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Atterberry120

Adrienne  Atterberry  - aatterbe@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2015
MA, Media Studies, The Newhouse School of Syracuse University, 2012
BA, Economics & English Literature, University of Pittsburgh, 2009

Research Interests:
Education, Immigration, and Citizenship with a specific focus on India

Nodira Azizova

Nodira  Azizova  - nazizova@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Tashkent State University, 1992

Research Interests:
Socio-economic and Gender issues in Uzbekistan

JacobB120

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

AaronB2017

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

Michael120

Michael  Branch  - mbranch@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

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

Research Interests:
Sexuality, Gender, and Masculinity, along with Globalization and Branding 

JenBrooks120

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

Tim Bryant

Timothy  Bryant  - tibryant@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

BS, Public Health, Syracuse University, 2015

Research Interests:
Sociology, Structural violence and the Intersectionality of Race and Sexuality/sexual identity.

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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  

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

Julene Cooney

Julene  Cooney  - jkcooney@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

BS, Statistics/Psychology, BYU

MS, Statistics, BYU

MA, Community & Economic Development, SUNY Empire State College

Liz Daniele120

Elizabeth  Daniele  - edaniele@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2016
MS, Warner School of Education, University of Rochester, 2013
BA, Sociology, Smith College, 2002

Research Interests:
Immigration and Higher Education

Jordan Dorsey

Jordan  Dorsey  - jdorsey@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

BA, Sociology, Christopher Newport University, 2013

Research Interests:
Feminist Theory, Decolonial Theory, Hauntings & Affect as Method, Participatory Action Research.

Cassie Final120

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 

Nesma

Nesma  El Sehmawy  - nhelsehm@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

BA, Journalism & Mass Communication, American University in Cairo, 2016

Research Interests:
Gender roles and family dynamics, Male superiority and female inferiority in Egypt, Family therapy and marriage studies  

CarrieElliott

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

TrentFenner17

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

Anissa Fritz

Anissa  Fritz  - anfritz@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

BA, Journalism, University of Kansas

Afomia

Afomia  Gebrewold  - akgebrew@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

BA, Sociology, George Washington University

JessH120

Jessica  Hausauer  - jahausau@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2010
BA, Sociology, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2007

Research Interests:
Social Welfare Policy, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of the Family, Aging and the Life Course, and Research Methods

Aaron Hoy120

Aaron  Hoy  - amhoy@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

BA, Sociology, Ohio University, 2010
MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2014

Research Interests:
Families, Sexualities, Sex and Gender 

Amra

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 

JHKIM

JeungHyun  Kim  - jkim210@syr,.edu

Educations & Degrees:

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

Research Interests:
Migration studies with a connection to the Sociology of Family and the Education of the immigrant second generation

DK to keep

Dorothy  Kou  - dkou@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2016
BS, Sociology & Communications, University of Wisconsin, 2013

Research Interests:
Medical sociology, Social Theory, Affect studies, cultural cancer studies

AthenaLast

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

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

Youngrong Lee

Youngrong  Lee  - ylee55@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Culture & Gender Studies, Yonsei University, 2014

BA, Sociology, Sungkonghoe University, 2010

Research Interests:
Work and Labor, Post-work, Work-centered identity and life, Gender, Feminist and Qualitative Methods, East Asia, South Korea 

YanLiu120

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

AngieM120

Angie  Mejia  - amejia@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Sociology, Portland State University, 2008
BA, Anthropology & Social Science, Portland State University, 2005 

Research Interests:
Mood (dis)orders as experienced by women of color

Marwa Moaz

Marwa  Moaz  - mtmoaz@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

BA, Sociology, George Washington University

MA, Sociology, George Washington University

MH

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

WillOliver120

Will  Oliver  - wjoliver@maxwell.syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Education, MA Sociology, Syracuse University, 2011
BS, History, SUNY Brockport, 2004

Research Interests:
Work & Labor, Work & Families, Sociology of the Military, Organizations & Institutions, Qualitative Feminist Research Methods - Ethnography 

BeckyORR

Rebekah  Orr  - rjorr@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2010
BS, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, SUNY Brockport, 2008

Research Interests:
Sociological Theory, Family in Transition, Socialization in Society, Identity, Community and the Individual

MaryPagan120

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

EricRodriguez

Eric  Rodriguez  - edrodr01@maxwell.syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

MA, Sociology, University of West Georgia, 2006
BS, Integrative Studies/Psychology, Clayton State University, 2003

Research Interests:
Medical Sociology, Social Problems, Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

JennaS120

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

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Dalton  Stevens  - jdsteven@syr.edu

Educations & Degrees:

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

    Research Interests:
    Sociology of Housing, Disability, Sociology of Health & Health Care, Gender, Masculinity, Sexuality, Culture, Mixed Methodology, & Qualitative 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:
    Social Networks, Social Stratification, Rational Choice, Science and Technology, Health 

    JennyS120

    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

    Reese120

    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

    TracyV120x160

    Tracy  Vargas  - tlpeterc@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    BA, Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, 2007
    MA, Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2009

    Research Interests:
    Organizations, occupations and work; inequality, poverty and mobility; labor and labor movements; ethnography  

    Jinpu 120x160

    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 

    RebeccaWang120

    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

    BernieWhite

    Bernadette  White  - bwhite02@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2010
    MA, Public & International Affairs, Virginia Tech, 2008 

    Research Interests:
    Transnationalism, Indian Diaspora communities, Development studies, Non-profit organizations 

    TheresaY17

    Theresa  Yera  - thyera@syr.edu

    Educations & Degrees:

    MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2017
    BA, Anthropology, University at Buffalo, 2015 

    Research Interests:
    Medical sociology, Aging studies, and Demography

    Ning

    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

    Wencheng120

    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