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

    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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    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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    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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    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

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    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

    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