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Graduate Student Association Officers

Presidents:

Brian Foster
Kivan Polimis


GPSF Representative:

Autumn McClellan


Faculty Recruitment and Selection Committee:

Sarah Gaby
Charles Seguin


Graduate Studies Committee:

Jonathan Horowitz
Jordan Radke


Tech Liaison:

Sarah Gaby

Michael Good


Faculty Administration

Chair
Howard Aldrich, Kenan Professor 
155 Hamilton Hall
(919) 962-5044
howard_aldrich@unc.edu


Associate Chair
Lisa Pearce, Associate Professor
159 Hamilton Hall
(919) 966-1450
ldpearce@unc.edu


Director of Graduate Studies
Charles Kurzman, Professor 
227 Hamilton Hall
(919) 962-1241
kurzman@unc.edu


Director of Undergraduate Studies
Karolyn Tyson, Associate Professor 
264 Hamilton Hall 
(919) 962-5601
kdtyson@email.unc.edu


Coordinator, Undergraduate Honors Program
Karolyn Tyson, Associate Professor 
264 Hamilton Hall 
(919) 962-5601
kdtyson@email.unc.edu


Director, Summer School
Lisa Pearce, Associate Professor
159 Hamilton Hall
(919) 966-1450
ldpearce@unc.edu


Graduate Placement
263 Hamilton Hall
919-962-4524
margarita7@unc.edu


Library/Book Chair
Charles Kurzman, Professor
227 Hamilton Hall
(919) 962-1241
kurzman@unc.edu


Equal Employment Opportunity Officer
Andrew Perrin, Associate Professor
159 Hamilton Hall
(919) 962-6876
andrew_perrin@unc.edu


Pre-IRB Review Chair
Guang Guo, Professor
166 Hamilton Hall
(919) 962-1246
guang_guo@unc.edu


Editor of Social Forces
Arne Kalleberg, Professor
261 Hamilton Hall
(919) 962-0630
social_forces@unc.edu


Book Review Editor, Social Forces
Neal Caren, Assistant Professor
225 Hamilton Hall
(919) 962-8184
sfbooks@unc.edu


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    Faculty by Field of Study

    ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE METHODS

    Kenneth BollenPolitical Sociology, Social Change, Quantitative Methodology

    Guang Guo

    Quantitative Methodology, Stratification/Mobility, Education

    Philip Morgan Social Demography, Sociology of the Family, Research Methods
    Francois Nielsen

    Stratification/Mobility, Comparative Sociology/Macrosociology, Quantitative Methodology

    COMPARATIVE/HISTORICAL

    Kenneth Andrews

    Collective Behavior/Social Movements, Political Sociology, Organizations—Formal/Complex

    Neal Caren

    Social Movements, Environmental Justice, Political Sociology, Urban Politics

    Charles Kurzman

    Collective Behavior/Social Movements, Political Sociology, Theory

    CULTURE

    Chrisopher Bail

    Cultural Sociology, Political Sociology, Ethnicity, Emotions

     

    Andrew Perrin

    Political Sociology, Collective Behavior/Social Movements, Theory

    FAMILY

    Kathleen HarrisDemography, Family, Stratification/Mobility
    Philip Morgan Social Demography, Sociology of the Family, Research Methods
    Lisa Pearce

    Religion, Family, Demography

    Peter Uhlenberg Demography, Family, Aging/Social Gerontology

    FERTILITY, MORTALITY, AND POPULATION GROWTH

    Yong Cai

    Social Demography, Sociology of Health, Chinese Society, Comparative Historical Sociology, Social Change, Research Methodology
    Kathleen Harris

    Demography, Family, Stratification/Mobility

    Philip Morgan Social Demography, Sociology of the Family, Research Methods
    Peter Uhlenberg Demography, Family, Aging/Social Gerontology
    Y. Claire Yang

    Demography, Medical Sociology, Health and Aging, and Quantitative Methodology

    GENDER

    Jacqueline Hagan

    Migration and Immigration, Stratification/Mobility, Religion
    Sherryl Kleinman

    Social Psychology, Emotions, Gender

    HEALTH AND ILLNESS/MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY

    Yong Cai

    Social Demography, Sociology of Health, Chinese Society, Comparative Historical Sociology, Social Change, Research Methodology

    Gail Henderson

    Global Health Inequality and Research Ethics

     

    Victor Marshall

    Aging, Health, Life Course

    Liana Richardson Social Stratification of Health; Intersectionality (race/class/gender); Life Course and Aging; Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
    Michael Shanahan Children and Youth, Social Psychology, Life Course Studies
    Yang Yang

    Demography, Medical Sociology, Health and Aging, and Quantitative Methodology

    LIFE COURSE & AGING

    Victor MarshallAging, Health, Life Course
    Liana Richardson Social Stratification of Health; Intersectionality (race/class/gender); Life Course and Aging; Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
    Michael Shanahan

    Children and Youth, Social Psychology, Life Course Studies

    Peter Uhlenberg

    Demography, Family, Aging/Social Gerontology

    Yang Yang

    Demography, Medical Sociology, Health and Aging, and Quantitative Methodology

    MIGRATION, RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY AND POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

    Jacqueline Hagan

    Migration and Immigration, Stratification/Mobility, Religion
    Mosi Ifatunji

    Race/Ethnicity, Stratification, Migration and Theory.

