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Sociology Theses and Dissertations

Theses/dissertations from 2023 2023.

Deconstructing and Decolonizing Identities of “Gender” and “Sex” When Viewed as Anti-Black: Black Narratives Outside of the Binary , Didier Salgado

“We Need to Figure Out Who We Are”: Reframing Manhood in an Online Discussion Forum , Tomas Sanjuan Jr.

Musicking Higher Education: An Analysis of the Effects of Music Pedagogy On College Classroom Atmospheres , April Smith

Framing, Emotion, and Contradiction in the Tampa Bay Times’ Climate Change Coverage , Madison Veeneman

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

"Are We Done?": The Minimization of Covid-19 and the Individualization of Health in the United States , Cassidy R. Boe

Health and Friendships of LGBTQIA+ College Students , Komal Asim Qidwai

Organizing for Here and There: Exploring the Grassroots Organizing of the Puerto Rican Diaspora in the Tampa Bay Area , Dominique Rivera

Stitched Together: What We Learn from Secret Stories in Public Media , Sara D. Rocks

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

"Duck Wars": Examining the Narrative Construction of a "Problem" Species , Jenna A. Bateman

The Debate on Physician-Assisted Death in the United States: A Narrative Analysis of Formula Stories , Rebecca Blackwell

The Social Correlates of War: Conflict Correlations Within Belief Systems. , Richard R. N. Decampa

Narrative Meaning Productions of Compassionate Healthcare: An Examination of Cultural Codes, Organizational Practices, and Everyday Realities , Carley Geiss

Racialized Morality: The Logic of Anti-Trafficking Advocacy , Sophie Elizabeth James

Green Business and the Culture of Capitalism: Constructing Narratives of Environmentalism , Julia S. Jester

Presenting Selves and Interpreting Culture: An Ethnography of Chinese International Tourism in the United States , Fangheyue Ma

Making A Home Away from Home: A Qualitative Study of African Students’ Practices of Integration in the United States , Alphonse O. Opoku

"They Say We're Expendable:" Race, Nation, and Citizenship in the Dominican Republic. , Edlin Veras

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

A social network analysis of online gamers' friendship networks: Structural attributes of Steam friendships, and comparison of offline-online social ties of MMO gamers , Juan G. Arroyo-Flores

Family Response to a Diagnosis of Serious Mental Illness in Teens and Young Adults: A Multi-Voiced Narrative Analysis , Douglas J. Engelman

GoFundTransitions: Narratives of Transnormativity and the Limits of Crowdfunding Livable Futures , Hayden J. Fulton

"Courage Drives Us": Narrative Construction of Organizational Identity in a Cancer-Specific Health Non-Profit Organization , Katie J. Hilderbrand

“I woke up to the world”: Politicizing Blackness and Multiracial Identity Through Activism , Angelica Celeste Loblack

The Athletics Behind the Academics: The Academic Advisor’s Role in the Lives of Student Athletes , Max J.R. Murray

Red-Green Rows: Exploring the Conflict between Labor and Environmental Movements in Kerala, India , Silpa Satheesh

Winning “Americans” for Jesus?: Second-Generation, Racial Ideology, and the Future of the Brazilian Evangelical Church in the U.S. , Rodrigo Otavio Serrao Santana De Jesus

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

Palatable Shades of Gender: Status Processes at the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Team Formation , Jasmón L. Bailey

American Converts to Islam: Identity, Racialization, and Authenticity , Patrick M. Casey

Meaning and Monuments: Morality, Racial Ideology, and Nationalism in Confederate Monument Removal Storytelling , Kathryn A. DelGenio

"Keep it in the Closet and Welcome to the Movement": Storying Gay Men Among the Alt-Right , Shelby Statham

Selling White Masculinity: An Analysis of Cultural Intermediaries in the Craft Beverage Industry , Erik Tyler Withers

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

The Role of the Soldier in Civilian Life: Personal and Social Concerns that Influence Reintegration Processes , Matthew J. Ahlfs

“I Want to Be Who I Am”: Stories of Rejecting Binary Gender , Ana Balius

Breaking the Crass Ceiling? Exploring Narratives, Performances, and Audience Reception of Women's Stand-Up Comedy , Sarah Katherine Cooper

An Intersectional Examination of Disability and LGBTQ+ Identities In Virtual Spaces , Justine E. Egner

"I've never had that": An Exploration of how Children Construct Belonging and Inclusion Within a Foodscape , Olivia M. Fleming

Hybridizers and the Hybridized: Orchid Growing as Hybrid "Nature?" , Kellie Petersen

Coloring in the Margins: Understanding the Experiences of Racial/Ethnic and Sexual/Gender Minority Undergraduates in STEM , Jonathan D. Ware

Decreased Visibility: A Narrative Analysis of Episodic Disability and Contested Illness , Melissa Jane Welch

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

“Have a Seat at our Table: Uncovering the Experiences of Black Students Attending a ‘Racially Diverse’ University” , Diamond Briggs

TERF Wars: Narrative Productions of Gender and Essentialism in Radical-Feminist (Cyber)spaces , Jennifer Earles

“Can You Believe They Think I’m Intimidating?” An Exploration of Identity in Tall Women , Elizabeth Joy Fuller

Black Girl Magic?: Negotiating Emotions and Success in College Bridge Programs , Olivia Ann Johnson

"What Are We Doing Here? This Is Not Us": A Critical Discourse Analysis of The Last Of Us Remastered , Toria Kwan

Behind the Curtain: Cultural Cultivation, Immigrant Outsiderness, and Normalized Racism against Indian Families , Pangri G. Mehta

From the Panels to the Margins: Identity, Marginalization, and Subversion in Cosplay , Manuel Andres Ramirez

Examining Forty Years of the Social Organization of Feminisms: Ethnography of Two Women’s Bookstores in the US South , Mary Catherine Whitlock

"There is No Planet B": Frame Disputes within the Environmental Movement over Geoengineering , David Russell Zeller Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016

“You Can Fight Logic…But You Can’t Fight God”: The Duality of Religious Text and Church as Community for White Lesbians in Appalachian and Rural Places , Jessica Mae Altice

Songwriting as Inquiry and Action: Emotion, Narrative Identity, and Authenticity in Folk Music Culture , Maggie Colleen Cobb

Unraveling the Wild: A Cultural Logic of Animal Stories in Contemporary Social Life , Damien Contessa

“It’s Not Like a Movie. It’s Not Hollywood:” Competing Narratives of a Youth Mentoring Organization , Carley Geiss

An Examination of Perspectives on Community Poverty: A Case Study of a Junior Civic Association , Monica Heimos Heimos

"I'm Not Broken": Perspectives of Students with Disabilities on Identity-making and Social Inclusion on a College Campus , Melinda Leigh Maconi

People and Pride: A Qualitative Study of Place Attachment and Professional Placemakers , Wenonah Machdelena Venter

Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015

Mediated Relationships: An Ethnography of Family Law Mediation , Elaina Behounek

The Continuum of Ethno-Racial Socialization: Learning About Culture and Race in Middle-Class Latina/o Families , Maria D. Duenas

Getting Ahead: Socio-economic Mobility, Perceptions of Opportunity for Socio-economic Mobility, and Attitudes Towards Public Assistance in the United States , Alissa Klein

Beauty is Precious, Knowledge is Power, and Innovation is Progress: Widely Held Beliefs in Policy Narratives about Oil Spills , Brenda Gale Mason

Looking at Levels of Medicalization in the Institutional Narrative of Substance Use Disorders in the Military , Chase Landes Mccain

The Experience of Chronic Pain Management: A Multi-Voiced Narrative Analysis , Loren Wilbers

Theses/Dissertations from 2014 2014

Resources Matter: The Role of Social Capital and Collective Efficacy in Mediating Gun Violence , Jennifer Lynne Dean

More to Love: Obesity Histories and Romantic Relationships in the Transition to Adulthood , Hilary Morgan Dotson

Dieting, Discrimination, and Bullying: A Contextual Case Study of Framing in the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance , Veronica Kay Doughman

Negotiating Muslim Womanhood: The Adaptation Strategies of International Students at Two American Public Colleges , Amber Michelle Gregory

Checking Out: A Qualitative Study of Supermarket Cashiers' Emotional Response to Customer Mistreatment , Michael E. Lawless

Managing Family Food Consumption: Going Beyond Gender in the Kitchen , Blake Janice Martin

Motherhood Bound by State Supervision: An Exploratory Study of the Experiences of Mothers on Parole and Probation , Kaitlyn Robison

In Search of the Artist: The Influences of Commercial Interest on an Art School - A Narrative Analysis , Michael Leonard Sette

"They're Our Bosses": Representations of Clients, Guardians, and Providers in Caregivers' Narratives , Dina Vdovichenko

Theses/Dissertations from 2013 2013

Constructing Legal Meaning in the Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Cultural Codes and Border Disputes , Jeffrey Forest Hilbert

"All Blacks Vote the Same?": Assessing Predictors of Black American Political Participation and Partisanship , Antoine Lennell Jackson

Expectations of Nursing Home Use, Psychosocial Characteristics and Race/Ethnicity: The Latino/a Case , Heidi Ross

Beyond the Door: Disability and the Sibling Experience , Morgan Violeta Sanchez Taylor

Theses/Dissertations from 2012 2012

A Mother's Love: A Narrative Analysis of Food Advertisements in an African American Targeted Women's Magazine , Janine Danielle Beahm

It's a Support Club, Not a Sex Club: Narration Strategies and Discourse Coalitions in High School Gay-Straight Alliance Club Controversies , Skyler Lauderdale

Beyond the Backlash: Muslim and Middle Eastern Immigrants' Experiences in America, Ten Years Post-9/11 , Gregory J. Mills

Competing Narratives: Hero and PTSD Stories Told by Male Veterans Returning Home , Adam Gregory Woolf

Theses/Dissertations from 2011 2011

"Can't Buy Me Wealth": Racial Segregation and Housing Wealth in Hillsborough County, Florida , Natalie Marie Delia Deckard

Friendship Networks, Perceived Reciprocity of Support, and Depression , Ryan Francis Huff

That is Bad! This is Good: Morality as Constructed by Viewers of Television Reality Programs , Joseph Charles Losasso

American Muslim Identities: A Qualitative Study of Two Mosques in South Florida , Azka Mahmood Mahmood

Ethnic Identities among Second-Generation Haitian Young Adults in Tampa Bay, Florida: An Analysis of the Reported Influence of Ethnic Organizational Involvement on Disaster Response after the Earthquake of 2010 , Herrica Telus

Theses/Dissertations from 2010 2010

Feral Cats and the People Who Care for Them , Loretta Sue Humphrey

Utilizing Facebook Application for Disaster Relief: Social Network Analysis of American Red Cross Cause Joiners , Jennie Wan Man Lai

Comparative Study of Intentional Communities , Jessica Merrick

More Than Bows and Arrows: Subversion and Double-Consciousness in Native American Storytelling , Anastacia M. Schulhoff

Between Agency and Accountability: An Ethnographic Study of Volunteers Participating in a Juvenile Diversion Program , Marc R. Settembrino

Predictors of Academic Achievement among Students at Hillsborough Community College: Can School Engagement Close the Racial Gap of Achievement? , Warren T. Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2009 2009

Latent Newspaper Functions During the Impact Phase of Hurricane Katrina , Christina A. Brown

The Subjective Experience of PMS: A Sociological Analysis of Women’s Narratives , Christiana B. Chekoudjian

Sacred Selves: An Ethnographic Study of Narratives and Community Practices at a Spiritual Center , Sean E. Currie

Digging It: A Participatory Ethnography of the Experiences at a School Garden , Branimir Cvetkovic

Constructions of Narrative Identities of Women Political Candidates , Amy E. Daniels

“The Best We Can With What We Got”: Mediating Social and Cultural Capital in a Title I School , Jarin Rachel Eisenberg

Identities of Alternative Medicine Practitioners , Mychel Estevez

A Family „Affear‟: Three Generations of Agoraphobics , Sherri Elizabeth Green B.A.

“According to Wikipedia …”: A Comparative Analysis of the Establishment and Display of Authority in a Social Problems Textbook and Wikipedia , Alexander A. Hernandez

Realness and Hoodness: Authenticity in Hip Hop as Discussed by Adolescent Fans , Ginger L. Jacobson

Identity negotiation: The perspective of Asian Indian women , Pangri Mehta

Theses/Dissertations from 2008 2008

Doing Dignity at the Grace Café: An Ethnographic Exploration of a Homeless Outreach Program , Courtney A. Glover

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A Case for Friendship: A Mixed Methods Investigation of Close Friendships in Adulthood , Grace Kelly

Coverage Error Properties of Smartphone and Smartphone Operating System Ownership on Web Surveys: A Total Survey Error Perspective , Angelica Phillips

Attitudes Towards Public Basic Needs Programs: An Analysis of Question Order Effect, Period and Cohort Changes, and Differences Across Religious Traditions , Jamy K. Rentschler

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Well-Being of People Incarcerated in United States Prisons , Kimberly Rivera

Settler colonial origins of intimate partner violence in Indigenous communities , Maia C. Behrendt

The Burden of Giving: Race, SES, and Nativity Differences in Providing Informal Financial Assistance , Nestor Hernandez

Factors Associated with Racial Differences in Health Care Access , Memory Manda

Effects of Victimization and Community Characteristics on Health Outcomes , Katie Meyer

Cover Guys: Masculinity, Sexuality, and Representations of Men's Bodies in Popular Magazines for Men , Trenton M. Haltom

MEASURING SOCIAL INTEGRATION: LINKING PERSONAL AND ASSOCIATIONAL TIES IN EGO NETWORKS , Sela Harcey

Protective Factors against Dating Violence Perpetration and Victimization , Meagan Kunitzer

Housework: Socialization Influences on Individual Performance, Couple Division of Labor and Mental Health , Jaala Robinson

The Relationship between Quality of Life, Extreme Climatological Conditions and Social Unrest in India , Daniel Schaefer

Twitch.tv and its LGBTQIA+ Tag: A Digital Ethnography Investigating How LGBTQIA+-affirming Video Game Streamers and Viewers Interact and Build LGBTQIA+ Spaces Online , Cadyn Alexander Williamson

How Does the Social World Shape the Experience of a Rare Disease? Social Position and the Development, Progression, and Medical Care for People With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis , Jennifer A. Andersen

‘Do Unto Others’: Religiosity and Bullying in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood , Joseph Jochman

The Consequences and Correlates of Racial Identity Discordance: An Explication of the Social Construction of Race , Eli X. Ornelas

Examining the Association Between Interviewer and Respondent Speaking Pace in Telephone Interviews , Angelica Nicole Phillips

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STATE-LEVEL DYNAMICS, FIREARM POLICIES, AND COUNTY-LEVEL HOMICIDES , Shawn M. Ratcliff

Relationship Quality in Kin and Chosen Kin Familial Networks , Eliza Thor

Drinking Behaviors, Relationships And Recovery: A Relational Sociological Examination Of Addiction , Maia C. Behrendt

Interpersonal Discrimination and Mental Health among Minority Students at Predominantly White Institutions: Does Racial Identity Matter? , Marissa Lynn Cardwell

The Perfect Match? Correlates of Job Placement Among PhD Earners , Andrea Johnson

Social Networks and Science Identity: Does Peer Commitment Matter? , Grace Maridyth Kelly

Disabled and Out? Social Interaction Barriers and Mental Health among Older Adults with Physical Disabilities , Raeda Anderson

Disentangling the Roles of Modernization and Secularization on Fertility: the Case of Turkey , Dogan Hatun

Understanding Mental and Behavioral Health of American Indian Youth: An Application of the Social Convoy Model , Jerreed D. Ivanich

Birds of a Feather? Friendship Utilization by Sexual Minority Students During the Transition to College , Jessica Morrow

How State-Level Dynamics Shape Individual-Level Welfare Payments , Jamy Rentschler

Examining Retrospective Measurement of Ambivalence About First Births and Psychological Well-Being Using A Hybrid Cross-Survey Multiple Imputation Approach , Stacy Tiemeyer

