcia, Randol Contreras

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Alessandro Morosin

Research Interests: Globalization, social movements, environmental sociology, gender/race/class inequality, contemporary Mexico and Latin America, qualitative methods, cross-national research

Dissertation Title: Confronting Dispossession: Gender, Class and Indigeneity in Oaxaca’s Anti-Mining Movement 

Committee: Ellen Reese (chair), Alfredo Mirande, Christopher Chase-Dunn

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Min Yoo

Research Interests: Criminology; Race/Ethnicity, Class and Gender Inequality; Substance Use; Mental Health; Asian American Experience; Model Minority Myth; Higher Education; Qualitative Methods

Dissertation Title: Sense of Belonging among Asian American Students at a Diverse University

Committee: Tanya Nieri (Chair), Adalberto Aguirre, Jr., Victoria Reyes

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