Class of 2015 PhDs; Placement News So Far

Department News
November 4, 2015

As we enter the fall our recent graduates are settling into their new roles at other universities or preparing to leave New Haven to take up new positions. We’d like to congratulate the following new PhDs and soon-to-be PhDs on moving on and moving up.


Sorcha Brophy: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Dissertation: “Making Morals: Standard-Setting in Organizations”

Seongsoo Choi: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia. Dissertation: “Educational Choice and Institutional Contexts: Three Essays on Educational Stratification in Comparative Perspective”

Joseph Klett: Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Santa Cruz, CA. Dissertation: “The Social Life of Noise”

Carolyn Ly: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Augustana College Sioux Falls, SD. Dissertation: “Meaning and Merit in American Municipal Firefighting”

Elizabeth Roberto: James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Studying Complex Systems, Princeton University. Dissertation: “The Boundaries of Spatial Inequality: Three Essays on the Measurement and Analysis of Residential Segregation”

Jensen Sass: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra, Australia. Dissertation: “Remaking Monsanto: Commodification as Corporate Strategy”

Yingyao Wang: Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Brown University. Dissertation: “The Gradual Revolution: Economic Ideas, Organizational Trajectories and Policy Elites in Contemporary China (1979-2014)