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PhD Placements

The Stanford Sociology Doctoral Program: Recent Graduates and Placement

Name

PhD Year and Dissertation Title

Current Placement

Diana Dakhlallah

2018  

Where the Action Is: A Conceptual and Experimental Evaluation of Measurement, Dynamics, and Reputational Incentives in Corrupt Transactions

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal
Priya Fielding-Singh

2018

The Inheritance of Health: How Socioeconomic Status Shapes Family Food Practices

Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Medicine, Stanford University
Angela Lu

2018

Bringing the Organization Back In: Personnel Mobility and Career Lines in Large Bureaucratic Systems

Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong's Business School
Juan Pedroza

2018

Betwixt and Between

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Sandra Nakagawa

2017

Gender Identity Shapes Preferences for Health and Environmental Behaviors

Postdoctoral Scholar, California Council on Science and Technology
Katharina Roesler

2017

Police Professionalism and Racial Disparities in Arrest Rates: An Examination of Police Discrimination, Discretion, and Diversity

Data Scientist, Quora
Alison Wynn

2017

When Best Practices Fall Short: Gender Equality Initiatives in Organizations

Postdoctoral Scholar, Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford
Lauren Benditt

2016

Government Bureaucrats in a Postmodern World: Expectations, Identity, and Attacks

Research Analyst, YouGov
Koji Chávez

2016

How Employers Hire (Women, Immigrants, and the Educationally Elite): Meritocracy, Egalitarianism, and Cultural Fit in the Silicon Valley

Postdoctoral Scholar, Washington University, St. Louis
Adam Horowitz

2016

Authenticity's Genome: Heredity, Conversion, and the Adaptability of Ethnoracial Membership

Postdoctoral Scholar at Tel Aviv University
Beth Red Bird

2016

The New Economic Institutionalism of Occupations

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University
Ariela Schachter

2016

Can't We All Just Get Along? Native Born Americans' Perspectives on Race and Immigration

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Washington University in Saint Louis
Kate Weisshaar

2016

From 'Opt Out' to 'Blocked Out': The Negative Consequences of Intermittent Employment

Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Natassia Rodríguez

2016

Rags to Riches? Social Origin-Based Stratification Among Early Career College Graduates

Research Analyst, Latino Entrepreneurship, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Swethaa Ballakrishnen

2015

Women in Black: The Unlikely Case of Gender-Neutral Professional Success in Indian Law Firms

Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University Abu Dhabi
Marion Coddou

2015

Faithful Citizenship: The Impact of Institutional Practices on Faith-Based Organizing for Immigrant Rights

Researcher, Stanford Institutional Research and Decision Support, Stanford University
Tristan Ivory

2015

"We Came in Search of Greener Pastures": Social and Economic Outcomes of Sub-Saharan Africans in Urban Japan

Assistant Professor, University of Missouri
Karen Powroznik

2015

In the Name of Health: The Social Consequences of Cultural Assumptions about Health and Illness

Postdoctoral Fellow, Thinking Matters, Stanford University
Nandini Roy

2015

The Ties that Bind: Non-Profit Networks and Neighborhood Collective Action in San Francisco

Analyst, Apple, Inc.
Rachel Wright

2015

Can Nonprofits Lead a Movement for Economic Justice?

Director of Research, Sacred Heart Community Service
LaToya Baldwin Clark

2014

Race, Parenting, and Special Education

Law Clerk to the Hon. Justice Goodwin Liu, California Supreme Court
Patrick Bergemann  

2014

Systems of Mass Denunciation

Assistant Professor, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Jamillah Bowman Williams

2014

Status Processes and Organizational Inequality: The Social Psychology of Inclusion

Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School
Susan Fisk

2014

Risky Spaces, Gendered Places: How Interesting Beliefs about Gender and Risk Reinforce and Recreate Gender Inequality

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Kent State University, Ohio

Beste Esra Burak Ho

2014

Is the Sky the Limit? Three Papers Examining American Attitudes Towards Extremely High Pay

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Lindsay Owens

2014

The Many Meanings of Debt

Congressional Fellow, American Sociological Association Congressional Fellowship, Washington D.C.
Kathryne Young

2014

Everyone Knows the Game: Identity and Legal Consciousness in the Hawaiian Cockfight

Postdoctoral Fellow, Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University
John Chandler Johnson

2013

Structuration, Knowledge Coordinating, and Profit: Modeling a Microsociological Theory of Disequilibrium Market Dynamics

Assistant Professor, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
Sara Jordan-Bloch 2013

Mattering to Teachers: A Social Psychological Approach to the Teacher-Student Relationship

Social Science Research Associate, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University
Krystale Littlejohn

