Sociology PhD Students

Sociology PhD Students

First cohort (2011-12) of the new Sociology PhD Program:  DJ Wolover, C Thompson, M Caldwell, M Pylman and K Jackson


Caldwell, Mark
Areas of Interest: Urban institutions and racial inequality, critical GIS and knowledge production through mapping mediums, agri-food systems and commodity fetishism, organizational processes and cultural codes within food production schemes

Calkins, Thomas
Areas of Interest: Cultural Sociology, specifically the Consumption and Production of Music and Art, Mural production in Northern Ireland, the Intersection of Class and Taste, Social Inequality, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

Coleman, Atiera
Areas of Interest:  Social Inequality, Education (Adolescent Intervention Programs), Race Relations, Intersection of Race and Gender, Quantitative Analysis

Collins, Karen

Areas of Interest:  Urban Poverty; Social Inequality; Sociology of Education; Race, Ethnicity, and Class; Residential Segregation; Social Policy; Mass Incarceration

Cusatis, Rachel
Areas of Interest:

Jackson, Kenneth
Areas of Interest:  Sociology of Culture and Subculture; Social Stratification; Religion; Deviance, Criminology (theory), and Middle Eastern and North African Societies

Lee-Chentnik, Pa Nhia

McCarthy, Matthew
Areas of Interest:  Information Control and its Processes including the Powers and Resistances that Form Around It; Surveillance Studies; Nexus of Smart ID cards and Internet Usage; Digital Divide, specifically at the third level; Political Sociology; Theory

McDonald, Meghan
Office: Northwest Quadrant-Building B, Room 5495
           (Will be Bolton Hall, Room 722)
Fall 2013 Office Hours: Mon/Wed 10:00-11:00AM

Spring 2014 Assignment: SOCIOL 324-001: Comparative Race Relations
Fall 2013 Assignment: SOCIOL 324-001: Comparative Race Relations (pdf)

Pylman, Maureen
Areas of Interest:  Education (Retention in Higher Education, Transition from Secondary to Post-Secondary Institutions, Schools as Workplaces), Research Methods, Neighborhoods, Friendship, Midwifery/Medicalization

Ray-Grover, Teameaka
Areas of Interest: Social Inequality, Research Methods, Urban Inequality, Blacks, Urban Crime, and the Criminal Justice System,  Urban Studies, Social Institutions: Marriage and Family, Qualitative Analysis

Thompson, Cassandra

Wolover, David (DJ)
Areas of Interest:  Sociology of Media (New Media, journalism, and news production), technology and its impact on culture, international & transnational sociology, political sociology & social movements, social networks, theory