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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

Department Chair
Kenneth (Andy) Andrews
155 Hamilton Hall
(919) 962-1008
kta@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
Howard Aldrich
202 Hamilton Hall 
(919) 962-5044
howard_aldrich@unc.edu


Coordinator, Undergraduate Honors Program
Howard Aldrich
202 Hamilton Hall 
(919) 962-5044
howard_aldrich@unc.edu


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


Graduate Placement
Neal Caren
212 Hamilton Hall
919-962-8184
neal.caren@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
261 Hamilton Hall
(919) 962-0630
social_forces@unc.edu


Book Review Editor, Social Forces
Chris Bail
225 Hamilton Hall
(919) 962-2482
sfbooks@unc.edu


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    Ph.D.s On the Job Market

    Katherine McFarland Bruce

      Dissertation Title: "Cultural Contestation and Community Building at LGBT Pride Parades."

      Dissertation Chair: Andrew J. Perrin

      Areas of Interest: U.S. Political Culture, Social Movements, Mass Media, Gender and Sexuality, Social Theory

      brucek@wfu.edu

      Curriculum Vitae

      Website


      Colin Campbell

        Dissertation Title: "Three Studies on the Determinants and Consequences of Poverty"

        Dissertation Chair: Arne Kalleberg

        colincampbell@unc.edu

        Website

        CV


        Jonathan (JD) Daw

          Dissertation Title: "The Origins of Inequality in the Kidney Transplantation System"

          Dissertation Chair: Ted Mouw

          Areas of Interest: Biodemography, Health and Health Disparities, Inequality, Quantitative Research Methods

          Jonathan.daw@colorado.edu

          Website


            Michele Easter

              Dissertation Title: "Some Sort of Larger Force at Work":  Meanings and Implications of Genetics for women with Eating Disorders."

              Dissertation Chairs: Peggy Thoits and Andrew Perrin

              Areas of Interest: Culture, Social Psychology, Genetics and Society, Medical Sociology

              mmeaster@email.unc.edu

              Curriculum Vitae


                  Yingchun Ji

                    Dissertation Title: "Understanding How Economic and Ideational Factors Combine to Influence the Timing of Marriage."

                    Dissertation Chair: Lisa D. Pearce

                    Areas of Interest: Social Demography, Family, Gene and Environment
                    Interaction, Stratification, and Quantitative Methods

                    ycji@email.unc.edu

                    Curriculum Vitae


                      Lindsey King

                        Dissertation Title: "Workers’ Evaluations of Risk in the Context of Welfare Production Regimes"

                        Dissertation Chair: Arne Kalleberg

                        Areas of Interest: Work and Occupations; Social Psychology; Political Sociology

                        lmking@email.unc.edu

                        Curriculum Vitae

                        Website


                            Yi Li

                              Dissertation Title: "Three Genetically Informed Sociological Studies on Improving Survey Data Quality, Delinquency, and Religiosity"

                              Dissertation Chair: Guang Guo

                              Areas of Interest: Integrating Genetics into Sociological Studies, Delinquency and Crime, Health, Social Demography, Quantitative Methods

                              Yili@email.unc.edu

                              Curriculum Vitae

                              Website


                              Allison Mathews

                                Dissertation Title: "Understanding the Role of Identity in Black Gay Men's Religious Choice & Participation"

                                Dissertation Chair: Karolyn Tyson

                                Areas of Interest: Race/Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, Religion, Health, HIV/AIDS

                                amathews@email.unc.edu

                                Website


                                  Mark Noble

                                    Dissertation Title: "Modeling Cumulative Effects, Democratization, Economic Development, and Inequality in Less Developed Nations"

                                    Dissertation Chair: Ken Bollen

                                    Areas of Interest: Quantitative Methods, Global Development and Inequality, Social Epidemiology, Cross-National Research

                                    mdnoble@live.unc.edu

                                    Website

                                    CV


                                    Craig Owen

                                      Dissertation Title: "The Study of Peer Influences Using Experimental Design Methodology."

                                      Dissertation Chair: Francois Nielsen

                                      Areas of Interest: Stratification and Inequality, Survey Methodology, Genetics, Macrosociology, Economic Sociology

                                      cwowen@email.unc.edu

                                      Curriculum Vitae


                                        J Micah Roos

                                          Dissertation Title: "Knowledge, Science, and Religion in the United States: An analysis of factors that contribute to acceptance and rejection of contested knowledge at the intersection of science and religion."

                                          Dissertation Chairs: Kenneth Bollen and Andrew Perrin

                                          Areas of Interest: Science, Religion, Culture, Quantitative Methods (measurement/SEM)

                                          jmicah@berkeley.edu

                                          Curriculum Vitae

                                          Website


                                            Ashton Verdery

                                            Dissertation Title: "Three Essays on Social Networks and Demographic Change"

                                            Dissertation Chair: Barbara Entwisle

                                            Areas of Interest: Social Networks, Demography, Quantitative Methods

                                            Ashton.Verdery@gmail.com

                                            CV

                                            Website


                                            Brandon Wagner

                                              Dissertation Title: "Correlates and Contexts of Sexual Infidelity in American Adults"

                                              Dissertation Chair: Kathleen Mullan Harris

                                              Areas of Interest: Health, Fertility, Family, Demography, Casual Inference, Bio-Social Interplay

                                              brandongwagner@gmail.com

                                              Curriculum Vitae

                                              Website


                                              Amber Wells

                                              Dissertation Title: "Inequality at Work: Gender and Class Disparities in the Careers of Library and Information Science Graduates"

                                              Dissertation Chair: Victor W. Marshall

                                              Areas of Interest: Work, Inequality and Social Stratification, Aging and the Life Course

                                              awells82@unc.edu

                                              Curriculum Vitae

                                              Website


                                              Tiantian Yang

                                              Dissertation Title: "Structuration of Social Inequality: Explaining Diverging Pathways of Entrepreneurs and Their New Ventures"

                                              Dissertation Chair: Howard E. Aldrich

                                              Areas of Interest: Entrepreneurship, Organizations, Economic sociology, Social inequality, Quantitative methods

                                              tiantian@live.unc.edu

                                              Curriculum Vitae

                                              Website

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