Assessing Risks and Potential Protective Factors of Dating Violence Perpetration and Victimization , Brian Ermon Tussey

Not Infertile, Can’t Have Children: Non-Reproductive Health Barriers to a Wanted Child , Jennifer A. Andersen

WHO DO YOU KNOW: IMPROVING AND EXPLORING THE NETWORK SCALE-UP METHOD , Patrick Habecker

Protests in the Post-Cold War Era: World Systems Dynamics and Hardship Effects in Post-Colonial Countries , Shawn M. Ratcliff

Changing Public Opinion Towards LGB Rights: An Analysis of Data from the American National Election Studies, 1992-2012 , Jacob Paul Absalon

Examining the Interplay Between Spousal and Non-Spousal Social Support and Strain on Trajectories of Functional Limitations among Married Older Adults , Scott A. Adams

Fear and Loitering in Los Angeles: Contextualizing Fear in the Efficacy Framework , Benjamin J. Forthun

Three Studies Examining the Mechanisms Linking Stress Exposure to Delinquency and Substance Use among North American Indigenous Adolescents , Dane Steven Hautala

Understanding Transgender Community: Locating Support and Resiliency Using the Minority Stress Model , Rosalind D. Kichler

On The Street and On Campus: A Comparison of Life Course Trajectories Among Homeless and College Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Young Adults , Rachel M. Schmitz

A Mediational Analysis of the Influence of Negative Coping Behaviors on Health Outcomes Associated with Adolescent School Bullying , Joseph C. Jochman

NETWORK SUPPORT VARIATION FOR BLACK WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES: A MOBILITY STUDY OF IMMIGRANT AND NON-IMMIGRANT BLACK WOMEN , Lesa Annette Johnson

Capturing the Gendiverse: A Test of the Gender Self-Perception Scale, with Implications for Survey Data and Labor Market Measures , Alian Kasabian

A Model for Understanding Structure Versus Agency in the Participation of Minors in the Commercial Sex Market , Courtney Thrash

Faculty Parental Status: An Investigation of Network Homophily, Marginalization, and Supportive Work-Family Academic Culture , Megumi Watanabe

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU: EARLY LIFE COURSE RACIAL HEALTH DISPARITIES IN UNDIAGNOSED DIABETES , Anna C. Bellatorre

A Stress Process Model of Arrest among Homeless Women: Exploring Risk and Protective Factors , Kari C. Gentzler

Is Gaining, Losing or Keeping a Self-Identified Fertility Problem Associated with Changes in Self-Esteem? , Elizabeth A. Richardson

CONTEXTUALIZING COUPLES: THREE ESSAYS ON INEQUALITY, STRESS, AND DYADIC FUNCTIONING AS A LONGITUDINAL AND RECIPROCAL PROCESS , Deadric T. Williams

The Dynamics of Network-Religion Autocorrelation in Adolescent Friendship Networks , J Benjamin Cook

Sins of our Fathers (and Mothers): Impact of Parental Incarceration upon Education Outcomes , Patrick Habecker

Adolescent Depressive Symptoms and Substance Use: The Mediating Influence of Health Service Utilization , Sarah E. Malone

Does Exclusion From Normative Peer Groups in Early Adolescence Predict the Development of Substance Use Problems in Early Adulthood? , Cody R. Meyer

Multiple Motherhoods: An Examination of Mother Status on Life Satisfaction and Psychological Distress , Kayla M. Pritchard

Witnessing Inter-Parental Violence at Home: Adolescents and School Achievement , Renita Dawn Robinson-Tyrance

Tentative Transitions and Gendered Pathways: Exploring the Revolving Door of Young Adult Homelessness , Rachel M. Schmitz

Exploring Educational Pathways: Reintegration of the Formerly Incarcerated through the Academy , Grant E. Tietjen

A Phenomenology of the Meaning of Motherhood for African American and Hispanic Women Who Do Not Have Children in the United States , Amy M. Clark

PERCEIVED STIGMA AND STIGMA MANAGEMENT OF MIDWEST SECULARS , Christopher R. H. Garneau

The Sociology of Harriet Martineau in EASTERN LIFE, PRESENT AND PAST: The Foundations of the Islamic Sociology of Religion , Deborah A. Ruigh

Hard Work, Overcoming, and Masculinity: An Ethnographic Account of High School Wrestlers' Bodies and Cultural Worlds , Bryan Snyder

Abortion and Distress: The Role of State-Level Restrictive Policies Regarding Reproduction , Elizabeth Straley

Influences of Farming Background on Farm Women’s Employment Motivations , Alexis Swendener

Motherhood Situation and Life Satisfaction: Are Reasons for Having No Children Important? , Kari C. Gentzler

AVERSIVE RACISM AND IMPLICIT BIASES IN CIVIL RIGHTS WORKERS , Anne NM Hobbs

Religious Affiliation and Attendance as Predictors of Immigration Attitudes in Nebraska , Courtney Lyons Breitkreutz

Race and Gender Differences and the Role of Sexual Attitudes in Adolescent Sexual Behavior , Laura E. Simon

Infertility Help Seeking and Social Support: Do Conventional Theories Explain Internet Behaviors and Outcomes , Kathleen S. Slauson-Blevins

The Effect of Caretaker Separations on Indigenous Adolescents , Melissa L. Welch

Service Utilization Patterns of Homeless Youth , Sarah L. Akinyemi

Comparing Individual- and National- Level explanations of Environmental Attitudes , Andrew V. Bedrous

Variations in Social Support and Mental Health Among Black Women by Socioeconomic Status , Lesa A. Johnson

Learned Workers: Predicting Adult Education in the Labor Force , Alian S. Kasabian

Explaining College Partner Violence in the Digital Age: An Instrumental Design Mixed Methods Study , Lisa Melander

He Said, She Said: (Dis)agreement about the Occurrence of Intimate Partner Violence among Young Adult Couples , HarmoniJoie Noel

Marital Satisfaction Across the Transition to Parenthood , Kayla M. Sanders

Gender and Race Differences in Job Satisfaction and Commitment among STEM Faculty: The Influence of Network Integration and Work-Family Balance , Megumi Watanabe

The Relationship Between Breastfeeding and Child Care for Working Mothers in the United States , Patricia Wonch Hill

PREDICTORS OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM USAGE WITHIN UNITED STATES PRISONS , Grant E. Tietjen

Roscoe Pound and American Sociology: A Study in Archival Frame Analysis, Sociobiography and Sociological Jurisprudence , Michael R. Hill

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Department of Sociology

Ph.d. in sociology.

UConn’s Ph.D. in Sociology trains students to scientifically analyze culture, human interactions, and social relationships. Graduates pursue careers in academia, research, government, and industry, where they work on important topics that impact our society.

The Department of Sociology offers a Master of Arts (MA) and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Sociology. Most students enter with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and obtain the MA in Sociology in the first two years of the program, then proceed to the Ph.D.

Students who are admitted with the MA in Sociology from another institution will typically finish the Ph.D. program in a shorter time. Students entering with graduate degrees in disciplines other than Sociology must fulfill the requirements of both the MA and Ph.D.

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Degree Requirements

Below are the general requirements for the Sociology MA/Ph.D. degree, consistent with the Graduate School policies in the Graduate Catalog . For more detailed information please see the Graduate Handbook.

MA/Ph.D. Track

Students entering the Ph.D. program without a Master of Arts in Sociology (with completed thesis) must complete additional requirements to earn a Master's degree before completing the requirements for the Ph.D. in Sociology. It is expected that most students will complete the MA degree in two years.

In Sociology, students follow the Plan A (thesis) requirements for the Master's degree and continue into the Ph.D. program. Students only enroll in the Plan B (non-thesis) program if they will be discontinuing from the MA/Ph.D. program.

See the Registrar's Steps to a Successful Graduation with a Master's Degree  for full information regarding required timelines and paperwork.

Courses and Credits for the MA

The Master’s degree in Sociology requires a minimum of 39 credits in Sociology, including the following:

  • SOCI 5001 & 5002 Proseminar (year long, 3 credits)
  • SOCI 5201 The Logic of Social Research (3 credits)
  • SOCI 5203 Quantitative Methods I (3 credits)
  • SOCI 5231 Qualitative Methods I (3 credits)
  • SOCI 5251 Core Theorists (3 credits)
  • GRAD 5950 Master’s Thesis Research (9 credits)
  • Plus 15 additional credits in Sociology

MA Plan of Study

The Master’s plan of study should be filed by the end of the fourth week of the student’s final semester before the degree is completed. Make sure to count only 39 Sociology credits toward the Master’s Degree. Additional credits can be carried forward to the Ph.D. program.

Credits for 6203 and 6231 should not be included on the MA Plan of Study and will carry forward to the Ph.D. program. Students that decide to take both SOCI 6203 & SOCI 6231 in the same semester of their second year will need to take an additional elective in the Spring of the second year.

To complete a Master’s thesis, students need to have their Master’s thesis research plan approved by their Advisory Committee. Students in consultation with their Advisory Committee may be asked to hold a Master’s thesis proposal defense, but a formal proposal defense is not required of a Master’s thesis. All students who complete a Master’s thesis must pass a formal Master’s thesis defense. Students are expected to complete the Master’s thesis ideally by the end of their fourth semester in the program.

Plan B (non-thesis)

Students who do not wish to continue in the program may elect to complete the Plan B option. In addition to completion of the coursework outlined above, students must also submit a portfolio of their scholarly work. The portfolio should consist of a minimum of 3 papers, each at least 15 pages in length, that together illustrate a command of sociological theory, research methods, and at least one substantive area. The scholarly work may originate from:

  • Formal course requirements, such as research papers that demonstrate competency in one or more of the areas outlined above. Students are urged to pursue with their Advisory Committee the appropriateness of course related submissions
  • Research or writing done in an independent study
  • Non-course related accomplishments, such as grant proposals or conference presentations

In all cases, any written material that is co-authored is not eligible for submission as part of the student’s portfolio. The portfolio should be designed in consultation with the major advisor and will be evaluated by the student’s three-person advisory committee. Please note, students who choose this option cannot continue into the PhD portion of the program and thus the election of this option is only advised for students seeking a terminal Master’s degree.

Please note that Plan B students do not receive thesis credits. These students must take additional elective classes to attain the 39 total credits necessary for the Plan B Master's.

Ph.D. Track

Once the MA is completed, the Ph.D. typically requires an additional four years to complete. Students entering the Ph.D. program with a MA in Sociology, with a completed thesis, may be required to complete additional coursework to cover equivalent material as students who attained their degrees at UConn.

See the Registrar's Steps to a Successful Graduation with a Doctoral Degree for full information regarding required timelines and paperwork.

Courses and Credits for the Ph.D.

  • SOCI 6203 Quantitative Methods II (3credits)
  • SOCI 6231 Qualitative Methods II (3 credits)
  • 12 credits of Sociology elective seminars
  • 15 credits of GRAD 6950 Doctoral Dissertation Research

Major Advisor and Advisory Committee

All students in the graduate program must have a Major Advisor who is a tenured or tenure track member of the Sociology Department and the UConn Graduate Faculty. The Major Advisor should be selected by mutual consent between the student and the faculty member based on similarity of interests and/or availability of the faculty member. The Major Advisor serves as a mentor to the student, Chair of the Master’s Thesis Committee, General (Area) Exam Committee, and Dissertation Committee. The Director of Graduate Studies will facilitate the selection of an initial Major Advisor for students entering the program. Students may change the Major Advisors if it becomes apparent that another faculty member is more suitable. In such cases, appropriate forms must be filed with the Graduate School to make the change official. By the start of their second year in the program, all students should have an Advisory Committee of at least three members, the composition of which is described in the paragraph below. The Advisory Committee serves as the student’s Master’s Thesis Committee.

The members of the Advisory Committee are also chosen by mutual consent of the student and the faculty members. The Advisory Committee consists of two faculty members in addition to the Major Advisor. In cases where the student forms a three-person Advisory Committee, all three must be members of the Sociology Department or affiliated members of the Sociology Department. All members of the three-person Advisory Committee must be members of the UConn Graduate Faculty. In cases where the student forms an Advisory Committee of more than three faculty members, these faculty must meet the same requirements, except that a fourth and fifth member may also be: a) a faculty member from another UConn department who is a member of the Graduate Faculty, b) a faculty member from another university who receives approval from the Graduate School.

Most students constitute an Advisory Committee of only three members during the M.A. portion of the program and increase the Advisory Committee to four or five persons during the PhD portion of the program . The decision about the size of the Advisory Committee is at the discretion of the student in consultation with the Advisor and other members of the Advisory Committee. Students may change members of their Advisory Committees if other faculty are more suitable and are willing to serve. When a change is made to the Advisory Committee, appropriate paperwork should be filed.

Ph.D. Plan of Study

The Ph.D. plan of study should be submitted when no more than 18 credits of coursework toward the degree have been completed. Forms should be filed with the Registrar’s Office. The Plan of Study should reflect all content coursework and research credits (GRAD 6950). Please note that students who completed more than 39 credits before filing for their MA degree should include the excess credits on the Ph.D. Plan of Study.

Ph.D. General Exam

The General Exam must be taken after all Sociology coursework for the Ph.D. is completed (including removal of all incompletes), unless there is unanimous consent by the General Exam Committee that it can occur earlier. The General Exam is designed to demonstrate mastery over at least one area, of sociological expertise, but two areas is more typical. The Exam should be considered a “bridge” between coursework and the dissertation. It is designed to go beyond previous coursework that a student has taken, and to be broader than a dissertation-specific topic. The breadth of the General Exam should dovetail with that of an ASA section or the intersection of two ASA sections .

The reading list for the General Exam will be tailored to the student’s interests within the area and will be determined by a process of negotiation between the student and the members of the General Exam Committee. Those faculty members with greater expertise in the area will typically have greater influence in shaping the reading list, but all committee members must approve the list before the exam can be scheduled.

The General Exam shall have both a written and oral component. It is important to simultaneously schedule both the written and the oral components. Students will have two weeks to complete the written portion. The written portion is take-home, with open book and open notes. Students will typically respond to at least three questions designed to emphasize a broad understanding of theory, methods, and substantive areas. Faculty have leeway as to how they ask questions and what choices students have in answering questions. Student responses must be 40 pages or less (not counting references).

The oral portion of the General Exam must be completed within one week of turning in the written portion. During the oral portion, committee members may probe answers that seem insufficient, ask about questions the student did not choose to answer, or raise anything else within the parameters of the reading list. There can be no feedback from committee members to the student between the written and oral portions, except for questions of clarification.

The written and oral portions shall be assigned a single grade of either “Pass” or “Fail.” A grade of “Pass” requires a positive vote of at least four members of the General Exam Committee. There is no grade of “Partial Pass” and there is no provision for retaking just a portion of the General Exam.

If the student fails the General Exam, they may schedule a second opportunity to take it within six months of failing the first exam. The student may constitute a new General Exam Committee for the second exam, but ordinarily this is not advisable. If the student fails the exam a second time, or does not complete it within six months, this is grounds for dismissal from the graduate program.

Dissertation Proposal

According to Graduate School rules, the Dissertation Committee must consist of five faculty members. If the student’s Advisory Committee has less than five members, then the student must ask additional faculty members to be present at the dissertation defense as members of the Dissertation Committee. A fourth and fifth member may also be:

  • a faculty member in Sociology who is a member of the Graduate Faculty
  • a faculty member from another UConn department who is a member of the Graduate Faculty
  • a faculty member from another university who receives approval by the Graduate School. These additional members do not have voting status on passing the dissertation, but they must sign the paperwork required to indicate they were present at the defense.

The decision to approve the dissertation is made by those members of the Dissertation Committee who are also members of the student’s Advisory Committee. Approval of the dissertation is thus determined by a majority of faculty on the Advisory Committee voting to approve the dissertation. A majority is defined as 2-1 in the case of a three-person Advisory Committee, 3-1 in the case of a four-person Advisory Committee, and 3-2 in the case of a five-person Advisory Committee.

