Sociology Students

Bremda

Bremda  Acosta  - bsacosta@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

BA, Global Public Health & Sociology, New York University, 2020

Research Interests:
Globalization and Immigration

Jacob Bartholomew

Jacob  Bartholomew  - jbarthol@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2017
MA, Cultural Foundations of Education, Syracuse University, 2009

Research Interests:
Critical whiteness studies, Intergroup dialogue, Social justice education & pedagogy, Intersection of masculinity and whiteness

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Roseanna  Benser  - rjbenser@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2016
BA, Sociology, Augsburg University, 2013

Research Interests:
Poverty, Gender & Sexuality, LGBTQ+ Studies, Qualitative Methods 

Erin B

Erin  Bisesti  - embisest@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

BA, Sociology, University of North Florida, 2018

Research Interests:
Political economy of health and mortality, educational attainment, gender, disability, medical sociology, population health

Aaron Blasyak

Aaron  Blasyak  - ajblasya@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2014
MA, Sociology, California State University Los Angeles, 2011

Research Interests:
Queer necropolitics; Homonationalism & homonormativity as imperial and Neoliberal technologies of citizenship

Michael Branch

Michael  Branch  - mbranch@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2017
BA, Foreign Languages – French Specialization, Elmira College, 2014

Research Interests:
Police, Criminal Justice, Race, and Sociological Theory

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Jennifer  Brooks  - jdbro100@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2017
BA, Sociology, Grinnell College, 2015

Research Interests:
Disability, government assistance programs, occupations and work, inequality, medical sociology, social policy

Selene Cammer-Bechtold

Selene  Cammer-Bechtold  - scammer@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2014
BA, History and Social Studies Secondary Education, SUNY Fredonia, 2003

Research Interests:
Education reform, notably Common Core implementation in New York State  

Swapnali Chavan

Swapnali  Chavan  - schava02@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Indiana University-Purdue, Sociology, 2020 

MA, Mumbai University, English Literature, 2016 

BA, Mumbai University, Sociology, 2004

Research Interests:
Gender, Aging & Health, Work & Organization, Stratification & Inequality

Racheal Chubb

Racheal  Chubb  - rnchubb@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MSW, Social Work, Syracuse University, 2013

BA, Sociology, SUNY Potsdam, 2009

Research Interests:
Aging and the life course, health, and care giving

Christina Collins

Christina  Collins  - ccolli15@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

BA, Sociology, Baldwin Wallace University, 2020

Research Interests:
Income Inequality, Race, Testing & Assesment, Education

Julene

Julene  Cooney  - jkcooney@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

BS, Statistics/Psychology, BYU

MS, Statistics, BYU

MA, Community & Economic Development, SUNY Empire State College

Research Interests:
Education, Health, Family, Demography, Aging and the Life Course, Disability

Cassie Dutton

Cassie  Dutton  - cedutton@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2016
BA, Anthropology, The College of Wooster, 2012

Research Interests:
Immigration, New Immigrant Destinations, Labor, Social Policy 

Carrie Elliott

Carrie  Elliott  - cfelli01@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2013
MA, Gender/Cultural Studies, Simmons College, 2006
BA, Women’s Studies, Wells College, 2005

Research Interests:
Body Studies, Gender & Sexuality, Qualitative Methods, Sociology of Knowledge

Trent Fenner

Weston  H. (Trent)  Fenner  - whfenner@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2015
BA, Sociology, Shippensburg University, 2008

Research Interests:
Environmental Sociology, Sociology of culture and Social theory

Julia Finan

Julia  Finan  - jfinan@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

BA, Psychology, Rutgers University, 2019

Research Interests:
Medical Sociology

Iwona

Iwona  Franczak

Educations & Degrees:

BA, Sociology, Eastern Illinois University, 2016 

MS, Sociology, Illinois State University, 2018

    Research Interests:
    Educational Inequality, Stratification, Immigration, Race & Ethnicity and Evaluation Research

    Josh Grove

    Josh  Grove  - jggrove@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    BA, Psychology, Hood College, 1998

    MA, Religion and Biblical Theology, United Lutheran Seminary, 2000

    MA, Sociology, University at Albany, 2008

    Research Interests:
    Relationship between religion and addiction and the social determinants of both addiction and recovery

