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Berchick photo Edward Berchick, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2010. B.A., Health and Societies, University of Pennsylvania, 2008. M.P.H., Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale University, 2010. Interests: health, inequality/stratification, and social demography
Bietsch photo Kristin Bietsch, Program in Population Studies. Entered Fall 2010. B.A., Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2010. Interests: population and development, demographic methods, and fertility
Breton photo Etienne Breton, Program in Population Studies. Entered Fall 2013. B.Sc., Anthropology, University of Montreal, 2010. Interests: household and family demography, anthropological demography and the social demography of India.
Cheng photo Cheng C Cheng, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2012. B.A., Sociology, University of Wisconsin, 2012. Interests: demography and aging
Coffey photo Diane Coffey, Woodrow Wilson School. Entered Fall 2010. B.A., Sociology, Villanova University, 2006. M.P.A, Development Studies, Princeton University, 2010. Interests: demography, development economics, early life health in India, survey methodology
Cohen photo Elisha A. Cohen, Population and Social Policy Program. Entered Fall 2013. B.A., Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2003. M.A., Economics, Hunter College, 2012. Interests: demography, health, and policy.
Dixon photo Angela R. Dixon, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2012. B.S., Psychology and Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011. Interests: race/ethnicity, sociology of education, social stratification
Easley photo Janeria A. Easley, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2011. B.A., Sociology and English, Duke University, 2011. Interests: domestic and global stratification, social mobility, race and ethnicity, economic sociology
Feehan photo Dennis Feehan, Program in Population Studies. Entered Fall 2008. B.A., Mathematics, Harvard College, 2002. Interests: networks, population health, population and development, demographic methods
Gaydosh photo Lauren Gaydosh, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2009. B.A., Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 2007. Interests: health, family, inequality, economic sociology and African demography
Gentsch photo Kerstin Gentsch, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2008. B.A., Economics and Linguistics & Language, Swarthmore College, 2005. Interests: higher education, social demography, survey methodology
Gillion photo Leah L. Gillion, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2013. BS, Economics, Florida A&M University, 2004. MA, Math Education, University of Rochester, 2007. Interests: sociology of education, race and ethnicity, and public policy
Golann photo Joanne W. Golann, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2008. B.A., English, Amherst College, 2004. M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2006. Interests: education, social inequality, gender, and ethnography
Gottlieb photo Aaron J. Gottlieb, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2011. B.A., Public Affairs and Political Science, Syracuse University, 2007. Interests: intergenerational mobility of children in marginalized populations and life-course effects of childhood poverty
Grigoryeva photo Angelina Grigoryeva, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2010. B.A., Sociology, Moscow State University, Higher School of Economics, 2010. Interests: economic sociology, stratification, and quantitative methods
Holcombe photo Caroline A. Holcombe, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2012. B.A., Sociology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Rice University, 2009. Interests: sociology of the family, sociology of education, stratification
Horta photo Mariana Campos Horta, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2011. B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2007. Interests: inequality, migration, ethnicity, and health and educational outcomes
Ishizuka photo Patrick Ishizuka, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2010. B.A., Philosophy, Santa Clara University, 2004. Interests: gender, work-family issues
James photo Sarah A. James, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2012. B.A., Sociology, Rice University, 2012. Interests: demography, sociology of education, sociology of the family
Lehner photo Vanessa L. Lehner, Population and Social Policy Program. Entered Fall 2013. B.A., Human Sciences, Oxford University, 2012. Interests: family formation trends, educational attainment in second- and third-generation migrants
Mahmud photo Ayesha S. Mahmud, Population and Social Policy Program. Entered Fall 2012. B.A., Physics and Economics, Carleton College, 2009. Interests: infectious disease modeling, population dynamics and infectious disease transmission
Marin photo Celeste Marin, Program in Population Studies. Entered Fall 2013. B.A., Govt and Foreign Affairs and LAS, University of Virginia, 1992. M.P.H., International Health and Development, Tulane University, 2000. Interests: fertility, maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity, and inequality, particularly as it relates to migration and ethnicity.
Mirakhur photo Zitsi Mirakhur, Population and Social Policy Program. Entered Fall 2011. B.A., Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago, 2008. Interests: educational outcomes, poverty, family and community structures, inequality, urbanization
Mittleman photo Joel J. Mittleman, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2013. B.A., Economics, Swarthmore College, 2009. M.A., Comparative Education, University of London, 2012. Interests: stratification, sociology of education, sociology of the family, and organizational theory.
Moullin photo Sophie C. Moullin, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2013. B.A., Social and Political Science, University of Cambridge, 2005. M.A., Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, Columbia University, 2012. Interests: inequality, social mobility, demography,and child and family wellbeing.
Nolan photo Laura B Nolan, Population and Social Policy Program. Entered Fall 2011. B.A., Psychology and Spanish, Tufts University, 2006. M.Sc., Public Health, Harvard University, 2011. Interests: health and population policy, urbanization, inequality
Rivas photo Alejandro Rivas, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2006. M.A., Sociology, Stanford University, 2006. B.A., Health and Health Policy, Stanford University, 2006. Interests: immigration, poverty, inequality, assimilation
Santana photo Emilce A. Santana, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2013. B.A., Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 2013. Interests: immigration, social stratification, and race/ethnicity.
Sayi photo Takudzwa Sayi, Program in Population Studies. Entered Fall 2010. B.Com. (Hon), Actuarial Science, National University of Science & Technology, Zimbabwe, 2007. M.Phil., Demography, University of Cape Town, 2009. Interests: reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, fertility, and marriage in sub-Saharan Africa, and demographic methods for incomplete data
Sugie photo Naomi Sugie, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2007. B.A., Urban Studies, Columbia University, 2003. Interests: crime and criminal justice system, inequality, families,new technologies for data collection
Sully photo Elizabeth Sully, Woodrow Wilson School. Entered Fall 2009. B.A., Joint Honors Political Science and IDS, McGill University, 2008. Interests: health, family demography, gender, partnership formation/dissolution, HIV/AIDS, and sexual network analysis
Tannen photo Jonathan C. Tannen, Woodrow Wilson School. Entered Fall 2010. B.S., Physics and Math, Harvard, 2007. M.S.Ed., Education, University of Pennsylvania, 2009. Interests: the internal structure of cities, segregation, youth development and mathematical modeling of emergent structures
Thorkelson photo Catherine Thorkelson, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2010. B.A., Evolutionary Biology, Columbia University, 2007. M.Sc., Human Geography, Umeå University, Sweden, 2010. Interests: international migration, inequality, race and ethnic studies, comparative sociology
Todd photo Megan Todd, Woodrow Wilson School. Entered Fall 2010. B.A., Economics, Harvard University, 2003. Interests: biodemography, spatial demography, health disparities, health measurement, social and economic determinants of health
Winter photo Amy K. Winter, Program in Population Studies. Entered Fall 2011. B.A., International Relations and History, University of Georgia , 2007. M.P.H., Public Health, Emory University, 2011. Interests: global health disparities, particularly women’s reproductive health in low-resource settings
Wright Fox photo Melanie Wright Fox, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2011. A.B., Public Policy and Theater Studies, Duke University, 2009. Interests: how neighborhoods and families contribute to social inequalities and in social policies that mitigate early-life disadvantage
Yiu photo Jessica Yiu, Department of Sociology. Entered Fall 2008. B.A., Sociology, University of Toronto, 2006. M.A., Sociology, University of Toronto, 2008. Interests: immigration, race and ethnic relations, and network analysis
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New Students