Final Semester

Student's should complete these steps to prep for graduation in their final semester:

  • Apply to Graduate in the Student Administration System by the  fourth week of the semester . This application can be withdrawn at any time by the student if needed.
  • Check name and addresses
  • Prepare for oral defense (two weeks prior)
  • Submit final paperwork (deadline published on Academic Calendar )
  • Submit dissertation
  • Check email to confirm progress of steps to graduation

See the Registrar's Steps to a Successful Graduation for the Doctoral Degree for full details regarding degree conferral.

Applications are due by January 5.

Prospective students may apply to the program online via the Graduate School’s website.

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For more information about the Ph.D. in Sociology, please contact:

Jeremy Pais

University of Warwick

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Arthur, Simon James (2022) The independence of the Bank of England : a sociological investigation. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Ablett, Elizabeth (2019) Negotiating inequality regimes in political work: an institutional ethnography of English local government. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Anderson, Helen O. (2016) Migration and economic integration : the impact of the implementation of Canada's Federal Skilled Worker's Program on the lived experiences of highly skilled visible minority : rhetoric and realities. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Alo, Oluwatosin Ige (2011) Empowerment and HIV prevention among women in Nigeria : the relative significance of behavioural and structural determinants. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Akcakoca, Seda (2011) Gendered inequality regimes in Turkish banking : a multi-case study of women managers' careers in the context of restructuring in the Turkish banking sector. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Aronson, Polina (2011) Health beliefs and help-seeking practices of migrants from the former USSR into Germany. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Abu Assab, Nour (2011) Narratives of ethnicity and nationalism : a case study of Circassians in Jordan. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Allett, Nicola Faye (2010) 'Love's labours': extreme metal music and its feeling community. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Anders, Rainer-Elk (2008) Global change, regional response: the (trans)formation of Russian borders: a case study of the Republic of Karelia and Khabarovskiy kray, 1992-2006. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Ahmad-Nia, Shirin (2000) Women's work and its impact on their mental and physical health : a quantitative study of mothers in Tehran. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Ashwin, Cicely Sarah Jane (1997) 'Complaining in corners' : mineworkers and the transition from communism. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Alford, John David (1995) Journeys : personal morphogenesis : a study of the interplay between structural, cultural, familial and biographical factors affecting mature students' decisions to undertake an Open Access course for possible entry to university. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Anderson, Pauline (1993) Women and unemployment : a case study of women's experiences of unemployment in Glasgow. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Aris, Rosemary (1993) Continuity and change : the role of trade unions in state industrial relations policy in Britain, 1910-1921. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Abbinnett, Ross (1993) The ethics of heterogeneity : a speculative critique of Jean-François Lyotard's "The differend". PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Ambursley, Fitzroy (1985) The Grenadian revolution, 1979-1983 : the political economy of an attempt at revolutionary transformation in a Caribbean mini-state. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Ainsworth, Alan John (1978) The evolution of socialism in later nineteenth century Britain : a study of social structure and working class belief. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Bracco, Lucia (2020) Decolonising and de-patriarchalising prison : governance, social life and gendered subjectivities in a women’s prison in Peru. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Bassett, Debra J. (2019) You only live twice : a constructivist grounded theory study of the creation and inheritance of digital afterlives. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Baxter, Neil Thomas (2019) Running: anatomy of a middle-class obsession. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Bullivant, Stephen (2019) Contemporary nonreligion in Britain and the USA: theoretical and empirical studies. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Bamdad, Sara (2018) The everyday life of gender, religion, and medicine: an ethnograpy of an infertility treatment clinic in Iran. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Behrens, Thore (2018) The eurosystem under siege: the crisis response of the European central bank. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Beckett, Emma Clare (2018) Sub-cultural paradoxes: women tattoo artists negotiating gender, labour, capital and resistance. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Birks, Stephen J. (2018) The everyday life of a woodland nature reserve : an ethnographic study. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Burgum, Samuel (2015) Occupying London : post-crash resistance and the foreclosure of possibility. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Bryce, Carol (2014) Feeding pre-school children : negotiating good motherhood through food. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Battell Lowman, Emma (2014) Indigenous methodologies, missionary lives. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Butler, Deborah Ann (2011) Indentured and modern apprenticeship in the horseracing industry : a gendered analysis. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Baldwin, Rowenna Jane (2011) Rethinking patriotic education in the Russian Federation : invitations to belong to 'imagined communities' : (a case study of St Petersburg). PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Boardman, Felicity K. (2010) The role of experiential knowledge in the reproductive decision making of families genetically at risk : the case of spinal muscular atrophy. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Beecham, David Michael (2009) The impact of intimate partner abuse on women’s experiences of the workplace: a qualitative study. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Beusch, Danny (2008) Queering Nazism or Nazi Queers? A sociological study of an online Gay Nazi Fetish group. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Bradley, Alan (2006) Biographical disruption or reinforcement? : men's life histories of emotional distress. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Brady, Geraldine (2004) Children and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): a sociological exploration. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Beirens, Hanne Lena Maria Andrea (2004) Voluntary child soldiering : a case-study of the anti-apartheid struggle. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Boateng, Patrick (2004) New Deal and minority ethnic young people : training, employment and integration? PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Brennan, Michael (2003) Mourning identities : Hillsborough, Diana and the production of meaning. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Buttars, Simon (2003) The epiphenomenal mind. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Barnes, Sally-Anne (2002) Communication technologies at work : organizational cultures and employee narratives. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Butler, Charlotte (2001) Reconstructing ethnicity and identity : the influence of second-generation Turkish-Cypriot and Pakistani women in London. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Borisov, Vadim (2000) Strikes in Russia : the case of the coal-mining industry. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Brandt, Birgit (1999) The transformation of modern citizenship ethnic minorities and the politics of citizenship in Germany. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Brindley, Nicholas (1993) The gender of ethics : sexual and moral identity in Rousseau, Freud, and Kierkegaard. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Bahari, Azizan (1989) Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) 1949-81 : a study of a national labour centre. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Bayton, Mavis (1989) How women become rock musicians. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Burnham, Peter (1987) The British state and capital accumulation 1945-51. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Berghahn, Marion (1982) The ambiguities of assimilation: the case of the German-Jewish refugees in England. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Burgess, Robert G. (1981) An ethnographic study of a comprehensive school. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Bell, Desmond (1979) Studies in the dissolution of classical epistemology : the role of philosophical critique in an age of sociological reason and historical method. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Balintulo, Marcus (1974) Stratification and pluralism in South African society. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Collier, Jessica (2023) Misogynart : gendered identity and art psychotherapy with women in prison. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Chenet, Romain (2023) Pursuing transformation in post-2015 development policy discourse. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Chiu, Andy (2021) Negotiating Chineseness and Hong Kongness on and off the pitch : a case of naturalized football representatives of Hong Kong. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Clancy, Georgia Elizabeth (2021) Better births? : an exploration of women’s childbirth preferences, decisions, and outcomes in England. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Christopher, Emily (2018) Capturing conflicting accounts: Public and private sector employees negotiating domestic divisions of labour. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Chen, Tuo (2018) The role of social media in the anticipatory governance of GM technology: A comparative analysis of Chinese and English-language social media. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Cornell, Judith Emily (2018) Trade unions and the restructuring of working class health care in South Africa : case studies in the clothing, leather and transport sectors 1992-1996. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Cuttell, Joanna (2016) Trauma, accumulation, and ethical action in affective-immersive gaming. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Charles, Monique (2016) 'Hallowed be thy Grime? : A musicological and sociological genealogy of Grime music and its relation to Black Atlantic religious discourse' (#HBTG?). PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Carrigan, Mark (Mark Alexander) (2014) Becoming who we are : personal morphogenesis and social change. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Cordero Vega, Rodrigo (2011) Diremptions of the social : the ideas of crisis and critique in contemporary social theory. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Clucas, Marie (2009) Researching Irish health inequalities in England: a case study of first and second generation Irish men and women in Coventry. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Chan, Chris King-Chi (2008) The challenge of labour in China: strikes and the changing labour regime in global factories. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Christian, Nigel David (2007) From biopiracy to bioprospecting: an historical sociology of the search for biological resources. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Chalari, Athanasia (2007) The relationship between internal and external conversation. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Chen, Shu-Chuan (2006) Getting healed from a globalised age : a study of the New Age Movement in Taiwan. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Chernilo, Daniel (2004) Sociology and the nation-state : beyond methodological nationalism. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Chang, Dae-oup (2003) Demystifying the developmental state: a critique of the theories and practices of the state in the development of capital relations in Korea. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Chun, Soonok (2000) They are not machines: Korean women workers and their fight for democratic trade unionism in the 1970's. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Conley, Hazel Margot (2000) Temporary labour in the public sector: employers' policies and trades union responses in social services and schools. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Cruickshank, Justin (2000) Anti-foundationalism and social ontology : towards a realist sociology. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Chandra, Vinod (2000) Children's work in the family : a sociological study of Indian children in Coventry (UK) and Lucknow (India). PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Cope, Nina (2000) Drug use in prison : a study of young offenders. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Creaven, Sean (1999) Emergentist Marxism : a materialistic application of realism in the social sciences. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Costa Granell, Xavier (1999) Sociability and the public sphere in the Fallas of Valencia. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Caldwell, Susan (1991) How people move : the role of support mechanisms in migration. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Currer, Caroline (1986) Health concepts and illness behaviour : the case of some Pathan mothers in Britain. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Coyle, Angela (1984) Working women : a study of the meaning of employment and unemployment in women's lives. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Davies, Keith (2018) The decline of British shipping :|bsome new perspectives. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Deng, Peiqi (2018) A study on funding for elder care in China. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Derfoufi, Zin (2016) The impact of elected police and crime commissioners in England and Wales on police-black and ethic minority community relations, with specific reference to stop and search. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Dytham, Siobhan (2015) Relational popularity and social status in secondary school. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Dar, Sarah (2010) Muslim women, religious identity, commitment and expression in Britain. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Davies, Hayley (2008) Constituting family: children’s normative expectations and lived experiences of close relationships. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Delsol, Rebekah (2006) Institutional racism, the police and stop and search: a comparative study of stop and search in the UK and USA. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Doan, Sarah Jane (2005) Idealized bodies, the grotesque and homosocial communities: masculinities and men's magazines. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Dodds, Catherine (2003) Responsibility and HIV/AIDS: a sociological investigation. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Dinerstein, Ana C. (2001) The violence of stability : an investigation of the subjectivity of labour in Argentina. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Duncan, Diane (1995) Mature women entrants to teaching : a case study. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Darlington, Ralph (1991) The dynamics of shop steward organisation, activity and consciousness : the experience of three Merseyside manufacturing plants between the late 1960s and early 1990s. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

DeLandro, Donna (1991) The training needs and aspirations of a group of young black and white women on the one year youth training scheme in 1984-1985. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Dent, Mike (1988) Doctors and computers. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Davies, Celia (1981) Professional power and sociological analysis : lessons from a comparative historical study of nursing in Britain and the U.S.A. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Estrada, Marcos (2017) Everyday practices of transnational living: making sense of Brasiguaio identities. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Erdoğan, Emine (2016) Tomato land : women's labour in food production and processing in Turkey. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Ellis, Louise J. (2015) Is there an online public sphere? : a critical analysis of three British mainstream news online comment forums. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Eriksen, Lars Laird (2010) Learning to be Norwegian : a case study of identity management in religious education in Norway. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Evenden, Martin James (2009) Spinozism, realism and selfhood. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Evans-Hall, Kellie-Ann Renee (2007) Prison education : an investigation of pedagogic practices in Jamaican prisons. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Evans, David J. (1995) The political and social theory of "flexible specialization" : a critical analysis. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Elliott, Bryony Clare (1995) The paradox of men who do the caring : re-thinking sex roles and health work. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Evers, Helen (1984) Patients' experiences and social relations in geriatric wards. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Forrest, Tana Nolethu (2022) Multiplicitous existences : mixed race identities in Coventry. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Figueroa Zimmermann, Felipe (2020) From progress to innovation : neoliberalism and the expansion of intellectual property. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Fritz Horzella, Heidi (2017) Everyday feminist subjectivities : schoolteachers' micro resistance and (counter) narratives to patriarchy. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Fairbrother, Daniel (2017) Montaillou and the history of possibilities. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Farooq, Samaya (2010) ‘Muslim women’, Islam and sport : ‘race’, culture and identity in post-colonial Britain. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Frahm-Arp, Kaethe Maria (2006) Women of valour : professional women in South African Pentecostal churches. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Famiglietti, Antonio (2000) The theory of social movements and the British labour movement, circa 1790-1920. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Foster, Pauline Adele (1990) Retraining adults : an examination of national training policy, its influence on the structure and content of adult job retraining in further education and industry, and consequent impact on the experiences and perceptions of participating adults. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Fine, Robert (1989) Labour and politics in South Africa, 1939-1964. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Fox, Nicholas J. (1989) Surgical healing, power and social structure : an ethnographic and historical study. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Filby, Michael Paul (1983) A sociology of horse-racing in Britain : a study of the social significance and organisation of British horse-racing. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Fryer, Philip D. (1980) Marx, Weber and the methodology of social science. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Finlay, Hilary Inez (1980) The relationship of the church and state in social work : four case studies in a context. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Fretwell, Joan Elizabeth (1978) Socialisation of nurses : teaching and learning in hospital wards. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Gülçiçek, Demet (2020) "Ghosts do not exist, but nations do" : articulations of gender, modernisation and nationalism in Ottoman Muslim women's writing. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Gregory, Davinia Louise (2019) Learning from The Drum : towards a decolonization of the arts in the UK. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Griffiths, Heather (2018) Gendered flexible working practices: negotiating time and work in two UK asset finance organisations. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Gunatilaka, Panangalage Dona Hemamalie Dias (2018) Inequalities at work : an investigation of the garment industry in Sri Lanka. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Gutteridge, Isobel Charlotte (2015) Becoming stardolls : untangling postfeminist and romantic childhood (re)positionings in tween girlhood. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Green, Donna L. (2014) The sustainability of the social democratic welfare state in recessionary periods : a case study of Barbados 1974 -1994. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Gikopoulou, Paraskevi (2014) The Holocaust in Greece : occupation, nationalism and legacy. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Gascoigne, Steven (2010) Managing redundancy : a capability approach to a Swedish case study. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Gale, Nicola Kay (2007) Knowing the body and embodying knowledge: an ethnography of student practitioner experiences in osteopathy and homeopathy. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Guerrini, Giancarlo (2007) Individualisation and student responses to higher education tuition fees in the UK, 1998-2003. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Guataquí Roa, Juan Carlos (2006) Forced displacement and internal migration in Colombia, 1992-2004. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Gumbrell-McCormick, Rebecca Anne (2001) The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions : structure, ideology and capacity to act. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Gold, Malcolm (2000) Proselytism, retention and re-affiliation : the hybridisation of an Assembly of God Church. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Griffiths, David J. (1999) Somali and Kurdish refugees in London : diaspora, identity and power. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Galloway, Sheila (1999) Professionalism and autonomy : the case of teachers' in-service training 1988-92. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Goode, Sarah Dalal (1999) Substance-using mothers: taking control, losing control: the everyday lives of drug and alcohol-dependent mothers in West Midlands. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Goudeli, Kyriaki (1999) Logic and logogrif in German idealism : an investigation into the notion of experience in Kant, Fichte, Schelling. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Godazgar, Hossein (1999) An analysis of social and cultural changes in rural Iran, with special reference to the impact of cultural factors on educational change. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Gad, Laila (1997) The impact of structural adjustment on trade unions in Egypt. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Gorman, Anthony James Paul (1994) Good infinity : Hegel, Levinas and the accomplishment of ethical life. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Grainger, Kenneth (1988) Shopfloor trade unionism at Herbert's : a case study in the development and demise of workplace organisation. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Grossman, Jonathan (1985) Class relations and the policies of the Communist Party of South Africa, 1921-1950. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Greatbatch, David (1985) The social organisation of news interview interaction. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Hu, William Zhengdong (2022) No way out? The fate of ‘dishonest judgment debtors’ in China’s social credit system. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Herrera Rosales, Erika (2021) Social relations between transit migrants and humanitarian organisations : power, mobilities, and the experiences of Central American migrants in Mexico. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Handyside, Sarah Kathleen (2020) Virtual potentialities : teenagers’ stories about social media. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Hübner, Kristin (2019) Neoliberalism and lean in: spaces for feminist solidarity? PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Huggins, Richard (2017) ‘Problem people’ and ‘problem places’ : territorial stigmatisation and ‘The Leys’, Oxford. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Hussain, Saba (2016) Contemporary Muslim girlhoods in Assam : questions of recognition and redistribution in education. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Harsant, Katy (2016) Selective responsibility : history, power and politics in the United Nations. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Hamilton, Dennis (2016) Union black : the social and spatial mobility of African Caribbeans in Birmingham, UK. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Hill, Peter (2016) Working hard or hardly working? : Evaluating New Labour's active labour market policy. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Hashemi Madani, Seyed Morteza (2015) The new order of the old : atheism in a post-secular age. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Hanu, Daniel (2015) Second-hand memories of the Communist era : the first postsocialist generation in Romania. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Hussein, Nazia (2015) Boundaries of respectability : new women of Bangladesh. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Hewitt, Desmond (2015) Excellence in critical condition : the current state of English higher education. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Hutchinson, Emma Jane (2013) Performative identity and the embodied avatar : an online ethnography of Final Fantasy XIV. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Hall, John, Ph.D. (2006) 'Race' and silence : the discourse of reticence. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Hughes, Nathan (2005) Applying activity theory to the study of new public management: an exploration of the local implementation of Bail Support and Supervision. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Huda, Zeenat (2004) Problem of national identity of the middle class in Bangladesh and state-satellite television. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Haran, Joan (2003) Re-visioning feminist futures: literature as social theory. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Hillyard, Sam (2003) An exploration of the dialectic between theory and method in ethnography. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Hirsh, David (2001) The coming of age of cosmopolitan law : crimes against humanity and their prosecution. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Hunt, Sheila C. (2001) Listening to women : an ethnography of childbearing women living in poverty. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Holt, Timothy James Peter (1996) Material culture: an inquiry into the meanings of artefacts. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Herman, Didi (1992) Reforming rights : lesbian and gay struggles for legal equality in Canada. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Halson, Jacqui (1992) Sexual harassment, oppression and resistance : a feminist ethnography of some young people from Henry James School. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Harvey, Janet (1992) Behind the medical mask : medical technology and medical power. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Hughes, Christina, 1952- (1988) An ethnographic study of the stepfamily. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Harris, David Richards, 1942- (1988) A sociological study of worker's responses to change in the organisation of the gas industry. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Harris, Maz (1986) Myth and reality in the motorcycle subculture. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Horne, Howard (1982) Hippies : a study in the sociology of knowledge. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Henry, Lewis (1982) The growth of corporate black identity among Afro-Caribbean people in Birmingham, England. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Homans, Hilary (1980) Pregnant in Britain : a sociological approach to Asian and British women's experiences. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Hemson, David (1979) Class consciousness and migrant workers : dock workers of Durban. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Ioannou, Gregoris (2011) Labour relations in Cyprus : employment, trade unionism and class composition. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Iōannidou, Anastasia (1995) The concept of the division of labour as the link between A. Smith's and G. F. W. Hegel's social theory. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Judge, Sarah-Jane (2019) Investigating social factors within children’s non-formal learning experiences in an aquarium. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Jackson, Alun C. (1982) Ethnogenesis and associational behaviour : the political organization of welfare in ethnic communities in Bristol. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Kviat, Aleksandra (2018) Placemaking in the Post-Functionalist and Post-Digital City: the Case Study of Ziferblat. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Kim, Wonseok (2018) A critical investigation into the discourse of educational neutrality in South Korea (1987-2017). PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Konstantinou, Iro (2018) Constructions of class, race, ethnicity and tolerance : the case study of St Aber's and Mawerley. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Kolovou, Vasiliki (2015) A critical realism approach to public health interventions that aim to prevent obesity in selected European countries. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Kempson, Michelle (2012) I just call myself a DIY feminist' : the subjectivity, subculture and the feminist zine. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Kremakova, Milena (2012) What market mechanisms mean : transforming institutions and livelihoods in Bulgarian maritime employment. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Kang, Chungmin (2005) Foucault and Arendt: the tensions and integrity of critical thinking. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Kaya, Ibrahim (2001) Social theory and later modernities : the Turkish experience. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