2013

Women Navigating Fertility Goals and Multiracials Navigating Parntership: Three Papers Examining Inequality in the Family Domain

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Occidental College, California
Traci Tucker

2013

Explaining the Unexpected: Sense-Making and the Perpetuation of Gender Stereotypes

User Experience Researcher, Facebook, Inc.
Dan Wang

2013

Reversing the Brain Drain: Skilled Return Migration and the Global Movement of Expert Knowledge

Assistant Professor of Business, Columbia Business School, New York
Yujia Liu

2012

The Payoff to Skill and the Evolution of Earnings Inequalities

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of South Carolina
Ling Yang

2012

A Tale of Two Clusters: How Chinese Subcontractor Networks Respond to Global Crises; Organizing Political Protests against Transnational Governance: The Politics of a Transnational Labor Certification Program in the Chinese Export Toy Industry; The Changing State-business Relation after China's 2008 Labor Laws

Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University, China

Kendra Bischoff

2011

Negotiating Disparate Social Contexts: Evidence from an Inter-District School Desegregation Program

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Cornell University, New York
Sarah Katherine Harkness

2011

Consequences of Rewards: The Creation, Perpetuation, and Erosion of Social Inequality

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, The University of Iowa
Manwai Ku

2011

When Does Gender Matter? Gender Segregation in the Professions of Medicine, Teaching and Law

Research Program Manager, Apple Inc.
Laura López-Sanders

2011

Is Brown the New Black?: Mediated Latino Incorporation in New Immigrant Destinations

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alex Makarevich

2011

Interorganizational Ties and Organizational Outcomes: Essays on the Role of Network Ties and Ecological Factors in the U.S. Venture Capital Industry, 1961-2002

Assistant Professor, Department of People Management and Organisation, ESADE, Spain
Elizabeth Aura McClintock

2011

Race, Class, Age, and Appearance: Matching, Exchange, and Other Properties of Dating and Marriage Markets

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Stephen Charles Nuñez

2011

The Moral Economy of Debt: Race, Ethnicity and Perceptions of Fairness in Credit Markets for the Poor

Research Associate II, MDRC, New York
Ivaylo Petev

2011

Essays on the Social Stratification of Consumption in Postwar United States and France

Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research), Paris France
Emily Ryo

2011

Becoming Illegal: Rationality and Morality of Undocumented Immigrants

Assistant Professor of Law and Sociology, University of Southern California
Amanda J. Sharkey

2011

Sieves and Lenses: Essays on the Role of Categories in Social Valuation

Assistant Professor of Organizations and Strategy, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Alicia Darnell Simmons

2011

Race Cues in the News, Racial Attitudes, and the Politics of Criminal Justice Punitiveness

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Colgate University, New York
Kaisa Elina Snellman

2011

Battles in Boardrooms: Diffusion of the Shareholder Rhetoric and Practices in Finland, 1990-2005

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, INSEAD, Paris
Brandy Aven

2010

Intra-organizational Diffusion of Innovations and Sentiments: An Analysis of Enron

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business, Pennsylvania                                                                  
Kristen Backor

2010

Anger in the Workplace: Effects of Gender and Frequency in Context

Associate Director, Center of Market Research Excellence, C1 Consulting
Joon Nak Choi 

2010

Information Advantage in a Global Economy

Assistant Professor of Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Emily Fitzgibbons

2010

 Essays on Gender, Marriage, and Inequality

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Portland State University, Oregon
Xiaobin He

2010

Property Transformation, Marketization and Wealth Inequality in Urban China, 1988, 1995, and 2002

Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University
Jung-eun Lee

2010

Dynamics of Interorganizational Collaboration: Social Movements During Korea's Transition to Democracy

Visiting Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles
Colin Beck

2009

Ideological Roots of Waves of Revolution

Associate Professor of Sociology, Pomona College, California
MariaElena González

2009

Organizational Expansion and Change in the Roman Catholic Church: 1950-2000

Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced
Reuben Thomas

2009

Geographic Mobility and Homophily

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of New Mexico
Frank L. Samson

2008

Race and the Limits of American Meritocracy

Senior Research Associate, Center for the Study of Urban Poverty at the Institute for Reseach on Labor and Employment, UCLA
Denis Trapido

2008

Competition as Stimulus and Obstacle to Economic Cooperation and Positive Ties

Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, UW Bothell School of Business
Chunlei Wang

2008

Social Networks, Competition, and Institutionalization: An Integrated Perspective on Social Influence in Innovation Diffusion

Assistant Professor, Department of Organization and Management, College of Business, San Jose State University
Paul Y. Chang

2007

Protest and Repression in South Korea (1970-1979): Developing a Dialectical Understanding of Social Movements

Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University, Massachusetts