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

    Social Inequality; Poverty; Families; Organizations; Qualitative Methods

    Dissertation Title

    The Ecological Patterning and Effects of Child Care Markets.

    Committee Members

    Josh Pacewicz (chair), Mark Suchman, Margot Jackson

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    Research Interests

    Urban Sociology; Political Sociology; Political Economy of Development and Globalization; Comparative-Historical Methods; Brazil; South Africa

    Dissertation Title

    Urban Origins of Democracy and Inequality: Governing Johannesburg and São Paulo, 1985-2016.

    Committee Members

    Patrick Heller (chair), Nitsan Chorev, Peter Evans (UC-Berkeley), John Logan

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    Education; Social Stratification; Race and Ethnicity; Urban Sociology; Organizations; Public Policy; Political Sociology

    Dissertation Title

    School Discipline: The Imperatives, Implementation Processes, and Unintended Consequences of Reform.

    Committee Members

    Margot Jackson (Chair), Josh Pacewicz, Zhenchao Qian

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    Research Interests

    Empire and Colonialism; Global and Transnational Sociology; Race and Ethnicity; Knowledge and Expertise; Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Cultural Sociology; Social Theory; Historical and Ethnographic Methods

    Dissertation Title

    The Right to Have Rights: Race-Making, Liberalism and the British West Indies.

    Committee Members

    José Itzigsohn (chair), Michael Kennedy, Nitsan Chorev, Anthony Bogues, Julian Go

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    Research Interests

    Political Sociology; Cultural Sociology; Sociology of Knowledge & Expertise; Comparative Historical Sociology; Qualitative Methods

    Dissertation Title

    Rightward in the Rustbelt: How Conservatives Remade the GOP, 1947-2012.

    Committee Members

    Josh Pacewicz (Co-Chair), Nitsan Chorev (Co-Chair), José Itzigsohn, Cedric de Leon

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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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    Research Interests

    Asian Americans; Social Construction of Knowledge; Race and Ethnicity; W.E.B. Du Bois; Du Boisian Sociology; Sociological Theories of Race; Quantitative Methods; Inequality; Housing

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    Research Interests

    Environmental Sociology; Latin America; Fisheries; Sociology of Knowledge and Science; Social Movements

    Dissertation Title

    An upwelling of expertise: The collapse of the Peruvian anchoveta fishery and the rise of grassroots science, 1973-2000.

    Committee Members

    Scott Frickel (Chair), Nitsan Chorev, Michael Kennedy, José Carlos Orihuela (Catholic University of Peru (PUCP)), David Hess (Vanderbilt University)