King, Alison Jill (2001) Deference and disdain : domestic service in post-apartheid South Africa. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Kiblitskaya, Marina (1997) Formal and informal relations: comparative case studies of the privatisation of Russian and British railway repair plants. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Kiely, Ray (1991) The politics of labour and development in Trinidad and Tobago. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Katz, Jeanne (1989) Context and care : nurses' accounts of stress and support on a cancer ward. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Luthra, Manmohan. S. (2022) The role of research in reflective change management in race equality : a case study of a varied career. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Liu, Ying (2020) Food, workers, companions : a gendered analysis of human-dog relations in Yulin, China. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Liu, Tingli (2019) Love and marriage for ‘leftover' women : representations and readings in Chinese media. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Lohman, Kirsty (2015) Punk lives : contesting boundaries in the Dutch punk scene. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Lyle, Samantha A. (2012) Embodying value : social class and gender in the transitional experiences of graduate trainee accountants. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Liddiard, Kirsty (2011) (S)exploring disability : intimacies, sexualities and disabilities. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Lam, Kit (2008) From urban disputes to democracy: convention theory and urban renewal in Hong Kong 1988-2008. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Lee, Ming-Ying (2006) E-governance in the new democracies: the case of Taiwan. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Lewis, Harold (2003) The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) 1945-1965 : an organizational and political anatomy. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Limpaphayom, Kirana (2002) The scope and limitations of human resource management: a case study of the Bank of Thailand. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Lambourn, David Malcolm (2001) Metaphor in social thought. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Leyshon, Benjamin (2001) Discourse on the question of incompletion. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Lucas, Lisa (2001) The research 'game' : a sociological study of academic research work in two universities. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Liu, Zhongdong (1989) Chinese women in white : a study of nurses in Taiwan. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Lewando Hundt, Gillian (1988) Health inequalities and the articulation of gender, ethnicity and class in the post partum health care of Negev Bedouin Arab mothers and their children. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Laws, Sophie Katharine (1985) Social meanings of menstruation : a feminist investigation. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Mallett, Carl (2021) Grappling with difference : an ethnography of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in the West Midlands. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Medien, Kathryn (2018) Intimate occupation: sexual biopolitics in colonized Palestine. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

MacFarlane, James Michael (2018) The techno-centred imagination: a multi-sited ethnographic study of technological human enhancement advocacy (THEA). PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Molina, Julian (2017) Intervention work: an ethnography of ‘NEET to EET’ transitions. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Montero, Maria L. M. (2015) Health inequity in a neoliberal society : lifestyle choices or constrained practices? PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Marshall, Lydia (2015) Why do children go to school : a case study of primary education in Hawassa, Ethiopia. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Mayblin, Lucy (2013) Asylum after empire : colonial institutional orders and the hierarchical ordering of humanity. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Maqubela, Lucille N. (2013) An exploration of parenting : normative expectations, practices and work-life balance in post-apartheid South Africa, 1994-2008. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Morton, Ruth Beatrice (2011) Balancing pleasure and pain : the role of motherhood in home education. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Mirfakhraie, Ramin (2009) Alter-democratization: a critique of US interventionism in the Middle East. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Marson-Smith, Helen Ruth (2008) Gender, class and decision-making : a study within an independent school. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Martin, Wendy (2007) Embodying 'active' ageing: bodies, emotions and risk in later life. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Meo, Analía (2007) Social class, identities and secondary schooling : an ethnographic study in two schools of the city of Buenos Aires. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Melken, Rolando David Vázquez (2005) Questioning modern time with Hannah Arendt and Walter Benjamin. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Morrison, Claudio (2004) Soviet management and transition : the case of the Russian textile industry. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Mittra, James (2004) Genetic information, life assurance, and the UK policy and regulatory framework. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Medea, F.J. Laurent (2004) Creolisation and identity in a neo-colonial setting: the case of Réunion. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

McIntyre, Anne Roberta (2003) The knowledge-in-use of expert and experienced supervisors of PhD students in the social sciences. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Mayor, Vina (2002) Staying power: the career journeys of leading African, African-Caribbean and Asian nurses in England. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Mouzakitis, Angelos (2002) Meaning, historicity, and the conceptualisation of the social. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Marshall, Lee (2001) Losing one's mind: bootlegging and the sociology of copyright. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Miller, Tina (2000) An exploration of first time motherhood : narratives of transition. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Mohamed, Yunus (1997) Political economy and industrialisation in South Africa : a critique of structuralist Marxist analyses of apartheid and class struggle. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Mutizwa-Mangiza, Dorothy (1996) The medical profession and the state in Zimbabwe: a sociological study of professional autonomy. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Marshall, Annecka Leolyn (1996) Orgasmic slavery? : a study of black female sexuality. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Morrison, Marlene (1995) Teaching to time : supply teachers' lives and work. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Matoka, Peter W. (1994) Child labour in Zambia : an analysis of the extent, nature and proposed solutions to the problem. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Mogalakwe, Monageng (1994) State-labour relations in Botswana, 1966-1990 : industrial relations in an emergent "liberal" capitalist democracy. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Mallett, Marlene Rosemary (1993) Ambiguous ideology and contradictory behaviour : gender in the development of Caribbean societies : a case study of Antigua. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Mulberg, Jon (1991) Social limits to economic theory. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Moss, Philip John (1991) The migration and racialisation of doctors from the Indian subcontinent. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Mizen, Phil (1990) Young people's experiences of the Youth Training Scheme : a case study of recent state intervention in the youth labour market. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Munro, Anne (1990) Women in trade unions : a study of hospital ancillary workers. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Mulholland, Kate (1990) The experiences of class and gender relations and women workers at GEC 1945-1965. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Murphy, John (1989) Community and struggle: a sociological study of a mining village in the 1980s. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Macfarlane, Amanda Martin (1989) An ethnographic study of school leavers in a southern comprehensive school. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

McFadden, Patricia (1987) Proletarianisation in Swaziland : the case of the sugar industry. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

McCartney, Paul Bernard (1979) Foundations of ethnomethodology : aspects of the problem of meaning in the social sciences. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

McMullen, Susan Helen Ferrers (1975) An approach to a theory of convalescent behaviour, with reference to cardiac illness. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Nuñez Salazar, Isabel Margarita (2021) Making (unequal) families : gender, class and family practices in Santiago de Chile. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Nasser Eddin, Nof (2011) The intersectionality of class and gender : women's economic activities in east and west Amman. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Norrie, Stephen (2011) Marxism and the supersession of philosophy. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Noguera, Anita (2004) An ethic for flourishing in mental health practice : a philosophical and sociological study. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Ntata, P. R. T. (2002) Participation in disaster relief. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Neary, Mike (1994) Youth, training and the training state : the real history of youth training in the twentieth century. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Obst, Marcel (2022) Nature, nationalism and affect in Spanish anti-gender narratives. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Owais, Syed (2017) NGOs, democratisation and grassroots empowerment : a case study of Rural Development Organisation's approach to social change in Pakistan. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

