Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology

Current Graduate Students

 

 

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Name: Sylvia Acosta Chávez
Program: M.A.
Research Interests: Human Rights, Immigration, Culture, Stratification and Inequality, Mixed Methods Research
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Name: Ashley Baber
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Urban Sociology, Political Sociology and Political Economy. More specifically, I am interested in changing urban landscapes and the intersection of labor informality and public space.
 
 
Name: Alex Baker
Program: BA/MA
Research Interests: 
 
Name: Christine Breit
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Urban Sociology; Public and Applied Sociology; Housing, Community Development, and Neighborhood Change
  Name: William H. Burr
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Political economy
Email: wburr@luc.edu
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Name: Joseph Martin Butler
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: 
 ‌ Name: Bill Byrnes
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: sociology of race and ethnicity, political sociology, mass incarceration, neoliberalism, poverty and inequality. Bill's current research focuses on middle-class experiences with mass incarceration and the racial state.
Email:
 wbyrnes@luc.edu
 ‌ Name: Soulit Chacko
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests:
gender & families, international migration, citizenship, race & ethnicity, and transnational feminism 
Email: schacko1@luc.edu
 
Name: Jennifer E. Cossyleon
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: collective behavior, race, gender, and class, social policy, and family. Through an intersectional lens, my dissertation studies how parents, primarily Black and Latina mothers and grandmothers, participate and experience an understudied family-focused grassroots model of community organizing for social change in Chicago. My research is uncovering the many ways in which community organizing shapes gendered family life and the importance of recognizing organizing impacts beyond publicly stated organizational goals. This work informs discussions of how we can increase and support the democratic participation of immigrant and communities of color.
   
Name: Megan M. Daly
Program: M.A.
Research Interests: Families, social psychology, education
 
Name: Michelle Schooler Dodson
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: 
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Name: Beth L. Dougherty
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Religion, ritual, embodiment, symbolic interaction, gender, politics, and technology. Beth’s dissertation examines the relationship between sensory narratives and religious experience, with a focus on the social elements of bodily meaning-making.
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Name: William Drust
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: medical sociology, science and technology studies (STS), and qualitative methods
 
Name: JinJin Du
Program: M.A.
Research Interests:
Email: jdu5@luc.edu
 
Name: Christopher Paul Duncan
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests:
 
Name: Lynsey Ellingwood
Program: M.A.
Research Interests:
 
Name: Catherine Gillis
Program: Ph.D. 
Research Interests: Urban studies, social inequality, housing and social welfare policy, community organizations. 
  Name: Nathalia Hernandez Vidal
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: Stephanie Jean-Baptiste
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests:  
  Name: Corina Justine Kane
Program: M.A.
Research Interests:  
  Name: Jaspreet Kaur
Program: M.A.
Research Interests:  
 
Name: Melissa Kinsella 
Program: Ph.D.
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
Name: Dana Rose LaVergne
Program: M.A.
Research Interests: Gender, sexuality, and medical sociology
 
Name: Skky Martin
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: 
 
Name: Julia Mendes
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Race and Ethnicity, Immigration and Migration, Gender, Sociology of the Body 
 
Name: Jonathan Neidorf
Program: M.A.
Research Interests: religion, politics, disability, Catholic pro-life activism and parish culture
 
Name: Jessica Ordinario
Program: M.A.
Research Interests: 
 
Name: Christina Ortiz
Program: M.A.
Research Interests: Religion, volunteerism, parish culture, inequality, incarceration
 
Name: Joseph Allen Renow
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: 
 
Name: Monica A Reyna
Program: M.A.
Research Interests: sociology of knowledge, cultural sociology, political sociology and social science research methods
 
Name: Joel M Ritsema
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: 
 
Name: Richard Rodriguez
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: 
 
Name: Steven Sacco
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Economic sociology, sociology of science and technology, organizational sociology.
 
Name: John Henry Sienkiewicz III
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: labor, urban sociology, and public sociology
 
Name: Serhan Tanriverdi
Program:
Ph.D.
Research Interests:
 Sociology of Religion, Qualitative Research Methods, Islam and Muslims in the West 
 

Name: Brittany Ann Terry
Program: M.A.
Research Interests: affordable housing, homelessness, race relations, urban studies
Name: Sarah Thorngate
Program: M.A.
Research Interests: religion, education, culture, class, and social theory
 
Name: Colleen M. Tolan
Program: M.A.
Research interests: 
 
Name: Joshua Turner
Program: M.A.
Research interests: Sex, gender, sexuality, race.
 
Name: Steven Tuttle
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Urban sociology, race/ethnicity, inequality, culture and media.
Email: stuttle2@luc.edu
 
Name: Silvia Valadez
Program: BA/MA
Research interests: 
 
Name: Leslie Erin Watland
Program: Ph.D.
Research interests: Gender/Sexuality, LGBTQ, Sociology of Higher Education, Sociology of Violence, Policy Studies
 
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: qwilliams@luc.edu
 
Name: Ryan SC Wong
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Sociology of Religion, social theory, deviant and delinquent
 
Name: Kyle R Woolley
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: political sociology, social movements, families, development, globalization, Latin America, urban marginality with a focus on the politics of water in informal urban settlements in the Global South
 
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.
 
Name: Fatema Zohara
Program: Ph.D.
Research Interests: