On The Market

The following Ph.D. candidates and recent graduates from the Brown University Department of Sociology are seeking positions in the field.

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    Research Interests

    Climate Change; Environmental Sociology; Global and Transnational Sociology; Postcolonialism; Knowledge and Expertise; Critical Development; Policy- and Decision-Making

    Dissertation Title

    Confronting Global Crisis or Business as Usual: Competing Frames in the Making of Climate Adaptation.

    Committee Members

    J. Timmons Roberts (Chair), Nitsan Chorev, Patrick Heller, Dan Hirschman, Pinar Batur (Vassar College)

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    Sociologies of Race and Colonialism; Organizational Theory and Cultural Sociology; Du Boisian Sociology; Sociology of Eliteness, Faculty, and Meritocracy

    Dissertation Title

    Racializing Meritocracy: Ideas of Excellence and Exclusion in Faculty Diversity.

    Committee Members

    Jose Itzigsohn, Michael Kennedy, Daniel Hirschman, Laura López-Sanders

  • Research Interests

    Stratification; Migration; Demography; Race/Ethnicity; Law and Society; Organizational Sociology

    Dissertation Title

    Employment Discrimination Against Immigrants.

    Committee Members

    Margot Jackson, Zhenchao Qian, Andrew Schrank, Laura Lopez-Sanders, Roberto Gonzales

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    Research Interests

    Environment; Climate Change Adaptation; Community Power

    Dissertation Title

    Insuring Inequality: The Role of FEMA in Unequal Adaptation to Sea-Level Rise in Coastal New England

    Committee Members

    Andrew Schrank (Chair), Scott Frickel, J. Timmons Roberts, and Josh Pacewicz

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    Research Interests

    Urban Sociology; Gentrification; Community Development and Nonprofits; Environment & Society; Social Movements; Qualitative and Historical Methods; Spatial Analysis

    Dissertation Title

    Historical Development and the Community Gardening Movements in Austin, TX and Boston, MA.

    Committee Members

    Hilary Silver (Chair), Scott Frickel, Josh Pacewicz

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    Social Demography, Social Determinants of Health, Stratification, Migration, Gender, Public Policy

    Dissertation Title

    Internal Migration, Urban Living and the Health Penalty among Migrant Women in South Africa

    Committee Members

    Michael White (chair), Margot Jackson, Andrew Schrank, Stephen McGarvey (International Health Institute, Brown University), Carren Ginsburg (School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand)

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    Research Interests

    Revolutions and Social Movements; Comparative & Historical Sociology; Political & Cultural Sociology; Media & Globalization; Organizations; Latin America & the Middle East

    Dissertation Title

    Realizing Revolution: Nationalism, Freedom, and Utopia in Iran and Nicaragua, 1979-1999

    Committee Members

    Michael Kennedy (Chair), Jose Itzigsohn, Josh Pacewicz