Department of Sociology

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

Kate Averett, Ph.D., 2016
Dissertation: “Gender, Sexuality, the Family, and Homeschooling”
Supervisor: Christine Williams

Sarah Blanchard, Ph.D., 2016
Dissertation: “Academic and Social Influences of Underrepresented Adolescents' Perceptions of Opportunity and Plans for the Future”
Supervisor: Catherine Riegle-Crumb

Caitlyn Collins, Ph.D., 2016
Dissertation: “Work-Family Policies and Working Mothers: A Comparative Study of Germany, Sweden, Italy, and the United States”
Supervisor: Christine Williams

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

Pamela Neumann, Ph.D., 2016
Dissertation: “No Safe Place: Violence against Women, Legal Activism, and the Gendered State in Nicaragua”
Supervisors: Javier Auyero and Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez

Cristian Paredes, Ph.D., 2016
Dissertation: “Multidimensional Ethno-Racial Status in Latin American Contexts of Mestizaje
Supervisor: Nestor Rodriguez

Marcos Perez, Ph.D., 2016
Dissertation: “Iron Fellows: Commitment and Activism in a Poor People’s Movement”
Supervisor: Javier Auyero

Ori Swed, Ph.D., 2015
Dissertation: “Aid in Conflict: Nongovernmental Organizations and State Repression”
Supervisor: Ari Adut and Alex Weinreb

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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