O'Sullivan, M. J. (Michael James), 1953- (1991) Trade unionism and politics in the London Borough of Haringey. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Pastellopoulos, Antonis (2023) Cypriotism in the 21st century Republic of Cyprus. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Patiño Rabines, Paola (2022) Skins of desire : deviant politics, aesthetic transgressions and political dispute over trans people’s terms of recognition in contemporary Peru. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Piu, Piermarco (2020) The production, transnational circulation and re articulation of the ‘subaltern question’ from Gramsci to Postcolonial studies. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Price, Catherine Jane (2018) The online genetically modified food debate: scientific expertise and alternative knowledges. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Pearce, Ruth (2016) (Im)possible patients? Negotiating discourses of trans health in the UK. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Parfitt, Emma Louise (2016) Conformity, transgression or transformation? A study of the impact of oral storytelling in three Warwickshire secondary schools. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Pilcher, Katy Elizabeth Mary (2012) Erotic dancing in night-time leisure venues : a sociological study of erotic dance performers and customers. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Parker, Charlotte (2012) 'An island between' : multiple migrations and the repertoires of a St Helenian identity. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Pringle, Timothy Edward (2009) The All China Federation of Trade Unions: the challenge of labour unrest. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Pasura, Dominic Mazorodze (2008) A fractured diaspora : strategies and identities among Zimbabweans in Britain. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Petley, Christer (2003) Boundaries of rule, ties of dependency : Jamaican planters, local society and the metropole, 1800-1834. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Pullen, Elaine Florence (1999) Feminism and sociology : processes of transformation. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Prasad, Satendra (1999) States, economic globalisation and changing modes of labour regulation in the Asia/Pacific region : a comparative study of New Zealand, Japan and Malaysia. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Parker, Andrew (1996) Chasing the "Big-Time" : football apprenticeship in the 1990s. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Pretorius, Deon (1993) The social origins of failure: morphogenesis of educational agency in the Cape Colony. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Pang, Yuet Ngor (1993) Catering to employment needs : the occupations of young Chinese adults in Britain. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Padfield, Maureen (1990) Out in the trade : the occupational community of Birmingham's jewellery quarter. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Palmer, Diana (1986) Women, health and politics, 1919-1939 : professional and lay involvement in the women's health campaign. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Pollock, Scarlet (1983) Women, sexuality and contraception. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Quinn, Katherine (2019) Integrated knowledges, integrated publics? classificatory practices, boundary crossings, and public space at The Hive, Worcester. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Quigley Berg, Joelin (2015) Issues of harm and offence : the regulation of gender and sexuality portrayals in British television advertising. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Rakinder K., Reehal (2021) Gender and the criminalisation of asylum : exploring the experiences of refugee and asylum seeking women. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Rowell, Carli Ria (2018) Pleasure, pain and possibilities: an ethnography of working-class students at an elite university. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Rayment, Juliet (2011) Midwives’ emotion and body work in two hospital settings : personal strategies and professional projects. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Rocha Herrera, Elvira Natalia (2008) Worker and Union responses to restructuring and privatisation in two Mexican enterprises: an intersectional analysis of class, gender and age. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Raje, Gauri (2005) Remembering displacement: hunger and marginalisation in three resettled villages of south Gujarat. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Roberts, Kenneth John (1989) The church as a local organisation : a comparative case study in the sociology of organisations. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Richards, Glenn (1988) A study of the recruitment of engineering apprentices in Coventry. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Rocheron, Yvette (1983) Sex and gender : a case-study of sex education in one comprehensive school. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Rich, Paul B. (1980) The dilemmas of South African liberalism : white liberals, racial ideology and the politics of social control in the period of South African industrialisation, 1887 to 1943. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Shair, Ghulam Ali (2022) Singing survival : the social world of classical musicians in Pakistan. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Schwitter, Nicole (2022) The role of offline ties in online communities : the case of Wikipedia. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Sulem, Evelyn (2013) Transnational migration in Mexican indigenous communities : an analysis of gender and empowerment. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Skandalis, Sotirios (2013) The social character of Marx's theory of value : an inquiry into 'systematic dialectics'. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Syed, Shaheen Ashraf Shah (2013) Women's contested politics of presence : learning from the experiences of Pakistani women parliamentarians. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Shrestha, Mona (2013) Exploring gendered work and women's empowerment : a study of hotels, resorts and casinos in Nepal. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Stateva, Milena Georgieva (2009) Understanding violence: a case study of the approach of practitioners to survivors of violence. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Simbuerger, Elisabeth (2008) Against and beyond - for sociology : a study on the self-understanding of sociologists in England. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Szczepaniková, Alice (2008) Constructing a refugee: the state, NGOs and gendered experiences of asylum in the Czech Republic. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Stamos, Yannis (2008) Speech, writing and phenomenology : Derrida's reading of Husserl. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Smith, Mark Bryan Bridger (2008) The posthuman : hostis humani generis? : science fiction allegories/social narratives. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Shin, Julia Jiwon (2008) Unpacking the gendered process of international migration: the case of migrant women in South Korea. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Sniukaite, Inga (2007) Feminist cyberdialogics: speech-action and online community: a case study. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Scheifinger, Heinz (2006) Hinduism and the Internet : a sociological study. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Starosta, Guido (2005) Science as practical criticism : an investigation into revolutionary subjectivity in Marx's critique of political economy. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Smith, William (2003) Justifying civil disobedience: an essay on political protest in a constitutional democracy. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Sin, Chong-hwa (2002) The historical formation of modernity in Korea : events, issues and actors. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Summers, Juliette (2002) Identities in conflict: decision-making and control in employee-owned and controlled organisations. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Staniewicz, Teresa Agnes (2001) Ethnicity maintenance : its contingent nature and impact on health : case studies of second generation Poles in the West Midlands (UK) and South Michigan (US). PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Steventon, Graham John (2001) Crime, community, context & fear : influences on informal social control in an affluent English suburb. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Smyth, Lisa (2000) Abortion politics and national identity : the X-case, Irishness and the nation-state. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Seymour, David (David M.) (1999) Critical theories of antisemitism. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Smith, Matthew W. (1999) Teaching the 'Third World' : difference and development in the school curriculum. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Sudbury, Julia (1997) Other kinds of dreams : black women's organisations and the politics of transformation. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Scully, Judith Wendy (1994) The Irish diaspora as bar entrepreneurs : a comparative study between Birmingham (UK) and Chicago (US). PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Swilling, Mark (1994) Urban control and changing forms of political conflict in Uitenhage : 1977-1986. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Speck, Simon John (1993) Hegel on time : Derrida, Glas and "the remain(s) of a Hegel". PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Scott, David (1992) Coursework and coursework assessment in the GCSE : a multi-case ethnography. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Sears, Alan (1988) The health of nations : public health and the social reproduction of the working class in Canada and Britain 1900-20. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Stowell, Marie (1988) Becoming a teacher : an ethnographic study. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Stone, Karen (1983) A comparative analysis of West Indian, white and Asian mothers in the home and at work. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Tsukamoto, Eri (2020) Online audience responses to the representations of animals in wildlife docu-soaps. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Trowsdale, Jo (2019) Art-making as a site for education : a case study of the Imagineerium project. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Tse, Thomas Kwan-choi (2018) Preparing students for citizenship? : civic education in Hong Kong secondary schools. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Tong, Xiyan (2017) Social media and distant others : the mediation of distant suffering among Chinese youth. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Thaiparambil Oommen, Elsa (2017) Migration for ‘work and play’: hierarchies of privilege among Youth Mobility Scheme participants in London. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Tang, Lynn (2014) Recovery from what to where : a case study of Chinese mental health service users in the UK. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Tzeng, Albert (2012) Framing sociology in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore : geopolitics, states and practitioners. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Thurnell-Read, Thomas (2009) Masculinity, tourism and transgression: a qualitative study of British stag tourism in an Eastern European City. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Taylor, Marcus (2003) The World Bank, global accumulation and the antinomies of capitalist development. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Tinaz, Nuri (2001) Conversion of African Americans to Islam : a sociological analysis of the Nation of Islam and associated groups. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Taylor, M. Clare (1999) Occupational therapists : empowerors or oppressors? : a study of occupational therapy students' attitudes towards disabled people. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Taylor, Bill (1993) Work organisation and management strategies in consumer electronics : theoretical issues and case study evidence. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Taylor, Graham (Graham John) (1993) Safe in their hands? : public service and the state regulation of the water industry in Britain. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Thornton, Margaret Mary (1993) The kinds of work and divisions of labour this century: a survey of Bellingham, a border market town. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Tubbs, Nigel (1992) Hegel and the dialectic of enlightenment : the recognition of education in civil society. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Thomas, Carol (1987) Domestic labour and the capitalist mode of production : a theoretical and historical analysis. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Torres, Margaret, 1944- (1987) Anarchism old and new : the reconstruction of the Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo, 1976-1979. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Ting, Chew Peh (1976) The Chinese in peninsular Malaysia : a study of race relations in a plural society. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Undurraga R., Rosario (2011) Between family and work : women's participation in the labour market in Chile. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Urbanowicz, Mark (1985) Forms of policing and the politics of law enforcement : a critical analysis of policing in a Merseyside working class community. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Vasconcelos de Castro Moreira, Leonardo (2019) The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Madrid: a church without borders. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Verbeke, Monae (2015) The case of close encounters with London Zoo’s penguins : a sociocultural analysis of the construction of environmental perspectives. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Varriale, Simone (2014) Cosmopolitan expertise : music, media and cultural identities in Italy. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Venkataraman, Anuratha (2013) Change management? Organisational change strategies and managers' and workers' responses : a case study of a commercial vehicle manufacturing plant in southern India. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Virdee, Satnam (2000) Racism, 'racial formation' and the class struggle : a study of 'race' and organised labour in England. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Vaughan, Barry (1997) Power/knowledge - untying the knot : an examination of a penological method. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Van Wyk, Graham Charles (1994) Money and the restructuring of the South African state. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Wang, Cong (2022) The brain of the smart transportation system : exploring the role of future expectations and sociotechnical imaginaries in cutting-edge science and technology policymaking in China. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Williams, Pedro S. (2015) Metaphysics of normativity. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Wahaga, Esther (2012) An exploration of effects of technology transfer on women's participation in agricultural development programmes in two rural communities in Northern Ghana : a case study of cowpea. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Warren, Kristy R. (2012) A colonial society in a post-colonial world : Bermuda and the question of independence. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Watanabe, Maiko (2007) Social acceptance of antenatal screening for Down's syndrome in Britain : a case study on the public legitimization of technology. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Wakida Kamiza, Patrick (2005) Understanding the impact of decentralization on the quality of primary health care in Pallisa District in Uganda : a study of users' and providers' experiences and perspectives. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Willmott, Robert (2000) What about the children? : primary teachers, child-centred philosophy and the new managerialism : a morphogenetic account. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Wakewich, Pamela (2000) Contours of everyday life : reflections on embodiment and health over the life course. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Wong, Hung (1999) Marginal is critical : a comparative study of marginal workers in Britain and Hong Kong. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Watson, Sean (1996) The emotions of social control : a study of paranoia in police occupational culture. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Watson, Rosemary Ann (1992) Reasons as causes of action : a non-Humean account of the causal status of action : explanations in terms of reasons. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Wallis, Lorraine Ellen (1990) Parents as partners? PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Winn, Martin (1986) The structure and functions of the English magistrates' court : a study in historical sociology. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Watson, Margaret (1985) The division of labour in child health care: Poland and England & Wales compared. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Webster, Yehudi O. (1976) Race relations : a theoretical displacement. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Yu, Ho Yan (2022) The dynamics of meaning-making : negotiating nonviolence in Hong Kong’s democracy movement between 2014 and 2019. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Yunus, Reva (2018) Inscriptions of (in)equality : interrogating texts and practices in an Indian classroom. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Zanzu, Serena (2020) Humans, microbes and soils: a multi-sited ethnography. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

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How Unequal Access to Personal and Professional Networks Impacts Success Among Construction Apprentices , Cameron Elliot Arnold

Left Out to Dry: Understanding the Social Experiences of Ground Depletion in Washington State's Columbia River Basin , Alexis Lisandro Guizar-Diaz

"The Call is Coming from Inside the House": Tracing Experiences in the Institutionally-Centered Process of Establishing Limited Conservatorships in California , Barbara Alison Imle

The Experiences of Black Women Direct Care Workers in Long-Term Care , Nakeshia Knight-Coyle

Earthbound in the Anthropocene: Spirituality, Collective Identity, and Participation in the Direct Action Climate Movement , David Alan Osborn

Son Otros Tiempos: Generational Experiences of Male Friendships Amongst Mexican and Mexican American Men , Marisela Rodríguez Molina

"We Just Have to Trust the People in White Lab Coats": Analyzing Distrust in Vaccine Hesitant Comments on the HHS Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Proposed Rule , Hima Bindu Lakshmi Vedantham

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

Does Instructional Autonomy Matter? Exploring Job Satisfaction for Math and Non-Math Teachers in Low, Middle, and High SES Schools , Hannah Sean Ellefritz

Cultural Capital and Community Cultural Wealth: A Study of Latinx First Generation College Students , Affiong Eyo-Idahor

Leaving College Without a Degree: The Student Experience at an Urban Broad Access Institution , Andrea Marie Garrity

Treatment Disparities in Emergency Medical Services: The Influence of Race/Ethnicity, Obesity, and English Proficiency , Jamie Kennel

"Damn, man. The time that I lost": Power and the Process of Diagnosis for Women with Chronic Illnesses , Kaitlin Roquel Yeomans

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

What Does it Mean to be Deaf? Changing Meanings of Deafness, Communication Technology, and Beliefs about Normality in the US , Kathryn Elizabeth Burrows

Values of Young Adults in an Increasingly Secular World , Joseph Daniel Eichenlaub

Exploring "What Works" in Veterans Affairs Home-Based Primary Care , Elizabeth Catherine Hulen

Decolonizing Healthcare: a Black Feminist Analysis of Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics of AIDS (SISTA) , Joy Mutare Fashu Kanu

Reducing Transphobic Attitudes: a Cross-National Investigation of College Students in Japan and the United States , Kazusa Seko

The Digital Divide and Health: Examining Digital Access as a Social Determinant of Health , Elizabeth Melissa Withers

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

Outsiders Within Inequality Regimes: a Sociological Framework to Advance the Lives of Women Veterans , Sarah Louise Aktepy

The Experience of Female Caregivers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , Nouf Albugami

Working From Home: Analyzing the Autonomy of App-Based Adult Content Creators , Jenna DePasquale

Smoking Behaviors in Patients Offered Lung Cancer Screening , Sara Elizabeth Golden

Transitioning into Conventional Housing: Narratives of Houseless Individuals , Joyce La Belle McNair

"Not 'Just' a Barista": the Story of Portland's College-Educated Baristas , Ned William Tilbrook

Exploring How Community College Transfer Students Experience Connection in a Commuter University , Christa Michelle Zinke

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

Understanding the Politicization of Oromo Identity in the Diaspora: Re/ Locating the Bones of the Oromo , Madeline Jaye Bass

Radical Doulas Make "Caring a Political Act": Full-spectrum Birthwork as Reproductive Justice Activism , JaDee Yvonne Carathers

Concerted Cultivation, Academic Achievement, and the Mediating Role of Non-Cognitive Factors , Bryant Carlson

Convivial Clothing: Engagement with Decommodified Fashion in Portland, OR , Sarah Guldenbrein

Closure or Censure? Examining the Determinants of Disclosure of Sexual Assault Among College Students , Whitney Head-Burgess

Gender and the Voir Dire Process , Tasha Ann Lane

"What About the Men? Investigating Alcohol Consumption, Masculinities, and Risky Sex in Peri-Urban Eswatini , Aaron Jackson Levine

An Investigation of the Impact of High School Student Fine Arts Course Accumulation on Mathematics Course Achievement , Daniel Mackin Freeman

The Influence of Age at Migration on Criminal Offending Among Foreign-Born Immigrants , Omar Melchor-Ayala

Evaluating the Utility of Theories of Social Integration in Understanding Areal Suicide Rates in the United States , Nathan Finch Parsons

Reproduciendo Otros Mundos : Indigenous Women's Struggles Against Neo-Extractivism and the Bolivian State , Gisela Victoria Rodriguez Fernandez

Racial Disparities in a State Based Workers' Compensation System , Caroline Kristine Smith

Family, School, and Forms of Capital , Sonja Taylor

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

Who Am I? Criminal Social Identity as a Mediator in the Relationship between Criminal Peers and Criminal Attitudes within a Sample of Probationers/Parolees , Quinton Thomas Alexander

Finding Common Ground: Relationship Building and Communication between PO and Client within a Community Supervision Setting , Carl Eugene Appleton

White Space, Black Space: Community Gardens in Portland, Oregon , David Ross Billings Jr.

Selling Protest in the News? Movement-Media Framing of Occupations: an Exploratory Study , Andrew David Butz

"Tindersluts" & "Tinderellas:" Examining Young Women's Construction and Negotiation of Modern Sexual Scripts within a Digital Hookup Culture , MacKenzie A. Christensen

The Gender Gap in Postsecondary Enrollment Intentions: the Mediating Role of Student Attitudes and Behaviors , Paul J. Deppen III

The Dispute Over the Commons: Seed and Food Sovereignty as Decommodification in Chiapas, Mexico , Carol Frances Hernández Rodríguez

Reconciling the Opportunities and Obstacles of Motherhood Following Corrections Involvement , Summer Brooke Newell

Exiters of Religious Fundamentalism: Reconstruction of Identity, Social Relationships and Support, and Meaning Related to Well-Being , Andreea Alexandra Nica

Representations of Feminist Theory and Gender Issues in Introductory-Level Sociology Textbooks , Jena Amber Zarza

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

Framing Homelessness as Crisis: A Comparative Content Analysis of Local Media Reports on Portland's Tent Cities , Katrien Cokeley

Stereotype Threat and Effects of Students' Perception of Their Math Teacher's Fairness on Their Math Self-Efficacy , Alexis Jocelyn DeVigal

The Efficacy of Virtual Protest: Linking Digital Tactics to Outcomes in Activist Campaigns , Rina Lynne James

Living Between Worlds: Arrival and Adjustment Experiences of the Somali Community in Portland, Oregon , Neil A. Panchmatia

"Neither of the Boxes": Accounting for Non-Binary Gender Identities , Erin Patricia Savoia

Contexts of Reception and Constructions of Islam: Second Generation Muslim Immigrants in Post-9/11 America , Shahriyar Smith

"Are We Building Biking Solidarity": Gendered, Racial, and Spatial Barriers to Bicycling in Portland, Oregon , Kyla Jean Tompkins

When You Aren't Who Your Friends Are: the Moderating Influence of Racial Similarity on the Association Between Friendships and Mental Well-Being , Philip Tostado

Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016

Inequality, Position, and Perception: Understanding and Addressing Workplace Harassment in Oregon's Construction Trades , Sasha Mae Bassett

Local Approaches to Regional Problems: Suburban Government Responses to Portland's Regional Housing Crisis , Emma Deppa

Examining Generational and Gender Differences in Parent-Young Adult Child Relationships During Co-residence , Lauren Elizabeth Ferguson

The Use of Anti-Bullying Policies to Protect LGBT Youth: Teacher and Administrator Perspectives on Policy Implementation , Michelle Lauren Holliday

Does the School Day Matter? The Association Between Adolescent School Attachment and Involvement and Adult Criminal Behavior , Madeline O'Neil

On Both Sides of the Tracks: Light Rail and Gentrification in Portland, Oregon , Nathan Eric Rochester

Transgender Patients' Experiences of Discrimination at Mental Health Clinics , Corrine Ann Stocking

Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015

Does Gender Matter? Human Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka: A Gendered Analysis of Human Elephant Conflict and Natural Resource Management in a Rural Sri Lankan Village , Katherine Eileen Griffin

Staying on Script: Sexual Scripts and Sex Education , Elizabeth Carol Hauck

Activist Doctors: Explaining Physician Activism in the Oregon Movement for Single-Payer Healthcare , Jennifer Cullen Loomis

Gender Difference in Working Parents' Perceptions of Work/Family Conflict and the Role of Occupational Prestige , Heather Kirsten McCabe

Democratizing the City Through the Colonization of Public Space: A Case Study of Portland Food Not Bombs , Trent Adam Saari

Use of Role and Power in Parent-Teacher Relationships: Perceptions from the Parent Perspective , Sonja Taylor

Therapy and the Nontraditional Transgender Narrative , Dylan Ellingson Waller

Theses/Dissertations from 2014 2014

Gender and Prescription Painkiller Misuse: Findings from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health , Robin Jo Clough

Illuminating the Experiences of Single Fathers , Heidi Rosa Esbensen

Mediating Academic Success: Race, Class, Gender and Community College Persistence , Schaylee Marie Esparza

