Doctoral Placements and Dissertations

The Department of Sociology Graduate Program has an enviable record of graduate job placements.

Doctoral Placements

2010 to Present

2018

  • Ethan Evans, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Sacramento State University
  • Krysti Ryan, Implementation Manager, College Transition, Stanford University
  • Valarie Feldman, Project Associate, Rosov Consulting Professional Services, Berkeley, California

2017

  • Angela Carter, Research & Policy Fellow, Policy Advocacy Clinic, UC Berkeley Law; postdoctoral scholar, Academy of Fellows, Rice University
  • Elizabeth Sweet, assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, San Jose State 
  • Jabou McCoy, assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, County College of Morris
  • Phyllis Jeffrey, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Davis
  • Emerald Nguyen, Fellow, The National Institute of Aging

2016

  • Emerald Nguyen, congressional fellow, American Sociological Association
  • Ethan Evans, QSCERT postdoctoral fellow, Center for Heathcare Policy and Research, UC Davis Health System
  • Jo Hale, research scientist, Max Planck Institute

2015

  • Parul Baxi, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Davis
  • Ali R. Chaudhary, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick; postdoctoral fellow, International Migration Institute, University of Oxford
  • Cassie Hartzog, postdoctoral fellow, Center for Regional Change, University of California, Davis
  • Jennifer Haylett, lecturer, University of Iowa
  • John Kincaid, assistant professor, Sociology, CSU Stanislaus
  • Le Phan, assistant coordinator, Special Transitional Enrichment Program, University of California, Davis

2014

  • Cara Chiaraluce, lecturer, Sociology, Santa Clara University
  • Nathaniel Freiburger, visiting assistant professor, Sociology, University of Kansas
  • Jabou McCoy, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Davis, and California State University, Sacramento
  • Mindy Romero, director, UC Davis California Civic Engagement Project, University of California, Davis
  • Miguel Ruiz, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Davis, and California State University, Sacramento
  • Elizabeth Sweet, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Davis

2013

  • Sarah Augusto, assistant professor, Sociology, Curry College, Massachusetts
  • Roxana Bahar, associate outcomes researcher, Oxford Outcomes, San Francisco
  • Jaime Becker, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Davis and postdoctoral research, UC Davis Medical School
  • Timothy Gutierrez, assistant professor, Riverside Community College
  • Daniel Herda, assistant professor, Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts
  • Jane Le Skaife, assistant professor, University of Tampa
  • Raoul Lievanos, assistant professor, University of Oregon
  • David Orzechowicz, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Davis, and California State University, Sacramento
  • Julie Setele, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Webster University, St. Louis
  • Monica Williams, assistant professor, Criminal Justice Department, Weber State

2012

  • Jesse Hernandez, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Davis
  • Robin Pleau, research scientist, California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

2011

  • Teresa Casey, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice, Idaho State University
  • Lucas Kirkpatrick, assistant professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan
  • Sarah Ovink, assistant professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2010

  • Jill Bakehorn, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Matt Bakker, assistant professor, Marymount University
  • Dina Biscoti, policy organizer, BlueGreen Alliance
  • Brian Dick, research associate, Life Sciences Foundation, San Francisco
  • Sanghamitra Nigoyi, assistant professor, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill

2000 to 2009

2009

  • Greg Collins, policy and technical advisor, USAID East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya), Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs
  • Kim Ebert, assistant professor, North Carolina State University
  • Jennifer Gregson, research scientist, California State Department of Public Health
  • Melanie Jones, assistant professor, DePaul University
  • Joan Meyers, postdoctoral associate, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
  • Robert Moorehead, associate professor, College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Jesse Rude, research analyst, National Opinion Research Center
  • Eric Silva, assistant professor, Georgia Southern University

2008

  • Alison Alkon, assistant professor, University of the Pacific
  • Carolina Apesoa-Varano, assistant professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis
  • Ara Francis, assistant professor, Holy Cross University
  • Lori Freedman, researcher, Bixby Center for Reproductive Health, UC San Francisco
  • Demetra Kalogrides, data analyst, Institute for Research on Educational Policy and Practice, School of Education, Stanford University
  • Matthew R. Keller, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Southern Methodist University

2007

  • Julie Collins-Dogrul, assistant professor, Whittier College
  • Jonathan Mermis-Cava, foreign service, U.S. Department of State
  • Marian Negoita, researcher, Ford Foundation Research Project

2006

  • Magdalena Vanya, research scientist, Prevention Research Center, UC Berkeley
  • Heather Flynn-Kohler, lecturer, Sonoma State University

2005

  • Thomas Burr, assistant professor, Illinois State University, Normal
  • Ursula Castellano, assistant professor, Ohio University, Athens
  • Jonathan Isler, assistant professor, University of Illinois, Springfield
  • Monica Martin, assistant professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University
  • Rene Francisco Poitevin, assistant professor, Gallatin School, New York University
  • J. Zach Schiller, assistant professor, Kent State University, Stark

