Recent Dissertations


Erik Rodriguez: “Time, Schedules, and the College Student with ADHD”

Will Oliver: “Making Military Wives: Militarizing Social Reproduction of Military Families”


Bernadette White: "A Drop in the Bucket: Transnational Philanthropy for Development Work in India by the Indian American Community”

Angie Mejia: “Las Lloronas: Mujeres, Depresión, and the Sociological Imagination”


Tracy Vargas: "Dollar Store Economy: Reproducing Inequality within the Organization of Retail Service Work"

Jessica Hausauer: "Sanctioning the Poor: A Structural and Individual Analysis”

Aaron Hoy: "The Experience and Meaning of Same-Sex Marriage: A Life-Course Perspective"


Kasturi Gupta: "The Politics of Corporate Social Responsibility in Contemporary India"

Ynesse Abdul-Malak: "Healthy Immigrants? Exploring Country of Origin, Pre-Immigration Experiences and Acculturation in Relationship to U.S. Immigrants’ Health"

Natalee Simpson: "Families Designed Through Art: Exploring Embodied Experience and Conception Disclosure based on Sexual Identity"


Chantell B. Frazier: "Adolescent Health Behaviors Related to Reproductive Health: Does Structural Violence Matter?"

Tre Wentling: "Trans Gender Embodied States of Recognition: Agency and Fragmented Citizenship"


Yasmin Ortiga: "Educating for Export: Philippine Higher Education and the Production of Migrant Workers"

Carrie Roseamelia: "Leading Teacher Unions: Negotiating Challenges and Impact"

Kelly Szott: "Governing through Health: The Biomedical and Public Health Management of Drug Using Bodies"


Megan Bahns: "Gender Regimes in Finance:  The Social Organization of Money Work"

Glenda Gross: "My Pedagogy is Where So Much of my Feminism Happens"

Karyn Stewart: "Weighing in on Heavy Issues:  Exploring Race, Nativity, and Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Indes in Relatonship to Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight"

Fumilayo Showers: "Nursing the Nation:  Globalization, Gender, Race, State, and African Immigrant Women in health Care Work in the U.S.A.."

Gokhan Savas:"An Intersectional Analysis of the Female Postsecondary Advantage:  Gender, Race, and College Selectivity."


Liat Ben Moshe: "Genealogies of Resistance to Incarceration:  Abolition Politics Within Deinstitutionalization and Anti-Prison Activism in the U.S., 1950-Present"

Elizabeth S. Mignacca:  "The Class Ceiling in Doctoral Education:  Social Class in the Formation of Scholars"

Don C. Sawyer III: "I Ain't Do Nothing!:  The Social and Academic Experiences of Black Males in a Dismantled School"

Alecea I. Standlee: "The Real Virtual World:  Connectivity and Techno-mediation in the Lives of College Students"

Medani Bhandari: “Exploring the International Union for the Conservation of Nature National Program Development in Biodiversity Conservation: A Comparative Study of India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh”