Ph.D. Students on the Market
Research Interests: Resource Networks, Social Capital, Community Organizations, Community Health & Well-Being, Qualitative Research Methods, Arts-Based Research Methods, Policy, Aging, Program/Project Evaluation
Dissertation Title: Mutual Aid & Social Support in the Time of COVID-19: An (anti) Organizational Ethnography
Committee: Dr. Richard Carpiano (Chair, Public Policy & Sociology), Dr. Wei Zhao (Sociology), and Dr. Randol Contreras (Media & Cultural Studies)
Elizabeth Bogumil is a Ph.D. candidate at UC Riverside and a CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program scholar specializing in medical sociology and political economy and global social change. She is also earning a Designated Emphasis in Public Policy.
Her research explores health, well-being, and access to resources as they are shaped by social, built, and natural environments. Currently, her dissertation, Mutual Aid & Social Support in the Time of COVID-19: An (Anti) Organizational Ethnography, weaves together discussions about neighborhood-based resource networks, organizational resource networks/ecologies, and organizational change by exploring how informal organizations serve as social support networks in times of crisis and disaster.