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Research Interests: Organizational studies; Economic Sociology; Development; Globalization; Qualitative Research Methods; Post-Soviet Studies
Dissertation: The Purchase of Piety: Moral Futures and Islamic Businesses in post-Soviet context.
Committee Members: Mark Suchman (Chair), Nitsan Chorev, Josh Pacewicz & Pauline Jones Luong (University of Michigan)
Research Interests: Cultural Sociology; Race & Ethnicity; Historical Sociology; Social Theory; Migration; Archival Science; Oral History; Sociology of Education; African American Studies; Appalachian Studies
Dissertation: Before they were Diamonds: The Intergenerational Migration of Kentucky's Coal Camp Blacks
Committee Members: Jose Itzigsohn (Chair), Michael Kennedy, Paget Henry, Anthony Bogues, Françoise N. Hamlin, William Ferris (UNC Chapel Hill)
Research Interests: Medical Sociology; Sociology Of Professions; Professional Stratification; Qualitative Methods; Ethnography; Sociological Theory
Dissertation: Doctoring with Inequality: Professional Stratification among Internal Medicine Resident
Committee Members: Susan Short (chair), Phil Brown (Northeastern University), Margot Jackson
Research Interests: Organizations; Development; Social Movements; Political Sociology
Dissertation: Bureaucratized morality, institutional durability: organizationally mediated idealism in the Peace Corps.
Committee Members: Mark C. Suchman (Chair), Nitsan Chorev, Patrick Heller, Josh Pacewictz
Research Interests: Environmental Sociology; Migration; Social Demography; International Development; Global Health; Mixed Methods
Dissertation: Hydropower and the Dynamics of Displacement: Forced Migration and Agricultural Livelihoods in the Brazilian Amazon
Committee Members: Leah VanWey (chair), David Lindstrom, Michael White, Clark Gray (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Research Interests: Social Demography; Gender Inequality; Life Course and Social Stratification; Transition to Adulthood; Determinants and Consequences of Migration; Population Health, including Sexual and Reproductive Health
Dissertation: Gender Differences in Migration, Marital Timing, and Spousal Choice within Marriage in Nepal
Committee Members: Michael White (chair), Leah Vanwey, Nancy Luke