Victimization, Separatism and Anti-intellectualism: An Empirical Analysis of John McWhorter's Theory on African American's Low Academic Performance , Marlon DeWayne Marion

Trauma-Informed Research and Planning: Understanding Government and Urban Native Community Partnerships to Addressing Substance-Exposed Pregnancies in Portland, OR , Amanda Mercier

Socio-spatial Transformation and Contested Space at the Street Level in Latin America: The Case of Cali, Colombia , Maria Janeth Mosquera Becerra

Beyond the McNair Program: A Comparative Study of McNair Scholars' Understandings of the Impacts of Program Participation on their Graduate School Experiences , Cristina Restad

The Impact of Documentation Status on the Educational Attainment Experiences of Undocumented Hispanic/Latino Students , Brittanie Alexandria Roberts

Racism, Heterosexism, Depression, and HIV Risk Behaviors of Native Men Who Have Sex With Men: Findings from the HONOR Project , Matthew Alan Town

"But There's a Black History Month": A Content Analysis of Ideological Framing and Presentation in White Nationalist Publications , Dylan Tomas Waite

Cultivating Common Ground? A Case Study of a Community Garden Organization in Northeast Portland, Oregon , Bryan James Zinschlag

Theses/Dissertations from 2013 2013

First-Generation Latinos at Pacific Northwest University: Their Adjustment and Experience during Freshman Year , Marco Antonio Aguirre

"We don't have any of those:" Looking for leaders in the horizontal structure of Occupy Portland , Aaron Martin Bach

Queer! Narratives of Gendered Sexuality: A Journey in Identity , Kym Bradley

The Effects of Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Religion on Formal End-of-Life Planning , Tina Dawn Lillian Burdsall

I'm Not Gonna Be Like That Guy: Exploring the Montana Meth Project Through the Eyes of That Guy , Jaysen Nicole Ferestad

A New Low in Getting High: Illegal Drug Use and Crime , Erica Jean Ferrelli

The Use of Music as a Pedagogical Tool in Higher Education Sociology Courses: Faculty Member Perspectives and Potential Barriers , Jerry C.L. Loveless

Division of Labor within the Household: The Experience of Bosnian Immigrant Women in Portland, Oregon , Miro Paljevic

Can Cross-Race Mentoring Help Minority Students and Break Down Prejudice? Mentoring Experiences in Higher Education , Jennifer Brooke Rainer

From College to Career: Understanding First Generation and Traditional Community College Transfer Students' Major and Career Choices , Jeff Scott Shelton

Learning to Adapt: Online Social Science Instruction in Higher Education , Patrick Steven Smith

The Economic Impact of Veteran Status: The Effect of Veteran and Demographic Statuses on Household Income , Daniel Standridge

"Game Over" for the Climate: The Keystone XL Pipeline on TV News , Elisabeth Wilder

Theses/Dissertations from 2012 2012

Assessing Environmental Inequality in Portland, Oregon: An Exploration of Local Environmental Justice Struggles , Jordan Douglas Folks

Atheist Scripts in a Nation of Religiosity: Identity Politics within the Atheist Movement , Jacqueline Frost

Understanding the Role of Patient Activation in the Association between Patient Socio-Economic Demographics and Patient Experience , Katsuya Oi

Gendering Gardasil: Framing Gender and Sexuality in Media Representations of the HPV Vaccine , Maura Kathleen Pisciotta

Understanding Sand Mining on the Maha Oya: The Conflict Between Economic and Environmental Survival , Meredith Corea Talbert

Cultural Hybridization, Glocalization and American Soccer Supporters: The Case of the Timbers Army , Jesse Harold Wagner

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Theses/dissertations from 2023 2023.

The Perfect Storm: Motherhood, Intimate Partner Violence, and COVID-19 , Kelly Blauschild

Gendered and Racialized Bodies in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization , Saphronia Carson

Digital Disconnect: The Relationship Between In-game and Real-world Issues in World of Warcraft , Taylor Devereaux

Disclosure Experiences and Well-Being Among Heterosexual, Lesbian, and Bisexual Women Sexual Violence Survivors , Madelyn Diaz

"All We Know Is All We Are": The Unseen Pain And Potential of Secondary Victims of Contact-Sexual Violence , Chelsea Mandes

Perceived Barriers to and Comfort Levels With Hypothetical Intimate Partner Violence Help-Seeking Among Arab Americans , Jana Mostafa

Reflections on White-Passing Black Identity , Edi Mucka

Local-Level Maternal and Infant Health: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of the Relationship Between Social Determinants of Health, Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes, and Public Health Programs in Florida , Jacquelyn Reiss

Christian Nationalism Among Evangelical Christians Through a Critical Race Theory Lens , Marina I. Rivera Ramos

Becoming Racially Aware: A Social Process of (Re)constructing an Alternative White Identity , Ashley Sobke

TV News Networks vs Online News Sources: Contrasting Effects on Attitudes Towards Police Reform , Halley Spencer

The Narratives of Sexulization: The Perspectives of Young Entertainers Around Their Own Public Sexulizaiton , Alexis Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

History of the Cuban Diaspora and Responses to July 2021 Protests in Cuba: An In-depth Examination of Emerging Social Movement , Carolina Alonso Domech

Multiracial but not Post-racial: The Reproduction of Racial Ideology and Processes in a Multiracial Church , Willie Barnes

#RedFlag: Social Media and Dating Violence Among Young Adults , Davina Caldwell

Associations Between Patient-provider Trust and HIV Care Continuum Outcomes , James Caldwell

Exploring the Response to COVID-19 in Puerto Rico , Richard Colon

Budgetary Unoccupied Aerial Systems for Environmental Surveying: A Social Perspective , Tyler Copeland

Covid, Inequalities and Health: A Sociological Analysis About the Resilience Found in Unique Student Life Experiences , Sarah Da Silva

Predicting The Likelihood of Verbal Coercion Across Race and Ethnicity Through Routine Activity Theory , Ketty Fernandez

The Cultural Significance of Racial Socialization and "The Talk" Within the Black Family , Deborah Griffith

Evaluating Fatal Overdose Deaths in Orange County Florida from 2019-2021 , Brian Hall

The Impacts of a Food Pantry on College Students , Courtney Howell

Quality of Life: How Does Race Influence Residential Satisfaction in Cities , Alexis Kelly

The Sociology of God: The Case of Homeless Believers , John L'Hommedieu

Deadly Combinations: Factors that are Associated with Simultaneous and Concurrent Polysubstance Use , Laura Lightfoot

Mediation and Moderation Analyses Investigating Marijuana Use Among LGB Adults , Traccy Martins

A Critical Intersectional Analysis of Black Doulas' Experiences in Maternal Healthcare , Emely Matos

The Twinning of Crisis: Intimate Partner Violence, State-Level Policy, and Female-Headed Family Poverty Across the United States , Julio Montanez

In Plain Sight: Examining the Diffusion of Black Women's Knowledge in the Era of Expanding the Sociological Canon , Ashley Stone

Homicide Patterns in Urban Places:A Geospatial Analysis of Homicide in Baltimore, M.D. , Kayla Toohy

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

Easy Money: Examining Social Disorganization, Urbanization, Healthcare Fraud, and Community Health in America. , Wilmer Alvarez Irizarry

The Bikini Line: Race, Gender, and Embodiment in Texas Beauty Pageants , Chelsea Belanger

"Bad Boys" To Bigger Problems: A Study on Masculinity and Mental Health , Yesenia Conde

The 'Ideal Victim' of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women: An Examination of the Impact of Victim/Offender Relationship Status, Victim Self-Identity, and Observer Gender on Constructing Victim Status , Kelli Dauphinais

Beyond the Second Sidewalk: A Study of Collective Efficacy at Institutions of Higher Education and Surrounding Communities , Rebecca DeCesare

Investigating the Spatial Relationship Between Sense of Place and Community-Based Organizations: Do Community-Based Organizations Influence Volunteering in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida? , Erica Edmonston

Stock Shows and Rodeos: The Crossroads of Commodification, Consumption, and Care of Nonhuman Animals , Erin Kidder

Victim Blame of Missing People Based on Race and Media Framing , Ciara Peebles

The Double Curse Effect or Does Petroleum Patriarchy Affect Acceptability of Wife Battery in Former Soviet Countries? , Karina Powell

Breaking News: The Presence of Framing in Partisan Cable News Network's Coverage of Officers Murdering Black Victims , Andrea Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

The Precariat and the Pandemic: Assessing the Wellbeing of Metro Orlando's Hospitality Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic , Caroline Austin

(Main)streaming Hate: Analyzing White Supremacist Content and Framing Devices on YouTube , Christopher Charles

Understanding the Role of Social Networks in Influencing Adult's Participations in Physical Activity in Unequal Physical and Social Environment , Ting Du

Under Pressure: Analysis of An Undergraduate Intervention for STEM Students in Academic Decline , Dena Ford

Mapping Sense of Place in Hopkins Village, Belize: Creating Spatial Narratives to Understand Development using Participatory Geographic Information Systems , Lain Graham

The Power Color: Does Shared Decision Making Between Physicians and Patients Differ by Race , Vernon Headley

Drug Availability and Disparities in Arrests , Robert Hellmuth

Incels and the Manosphere: Tracking Men's Movements Online , Annie Jones

How Vegetarian Students' Dietary Patterns Are Affected During Covid-19 Social Distancing , Elise Lorenzo

Marijuana Use Among Adults in the United States: Comparing Correlates of Use, Assessing Impact of Education, and Evaluating Use and Health amid Justice-Involved Populations , Corey Pomykacz

Food for Thought: Food Insecurity and Academic Performance , Justen Rosenberg

Pixelated Scapegoat: False Connections Between Video Games and Violent Crime in America's Largest Cities , Matthew Segal

Two Pink Lines: Exploring Florida's Pregnancy-associated Intimate Partner Homicides , Sonya Spence

Family Mass Homicide: An Investigation , Alec Szalewski

Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria: Responses to Trauma and Constructing a New Life in Central Florida , Angela Vergara

The Arrest and Prosecution of Cyber Stalkers: How "Rational" are Criminal Justice Decision Makers? , Trisha Whitmire

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

Success Rate of Student Accessibility Services Determined by Students Cumulative Grade Point Average , Christine Brown

Hurricane Maria: A Qualitative Study of Recently Displaced Students to the State of Florida , Esmeralda Cabrera

The Invisible Men: Analyzing the Virtual Subculture of England's Punters , Ashley Christensen

Factors Contributing to Low Adequate Prenatal Care Rates in Orange County, Florida , Lauren Daniel

Victimization and Health Experiences for TGNC Individuals in Women's Prisons , Kristina Davis

Domestic Violence in Rural & Non-Rural Areas: A Study on the Influence of Population Density on Arrest Rates in the State of Florida , Kiara Gonzalez Cruz

Tails in the Wind: An Exploratory Examination of Media Reports on Nonhuman Animals Throughout Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico , Nathan Jagoda

I Decide when You Die: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Prior Reporting of Physical Violence for Intimate Partner Homicides by Heterosexual Spouses in Florida , Donna King

Accountability Structures in Transgender Healthcare Experience , Nik Lampe

Repro, But Make It Fashion: Discourses on Sex, Sexuality, and Reproduction in Teen Vogue Magazine , Estefany Londono

Raising Roma Voices: An Insider Examination of American Roma Realities, Resistance, and Revaluation , Sabrina Marks

Overkill: A First Run Definition , Traccy Martins

Socioeconomic Status and Prescription Opioid Use Behaviors among U.S. Adults: A Test of the Fundamental Cause Theory Framework , Harvey Nicholson

Teachers' Perceptions of Safety Regarding School Shootings , Megan Olive

Wealth Over Health? An Analysis of Macro-Level Factors That Influence Public Opinion on Health Care Policy , Jacquelyn Reiss

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

No Way Out: The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Homelessness and the Consequences of Poor Health Outcomes , Kristina Bryant

Low Income And First Generation Students' Engagement Of Authority Figures , Josalie Condon

Attitudinal Trends in Support for Police Use of Force Before and After Ferguson , TaShanda Dennison

Demanding Reduction: An Exploration of County-Level Characteristics Associated with Areas of Human Trafficking in Florida , Madelyn Diaz

App-ily Ever After - Self-Presentation and Perception of Others on the Dating App Tinder , Johnathan Dunlop

I'm Not Your Waifu: Sexual Harassment and Assault in Cosplay, Anime & Comic Conventions , Alexandria Ellsworth

The Intersection of Race and Class in Maternity Leave: Who's Left Out? , Christine Ittai

State Gun Control Laws , Jacob LaFleur

My Plate, Your Food: Foodways of International Students in US' Colleges and Universities , Boniface Noyongoyo

Don't Do the Crime If You Can't Do a Man's Time: Examining Sentencing Disparities Using Offender Demographics , Vanessa Rinker

Domestic Stalking, Violation of Protective Orders, and Homicide in Chicago: The Influence of Social Disorganization and Gender Inequality , Sarah Sacra

An Analysis of Terrorism and Mental Health in Mass Shootings as Perceived by the Media , Amairini Sanchez

Serial Murder Mysteries: Revisiting Definitional Issues, Data Challenges, Archaic Theories, and Myths Using Empirical Evidence , Jolene Vincent

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

Predicting Gun Ownership in America: Birth Cohort, Political Views, and Attitudes Towards Gun Control Legislation , Jared Adams

Damned to Hell: The Black Church Experience for College Educated Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals , Edwanna Andrews

A Place in the Pew: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals' Perceptions of Religious Traditions , Mandi Barringer

Keep Your Thoughts Off My Body: Social Attitudes Toward Rape-Related Abortions , Ketty Fernandez

Abortion Attitudes and Subjective Religiosity: Examining a Fourfold Typology , Christopher Guido

Faculty Knowledge and Readiness in Reporting Student Victimization Disclosure and Title IX Compliance , Abigail Malick

Sexual Violence Victimization and Prescription Drug Misuse: An Analysis Using General Strain Theory , Corey Pomykacz

"Yeah I'm A Girl. I Play Video Games.": Identity Work of Collegiate Women Gamers , Emily Rosenbaum

"The Best Thing Sociology Can Do": The Transformative Potential of a Community Action and Involvement Class , Brenda Savage

Impacts of Workplace Violence: The Role of Inequality , Lindsey Singer

Understanding Arson Through Community Resilience , Rhena South

"Why You Gotta Be So Mean?" Examining The Impact Of Underlying Social Factors On Traditional And Cyberbullying Offending , Emily Strohacker

Female Offenders of Intimate Partner Homicide: Victim, Offender, and Case Characteristics , Alec Szalewski

Then and Now: Using Syllabi to Shape the College Classroom , Jessica Valentin

Black, White, and Read All Over: Exploring Racial Bias in Print Media Coverage of Serial Rape Cases , Lauren Wright

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Sociology Department Masters Theses Collection

Theses from 2024 2024.

