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Panel discussion on International Jobs in Sociology

Friday, May 21, 2021
10:00 AM PDT via Zoom

Considering an international career in Sociology? Join Dr. Aliya Hamid Rao (London School of Economics), Dr. Jessica Tollette (IE University, Madrid), and Dr. Erynn Masi de Casanova (American Sociological Association) for a discussion about applying for Sociology jobs abroad. The panel will focus on jobs requiring a Ph.D., but earlier career students are welcome to attend. Please email to request the Zoom meeting info.


Our Guest Presenters:

Dr. Aliya Hamid Rao is a sociologist and qualitative researcher studying the institutions of paid work and family life through a gendered lens. Her most research project was a study of unemployment amongst American couples in the professional middle class, from which she published a book titled Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment (University of California Press, 2020). Aliya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics. Prior to this she worked at the School of Social Sciences at Singapore Management University. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania (2016), after which she held a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research.


Dr. Jessica Tollette is the academic director of the Bachelor in Behavior and Social Sciences at IE University in Madrid, Spain. In addition to her role as academic director, she also teaches courses on research methods, diversity and cross-cultural understanding, communication skills and behavioral science. She serves as a Scholar-in-Residence at IE’s Africa Center where she leads the Odysseys project, which aims to explore and promote the belonging of Africans and Afro-descendants in multi-national, multi-gender and multi-ethnic communities. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology at Harvard University and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Hispanic Studies.


Dr. Erynn Masi de Casanova is Director of Research, Professional Development, and Academic Affairs at the American Sociological Association (ASA). She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) in 2009. Before joining ASA, she was Professor of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati, where she directed the Kunz Center for Social Research. Trained as an urban ethnographer, her research explores gender, work, and embodiment in the Americas. She is an award-winning author of several books, including Making Up the Difference: Women, Beauty, and Direct Selling in Ecuador; Buttoned Up: Clothing, Conformity, and White-Collar Masculinity; and Dust and Dignity: Domestic Employment in Contemporary Ecuador (which will be published in a Spanish edition in 2022).