Department of Sociology University of Oregon
 

Home  /  Academics  /  Graduate Program  / 

Graduate Students

name + contact personal statement research interests
Current Students
Miriam Abelson
Send Email
  Gender, Sexualities, Transgender, Masculinities, Intersections of Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality, Research Methodology
Camila Alvarez
Send Email
Curriculum Vitae

2012: B.A. Sociology & Mathematics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Environmental and Urban Sociology, Statistical Methods
Jordan Besek
Send Email
Curriculum Vitae
  Environmental Sociology, Urban and Community Sociology, Theory, Political Sociology, Animals and Society
Martha Camargo
Send Email
   
Matthew Clement
Send Email
Curriculum Vitae
 

Environmental Sociology, Urbanization, Political-Economic and Demographic Drivers of Environmental Change Quantitative and Spatial Methods

Cassie Comley
Send Email
   
Seth Crawford
Send Email
   
Jeanine Cunningham
Send Email
   
Dimitra Cupo
Send Email
Curriculum Vitae
  contemporary social theory, feminist theory, sociology of science, social construction of deviance, social institution of mothering
Madhurima Das
Send Email
   
Jason DeHaan
Send Email
   

Tracy DeHaan

Send Email

Curriculum Vitae

I graduated from San Jose State University in December of 2008 where I received my BA in Behavioral Science and Sociology. In spring of 2011 I completed my Master's of Science in sociology from University of Oregon. My Master's project examined the representation of teen suicide clusters in online media. In spring of 2012 I completed my comprehensive examination in the area of sociological social psychology and family. I am now entering my fourth year in the program. I am currently conducting pilot research for my dissertation that examines the relationship between food, family, and personal identity.  
Sierra Deutsch
Send Email
   
David Dominguez
Send Email
   
Shauna Dyer
Send Email
  inequality, mobility and research methodology

Christina Ergas
Send Email

Curriculum Vitae

I am currently working on my dissertation, which I expect to defend in 2013. In my research, I utilize a comparative case-study design that includes fieldwork I conducted in both Cuba and the United States. With these cases I compare urban sustainability projects, particularly urban agriculture and communal living, in two different political and economic contexts to highlight the opportunities and constraints associated with both contexts. My goal with this research is to use this comparison to illuminate the challenges that urban planners and activists must contend with in order to mitigate the social and environmental damages that the legacy of industrial cities has left us.

Beyond my dissertation, some of my research interests include the environment, gender, and the world-system. In research published in Organization and Environment, I investigated an ecovillage, or an intentional community that focuses on tending to the natural environment and building human community. I examined how ecovillagers' negotiated collective goals for sustainability in spite of restrictive regulations and dominant consumer ideologies. In a collaborative project with my mentor, Richard York, we published research utilizing quantitative methods and cross-national data to examine global gender inequality and the social structural forces leading to environmental degradation. Based on this research, we published articles in the Journal of World-Systems Research and in Social Science Research. We published another article in Nature and Culture examining trends in natural resource extraction in Asia.

Gender, Gender and Environment, Environmental Sociology, Environmental Justice, Social Movements, Food Systems, Political Economy of Agriculture, Globalization and Development, and Urbanization

Jeff Ewing
Send Email

Curriculum Vitae

   
Justin Fontenot
Send Email
   

Matthew Friesen
Send Email

Curriculum Vitae

Matthew completed his Master's Degree in Sociology at the University of Oregon in 2010 with a thesis entitled Contesting Social Violence: Counter Recruitment and Resistance to the ?U.S. Military in Public Education. He completed his Comprehensive Exam in Environmental Sociology in 2011 with a focus on environmental justice and agricultural relationships. Matthew is utilizing the Wasby-Johnson Fellowship Award during 2012 to advance his dissertation research entitled Suturing the Rifts: An Analysis of the U.S. Food Sovereignty Movement which utilizes social network analysis and field research to map the relational structure and framing dynamics of Food Sovereignty and Food Justice organizations. Matthew anticipates graduating in the Spring of 2014 with his PhD and looks forward to teaching and continued social movement research.

Sociological Theory & Research Methods

Introduction to Sociology

Sociology of Religion

Social Movements

Environmental Sociology

Sociology of Food Systems

Peace & Justice Studies

Jeff Gunn
Send Email
   
Andres Guzman
Send Email
 

Ecological Economics, Environmental Sociology, Food Systems and Agriculture, International Development, Latin American Studies, Political Economy of the World-System, Sociology of Science, Knowledge, and Technology

Chris Hardnack
Send Email
   

Andrea Herrera
Send Email

  Sexuality, gender, intersectionality, queer theory
Cade Jameson
Send Email
   
Shih-Chi Lin
Send Email
   
Jesse Lowe
Send Email
   
Heather Marek
Send Email
 

Civil liberties, peace and conflict resolution, democracy reform

David A. Martin, Jr.
Send Email
Curriculum Vitae

David A. Martin Jr.  is currently a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Oregon. His research and teaching interests involve the synthesis of the study of race and ethnicity with various strands of cultural sociology, critical theory, information and communication and technology studies, and both qualitative and quantitative methods 

Information and Communications Technologies, Racial Stratification, Racial and Ethnic Identity Formation, Social Network Analysis

Robert McDonough
Send Email
   
Julius McGee
Send Email
 

Environmental sociology and political economy: specifically, the ineffectiveness and problems associated with "green capitalist" development

Elizabeth Miller
Send Email
   
Rob Molinar
Send Email
Curriculum Vitae
   
Mitch Monsour
Send Email
   
Uyen (Cindy) Nguyen
Send Email
 

Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Asian American Studies, Women of Color Feminism, and Intersectionality

Current research focus: Second Generation Vietnamese Americans and ethnic identity formation

Kathryn Norton-Smith
Send Email
   

Brian Ott
Send Email
Curriculum Vitae

  Work and Occupations, Microinteractionist Theory, and Ethnomethodology/Conversation Analysis
Stephanie Raymond
Send Email
Curriculum Vitae
  adoption, family, gender, race and ethnicity, and qualitative methods
Katie Rodgers
Send Email
   
Brian Rosenberg
Send Email
  political economy, environment and water
Jessica Schultz
Send Email
   
Evan Shenkin
Send Email
   
Lauren Stewart
Send Email
   
Intan Suwandi
Send Email
   
MeCherri Tarver
Send Email
   
Kathleen Thomas
Send Email
   
Craig Van Pelt
Send Email

2011: B.A. Psychology (Minor: Women's & Ethnic Studies), University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

General Research Interests:
Sociology of Development / Globalization, International Aid, Healthcare, Race, Class, Gender, Philippines, Poverty

Kathryn Warden
Send Email
   
Miranda Willette
Send Email
   
Ryan Wishart
Send Email
   
Tongyu Wu
Send Email
 

Labor, Inequality, Globalization, Gender, China.