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.


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

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

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

Vaidya, Yashas - Technical Enablement Manager at Dataiku Inc 


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

Lee, Juyoung – Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Western Ontario

Mayne, Robert Patrick – Associate Consultant at IQVIA

Pang, Irene – Postdoctoral Fellow, Buffett Institute, Northwestern University


Botoeva​, ​Aisalkyn​ –​ ​Visiting Fellow, Islamic Legal Studies Program, ​Harvard ​Law School

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

McPike, Jamie – International Development Researcher, American Institutes for Research

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, Temple University

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

Randell, Heather – Postdoctoral Fellow, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)


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 – Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley


Adar, Sinem – Postdoctoral Fellow, University of South Florida

Hernández-Medina, Iluminada Esther – Dominican Republic Tax Office

Mullen, Erica – New York City Human Resources Administration / Department of Social Services

Onyango, Bernard – Knowledge Translation Scientist, African Institute for Development Policy

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

Singh, Gayatri – Urban Development Specialist, The World Bank

Subedi, Inku – Freelance Data Analysis Consultant

Vithayathil, Trina – Assistant Professor, Providence College

Zhang, Weiwei – Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University; Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University


Adams, Crystal – Assistant Professor, University of Miami

Clergé, Orly – Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale; Assistant Professor, Tufts University

Cordner, Alissa – Assistant Professor, Whitman College

Costanza, Jennifer – Visiting Assistant Professor, Rhode Island College

Issar, Sukriti – Assistant Professor, Sciences Po, Paris

Lyson, Mercedes – Senior Research Associate, Tufts Medical Center

Pereyra Cáceres, Omar – Researcher, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Thapa, Dikshya – International Development Professional, The World Bank


Bridges, Todd – Vice President, ESG Research & Sustainable Investing

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

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

Herman, Moshi – Research Associate, London School of Economics

Kracker-Seltzer, Amy – IMPAQ International LLC

Majumdar, Shruti – Consultant, The World Bank

Song, Jing – Research Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China

Villacrés, Daniella – Consultant, The World Bank

Villegas, Celso – Assistant Professor of Sociology, Kenyon College

Xu, Hongwei – Faculty Associate, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan; Faculty Associate, China Data Center, University of Michigan; Research Assistant Professor, Survey Research Center at the Institute

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


Rivera Drew, Julia – Research Scientist, University of Minnesota

Esteves, Ana – Researcher, University of Lisbon

Loft, Lisbeth Trille – Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen

Minca, Elisabeta – Postdoctoral Fellow, Community Health, Brown University

Sanchez Soto, Gabriela – Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University; Assistant Professor, University of Texas San Antonio


Admassu, Kassahun – Consultant, Population and Reproductive Health

Buszin, Justin – Senior Analytics Consultant, Allianz Life

Darrah-Okike, Jennifer – Lecturer in Social Studies, The Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University


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 – Health Scientist, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), CDC 

Reed, Holly – Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Affiliate at CUNY Institute for Demographic Research, Queens College

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

Senier, Laura – Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

Shandra, Carrie – Assistant Professor, SUNY Stonybrook