The Racialization of Muslims , Shabia Furkan, Sociology

Theses from 2023 2023

Prevention of What? Competing Biological Citizenship Claims and the Biopolitics of Autism Prevention , Helene D. Grogan, Sociology

Moving Beyond the Gender Binary: A Critical Analysis and Review of Contemporary Scholarship on Nonbinary Gender Identities , Rie Harding, Sociology

Theses from 2022 2022

Superstar Firms and the State: Amazon in the U.S. and France during the Covid-19 Pandemic , Priscilla Hernandez, Sociology

A New Way to Get Groceries? Ride-Hail Services and Navigating Outside of Food Deserts , Kathryn Reynolds, Sociology

A Relational Investigation of Political Polarization on Twitter , Tyler Walton, Sociology

Slavery, Colonialism, and Other Ghosts: Presence and Absence in the Rise of American Sociology, 1895-1905 , Aaron Yates, Sociology

Theses from 2021 2021

Homophily, Gender-Typed Behavior, and Cultural Contexts in Adolescent Friendship Segregation , Chen-Shuo Hong, Sociology

Theses from 2020 2020

Seeing Like a State Cultural Agency: Creative Place-Making Transcripts of Local and State Actors , Jennifer Abrams, Sociology

The Welfare States: Examining U.S. State-Level Benefits For Families With Children, 1987-2015 , Anthony Huaqui, Sociology

Reproductive Journeys: Indo-Caribbean Women Challenging Gendered Norms , Tannuja Rozario, Sociology

Theses from 2019 2019

Job Mobility, Gender Composition, and Wage Growth , Youngjoon Bae, Sociology

Stigma in Class: Mental Illness, Social Status, and Tokenism in Elite College Culture , Katie R. Billings, Sociology

Discourse, Meaning-Making, and Emotion: The Pressure to have a “Feminist Abortion Experience” , Derek Siegel, Sociology

Theses from 2018 2018

Life Course Effects of Polyvictimization: Associations with Depression and Crime , Richard Carbonaro, Sociology

The Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis as a Problematic: Beyond "Falsificationism" , Paul Erb, Sociology

A Tale of Force: Examining Factors that Influence Police Officer Use of Force , Kayla Preito-Hodge, Sociology

Theses from 2017 2017

Why Class Matters: Understanding the Relationship Between Class, Family Involvement, and Asian American College Students’ Success , Blair Harrington, Sociology

Labor Union Membership and Black Political Participation , Tiamba Wilkerson, Sociology

Theses from 2016 2016

Boys Just Want to Have Fun? Sexual Behaviors and Romantic Intentions of Gay and Straight Men in College Hookup Culture , Randy J. Barrios, Sociology

Gender Inequality: Nonbinary Transgender People in the Workplace , Skylar Davidson, Sociology

The Radicalism Plateau: Working Class Transformation, Housing Foreclosure and the Hegemony of the American Dream , Aaron C. Foote, Sociology

Revisiting Union Decline: An Analysis of Organized Labor's Crisis , Nathan Meyers, Sociology

Theses from 2015 2015

A "Greedy" Institution with Great Job Benefits: Family Structure and Gender Variation in Commitment to Military Employment , Karen M. Brummond, Sociology

Rejecting Reconstruction after Breast Cancer: Managing Stigmatized Selves , Marianne A. Joyce, Sociology

Cohort and Gender Differences and the Marriage Wage Premium: Findings from the NLSY79 and the NLSY97 , Misun Lim, Sociology

Black Politics of Folklore: Expanding the Sites and Forms of Politics in Colombia , Carlos Alberto Valderrama Pibe, Sociology

Theses from 2014 2014

Beauty Through Control: Forming Pro-Anorexic Identities in Digital Spaces , Kay A.S. McCurley, Sociology

Process Matters: Engaging the Productive Power of Sociological Research , Abby I. Templer, Sociology

The Subjectivity of Student Success: Instructor's Perceptions of the Ideal Student in a Compensatory Program for Minority Youth , Yolanda M. Wiggins, Sociology

Theses from 2013 2013

Same-Sex Marriage in Western Massachusetts , Ben A. Johnson, Sociology

Exploring the Effects of Friendship on Risky Sexual Behavior: A Look at Female Gang Members , Jenny C. Piquette, Sociology

Racism in a “Post-Racial” Era: Color-blind Discourse, Anti-Immigrant Racism, and White Injury Ideology in Discussions of Arizona Senate Bill 1070 , Cassaundra Rodriguez, Sociology

Theses from 2012 2012

China’s New Generation Migrant Workers , Lie Wang, Sociology

Theses from 2011 2011

Ripped from the Land, Shipped Away and Reborn: Unthinking the Conceptual and Socio-Geo-Historical Dimensions of the Massacre of Bellavista , Aurora Vergara Figueroa, Sociology

Theses from 2010 2010

Connections in Care: The Relationship Between Complementary, Alternative and Conventional Medicine , Amy Loomis, Sociology

Theses from 2009 2009

The Search for Self-Fulfillment: How Individualism Undermines Community Organizing , Rachel Rybaczuk, Sociology

Theses from 2008 2008

Race and Representation: A Case Study of Racial Diversity in Student Government , Rhys J. Livingstone, Sociology

Negotiating Discourses on Homoeroticism: The Coming Out and Other Tales by Colombian Immigrant Men in New York City , Erika Marquez, Sociology

Effects of Maternal Job Quality on Children's Reading Achievement , Ayse Yetis Bayraktar, Sociology

Theses from 2007 2007

Stealing Time and Being There: Fathers, Class and Time , Carla N. Russell, Sociology

Theses from 1975 1975

Getting 'Up' for the Meet: A Sociological Analysis of Drug Usage in the Sport of Olympic Weightlifting , Douglas C. Cooney, Sociology

Theses from 1934 1934

Methods of control of commercialized entertainment with special reference to the motion picture, in Worcester and Springfield, Mass , Robert B. Fletcher, Sociology

Theses from 1933 1933

A study of the depopulation of the small towns in Windham County, Vermont , Lauri S. Ronka, Sociology

Theses from 1932 1932

A study of children's judgements in relation to certain factors , Francis C. Pray, Sociology

Theses from 1916 1916

A study of community transitions: phases of a town's history with psychological and sociological interpretations , R. F. Lund, Sociology

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Dissertations from 2022 2022

Finding the Meaning of Naloxone: Perceptions of the Administration of an Opioid Antagonist Drug Among Police Officers , Michelle N. Crist

Exploring Differential Exposure to Adverse Social Determinants of Health for Children with Developmental Disabilities and their Related Health Outcomes and Resiliency , Emily Lauer

Neighborhood and Environmental Predictors of At-Risk and Problem Gambling in Massachusetts , Kendra E. Pugh

Dissertations from 2021 2021

Exploring “The Healthy Immigrant Effect” Among Elderly Asians with Cancer: A Nationwide Population-Based Assessment , Manan Nayak Forde

Moving Beyond the Individual: Applying Cultural Identity to Stigma Theory and Methodology , Emily Reichert

Dissertations from 2020 2020

An Integrative Model of Mental Illness Identity Development: Volunteerism as a Supplement to Treatment for Depression, Self-Esteem, and Psychological Well-Being , Candace C. Cantrell

Managing Methadone Mile: Dynamics of Neighborhood Change and Social Control in Boston's South End , Adam W. Pittman

Dissertations from 2019 2019

Dreams of College: In Pursuit of Higher Education While Undocumented , Alessandra Maria Bazo Vienrich

The Impact of Stigmatization on College Students Returning from Mental Health Leave , Don A. Camelio

Digital Vanguards: Tween Girls' Online Performances and the Construction of Modern American Girlhoods , Katherine A. Phelps

Defining Worthy Victims: State-Level Legislative Decisions to Prevent the Criminalization of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children in the United States , Kathleen A. Price

From Victim to Volunteer: A Life Course Perspective and the Transition to Adulthood for Individuals Who Have Sold Sex , Julianne M. Siegfriedt

Dissertations from 2018 2018

Surveying Identities in Context: Race, Gender & Sexual Orientation ‘at Work’ , Justine A. Bulgar-Medina

Navigating Young Adulthood with a Serious Mental Health Condition: Influential Factors on School, Training, and Work Activities , Kathryn Sabella

Dissertations from 2017 2017

Absent Identities, Actual Identities, Identity Prominence, and Psychological Distress , Gerard Byron

Dissertations from 2016 2016

The Role of the Media in Framing the American Indian Victim , Lena M. Campagna

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Completed Theses and Dissertations 2023

Following are the theses and dissertations sociology students have completed in recent years.  

(Theses and dissertations submitted prior to 2014 can be located at ThinkIR (the University’s Institutional Repository), and ThinkIR links to 2023 theses and dissertations will be posted when available.)

  • Freddie Hatton  (2023):  "From Androgyny to Binary and Back:  A Qualitative Analysis of Nonbinary Tiktoks."
  • Janessa Puckett (2023): "Labor Process Theory in Education: Teacher Retention, Turnover, Attendance, and Optimism in Jefferson County Public Schools."
  • James Joyce (2022):  "Disparate sense of exclusion between young people of color living within variable social infrastructures."
  • Cat  Alexander (2022):  "'I Don’t Want to Upset Anyone – I Just Want to Exist':  Nonbinary College Student Experiences at a Public Mid-Southern University,”
  • Ryan Price (2022):  “Beyond a Divide: Reconceptualizing Digital Capital in the Education System."
  • Aubrey Woolley  (2021):  "In the Balance:  Perceptions of Work-Family Balance for Women in Higher Education."
  • Taylor Tolles  (2021):  "Framing the Guard: A Content Analysis of how the News Media Frames the National Guard During Time of Crisis."   
  • Joseph Brewer (2021): " Exploring Socialization Processes for Leisure-Based Esports: A Qualitative Study. "
  • Thomas Isaak  (2020): " External Homophobia and Outness among Gay Men. "
  • Rebecca Halpryn (2020): " Connecting Right-Wing Authoritarianism to Environmental Beliefs and Behaviors:  A Pilot Study. ”
  • Michael Daugherty (2020): " Gun Ownership as an Expression of Whiteness and Masculinity. "
  • Bailey Holland (2020):  "Evaluation of a Jail Reentry Program."
  • Courtney Lush (2020):  "Marriage and Cohabitation in the United States:  The Effects of Union Type on Relationship Quality."
  • Brandon Schmidt (2019): "' Monogamish' : constructing shared meaning of commitment and marriage in same-sex relationships. "
  • Assel Kuzembayeva (2019): " Marriage Among U.S. International Students: Meanings and Aspirations. "
  • Megan Robinson (2017): " The lose-lose situation : identity prioritization and gendered communication in co-recreational intramural basketball. "
  • Elizabeth Roberts (2017): " Organizational collaboration and its impact on immigrants and refugees in Louisville. "
  • Jack ("Trey") Allen (2017): " American Muslim men and stigma : the use of religious communities as mechanisms for stigma management. "
  • Eileen Schuhmann (2017):  "Framing bottled water : an analysis of the framing contest between the anti-bottled water movement and the bottled water industry."
  • Dan Martin (2016): " Casting calls on the hillbilly highway : a content analysis of Appalachian-based reality television programming. "
  • Dan Delaney (2016): " Secular but not superficial : an overlooked nonreligious/nonspiritual identity. "
  • Eric Jordan (2016): " Reel racism, real consequences : a multiple case analysis of savior films as racial projects ."
  • Jessica Newton (2015): " 'If we don't talk about it, they'll never go away' : an examination of the experiences of and reactions to stigma by a diverse population of adoptive parents in the United States. "
  • Jennifer Hall (2015): " Food safety : analyzing the connection between government and industrial influence ."
  • Shawn Rolfe (2015): " Another collateral consequence? : Examining homeless shelters policies on sex offenders across four states. "
  • James "Kent" Pugh (2014): " Down comes the mountain : coal mining and health in central Appalachia from 2000 to 2010. "
  • Brandon McReynolds (2014): " Informal college study groups : gender and group homophily. "
  • Brittany Buttry-Watson (2014): " A case study of the early institutionalization process of a restorative justice social movement organization ."

Dissertations

  • Nancy Steinmetz (2023): "Fear of Becoming a Victim of Crime on a College Campus:  A Visual and Factorial Experimental Design Survey Analysis of Location and Demographic Factors."
  • Jack "Trey" Allen (2021):  "A Study of Arab and South Asian American Men with Immigrant-Family Origins in Two New Immigrant Destinations."
  • Nathan Jones (2020): " In Need of a Hero?  The Creation and Use of the Legend of General George S. Patton, Jr. " 
  • Jonathon Holland  (2020): “ The Norms Are More Guidelines Than Actual Rules:  Applying Isomorphism to Disability Accommodations in the Catholic Church. ”
  • Jennifer Hall  (2020): “ The Sidewalk Less Traveled: Evaluating Change in Community and Police Perception. "
  • Eric Jordan  (2020): “ Exploring Black "Saviors": A Content Analysis of Black Characters, and Racial Discourses, in Obama Era Films. ”
  • Theo Malone  (2020): “ Getting Up: An Ethnography of Hip Hop Graffiti Writers, their Art, and Perceptions of Society’s Reactions .”
  • Jamar Wheeler  (2020):  "Black Middle-Class Neighborhoods in Louisville through Multiple Lenses. "
  • Tonya Lanphier  (2019): " Evaluation of a Learning Community Program for Developmental Reading Students at a Two-year College ."
  • Telesphore Kagaba  (2018): " Gender boundary negotiation within the U.S. immigrant/refugee resettlement : how transnational bridge-building matters. "
  • Jennifer Sinski  (2018): " Gender and leadership in animal sheltering organizations. "
  • Adam Sizemore  (2018): " Killing Martin county : resiliency in a central Appalachian community. "
  • Kathryn Adamchik  (2018): "' Why am I in school?':  a mixed methods investigation into stopping out of college. "
  • Heidi Williams  (2017): " Embeddedness and commitment : tracing patterns of family instability and child wellbeing over time. "
  • Jelisa Clark  (2017): " This is a black-white conversation : navigating race, class, and gender at an urban school. "
  • Brandon McReynolds  (2017): " The knowledge economy : increasing human capital on the U.S. I-65 corridor. "
  • Kent Pugh  (2017): " Moving mountains : a study examining long-term impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining on mortality in the Appalachian region using geographic information sciences techniques. "
  • Rob Shelby  (2016): " Modern megachurch organization in the United States (2005-2013) : an exploratory organizational study of the American megachurch phenomenon. "
  • Christa Moore  (2016): " Care, constraint, and collaboration : situating gender and power among multidisciplinary human service organizations. "
  • Cheryl Crane  (2016): "' We weren't created to do it by ourselves' : good mothering and maternal support across race, class, and family structure.
  • Mike Littrell  (2015): " The citizen police academy : rational myths, legitimization, and emotion work : the effects of emotion on acceptance of rational myths. "
  • Maggie McCandless  (2014): " The whore paradox : "rational" condom use decisions among prostitutes in the context of stigma and patriarchal bargaining. "

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Hilhorst, Sacha (2024) Afterlives of legitimacy: a political ethnography of two post-industrial towns in England. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Al Sudairy, Jawaher (2023) Tracing Makkah’s urban redevelopment: how the convergence of spiritual aspirations and state capitalism shapes urban production in the King Abdulaziz Al Saud Road. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Born, Anthony Miro (2023) Placing meritocracy: urban marginality and the ideal of social mobility. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

White, Tim (2023) Capital’s commune: the rise of co-living in the financialised city. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Lally, Amraj (2023) Producing 'South Asian MSM'. MPhil thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Taylor, Emma (2022) 'No fear': the micro-practices of elite formation at an independent boys' school in England. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mallett, Victoria (2022) Politics, process, and professionals: a comparative study of municipal election reform in the United States 2014-2017. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Littlejohn, Naomi Maya (2022) A-level engagement and achievement in inner London. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

McCurdy, Martha (2022) "There is a border in the system": exploring borders, death & classification in the UK. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Schwoerer, Lili (2022) Between marketisation, regulation and resistance: feminist and gender knowledge production in English universities. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Partyga, Dominika (2022) Society as an experiment? Reading Nietzsche on the margins of social theory. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Andrawos, Nader (2021) Righting dissent: intellectual critique and human rights in Egypt. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Lieutaud, Marion (2021) Paths of inequality: migration, inter-relationships and the gender division of labour. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Amini, Babak (2021) “Council democratic” movements in the First World War era: a comparative-historical study of the German and Italian cases. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Fercovic-Cerda, Malik (2021) Between success and dislocation: the experience of long-range upward mobility in contemporary Chile. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Vogkli, Maria-Christina (2021) Care in limbo: an urban ethnography of homelesnessness and care work in Athens. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Tsang, Ling Tung (2021) Identity and sport in contemporary China: collectivism vs. individualization. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Yan, Ka Ho (2021) Ask not where heroes come from: class, culture and public housing estates in neoliberal Hong Kong. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Monteath, Timothy (2021) The information infrastructure of land registration in England: a sociology of real estate at the intersection of elites, markets and statistics. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ergün, Mutlu (2021) Dominance & resistance: narratives & re-imaginations of racialisation, empowerment & humanness in Germany. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Hayes, Niamh (2021) "Fed up of seeing this": reading mobile phone videos of racialised police encounters. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Thornbury, Paul Charles (2020) Military culture and security: boundaries and identity in the UK private military security field. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Li, Gordon C. (2020) Distinction in China - the rise of taste in cultural consumption. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Baliga, Anitra (2020) The construction of Mumbai’s land market. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Wang, Yan (2020) Social policy, state legitimacy and strategic actors: governmentality and counter-conduct in authoritarian regime. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

