Graduate Job Placements

Most of our graduates who pursue academic placements in the U.S. meet their professional goals, and many join the faculty of top research programs. Similarly, those graduates who pursue other research or policy positions begin careers in prominent government and international agencies, research centers, and consulting firms.

Today, Brown PhDs are on the faculties at University of California, Cornell, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Colorado, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin, and many other schools. Outside the U.S., they are at top international research institutions, including McGill University, Peking University, and El Colegio de Mexico. They work at the National Institutes of Health, the Census Bureau, the United Nations, the CDC, and The World Bank. Many of our PhDs choose to begin their careers with a postdoctoral fellowship. In the last several years our graduates have accepted postdoctoral positions at Princeton, Brown, Harvard, Tulane, Minnesota, RAND, Oxford, Indiana, and many other top institutions. Placements for the most recent PhDs are listed below, sorted by graduation year.


Chin, Amy (Feb 2023) - Assistant Professor of American Studies and Asian studies, Vassar College 

Falzon, Danielle (Oct 2022) - Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University

Kihara, Tate - Postdoctoral Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, The University of Tokyo (thru Aug 2023); Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Japan (Sep 2023)

Shen, Yifan (Oct 2022) - Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Agbai, Chinyere - Assistant Professor of Sociology, Ohio State University 

Garbes, Laura - Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities 

kehal, prabhdeep - Postdoctoral Fellow, HEAL Project (Humanities Education for Anti-Racism Literacy in the Sciences and Medicine), University of Wisconsin Madison

McNeill, Kristen - Assistant Professor of Sociology, Geneva Graduate Institute 

Niznik, Aaron (Feb 2022) - Research Analyst, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University

Notter, Izzy – Survey Statistician/Demographer in the U.S. Census Bureau

Pheiffer, Chantel - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Population Studies Population Studies & Training Center, Brown University, as of July 1, 2023 Assistant Professor in Urban Public Health, University of Massachusetts

Zagame, Amanda - Data Analysis Manager, Head Start and Children’s Services, Action for Boston Community Development


Hammer, Ricarda (Oct 2021) – Postdoctoral Fellow, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor -- Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley (July 2023)

Kreisberg, Nicole (Oct 2021) - Bell Fellow, Harvard's Center for Population and Development Studies; September 2023 - Assistant Professor in Public Policy and Sociology, Penn State University

Nelson, Jon (Oct 2021) - Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Brown University

Wang, Rebecca (Feb 2021) – Experience Researcher at Adobe

Wilmot, Zack (Feb 2021) – Assistant Editor, Accdon, LLC (Publishing Services) 


Bellman, Benjamin – Data Analyst, Boulder County Community Justice Services

Bouek, Jennifer (Feb 2020) – Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware

Bradlow, Benjamin (Oct 2020) – Associate Research Scholar (Post-Doc) in the Department of Sociology, Princeton University  

Caven, Meghan – Research Associate (II), Education Development Center, Waltham

Marlow, Thomas – Postdoctoral Researcher, New York University, Abu Dhabi

Park, Tina (Feb 2020) – Research Fellow, The Partnership on AI

Porcelli, Apollonya – Assistant Professor of Sociology & Anthropology, Bucknell University

Teller, Amy (Feb 2020) – Researcher, University of Minnesota and the Land Institute


Korhonen, Juho – Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey

Liu, Zhen – Assistant Professor of Sociology, Zhejiang University in China

Lotesta, Johnnie (Oct 2019) – Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Appalachian State University

Warren Murphy III, Michael – Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

Vaidya, Yashas - Technical Enablement Manager, Dataiku Inc 


Bohrt, Marcelo – Assistant Professor of Race and Global Studies, School of International Service, American University

Lee, Juyoung – Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Marketing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mayne, Robert Patrick – Consultant at IQVIA

Pang, Irene – Assistant Professor of International Studies, Simon Fraser University


Botoeva​, ​Aisalkyn​ –​ ​Visiting Scholar, George Washington University

Graizbord, Diana – Assistant Professor of Sociology & Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Georgia

McPike, Jamie – User Experience Researcher at Instagram

Reda, Ayalu (Alex) – Ford Motor Company


Andia, Tatiana – Assistant Professor of Sociology, Universidad de los Andes

Brown, Karida – Assistant Professor of Sociology, UCLA

Ciplet, David – Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder

Hammoudeh, Weeam – Assistant Professor, Birzeit University

Jenkins, Tania – Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Kallman​, Meghan ​– Assistant Professor of the Graduate School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Randell, Heather – Assistant Professor, Penn State


Jarallah, Yara – Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Queensland

Klein, Peter – Assistant Professor, Bard College

Rodríguez-Muñiz, Michael – Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago (2015-2016); Assistant Professor, Northwestern University (starting 2016)

Zhou, Mujun – Associate Professor, Zhejiang University


Adar, Sinem – Postdoctoral Fellow, University of South Florida

Hernández-Medina, Iluminada Esther – Visiting Assistant Professor, Ponoma College

Mullen, Erica – City Research Scientist, City of New York

Onyango, Bernard – Senior Research and Policy Analyst, African Institute for Development Policy

Plavin-Masterman, Mim – Assistant Professor, Worcester State University

Singh, Gayatri – Senior Urban Development Specialist, The World Bank

Subedi, Inku – Information Research Specialist at Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard University

Vithayathil, Trina – Assistant Professor, Providence College

Zhang, Weiwei – Associate Professor, University of California Riverside


Adams, Crystal – Assistant Professor, Muhlenberg College

Clergé, Orly – Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis

Cordner, Alissa – Associate Professor, Whitman College

Costanza, Jennifer – Visiting Assistant Professor, Rhode Island College

Issar, Sukriti – Assistant Professor, Sciences Po, Paris

Lyson, Mercedes – Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Pereyra Cáceres, Omar – Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Thapa, Dikshya – Governance and Gender Specialist, The World Bank


Bridges, Todd – Global Head of Sustainable Investing & Research, ESG Book

Gibson, Christopher – Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Goldberg, Rachel – Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine

Herman, Moshi – Teaching Fellow, King's College London

Kracker-Seltzer, Amy – Managing Director, IMPAQ International LLC

Majumdar, Shruti – Gender Specialist, UN Women

Song, Jing – Assistant Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Villacrés, Daniella – Team Lead for Diaspora & Civic Engagement, USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance

Villegas, Celso – Associate Professor of Sociology, Kenyon College

Xu, Hongwei – Associate Professor of Sociology, Queens College​

Yang, Myungji – Associate Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa


Rivera Drew, Julia – Project Manager, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota

Esteves, Ana – Research Fellow, University of Lisbon

Loft, Lisbeth Trille – Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen

Minca, Elisabeta – GIS Research Analyst, S4, Brown University

Sanchez Soto, Gabriela – Visiting Scholar, University of Houston


Admassu, Kassahun – Assistant Professor, Addis Ababa University

Buszin, Justin – Senior Analytics Consultant, Allianz Life

Darrah-Okike, Jennifer – Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Hawaii, Manoa


Fennell, Julie – Associate Professor, Gallaudet University 

López-Ramírez, Adriana – Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Little Rock

Ngqulunga, Bongani – Deputy Director-General and Head of the Private Office of the President, Republic of South Africa

Parker, Erin – Deputy Associate Director for Science, Division of Overdose Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), CDC 

Reed, Holly – Associate Professor of Sociology at CUNY Institute for Demographic Research, Queens College

Schensul, Daniel – Senior Technical Specialist, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)  

Senier, Laura – Associate Professor, Northeastern University

Shandra, Carrie – Associate Professor, SUNY Stonybrook