Graduate Students

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During the years 2009-2011, advanced Ph.D. students (post second year; N=25-30 per year) had 65 publications, including 53 articles and chapters, delivered 122 papers at national or regional meetings, and received 26 awards from national or specialty professional groups. During the 2010-2011 academic year, six of the SBU Sociology graduate students were active in the professional job market: four accepted offers of tenure track jobs at research universities and one received an ACLS post-doctoral fellowship. Check out our Ph.D.s currently on the market.

External Grants and Awards

Aarushi Bhandari is awarded the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (2016)
Andrew Hargrove received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship which carries three years of full funding to support his research on water, well-being, and globalization (2016)
Suzan Walters received the 2015 Outstanding Student Paper Award in the ASA section, Disability and Society (2015)
Florencia Arancibia has been awarded a two-year post-doctoral fellowship with the Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council (2015)
Suzan Walters was named a 2014 Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award Recipient by SAGE (2014)
Kenneth Pierce has received the Jean Harvey Slappy Fellowship by the Marcus Garvey Foundation (2014)
Florencia Arancibia was awarded an Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Field Research Fellowship (2014)
Sasha Rodriguez was awarded the American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship (2014)
Tarun Banerjee was a winner of the Society for the Study of Social Problems' Graduate Student Paper Award competition (2014)
Tarun Banerjee was given an award for Outstanding Author Contribution by Emerald Group Publishing's Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence (2014)
Juhi Tyagi was named a Junior Fellow (for Doctoral Dissertation Research) by the American Institute of Indian Studies (13-14)
Tarun Banerjee (with Michael Schwartz) received an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant (2013)
Michael Restivo (with Arnout van de Rijt) received an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant (2013)
Fernanda Page-Poma won a SSRC Drugs, Security and Democracy fellowship (2012)
Josh Murray (with Michael Schwartz) won an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant (2011)

Department and University Awards

Clayton Fordahl won the David Street Paper Award for the best qualitative and/or theory graduate student paper (2016)
Helena Darwin won the Rose Laub Coser Award for best graduate student theory and/or research paper in gender studies (2016)
Heidi Rademacher received the Madeline Fusco Fellowship Award (2016)
Clayton Fordahl won the 2015 Judith Tanur Dissertation Fellowship Award (2015)
Hyang-Gi Song was awarded the Center for Korean Studies graduate fellowship (2014)
Tarun Banerjee received the Judith Tanur Dissertation Research Award (2014)

Bethany Coston received the Madeline Fusco Fellowship Award (2014)
Sasha Rodriguez received the Faculty-Staff Dissertation Fellowship Award (2014)
Amanda Kennedy received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student (2014)
Cheryl Llewellyn received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student (2013)
Cheryl Llewellyn received the Judith Tanur Dissertation Research Award (2013)
Fernanda
Page-Poma won the 2012 Faculty-Staff Dissertation Fellowship Award
(2012)
Rachel Kalish wins President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student (2012)
Michael Restivo won the 2012 Tanur Dissertation Fellowship Award (2012)

2011-2012 Graduates

Brooke Ellison, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University
Josh Murray, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, Vanderbilt University

2012-2013 Graduates

Gary Maynard, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


2013-2014 Graduates

Amy Braksmajer, Research Associate, School of Nursing, University of Rochester
Paul Bugyi, Lecturer in Sociology, SUNY-Old Westbury
Bethany Coston, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Virginia Commenwealth University
Misty Curreli, Instructor of Sociology, Suffolk County Community College
Amy Graglia, Research Manager, Quonundrums (Aptos, CA)
Rachel Kalish, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY-Old Westbury
Lauren Pandolfelli, Statistician, Evidence & Data for Gender Equality, United Nations Statistics Division
Michael Restivo, Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY-Geneseo

