The doctoral program in sociology prepares students for careers in research and teaching. While most of our graduates teach in colleges and universities, others hold research appointments in government agencies, medical and mental health centers, consulting firms, or other non-profit or research settings.
Class of 2020
Denise Lim, Ph.D.
Class of 2019
Current Placement: Research Scientist, NYU-Abu Dhabi
Current Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, Korea Inequality Research Lab, Gachon University, South Korea.
Current Placement: Faculty Member, SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, Bremen University, Germany.
Current Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Current Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, St. Michael’s College.
Current Placement: Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Organizational Behavior at Cornell University’s ILR School. Website.
Current Placement: Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow and an affiliate of the Center for the Study of Inequality and Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Organizational Behavior at Cornell University.
Current Placement: Assistant Professor in Human-Computer Interaction Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.
Class of 2018
Current Placement: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Religion and Politics, University of Virginia
Dissertation: “Unsettled Islam: Virtuous Contention in European Mosques.”
Current Placement: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Princeton University
Dissertation: “The priceless Child on the global Periphery: or How Bolivia Changed it’s Child Labor Laws.”
Current Placement: Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
Dissertation: “The Entrepreneurial Organizaiton of Finance: The Emergence of Family Banking in Southwest China, 1900-1950.”
Current Placement: Humility and Conviction in Public Life Residential Fellow, UCONN
Dissertation: “Cosmopolitan Calvinists: Global Religion in a Secular Age.”
Current Placement: Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice
Dissertation: “Police, Culture, Peception, and Practice in the Three U.S. Cities.”
Current Placement: Lecturer, Department of Sociology, California State University, Long Beach
Dissertation: “Secularization Spaced Out: Religious Logistics and the New England Wilderness.”
Current Placement: Adjunct Professor, Hunter College of the City University of New York
Dissertation: “Fields of Cultural Contention: Nationalism, Religion, and Constitutional Change in Nepal.”
Class of 2017
Current Placement: Research Associate, Urban Institute, Washington, DC
Dissertation: “The Causes and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence and Urban Neighborhoods.”
Current Placement: Director, Education Studies, Yale University
Current Placement: Financing Management Group, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Dissertation: “The imperial Citizenship Project: Constitutional Ottomanism in the Nineteenth Century.”
Dissertation: “Religious Exclusivists Taking Inclusive Action: Theorizing Exclusivist Practice in Muslim-Christian Relations.”
Current Placement: Dean and Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law
Dissertation: “The Trauma of Till and Trayvon”
Current Placement: Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto
Dissertation: “Anticolonial Labor Movements and the Postcolonial Totalitarian State: Indian Coffee House from Independence to Emergency, 1947-1977”