On the Job Market (Grad Students and Alumni)


Graduate Students On the Market


Laura DeMarco

(email: demarco.71@osu.edu and website)

Research and Teaching Interests: Criminology, Stratification & Inequality, Crime Control & Punishment, Sociology of Law, Urban Sociology, Methods, Statistics
Dissertation Title: Going Off the (Criminal) Record: Stigma, Place, and Access to Housing
Advisor: Ryan King


Alexandra Kissling

(email: kissling.17@osu.edu and website)

Research and Teaching Interests: Medical Sociology, Family, Sex and Gender, Sociology of Reproduction
Dissertation Title: How Couples Make Sterilization Decisions
Advisor: Corinne Reczek


Elizabeth Klainot-Hess

(email: klainot-hess.1@osu.edu and website)

Research and Teaching Interests: Work and Occupations, Social Inequality, Labor Movements, Economic Sociology, Education, Social Movements, and Qualitative Methods
Dissertation Title: The Costs of Contingency: Low-Wage Faculty and the Transformation of Higher Education
Advisor: Steve Lopez


Corey Pech

(email: pech.3@osu.edu and website)Research and Teaching Interests: Work & Organizations, Education, Theory, Economic Sociology, Qualitative Methods, Sex and Gender
Dissertation Title: MarketAbility: Inequality in the College-to-Work Transition
Advisor: Steve Lopez


Bashir Tofangsazi

(CV [pdf]; email: tofangsazi.1@osu.edu )

Research and Teaching Interests:Research Methods, Statistics, Social Movements, Environmental Sociology, Peace, War, and Social Conflict, Global and Transnational Sociology, Sociology of Religion
Dissertation Title: Contentious Politics in the Contemporary MENA Region
Advisor: Hollie Brehm



Robert VandenBerg

(CV [pdf]; email: vandenberg.13@osu.edu)

Research and Teaching Interests: Peace, War and Social Conflict; Criminology; Terrorism and Political Violence; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Sociology of Religion; Research Education
Dissertation Title: Framing Violent Extremism: Terrorism and Narratives of Meaning 
Advisor: Ed Crenshaw


Alumni On the Market


Sarah Garver

(Email: sgarver@uchicago.eduwebsite, and LinkedIn website)

Current position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago.
Research and teaching interests:
demography, sexual and reproductive health, family, economic sociology, mixed methods, global health
Dissertation Title: “Uncertainty and Fertility Preferences in Rural Malawi: Planning for Children When the Future is Unknown”


Christopher W. Munn

(email: munn.29@osu.edu and website)

Research and Teaching Interests: Social Capital; Racial Inequality; Diverse Organizations & Networks; Intro to Sociology; Urban Social Problems; Religion; Research Methods
Dissertation Title: Race, Social, Capital and Inequality (Re)Production: The Case of Racially Diverse Religious Organizations 
Advisor: Korie Edwards and Vinnie Roscigno


Michelle Oyakawa

(email: oyakawa.4@osu.edu and website)

Research and Teaching Interests: Social Movements, Race/Ethnicity, Religion, Qualitative Methods.
Dissertation Title: Building a Movement in the "Non-Profit Industrial Complex": Community Organizing in the 21st Century


Matt Soener

(CV [pdf]; email: matthew.soener@sciencespo.fr and website)

Research and Teaching Interests: environmental sociology, race/class/gender
inequality, political economy
Dissertation Title: Financialization in the Long 1990s: A Study on the Causes and Consequences of Financial Power in 37 Countries
Advisor: Steve Lopez