Social Science PhD Listings

Doctoral Candidates

Erika Carter Grosso

Erika Carter Grosso - ercarter@syr.edu

Erika Carter Grosso is a doctoral student in the Social Science Ph.D. Program within the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Affairs at Syracuse University. Her broad research interests include international migration and settlement, as well as globalization and its effects, specifically on migration and incorporation. The focus of her dissertation research is Cuban migration to Syracuse, NY and the role that social networks play in the migration process.  

Ms. Fitore Hyseni

Fitore Hyseni - fhyseni@syr.edu

Fitore Hyseni plans to study segregation in education systems, as well as policy alternatives which would create more inclusive systems which could be replicated in other regions. She will explore whether choice-based programs reduce or increase racial, ethnic or economic segregation. 

Ms. Yooumi Lee

Yooumi Lee - ylee64@syr.edu

My research interests broadly lie in the areas of Aging and Social Policy, and Social Gerontology . I am particularly interested in multigenerational families, their living arrangements, intergenerational relationships and social support systems(grand parenting and caregiving), and in the health and well-being of older people generally.    

Ms. Krishna Ranaware

Krishna (Krushna) Ranaware - kranawar@syr.edu

 Krushna received her Masters in Economics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Previously, she was a research assistant at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in Mumbai, India. Her research interests are food security, agriculture, and gender. Krushna is currently working in the Center for Policy Research of the Maxwell School with Professor Rebecca Schewe.  

Ms. Taveeshi Singh

Taveeshi Singh - tsingh01@syr.edu

Taveeshi Singh is a doctoral student in the Social Science PhD Program at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Her research centers on socio-cultural practices in the military, with a focus on South Asia. A secondary area of inquiry addresses the production of visual imagery by development organizations. She is also a student in the MA Documentary Film & History program. 

Mr. Jaisang Sun

Jaisang  Sun - jsun104@syr.edu

Jai's main areas of interest are in transnational migration, diasporic nationalism, multiculturalism and refugee studies. 

Wendy Wicker

Wendy Wicker - wlwicker@syr.edu

My principal areas of interest are post-conflict reconstruction and crisis management.  I am especially interested in transitional justice/reconciliation mechanisms and their impacts on marginalized populations, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. 

Mr. Joonsik Kim

Joonsik Yoon - joyoon@syr.edu

My principal research interests are in policy issues surrounding human migration. These include the factors providing incentive for migration, as well as the economic and social impacts of migration on both source and destination societies.