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Brandeis PHDs on the Market

Casey Clevenger
Date of PhD: May 2015
Research/Teaching Interests: Sociology of Religion and Culture, Sociology of Gender and Sexuality, Global and Transnational Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, African Studies, Human Rights, Research Methods
Dissertation Title: "Women with Hearts as Wide as the World:" Gender, Race, and Inequality in Women's Transnational Religious Organizations
Dissertation Committee: Wendy Cadge (Chair), Karen Hansen, and Carmen Sirianni

Casey Clevenger

Jennifer Girouard
Date of PhD: May 2015
Research/Teaching Interests: Political Sociology, Sociology of Law, Sociology of Culture, Civic Engagement, Social Movements, Space and Place, Qualitative Research Methods
Dissertation Title: When Law Comes to Town: A Study of Massachusetts’ Affordable Housing Law
Dissertation Committee: Carmen Sirianni (Chair); Wendy Cadge; Gila Hayim

Jen Girouard

Meg Lovejoy
Date of PhD:
 February 2012
Research/Teaching Interests: Sociology of Gender, Race-Ethnicity, and Class; Sexualities; Families; Life Course Studies; Qualitative Methods; Sociology of Body & Health. 
Dissertation Title: Is Hooking Up Empowering for College Women? A Feminist Gramscian Perspective.
Dissertation Committee: Karen Hansen(Chair), Carmen Sirianni, Janet Giele, Gail Dines
Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Augustana College

Meg Lovejoy

Jill M. Smith
Date of PhD:
 February 2014
Research and Teaching Interests:
Sociology of Education
Sociology of Culture
Social Theory
Dissertation Title: The Role of Independent Educational Consultants in the College Application Process Dissertation Committee:
Wendy Cadge(Chair), David Cunningham, Laura Miller, Mary Brinton (Harvard)
Visiting Assistant Professor at St. Anselm College for Spring 2014

Jill Smith

Hannah Thomas 
Date of PhD:
 August 2012
Research/Teaching Interests: Social Movements; Urban Sociology; Qualitative Research Methods; Wealth and Inequality; Social Stratification; Economic Sociology; Social Policy; Housing Policy.
Dissertation Title: "Not for the Faint of Heart": Risk Shift in Foreclosure Sales in Boston.
Dissertation Committee: Thomas Shapiro (Chair), Laura Miller, David Cunningham, Janet Boguslaw, Guy Stuart.
Current Position: Senior Research Associate, Institute on Assets and Social Policy at the Heller School
2014-2015 Fellow at the Center on Financial Security at the University of Madison, Wisconsin

Hannah Thomas

Dana Zarhin

Date of PhD: August, 2013        
Research and Teaching Interests: Sociology of health and illness; Intersections of gender, ethnicity, and class; Feminist theories; Sociology of sleep; Sociology of body and embodiment; Qualitative Research Methods

Dissertation Title: Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a Patient Contested Illness: Pathways to and away from Medicalization
Dissertation Committee: Peter Conrad (chair), Karen V. Hansen, Sara Shostak, Valerie Leiter (Simmons College)
Current Position: Kreitman Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Health Systems Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel

Dana Zarhin