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Robert Crosnoe, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Ph.D. Job Candidates

The Department of Sociology is pleased to present its current job market candidates. The candidates' dissertation titles, supervisors, and webpages with links to their CVs can be found below. For any questions concerning the students or for further assistance in contacting prospective candidates, please contact the Department at (512) 232-6300 or

Travis Beaver, Ph.D., 2015
Dissertation: “Wayward Heterosexuals: The Sexual and Gender Politics of Ambiguous Sexual Identity”
Supervisor: Ben Carrington

Julie Beicken, Ph.D., 2015
Dissertation: “Post-9/11 Morality: Justifications for Torture in the US 'War on Terror' ”
Supervisor: Sheldon Ekland-Olson

Jessica Dunning-Lozano, Ph.D., 2015
Dissertation: “Removal, Isolation, and Discipline in Texas Schools: An Ethnographic Study of a 6th-12th Grade Disciplinary Alternative Education Program”
Supervisors: Javier Auyero and Robert Crosnoe

Erika Grajeda, Ph.D., 2015
Dissertation: “On the Corner: Gender, Race, and the Making of Day Labor Markets in New York City and San Francisco”
Supervisors: Javier Auyero and Christine Williams

Janet Kuo, Ph.D., 2015
Dissertation: “Divergent Patterns of Union Transition among Cohabitors by Race-Ethnicity and Education”
Supervisor: Kelly Raley

David McClendon, Ph.D., 2015
Dissertation: “The Implications of Social and Geographic Stratification for Marriage Differentials”
Supervisor: Kelly Raley

Kate Prickett, Ph.D., 2015
Dissertation: “The Work Lives and Parenting Behaviors of Mothers of Young Children”
Supervisor: Robert Crosnoe

Neveen Shafeek Amin, Ph.D., 2015
Dissertation: “Acculturation and Health: The Case of Middle Eastern Immigrants in the United States”
Supervisors: Marc Musick and Robert Hummer

Esther Sullivan, Ph.D., 2015
Dissertation: “Housing Insecurity and Eviction in Redeveloping Mobile Home Parks”
Supervisor: Javier Auyero

Maggie Tate, Ph.D., 2015
Dissertation: “Wasteland to Wonderland: The Politics of Aesthetics and Homeless Management in Austin's Urban Core”
Supervisor: Ben Carrington

Christine Wheatley, Ph.D., 2015
Dissertation: “No Place Like Home: The American Deportation Regime and Returning Migrants in Mexico”
Supervisors: Nestor Rodriguez and Sharmila Rudrappa

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