Brandeis PhDs on the Market

Sara Chaganti
Date of PhD: May 2016
Research/Teaching Interests: Sociology of Work, Sociology of Culture, Poverty and Inequality
Social Welfare Policy, Program and Policy Implementation and Evaluation, Mixed Methods Research
Dissertation Title: "Ready for Work: Dissertation: “Ready for Work: Preparing Low-Income Adults for Work through Job Readiness Training”
Dissertation Committee: Carmen Sirianni (Chair), Thomas Shapiro, Janet Boguslaw, Laura Miller, Steven Vallas (Northeastern University)

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Casey Clevenger
Date of PhD: February 2016
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

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Alexis Mann
Research/Teaching Interests: how regional and city context shapes economic inequality; in particular, her research focuses on how families build and sustain economic security, in the face of increasing rates of economic insecurity nationally.
Dissertation Title: The Geography of Middle Class Economic Security: Does Location Matter?
Dissertation Committee: Thomas Shapiro (Chair), Laura Miller, David Cunningham, Grant Ritter, Thomas Sugrue (University of Pennsylvania)

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Catherine Tan
Research/Teaching Interests: Medical Sociology, Science Knowledge & Technology, Social Movements, Qualitative Methods, Disability, Mental Health
Dissertation Title: Challenging Autism: Exploration of the Neurodiversity and Alternative Biomedical Movements
Dissertation Committee: Peter Conrad (Chair), Sara Shostak, and Laura Miller
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