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Athena Last

Athena Last

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Athena Last

Ph.D. Student, Sociology Department

Highest degree earned

BA, Sociology, Cal Poly Pomona, 2010
MA, Sociology, Cal State Los Angeles, 2012


Athena is a PhD student in the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.  In 2012, she received her Master’s Degree in Sociology from California State University in Los Angeles where she focused on organizations, occupations, and work; labor and labor movements; and family and work.  In 2010, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from California Polytechnic University, Pomona and, in 2013, obtained a Certificate of Paralegal Studies, ABA Approved, from University of California Los Angeles, Extension.  Due to prior experiences working with older adults her current research interests lie in healthcare, health, aging, end-of-life care, and the life course.  She would like to be able to tie her previous interests of family, work, and labor into medical sociology

Research Interests

 Labor and  labor markets, labor movements, economic development, health and healthcare, and public policy


Sociology Department
302 Maxwell Hall