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    Rian  Simone  Harris  - roharris@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    BA, Sociology, Point Loma Nazarine University, 2019

    Research Interests:
    Inequalities

    Amra Kandic

    Amra  Kandic  - akandic@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MALS, Globalization, Dartmouth College, 2015
    BS, Psychology, University of Connecticut, 2012
    BS, Biology, University of Connecticut, 2012

    Research Interests:
    Aging, health, Health care, Immigration, Transnational identity, Globalization 

    Shanel Khaliq

    Shanel  Khaliq  - skhaliq@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA, University of British Columbia, Journalism, 2015

    BS, Lahore University, Political Science, 2012

    Research Interests:
    Gender and the environment, urban sociology

    J KIM

    Jeung Hyun  Kim  - jkim210@syr,.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA, Philosophy, University of Cambridge, 2013
    BA, Political Science, College of Social Science, 2011

    Research Interests:
    Family, Aging, Life course & Wellbeing, Racial/ethnic minorities, Immigration, Culture and Communities

    Zeyd Koytak

    Zeyd  Koytak  - hkoytak@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA, Sociology, Istanbul Sehir University, 2018

    BA, Sociology, Bogazici University, 2016

    Research Interests:
    Social inequality, social mobility, and medical sociology

    Athena Last

    Athena  Last

    Educations & Degrees:

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

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

    Crystal Lee

    Sujung  (Crystal)  Lee  - slee117@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    BS, Sociology, University of Minnesota,Twin Cities, 2017

    Research Interests:
    East Asia, Gender Inequality, International Education, Quantitative Method

    Yan Liu

    Yan  Liu  - yliu43@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA, Sociology, Tsinghua University, 2010
    BA, Sociology, Peking University, 2008

    Research Interests:
    International migration, Globalization, Education, Aging, and Health

    Mahbubeh Moqadam

    Mahbubeh  Moqadam  - mmoqadam@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA. Allameh Tabatabai University, Women's Studies, 2010

    BA, University of Tehran, Sociology, 2006

    Research Interests:
    Social movement, Gender studies, Middle East politics, Historical Sociology, Postcolonial studies

    K Mott

    Katherine  Mott  - klmott@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MS, Food Studies, Syracuse University, 2019

    BS, Environmental Engineering, SUNY ESF, 2015

    Research Interests:
    Inequality, Power, Capital, Politics, Theory

    Katherine Mueller

    Katherine  Mueller  - kmueller@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    EdM, Education Studies, SUNY Buffalo, 2020

    BFA, Acting, Emerson College, 2009

    Research Interests:
    Gender and Political Sociology

    Mehdi Nejatbakhsh

    Mehdi  Nejatbakhsh  - mnejatba@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MS, Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2014
    BA, Urban Planning, University of Tehran, 2010

    Research Interests:
    Globalization, Cosmopolitanism, National and Cultural Identity, Political Sociology, Immigration and Diaspora, the Middle East and Iran

    Mary Pagan

    Mary  Pagan  - mapagan@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2016
    MS, Health Education/Exercise Science, Syracuse University, 1993

    Research Interests:
    Health Education, Exercise Science, Aging and Life Course

    Claire Pendergrast

    Claire  Pendergrast  - cpenderg@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MPH, University of Washington, Environmental Health, 2019

    BA, Dartmouth College, Biology, 2015

    Research Interests:
    Aging & Life Course

    Lindsey Prutsman

    Lindsey  Prutsman  - lprutsma@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    BA, Psychology, SUNY Plattsburg, 2018 

    Research Interests:
    Family, education, work

    Sarah Reilly

    Sarah  Reilly  - sareilly@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    BA, Sociology, Central Connecticut State University, 2017

    Research Interests:
    Gender, political structures, racial inequality, and social movements

    Sergio Saravia

    Sergio  Saravia  - ssaravia@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    BA, Sociology, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, 2013

    MPS, Labor and Global Workers’ Rights, The Pennsylvania State University, 2020

    Research Interests:
    Work and labor, economic sociology, inequalities, neoliberalism, and gig economy

    Dustin Satterfield

    Dustin  Satterfield  - dsatterf@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA, Sociology: Inequality and Social Justice, University of Montana 2015