    Laura López-Sanders

    International Migration, Race and Ethnic Relations, Social Inequality, Work and Organizations, Economic Sociology, Ethnography

    Ted Mouw

    Economy and Society, Demography, Stratification/Mobility

    ORGANIZATIONS

    Howard Aldrich

    Social Organizations—Formal/Complex, Occupations/Professions, Race/Ethnic/Minority Relations

    Kenneth Andrews

    Collective Behavior/Social Movements, Political Sociology, Organizations—Formal/Complex

    Arne Kalleberg

    Collective Behavior/Social Movements, Political Sociology, Organizations—Formal/Complex

    Catherine Zimmer

    Quantitative Methodology, Organizations—Formal/Complex, Work and Labor Markets; Associate Professor, Adjunct Sociology faculty, Research Associate with Odum Institute for Research in Social Science.

     

    POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY OF THE STATE

    Kenneth Andrews

    Collective Behavior/Social Movements, Political Sociology, Organizations—Formal/Complex

    Christopher Bail

    Cultural Sociology, Political Sociology, Ethnicity, Emotions

     

    Kenneth Bollen Political Sociology, Social Change, Quantitative Methodology

    Charles Kurzman

    Collective Behavior/Social Movements, Political Sociology, Theory

    Andrew Perrin

    Political Sociology, Collective Behavior/Social Movements, Theory

    RACE & ETHNICITY


    Jacqueline Hagan Migration and Immigration, Stratification/Mobility, Religion
    Mosi Ifatunji Race/Ethnicity, Stratificaton, Migration and Theory

    Laura López-Sanders

    International Migration, Race and Ethnic Relations, Social Inequality, Work and Organizations, Economic Sociology, Ethnography

    Ted Mouw Economy and Society, Demography, Stratification/Mobility
    Anthony Perez

    Race & Ethnic identity, Stratification, Social Demography, Inequality, Quantitative Methods

    Karolyn Tyson

    Education, Qualitative Methodology, Social Psychology

    RELIGION

    Jacqueline Hagan

    Migration and Immigration, Stratification/Mobility, Religion

    Charles Kurzman

    Migration and Immigration, Stratification/Mobility, Religion

    Lisa Pearce Religion, Family, Demography

    MOVEMENTS/COLLECTIVE ACTION

    Kenneth Andrews

    Collective Behavior/Social Movements, Political Sociology, Organizations—Formal/Complex

    Christopher Bail

    Cultural Sociology, Political Sociology, Ethnicity, Emotions

    Neal Caren

    Social Movements, Environmental Justice, Political Sociology, Urban Politics

    Charles Kurzman

    Migration and Immigration, Stratification/Mobility, Religion

    Francois Nielsen

    Stratification/Mobility, Comparative Sociology/Macrosociology, Quantitative Methodology

    SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY/MICRO/EMOTIONS

    Sherryl Kleinman

    Social Psychology, Emotions, Gender

    Michael Shanahan Children and Youth, Social Psychology, Life Course Studies

    SOCIETY & GENETICS

    Guang GuoQuantitative Methodology, Stratification/Mobility, Education
    Francois Nielsen

    Stratification/Mobility, Comparative Sociology/Macrosociology, Quantitative Methodology

    Michael Shanahan

    Children and Youth, Social Psychology, Life Course Studies

    STRATIFICATION (including inequality based on race, ethnicity, and gender)

    Guang Guo

    Quantitative Methodology, Stratification/Mobility, Education

    Mosi Ifatunji

    Race/Ethnicity, Stratification, Migration and Theory.

    Laura Lopez-Sanders

    International Migration, Race and Ethnic Relations, Social Inequality, Work and Organizations, Economic Sociology, Ethnography

    Ted Mouw

    Economy and Society, Demography, Stratification/Mobility

    Francois Nielsen

    Stratification/Mobility, Comparative Sociology/Macrosociology, Quantitative Methodology

    Anthony Perez

    Race & Ethnic identity, Stratification, Social Demography, Inequality, Quantitative Methods

    THEORY

    Mosi Ifatunji

    Race/Ethnicity, Stratification, Migration and Theory.

    Charles Kurzman

    Migration and Immigration, Stratification/Mobility, Religion
    Andrew Perrin

    Political Sociology, Collective Behavior/Social Movements, Theory

    WORK, OCCUPATIONS, AND LABOR MARKETS

    Arne Kalleberg

    Collective Behavior/Social Movements, Political Sociology, Organizations—Formal/Complex

    Ted Mouw

    Economy and Society, Demography, Stratification/Mobility

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