2014-2015 Graduates

Florencia Arancibia, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council
Tarun Banerjee, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh
Deidre Caputo-Levine, Visiting Assistant Professor of Culture & Society, Drake University
Cheryl Llewellyn, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Kenneth Pierce, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Passaic County Community College
Eric Shircliff, Lecturer, St. Joseph's College
Diane Stalker


 

Year 1 Cohort ('15)           

Year 2 Cohort ('14) 
           

       

Year 3 Cohort ('13)

Katie Gordon
Jessica Kim
Michael Lenmark
Natalia Navas
Sienna Thorgusen

Ahmad Al-Sholi
Aarushi Bhandari
Sophia Boutilier
Caglar Cetin
Helena Darwin
Andrew Hargrove
 
Joseph Marchia
Kevin McElrath              
Adam Safer
Sam Shirazi
Jamie Sommer
 
Robert Cserni
Daria Khlevnyuk
Allison Lindner
Dana Reynolds
Daniel Royce

Year 4 Cohort ('12)

Year 5+

Advanced:

 
Carolyn Coburn
Markus Gerke
Julius Harder
Kent Henderson
Kyra Holland
Deniz Ilhan
Vanessa Lynn
Jamie Puglin





Carlos Encina Oleart
Ensieh Eftekhari
Helen Jolly
Clifford Leek
Heidi Rademacher
Hyang-Gi Song
Suzan Walters

Afife Akin
Diana Baldermann
Can Ersoy
Clayton Fordahl
Hewan Girma
Gayle Green
Amanda Kennedy
Soyon Kim
Prita Lal
Felice Jones-Lee

Elizabeth Coston
Fernanda Page-Poma
Haryun Peun
Sasha Rodriguez
Bilge Sanli
Gianmarco Savio
Rose Sayre
Juhi Tyagi
Gabriela Vaillant

 








News & Events

  April 2016  
  • Ph.D. student Aarushi Bhandari is awarded the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
Tiffany Joseph has been named one of five Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Faculty Fellows for 2016 at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Tiffany Joseph receives an American Sociological Association Fund to Advance the Discipline Grant
Rebekah Burroway receives a SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award.
IHSS will present Shimelis Gulema, Stony Brook University, Department of Africana Studies, April 27, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N318, "City as Nation: Ethiopia's Search for a Modern Nation, 1896 - 1975."
Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College, Department of Sociology; Harvard University, Senior Research Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations, April 13, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N405, "Artifact and Allegiances:  How Museums put the Nation and the World on Display."
IHSS will present Ian Roxborough, Stony Brook University, Department of Sociology, April 6, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N320, "The US Military and State-building Projects, 1898 - 2003."
 
  March 2016  
 

Ph.D. student Andrew Hargrove has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.  This fellowship carries three years of full funding to support his research on water, well-being, and globalization.
Memories in the Discipline will present Abena Ampofoa Asare, Stony Brook University, Department of Africana Studies, March 23, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, Humanities Institute (HUM 1008), "Surviving Histories:  Ghana's Truth and Reconciliation Commission", Co-Sponsored with the Humanities Institute
IHSS will present Karl Jacoby, Columbia University, Department of History, March 10, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N320, "The Color Line and the Borderline:  Reconstructing  Race and Nation in Mexico and the U.S., 1865-1925."

 
  December 2015  
  Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Assistant Professor Carrie Shandra, Wednesday, December 2, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "How Does Disability 'Steal Time'? Health, Social Disparities, and the Disability Gap in Time Use."
  November 2015  
  IHSS will present Nicholas Wilson, Stony Brook Department Sociology, November 18, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM, SBS N320, “What Do Historical Sociologists Do All Day?  Historical Method in Theory and Practice  
  October 2015  
  Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Assistant Professor Kristen Shorette, Wednesday, October 28, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Culture and Power in Cross-National Carbon Dioxide Emissions."  
  September 2015  
  Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Assistant Professor Jason Jones, Wednesday, September 16, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "The Paradox of Weak Ties in 55 Countries."
Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Ph.D. student Cliff Leek, Wednesday, September 2, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Men and Masculinities in International Development:  Are Fears Becoming Realities?"
 