    BA, Sociology, University of Montana 2015

    Research Interests:
    Inequality and Intersectionality, Gender and Sexuality, LGBTQ+ Studies

    Winston Scott

    Winston  Scott  - wscott@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    BA, University of Rochester, Anthropology & African American Studies, 2019

    Research Interests:
    Education & Family, Inequalities

    Jenna Sikka

    Jenna  Sikka  - jasikka@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    BA, Sociology - Maharaja Sayajirao University, 2005
    MA, Sociology - Syracuse University, 2013

    Research Interests:
    International migration and Transnationalism, Women and gender studies, Qualitative methods and South Asia

    Alyssa Smith

    Alyssa  Smith  - asmit103@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    BA, Sociology & Psychology, Syracuse University, 2018

    Research Interests:
    Inequality

    Dalton Stevens

    Dalton  Stevens  - jdsteven@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2017
    BS, Sociology and Public Relations, Illinois State University, 2015

    Research Interests:
    Aging and the life course, sociology of disability, gender, social stratification, qualitative and mixed methodology

    Yue Sun

    Yue  Sun  - ysun46@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    BA, Public Administration, East China University of Science & Technology, 2015

    MA, Sociology, Zhejiang University, 2017

    Research Interests:
    Environmental Demography, Medical Sociology, Spatial modeling

    Jennifer Swanson

    Jennifer  Swanson  - jlswan01@maxwell.syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2008
    MEM. Resource Ecology, Duke University, 2004
    BA, American Cultural History, Northwestern University, 1990

    Research Interests:
    Multimedia Storytelling, Visual Sociology, Environmental Sociology

    Mauricio Torres

    Mauricio  Torres  - mttores@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2013
    BA, Sociology and Africana Studies, Dickinson College, 2012

    Research Interests:
    Race and Racial inequality, Affect, Education, and Hip Hop

    Nastassia Vaitsiakhovich

    Nastassia  Vaitsiakhovich  - nivaitsi@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    Syracuse University, M.A., Sociology, 2020

    Higher School of Economics University, Moscow, Russia, M.S., Sociology, 2014

    Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, B.A., Sociology, 2010 

    Research Interests:
    Sociology of Disability, Medical Sociology, Aging and the Life Course, Gender, Quantitative and Mixed Methodology. 

    Jinpu Wang

    Jinpu  Wang  - jwang211@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA, Public Policy, University of Maryland, 2015
    BA, Business Administration, Shandong University, 2013

    Research Interests:
    Immigration, Urbanization, and Education

    Rebecca Wang

    Rebecca  Wang  - rwang09@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA, Sociology, San Jose State University, 2010
    BA, Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, 2007

    Research Interests:
    Aging and the life course, Health and disability in later life, Asian and Latino immigration, Intergenerational family dynamics

    Kelsey Wilber

    Kelsey  Wilber  - kwilber@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    BS, Boise State University, Sociology, 2019

    Research Interests:
    Globalization, Immigration, Transnational Studies

    Chongmin Yang

    Chongmin  Yang  - cyang09@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA, Sociology of Education, New York University, 2020 
    MScR, Sociology, University of Edinburgh, 2017

    BA, Sociology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Sociology, 2016 

     

    Research Interests:
    Globalization, Immigration, Transnational Studies

    Ibrahim Yanik

    Ibrahim  Yanik  - iyanik@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA, Istanbul Sehir University, Sociology, 2019

    BA, Bogazici University, Sociology, 2017

    Research Interests:
    Health, Aging, Gender, Longitudinal methods

    Stephanie Zemba

    Stephanie  Zemba  - szemba@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    BA, Sociology, Roanoke College, 2021 

    Research Interests:
    Immigration and Aging

    Ning Zhan

    Ning  Zhan  - nizhan@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA, Journalism, Zhejiang University, 2011
    PhD, Communication, Zhejiang University, 2014

    Research Interests:
    Political and historical sociology, Cultural Studies, focusing on the questions of Social Inequality, “anomie”, & mental lives in Contemporary China

    Wencheng Zhang

    Wencheng  Zhang  - wzhan107@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA, Sociology,  Renmin University, 2015
    BA, Sociology,  Shanghai University  2013                 

    Research Interests:
     Aging and Life course, Medical sociology, and Quantitative methodology