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Amanda Admire

Research Interests: Intimate partner violence, policing, criminology, gender and crime, intersectionality, qualitative methods

Dissertation Title: Policing Domestic Violence: Examining the Impact of Organizational, Extralegal, and Attitudinal Factors on Officer Decision Making

Committee: Sharon Oselin (chair), Tanya Nieri, and Alfredo Mirandé

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Alexis A. Álvarez, M.A.

Research Interests: PEGSC and Institutions/Organizations.

Dissertation Title: The Structure of Global Governance: Multivariate and Network Analyses of Foreign Aid, Trade, and IGO Membership, 1919 – 2015

Committee: Christopher Chase-Dunn (chair), Robert Hanneman, and Ellen Reese

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Ian Breckenridge-Jackson

Research and Teaching Interests: Race, class, and gender inequality; social movements and social change; volunteerism and volunteer tourism; political sociology; disasters and environmental sociology; qualitative and quantitative research methods (mixed methods)

Dissertation Title: The Impacts of Disaster Recovery Volunteerism(s): A Case Study of Post-Katrina New Orleans

Dissertation Committee: Ellen Reese (chair), Katja Guenther, and Christopher Chase-Dunn

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Caryn Bell Gerstenberger

Research Interests: Intimate Partner Violence, Criminology, Gender, Inequality, and Gender & Crime

Dissertation Title: Same-Sex Intimate Partner Violence: An Analysis of Violence Among Gay Men

Dissertation Committee: Robert Nash Parker (chair), Kirk R. Williams, and Tanya Nieri

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Matthew Grindal

Research Interests: Ethnic Identity, Ethnic-Racial Socialization, Theories of Criminal Offending, Race and Crime, Public Health, Identity Theory, Social Identity Theory

Dissertation Title: A Theoretical Development of the Relationship between Ethnic Identity and Psychological Health

Dissertation Committee: Peter J. Burke (Char), Tanya Nieri, Jan E. Stets, and Scott Savage

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Ronald Kwon

Research Interests: Immigration, Inequality, Race and ethnic relations, Quantitative Methods, Demography, Political economy

Dissertation Title: Multiculturalism in the age of immigration: Diversity, cultural rights and potential conflict.

Committee: Matthew Mahutga (chair), Augustine Kposowa, Sharon Oselin and David Brady (Public Policy).

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Paul Peterson

Research Areas: Political Economy, Economic Sociology, Sociological Theory, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

Dissertation Title: Financial Capitalists in Nonfinancial Industries: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of the Causes and Consequences of Financialization.

Dissertation Committee: Matthew Mahutga (co-chair), Christopher Chase-Dunn (co-chair), Raymond Russell

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Christopher Vito

Research Interests: Race, Class, and Gender Inequality, Popular Culture, Political Economy and Social Change, Qualitative Methods

Dissertation Title: Just Say No to 360s: The Politics of Independent Hip-Hop

Dissertation Committee: Ellen Reese (Chair), Adalberto Aguirre, Alfredo Mirande, and Lan Duong

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Erin Wolbeck

Research Interests: Sexual Offenses and Offenders, Criminal Justice Policy, and Juvenile Delinquency

Dissertation Title: “A Spatial Examination of Residency Restriction Legislation: The Impact of Social Disorganization and Social Services"

Committee: Robert Nash Parker (Chair), David A. Sawnson, Tanya Nieri

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