2004

  • Peter Bahr, assistant professor, CSHPE, School of Education, University of Michigan
  • Andreana Clay, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, San Francisco State University
  • Anna Muraco, assistant professor, Loyola Marymount University
  • Esther Neuwirth, program evaluation consultant, Kaiser Permanente's Care Management Institute
  • Preston Rudy, assistant professor, Sociology, San Jose State University
  • Eva Skuratowicz, adjunct professor, Sociology Department, Southern Oregon University
  • Clare Stacey, assistant professor, Sociology, Kent State University
  • Jeffrey Sweat, associate professor, Social Science Department, University of Wisconsin-Stout

2003

  • Karl Beitel, lead researcher, Service Employees International Union, Local 1021, San Francisco
  • John Dale, assistant professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University
  • Michael Flota, assistant professor, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Daytona State College
  • Pamela Forman, assistant professor, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  • Myrna Goodman, associate professor and chair, Department of Sociology, Sonoma State University
  • Heather Hanson, director of public affairs, MercyCorps, Washington, D.C.
  • Stuart Henderson, research associate, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco
  • Marisol Clark-Ibanez, assistant professor, Sociology, California State University, San Marcos
  • Susan Miller, associate professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Palomar College
  • Lalia Kiburi, lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis
  • Eileen Otis, assistant professor, University of Oregon
  • Jennifer Reich, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, University of Denver

2002

  • Bindi Shah, lecturer, Sociology, University of Southampton

2001

  • Jeni Cross, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Colorado State University
  • Jennifer Myhre, tenured instructor, chair, Sociology Department, De Anza College

2000

  • James Curiel, assistant professor, College of the Redwoods
  • Vidmar Horvat Ksenija, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

1990s

1999

  • Jennifer Dunn, associate professor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Jennifer Bickham Mendez, associate professor, Department of Sociology, College of William and Mary
  • Anne Nurse, associate professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Wooster
  • Peter Phillips, professor, Sociology, Sonoma State University
  • Maureen Sullivan, lecturer, Department of Sociology, Wesleyan University
  • Mridula Udayagiri, associate professor, Department of Sociology, California State University, Sacramento
  • Nivedita Vaidya, lecturer, California State University Los Angeles

1998

  • Lori Kendall, associate professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Melinda Milligan, associate professor, Department of Sociology, Sonoma State University
  • Rosemary Powers, associate professor, Anthropology-Sociology Program, Eastern Oregon University

1997

  • Marshall Battani, associate professor and chair, Sociology, Grand Valley State University
  • Julie Bettie, associate professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Dan Brooke, lecturer, San Jose Sate University
  • Jonathan Isler, assistant professor, University of Illinois at Springfield
  • Ellen Scott, associate professor and director, Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies, University of Oregon
  • Jon Shefner, associate professor, University of Tennessee
  • Rosanna Wong, executive director, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Hong Kong

1996

  • Victoria Johnson, associate professor, University of Missouri
  • Tammy Lewis, associate professor, Sociology and Anthropology Department, Muhlenberg College (Former Chair)
  • Shahla Mokhtarzada, professor, American River College

1995

  • Rebecca A. Allahyari, research associate, School for American Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Marie Butler-Schuster, professor, Department of Sociology, Oxnard Community College
  • Katrina Bell McDonald, associate professor, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
  • Cindy Chu, associate professor, University of Hong Kong
  • Holin Lin, professor, University of Taiwan
  • Debora Paterniti, associate adjunct professor, internal medicine and sociology, UC Davis Health System
  • Tony Waters, professor, Sociology, California State University, Chico ( Former Chair)

1994

  • Peter Phillips, professor and former chair, Department of Sociology, Sonoma State University

1993

  • Diane Bjorklund, associate professor, Illinois State University, Normal

1992

  • Amanda Noble, researcher, California State Attorney General's Office, Public Health Institute, Oakland
  • Linda Arthur Boynton, professor and curator, University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Darlaine Gardetto, associate professor, St. Louis Community College
  • Cecilia Menjivar, Cowden Distinguished Professor, Sociology, School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University

1991

  • Karen Laidler, professor, University of Hong Kong
  • Martin Tolich, senior lecturer, Massey University, New Zealand

1980s

1983

  • John Lammers, professor, Communications, University of Illinois

1981

  • Norman Skonovd, research program specialist, Office of Research, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • John Sutton, professor, Department of Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara 

Directory of Dissertations

These dissertation abstracts that doctoral students submitted to dissertation committees reflect the diversity of scholarly inquiry in the Department of Sociology Graduate Program. All faculty are from UC Davis unless otherwise noted.