Dissertations in Progress

(Updated December 2017)

John Bailey. Digital Prosumption and the Corporate Re-making of Everyday Life. (Karen Cerulo, Joanna Kempner, Paul McLean).

Brittany Battle. Single Moms, Deadbeat Dads, and Broken Homes?: A Sociocultural Analysis of the American Child Support System. (Eviatar Zerubavel, Lenna Nepomnyaschy, Ethel Brooks).

Kathryn Burrows. The Lived Experince of Parents of Children with Cochlear Implants. (Allan Horwitz, Joanna Kempner, Phaedra Daipha).

Laura Callejas. Adolescent Status Struggles: Contextualizing the Relationship Between Conflict and Social Status Attainment. (Lauren Krivo, Hana Shepherd, Paul McLean)

Lisa Campion. Doing Identity: A Social Pattern Analysis Exploring the Process of Identity Construction and Maintenance. (Eviatar Zerubavel, Deborah Carr, Richard Williams).

Andrea M. Catone. Associations of Variations in Parenting Practices and Methylation in the NR3C1, 11β-HSD1, 11β-HSD2, FKBP5, BDNF, SLC6A4, and DRD2 Genes in the Blood and Adipose Tissue. (Kristen Springer, Deborah Carr, Allan Horwitz).

Aghil Daghagheleh. Refusal Resistance, Subjectivity, and Construction of Arabness in Iran. (Zakia Salime, Jozsef Borocz, Arlene Stein).

Idit Fast. The Implementation, Negotiation, and outcomes of Educational policy: The case of the diversity Initiative in NYC Public Elementary Schools. (Lauren Krivo, Hana Shepherd, Zaire Dinzey-Flores, Joscha Legewie).

Benjamin Foley. Confederate Flags and Black Power: Exploring the Anti-Racist Discourse of the Young Patriots Organization. (Zaire Dinzey-Flores, Judith Gerson, Jozsef Borocz).

Victoria Gonzalez. Social Movements and Social Media: An interrogation of what constitutes legitimacy for digital activists and activism. (Karen Cerulo, Mary Chayko, Joanna Kempner).

Tsai-Yen Han. Dirt Management: Cleanliness, Child Hygiene, and Child Care in the United States. (Joanna Kempner, Norah MacKendrick, Eviatar Zerubavel, Emily Bosk).

Jorie Hofstra. Narrating the Neurally-Disrupted Self: Brain, Self, and Society in the Attribution of Dysregulated Anger. (Allan Horwitz, Judith Gerson, Joanna Kempner, Eviatar Zerubavel).

Hwa-Yen Huang. Crisis Events, In Betweenness, and Epistemic Transformation: A Phenomenological Study of Autobiographies of Illness and Political Violence. (Eviatar Zerubavel, Richard Williams, Judith Gerson, Joanna Kempner).

Ying-Chao Kao. Transnational Circuits of Knowledge and Sexuality: How US Christian Conservatism Circulates to Shape Gender Equity Education in Taiwan. (Arlene Stein, Zakia Salime, Richard Williams).

Brandon Kramer. Biomedical MultiplicitiTs: How the Pharmaceutical Industry Reclassifies Risk to Promote Testosterone Use. (Kristen Springer, Joanna Kempner, Catherine Lee).

Lauren Murphy. Living Arrangements and Older Adult Health: A Critical Race Perspective. (Deborah Carr, Lauren Krivo, Julie Phillips, Dawne Mouzon).

Irina Nicorici. Soviet Citizenship Deconstructed: Archives of Belonging and the Intersections of Gender, Race, Nationality, and Jus Laboris in Moldova (1948-2000). (Judith Gerson, Jozsef Borocz, Eviatar Zerubavel). 

Jason Phillips. The Socio-emotional Impact of Robbery on Social Networks: A Qualitative Study of Victim and Supporter Perspectives. (Lauren Krivo, Patrick Carr, Karen Cerulo).

Teja Pristavec. Three Essays on the Caregiving Experience: Informal Caregivers' Perception of Burden and Benefits, the Importance of Coping Resources, and How Caregiver Experience Matters for Care Recipients. (Sharon Bzostek, Deborah Carr, Lenna Nepomnyaschy, Emily Greenfield Cohen).

Muqaddas Pulotova. Racialization of Post-Soviet Identities: The Case of Central Asian Migrants in Russia. (Paul Hirschfield, Catherine Lee, Ali Chaudhary).

Alicia Raia-Hawrylak. The Social Patterning of Victimization in Schools: Understanding Context to Improve School and Classroom Climates. (Patrick J. Carr, Lauren J. Krivo, Phaedra Daipha, Hana Shepherd).

Lilia Raileanu. Indeterminate Waiting: The Experience, Communication, and Visualization. (Sarah Rosenfield, Norah MacKendrick, Arlene Stein).

Eunkyung Song. Power From the Fingertips: How to Write and Work Together in Digital Media in Korea. (Paul McLean, Richard Williams, Judith Gerson).

Lindsay Stevens. Reproductive Planning and Ambivalence at the Intersection of Public Health, Professional Practice, and Lay Experience. (Joanna Kempner, Deborah Carr, Catherine Lee, Norah MacKendrick).

Andrew Stroffolino. The Scientist's Dilemma: the Ethics of Advocacy. (Lee Clarke, Phaedra Daipha, Thomas Rudel).

Niina Vuolajarvi. Precarious Intimacies - Sex Work and Migration in the Nordic Prostitution Regime. (Arlene Stein, Zaire Dinzey-Flores, Catherine Lee, Carole Vance).

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