Social Science PhD Listings

Doctoral Candidates

Erika Carter Grosso

Erika Carter Grosso -

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 -

Fitore Hyseni completed her Master's degree in Public Administration at Syracuse University and a Bachelor degree in Public Policy and Economics from Rochester Institute of Technology.Fitore's research interests broadly include social-spatial exclusion, geographies of inequality, urbanization and housing, and precarity.  Her dissertation research explores housing experiences of renters with disabilities and the effects of precarity on housing outcomes.  She is particularly interested in how welfare restructuring and austerity measures shape housing experiences of marginalized populations. 

Kazbekova, Darzhan

Darzhan Kazbekova -

Ms. Kazbekova has an MA degree in International Relations, and a PhD in International Relations.  Her most recent work position was as a Deputy Director of the Institute for Applied Research, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.  Darzhan's research interests are focused on environmental policy formation, stakeholder analysis, and theoretical frameworks of policy analysis in the case of Kazakhstan.

Ms. Yooumi Lee

Yooumi Lee -

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 -

 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 -

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 -

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

Wendy Wicker

Wendy Wicker -

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 -

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.