This fall we welcome seven new students to OPR.

Visiting Student Research Collaborators

Are Skeie Hermansen photo Are Skeie Hermansen,a PhD Candidate in Department of Sociology and Human Geography (Oslo). He has a Master’s in Sociology, University of Oslo and is visiting OPR in the fall of 2013 under the sponsorship of Marta Tienda. His interests are immigration, sociology of education, ethnic and social stratification and his dissertation is titled “Coming of Age, Getting Ahead? Adult Life Chances among Immigrant Children”.

Miriam Evensen photo Miriam Evensen,a PhD Candidate in Department of Sociology and Human Geography (Oslo). She has a Master’s in Sociology, University of Oslo and is visiting OPR in the fall of 2013 under the sponsorship of Sara McLanahan. Her dissertation is titled “The Long-Run Effects of Adverse Mental Health in Adolescence on Life Chances in the Transition to Adulthood”.

Kelvin KC Seah  photo Kelvin KC Seah ,a PhD Candidate from the University of Otago. He received his Honour’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from the National University of Singapore. He is currently visiting OPR under the sponsorship of Marta Tienda. Kelvin's research interests lie in the fields of Migration and Education Economics. His PhD dissertation examines the impacts that international migration has on host societies.

New Faces

For more information about newcomers please see the new faces page or the listings on this page.

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