Dissertations in Progress

(Updated April 2017)

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

Crystal Bedley. The Ethnically Ambiguous Generation: Perceptions of Interracial Families in Television Commercials. (Catherine Lee, Karen Cerulo, Patricia Roos).

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

Angela Butts. The Tradition–Innovation Dilemma: Authenticity, Transformation, and the Subcultural Economy of Goth. (Arlene Stein, Patrick Carr, 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).

Laurie Cohen. Newark Public Schools: A Case Study Correlates of Student Education Outcomes for Two Recent Graduation Cohorts. (Deborah Carr, Julie Phillips, Kristen Springer).

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

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).

Kelly Kato. Expanding the Immigrant Health Paradox: Self-Rated Health and Acculturation to the United States. (Julie Phillips, Sharon Bzostek, Sarah Rosenfield, Peter Guarnaccia).

Elizabeth Luth. Advancing our Understanding of a Good Death: How social inequalities, end-of-life planning, and proxy characteristics influence our understanding of "good death" using multidimensional measures of perceived death quality. (Deborah Carr, Julie Phillips, Kristen Springer).

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). 

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).

Eiko Saeki. Boundary of Personhood: Medicalization of Reproduction and the Conceptualization of Beginning of Life in Japan. (Eviatar Zerubavel, Joanna Kempner, Phaedra Daipha, Karen Cerulo).

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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