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Tania Cabello-Hutt

Dissertation Title: A New Dimension of the Motherhood Penalty: Perceptions of Future Childbearing Risk
Dissertation Chair: Kate Weisshaar
Areas of Interest: Social and Gender Inequality; Gender Inequality in the Labor Market, Gender and Family; Transition to Parenthood; Life Course | Website | CV


Minne Chen

Dissertation Title: Sexual Education in China: Exploring Effectiveness and Implementation in Vocational High Schools
Dissertation Chair: Yong Cai, Kathleen Mullan Harris
Areas of Interest: Medical Sociology, Family Sociology, Mixed Methods

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Reed DeAngelis

Dissertation Title: Structural Racism and Biosocial Stratification in the United States
Dissertation Chair: Robert Hummer & Kathleen Mullan Harris
Areas of Interest: Medical Sociology, Life Course, Biosocial, Race/Ethnicity | WebsiteCV 


Michelle Dromgold-Sermen

Dissertation Title: A Pathway to Permanence? Temporary Immigrants’ Navigation of the US Immigration System
Dissertation Chair: Jaqueline Hagan & Charles Kurzman
Areas of Interest: International Migration; Migration Policy; Time and Waiting; Immigrant Incorporation; Refugee Resettlement; Middle East Studies | WebsiteCV Request


Abigail Newell 

Dissertation Title: Teaching (Sexual) Citizenship: A Comparative Study of Sexuality Education Policy and Practice in the U.S.
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Andy Andrews; supported by Dr. Karolyn Tyson now at Georgetown
Areas of Interest: Gender, Sexuality, Race/Ethnicity, Political Sociology, Reproduction, Social Movements, Qualitative Methods, Mixed-Methods | Website | CV


Janelle Viera

Dissertation Title: “More Puerto Rican than a Coquí”: Race, Place, and Generational Perspectives among Stateside Puerto Ricans
Dissertation Chair: Jacqueline Hagan
Areas of Interest: Race and ethnicity, migration, social mobility, Puerto Ricans and U.S. Latinxs, qualitative methods

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Alyssa Browne

Dissertation Title: A Mixed Methods Examination of Gender and Racial Stratification in Physician Career Trajectories
Dissertation Chair: Lisa Pearce & Tania Jenkins
Areas of Interest: Medical Sociology, Healthcare Workforce, Medical Education, Population Health & Health Equity, Race/Class/Gender, Sociology of Professions, Stratification and Inequality, Mental Health, Qualitative Analysis, Mixed Methods Research Design | Website | CV


Melissa Manzanares

Dissertation Title: In the Fields: Labor Violations and Human Trafficking among Latinx Farmworker Families
Dissertation Chair: Jackie Hagan & Ted Mouw
Areas of Interest: International Migration, Social Stratification, Work, Gender, Family, Latin American/Latinx Studies | Website | CV Request