Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology

Graduate Student Profiles

 

 
Name: Ashley Baber
Program: Ph.D. Candidate
Research Interests: Urban sociology, political economy.
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Name: William H. Burr
Program: MA
Research Interests: Political economy
Email: wburr@luc.edu

Name: Bill Byrnes
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Sociology of race and ethnicity, political sociology with a focus on the effects of racialized mass incarceration, neoliberalism, poverty and inequality.
Email:
 wbyrnes@luc.edu

Name: Soulit Chacko
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: 
Families, immigration/migration, transnational feminism, race, gender, and class. 
Email: schacko1@luc.edu

 

Name: Patrick CoatarPeter
Program: M.A.
Research Interests: Environmental sociology, sociology of development, political sociology. 
Email: 
pcoatarpeter@luc.edu

 
Name: Jennifer E. Cossyleon
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Urban social policy, gender, crime, law, deviance, civic engagement/social movements.
 
Name: Beth L. Dougherty
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Religion, the body/embodiment, culture, technology.
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Name: William Drust
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Science and technology, medical sociology, social ethics.
Name: Francis Flynn
Program: M.A.
Research Interests: Urban sociology, market research analysis, mass media, statistics. 
Name: Stephen Gabourel
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Sociology of religion, social pyschology, race relations, and collective action.
Name: Catherine Gillis
Program: Ph.D. 
Research Interests: Urban studies, social inequality, housing and social welfare policy, community organizations. 
Name: Susan Haarman
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: 
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Name: Bilal Hussain
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Race and ethnic relations, sociology of religion, racial and religious identity. 
 
Name: Courtney Irby
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Gender, families, religion, marriage, qualitative research methods, sexualities, young adults, social change, relationships.

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Name: Melissa Kinsella 
Program: M.A.
Research Interests: Gender and sexuality, sociology of violence, social policy. 

Name: Megan Rigsby Klein
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Race/ethnicity, urban sociology, politics, culture. 
Email: mrigsbyklein@luc.edu

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Name: Kevin Miller
Program:
M.A. 
Research interests:
 Urban sociology, violent offending, masculinities studies, crime and delinquency. 
 
Name: Jonathan Neidorf
Program: M.A.
Research Interests: Sociology of religion, counterculture, popular music.
Name: Jenna Ofenloch
Program: M.A.
Research Interests: Mental health, violence, urban areas, sex and gender.
Name: Steven Sacco
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Economic sociology, sociology of science and technology, organizational sociology.
 
Name: Serhan Tanriverdi
Program:
Ph.D.
Research Interests:
 Sociology of religion, Islamic renewal/reform movements, social theory, qualitative research methods. 
 

Name: Sarah Trunnel
Program: M.A.
Research interests: Consumption and consumer culture theory (CCT), branding/brand cultures, globalization, consumer activism and social movements.
Email: strunnel@luc.edu

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Name: Joshua Turner
Program: M.A.
Research interests: Sex, gender, sexuality, race.
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Name: Steven Tuttle
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Urban sociology, race/ethnicity, inequality, culture and media.
Email: stuttle2@luc.edu

Name: Anna Wilcoxson
Program: M.A.
Research Interests: Urban foodways: the intersectionality of gender roles, race, and socio-economic status in the collection and preparation of food; political economy, nutritionalization of eating.
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Name: Cameron Williams
Program: Ph.D. Candidate
Research interests: Race/ethnicity, urban housing, stratification, black masculinity. 
 

Name: Quintin Williams
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Race/ethnicity, religion in politics, political culture, medical sociology.
Email: gwilliams@luc.edu

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Name: Sean Young
Program:
Ph.D.
Research Interests: 
Public and applied sociology, urban theory, social movements, housing and gentrification, collaborative community based research, political sociology, sociology of culture and media, race/ethnicity.