  May 2015  
  Ph.D. student Suzan Walters receives the 2015 Outstanding Student Paper Award in the ASA section, Disability and Society, for her paper, "Caregiving and HIV:  Accounts of Resisting Individualism, Privatization, and Cuts in Social Spending."
Jennifer Heerwig and Josh Murray (Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt and SBU Sociology alumni) awarded $33,000 grant by the Russell Sage Foundation to support their project entitled "Partisanship, Unity, and Inter-Corporate Networks:  Political Donations of the Corporate Elite, 1980 - 2014."
 
  April 2015  
  Sociology Brown Bag series presents Professor Ian Roxborough, Wednesday, April 22, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Human Aspects of Military Operations: Intra-Organizational Debate and Spontaneous Sociology."
IHSS will present Miriam L. Kingsberg, University of Colorado; ACLS Ryskamp Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, April 15, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, “Fieldwork, Ethnology, and Empire: the Making of Japan's ‘Transwar Generation’ of Social Scientists” - Co-sponsored by the History Department
Sociology Brown Bag series presents Associate Professor Timothy P. Moran and Ph.D. student Sofia Boutillier, Wednesday, April 8, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Saying Happiness While Doing Inequality:  Wealth, Neoliberalism, and the New York Times."
 
  March 2015  
  Philip Kasinitz, Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of CUNY, March 25, 2015, 1:00 PM, SBS N403, "Immigration, Diversity and Citizenship:  The Changing Terrain of Racial Justice."
Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of CUNY, March 12, 2015, 4:00 PM, SBS N403, "Immigration and the Remaking of New York."
IHSS will present Shobana Shankar, Stony Brook Department of History, March 11, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N320, “Curbing Religious Freedoms for State Security: The Old Cities of Northern Nigeria in the Era."
of Decolonization” - Co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Department
 
  February 2015  
  Sociology Brown Bag series presents Ph.D. student Carolyn Coburn, Wednesday, February 18, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Water, Sanitation, and Female Secondary School Enrollment:  A Cross-National Analysis of Sub-Saharan African Nations."  
  IHSS will present Paul Gootenberg, Stony Brook Department of History & Sociology, February 18, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N320, “From Teonanácatl to Miami Vice: Latin America’s Contribution to World Drug Culture” - Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center  
  Sociology Brown Bag series presents Assistant Professor Kristen Shorette, Wednesday, February 4, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Global Institutions and the Persistence of Cross-National Health Disparities across the Global South."  
  December 2014  
  Florencia Arancibia has been awarded a two-year post-doctoral fellowship with the Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council for her research project, "Social movements and knowledge intermediaries: participatory methods for inclusive innovation."  
  October 2014
 
  IHSS will present Rick DesRochers, Long Island University-Post Campus, Department of Theatre, October 14, 2:30 PM, SBS N403, "The Family Act Goes to School - The Marx Brothers, Vaudeville, and Americanization."  
  September 2014  
  Michael Kimmel and Gloria Steinem co-author New York Times opinion piece on consensual sex on college campuses entitled "Yes Is Better Than No."
Kristen Shorette receives ASA Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline Award for her project, "Freedom from Discrimination as Human Right?  The Global Human Rights Regime and the Diffusion of Affirmative Action since 1965"
Carrie Shandra selected as a Fellow of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research's Switzer Research Program
Nicholas Wilson, Yale University, September 29, 2014, 1:00 PM, SBS N403, "Corruption and the Making of Modern Bureaucracy:  Evidence from the British Empire in India."
IHSS will present Steven Skiena, Stony Brook University, Department of Computer Science, September 18, 2:30 PM, SBS N403, "Who's Bigger?  Where Historical Figures Really Rank.
 

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