De Santis, Davide (2020) On stochastic differential games with impulse controls and applications. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Kramer, Maria (2019) Making “healthy” families: the biomedicalization of kin marriage in contemporary Turkey. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

A, Rong (2019) Managing the dream of a green China: Chinese ENGOs’ daily practices and controversies. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Gokmenoglu, Birgan (2019) Temporality and social movements: a political ethnography of activism in contemporary Turkey (2016-2018). PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

De Coss Corzo, Julio Alejandro (2019) Waterworks: labour, infrastructure and the making of urban water in Mexico City. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Naamneh, Haneen (2019) A city yet to come a story of Arab Jerusalem 1948–1967. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

McArthur, Daniel (2019) Individual advantage, economic context, and stigmatising stereotypes about the poor and welfare recipients. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Kolbe, Kristina (2019) Performing interculture: inequality, diversity and difference in contemporary music production in Berlin. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Osborne-Carey, Cassian (2018) Sharing the digital public sphere? Facebook and the politics of immigration. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Traill, Helen (2018) Community as idea and community practices: tensions and consequences for urban communal growing in Glasgow. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Javed, Umair (2018) Profit, piety, and patronage: bazaar traders and politics in urban Pakistan. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Upton-Hansen, Christopher (2018) The financialization of art: a sociological encounter. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

James, Daniel (2018) Sobre héroes y tumbas: the park and political logics of memory in Argentina. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mulcahy, Rian (2017) Facets of value: an investigation into the formation of worth in the diamond market. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Pertwee, Ed (2017) Green Crescent, Crimson Cross: the transatlantic 'Counterjihad' and the new political theology. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Concha, Paz (2017) The curation of the street food scene in London. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Hecht, Katharina Maria (2017) A sociological analysis of top incomes and wealth: a study of how individuals at the top of the income and wealth distributions perceive economic inequality. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Burrett, Robin (2017) Contesting the ideal learner: an ethnography of teachers work in a Community School. MPhil thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Sloane, Mona (2017) Producing space investigating spatial design practices in a market moment. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Munawar, Nabila Fatima (2017) Believing and belonging: the everyday lives of Muslim youth in Canada. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Javidan, Pantea (2017) American legal discourse on child trafficking: the re/production of inequalities and persistence of child criminalization. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Matczak, Anna (2017) Understandings of punishment and justice in the narratives of lay Polish people. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Nogueira, Mara (2017) Who has the right to remain in place? Informality, citizenship and belonging in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Finlay-Smits, Susanna (2016) Life as engineerable material: an ethnographic study of synthetic biology. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Lewin, Siân (2016) Regulated organizations: responding to and managing regulatory change. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Cullen, Michelle (2016) Cities on the path to 'smart': information technology provider interactions with urban governance through smart city projects in Dubuque, Iowa and Portland, Oregon. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Rode, Philipp (2016) The integrated ideal in urban governance: compact city strategies and the case of integrating urban planning, city design and transport policy in London and Berlin. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Message, Reuben (2016) 'To assist, and control, and improve, the operations of nature': fish culture, reproductive technology and social order in Victorian Britain. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Loeschner, Isabell (2016) Understanding peripheral work connectivity – power and contested spaces in digital workplaces. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Rota, Andrea (2016) Hacking the web 2.0: user agency and the role of hackers as computational mediators. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Seymour, Richard (2016) Cold War anticommunism and the defence of white supremacy in the southern United States. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Safira van der Graaf, Judy (2015) The role of non-state actors in transnational risk regulation: a case study of how the credit rating industry performs regulation. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mager, Alexander (2015) Advers(ary) effects? Investigating the purportedly disabling character of conspiracy theory via analysis of the communicative construction of resistance discourses in online anti-New World Order conspiracy theory discussion forums. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mena, Olivia (2015) Nomos: a comparative political sociology of contemporary national border barriers. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Bezirgan, Bengi (2015) Reframing the Armenian question in Turkey: news discourse and narratives of the past and present. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Sveinsson, Kjartan Páll (2015) Swimming against the tide: trajectories and experiences of migration amongst Nigerian doctors in England. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Barboza Muniz, Bruno (2015) An affective and embodied push to Bourdieu’s dispositional model: Funk’s cultural practices in Rio de Janeiro. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Monson, Tamlyn (2015) Citizenship, 'xenophobia' and collective mobilization in a South African settlement: the politics of exclusion at the threshold of the state. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Church, David (2015) Strategic spatial planning – a case study from the Greater South East of England. MPhil thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Quinlan, Tara Lai (2015) Blurred boundaries: how neoliberalisation has shaped policy development of post-9/11 counterterrorism policing in London and New York City. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Hamilton, R. Alexander (2015) Governing through risk: synthetic biology and the risk management process. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Roulstone, Claire (2015) Inside the social world of a witness care unit: role-conflict and organisational ideology in a service. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Muscat, Michaela (2015) Banking on the divine: everyday Islamic banking practices in Malaysia. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Fuentes, Kristina (2015) Mobilizing for social democracy in the 'Land of Opportunity': social movement framing and the limits of the 'American Dream' in postwar United States. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Tocchetti, Sara (2014) How did DNA become hackable and biology personal? Tracing the self-fashioning of the DIYbio network. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Schroeder, Torsten (2014) Translating the concept of sustainability into architectural design practices: London’s City Hall as an exemplar. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Massalha, Manal (2014) In suspension: the denial of the rights of the city for Palestinians in Israel and its effects on their socio-economic, cultural and political formation: the case of Umm Al-Fahem. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Robinson, Katherine (2014) An everyday public? Placing public libraries in London and Berlin. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Shirai, Hiromasa (2014) The evolving vision of the Olympic legacy: the development of the mixed-use Olympic parks of Sydney and London. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dean, Corinna (2014) Establishing the Tate Modern Cultural Quarter: social and cultural regeneration through art and architecture. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dunlap, Richard Stockton (2014) Reassessing Ronchamp: the historical context, architectural discourse and design development of Le Corbusier's Chapel Notre Dame-du-Haut. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Keddie, Jamie (2014) Negotiating urban change in gentrifying London: experiences of long-term residents and early gentrifiers in Bermondsey. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Arriagada, Arturo (2014) Cultural mediators and the everyday making of ‘digital capital’ in contemporary Chile. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Manning, Peter (2014) Justice, reconciliation and memorial politics in Cambodia. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dawes, Antonia (2014) Naples in the time of the spider: talk and transcultural meaning-making in Neapolitan markets. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ozoliņa-Fitzgerald, Liene (2014) The ethics of the willing: an ethnography of Post-Soviet Neo-Liberalism. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Lingayah, Sanjiv (2013) Between the lines: contours of nation, multiculture and race equality in policy discourse in the New Labour period. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Lee, Kee (2013) Practicing globalization: mediation of the creative in South Korean advertising. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Gassner, Gunter (2013) Unfinished and unfinishable: London’s skylines. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Beitler, Daiana (2013) An ethnography of the one laptop per child (OLPC) programme in Uruguay. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Novis, Roberta (2013) Hard times: exploring the complex structures and activities of Brazilian prison gangs. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Kaasa, Adam (2013) Writing, drawing, building: the architecture of Mexico City, 1938-1964. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Rashid, Naaz (2013) Veiled threats: producing the Muslim woman in public and policy discourse in the UK. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Donnellan, Caroline (2013) Establishing Tate Modern: vision and patronage. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Hawkins, Gwyneth Mae (2013) Language and the social: investigations towards a new sociology of language. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Torre, Andreea Raluca (2013) Migrant lives. A comparative study of work, family and belonging among low-wage Romanian migrant workers in Rome and London. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Timms, Jill (2012) Where responsibility lies: corporate social responsibility and campaigns for the rights of workers in a global economy. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dinardi, Maria Cecilia (2012) Unsettling the culture panacea: the politics of cultural planning, national heritage and urban regeneration in Buenos Aires. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Abdullah, Hannah (2012) New German painting: painting, nostalgia & cultural identity in post-unification Germany. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Bratu, Roxana (2012) Actors, practices and networks of corruption: the case of Romania's accession to European Union funding. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Trevino-Rangel, Javier (2012) Policing the past: transitional justice and the special prosecutor’s office in Mexico, 2000-2006. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Burrell, Jennifer (2012) Producing the internet and development: an ethnography of internet café use in Accra, Ghana. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Fitzgerald, Des (2012) Tracing autism: ambiguity and difference in a neuroscientific research practice. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

James, Malcolm (2012) Upcoming movements: young people, multiculture, marginality and politics in outer East London. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Kohonen, Matti (2012) Actor-network theory as an approach to social enterprise and social value: a case study of Ghanaian social enterprises. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Hanspal, Vrajesh (2012) Markets and mediators: politics and primary art markets in Montréal. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Javid, Hassan (2012) Class, power, and patronage: the landed elite and politics in Pakistani Punjab. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Uncu, Baran Alp (2012) Within borders, beyond borders: the Bergama movement at the junction of local, national and transnational practices. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Gooch, Rebecca L. (2012) Television production, regulation and enforcement reasons for broadcasters’ non-compliance and a weakened state of regulatory affairs. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

El-Khairy, Omar A. (2012) American statecraft for a global digital age: warfare, diplomacy and culture in a segregated world. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Trikha, Sara (2012) Policing minority ethnic communities: a case study in London’s ‘Little India’. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ross, Sandy (2011) Everyday economics: ideas new and old from lay theories of economic life. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Colbran, Marianne (2011) Watching the cops: a case study of production processes on television police drama "The Bill". PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Cockerton, Caitlin (2011) Going synthetic: how scientists and engineers imagine and build a new biology. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Redclift, Victoria (2011) Histories of displacement and the creation of political space: "statelessness" and citizenship in Bangladesh. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Torres Vitolas, Carlos Alberto (2011) Social capital in poor communities: a case study from rural northern Peru. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

MacArtney, John I. (2011) Healing ourselves: ethical subjectivity in the stories of complementary self-help users with cancer. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Kim, Helen (2011) Desis doing it like this: diaspora and the spaces of the London urban Asian music scene. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Gounev, Philip Martinov (2011) Backdoor traders: illicit entrepreneurs and legitimate markets. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

McClean, Tom (2011) Shackling Leviathan: a comparative historical study of institutions and the adoption of freedom of information. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Kufner, Juergen (2011) Tall building policy making and implementation in central London: visual impacts on regionally protected views from 2000 to 2008. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Kroll, Christian (2011) Towards a sociology of happiness: examining social capital and subjective well-being across subgroups of society. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Bramwell, Richard (2011) The aesthetics and ethics of London based rap: a sociology of UK hip-hop and grime. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Amorese, Valentina (2010) From public understanding of GMOs to scientists’ understanding of public opinion: a case study of the listening capacity of scientists in the UK and Italy. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dunn, Peter (2010) Abuse around difference: a sociological exploration of gay men’s experiences of 'hate crime' and policy responses to it. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Fernández Arrigiota, Melissa (2010) Constructing 'the other', practicing resistance: public housing and community politics in Puerto Rico. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Litz, Stefan A (2010) Images of the transnational corporation: Sensemaking by German managers. MPhil thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Szanto, Attila (2010) Narrating the urban in contemporary Budapest. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Evanoff, Elia (2010) Online hafu Japanese communities: The uses of social networking services and their impact on identity formation. MPhil thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Kaftantzi, Lamprini V (2010) Regenerative medicine translation: The UK bioentrepreneur experience. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Alvarez-Galvan, Jose-Luis (2010) Service work and subcontracting in the new economy: Call centres in Mexico City. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Kabatoff, Mathew (2010) Subject to predicate risk, governance and the event of terrorism within post-9/11 U.S. border security. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Hall, Suzanne (2010) A mile of mixed blessings: an ethnography of boundaries and belonging on a South London street. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Adamson, Goran (2010) The spectre of Austria---reappraising the rise of the Freedom Party from 1986 to 2000. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Allsopp, Marian (2009) Invisible wounds: a genealogy of emotional abuse and other psychic harms. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Pellandini-Simanyi, Lena (2009) Changing ethics of consumption in Hungary. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Reubi, David (2009) Ethics governance, modernity and human beings' capacity to reflect and decide---a genealogy of medical research ethics in the UK and Singapore. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Parham, Susan (2009) Exploring London's food quarters: Urban design and social process in three food-centred spaces. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Trehan, Nidhi (2009) Human rights entrepreneurship in post-socialist Hungary: From the "Gypsy problem" to "Romani rights". PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ariztia Larrain, Tomas (2009) Moving home: The everyday making of the Chilean middle class. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Csedo, Krisztina (2009) New Eurostars? The labour market incorporation of East European professionals in London. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Munnoz-Rojas Oscarsson, Olivia (2009) Wartime destruction and post-war urban reconstruction: Case studies of Barcelona, Bilbao and Madrid in the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Harris, Charlotte (2008) The investigation of murder in France and England: a comparative account. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Bernasconi, Oriana (2008) Doing the self: Selfhood and morality in the biographical narratives of three generations of Chilean families. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Kim, Young Jeong (2008) Imagining 'home': Korean migrant women's identities in the UK. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Boyd-Caine, Tessa (2008) In the public interest? The role of executive discretion in the release of restricted patients. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Charrington, Harry (2008) Makings of a surrounding world: The public spaces of the Aalto atelier. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mohamed, Fauzia Mtei (2008) Money matters? Micro-credit and poverty reduction among poor women in Tanzania. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ortega-Alcazar, Iliana (2007) Brick by brick: An ethnography of self-help housing, family practices and everyday life in a consolidated popular settlement of Mexico City. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Delkhasteh, Mahmood (2007) Islamic discourses of power and freedom in the Iranian Revolution, 1979-81. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Neitzert, Eva (2007) Making power, doing politics: The film industry and economic development in Aotearoa/New Zealand. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ottaway, Jim (2006) The UK National Lottery and charitable gambling. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Wahlberg, Ayo (2006) Modernisation and its side effects: an inquiry into the revival and renaissance of herbal medicine in Vietnam and Britain. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Vrecko, Scott (2006) Governing desire in the biomolecular era: Addiction science and the making of neurochemical subjects. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Elgenius, Gabriella (2005) Expressions of nationhood: national symbols and ceremonies in contemporary Europe. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Myers, Carrie Anne (2004) A qualitative analysis of the social regulation of violence in a Cornish school 1999-2003. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Beauregard, Alexandra (2004) Interference between work and home: an empirical study of the antecedents, outcomes, and coping strategies amongst public sector employees. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Holland, Maximillian P. (2004) Social bonding and nurture kinship: compatibility between cultural and biological approaches. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Christopher, David Paul (2003) Mean fields: New Age Travellers, the English countryside and Thatcherism. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Georgiou, Myria (2001) Negotiated uses, contested meanings, changing identities: Greek Cypriot media consumption and ethnic identity formations in North London. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Armbruster, Thomas Friedrich (1999) The German corporation: An open or closed society? An application of Popperian ideas to organizational analysis. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Domingues, Jose Mauricio C.S (1994) Sociological theory and the problem of collective subjectivity, with special reference to Marx, Parsons, Habermas and Giddens. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ventura de Morais, Josimar Jorge (1992) New unionism' and union politics in Pernambuco (Brazil) in the 1980s. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mészáros, George (1991) The Catholic Church and trade unions in Brazil: a case study of the relationship between the Dioceses of Sao Paulo and Santo Andre and the metalworkers of greater Sao Paulo, 1970 - 1986. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Sheptycki, James (1991) Investigation of policing policy in relation to 'domestic violence' in London in the 1980s. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Palmer, Kent (1982) The structure of theoretical systems in relation to emergence. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Al-Umran, Hala Ahmed (1981) The experimental use of television in a developing country: widening social recruitment into the nursing profession in Bahrain. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Peri, Yoram (1980) Some aspects of the relationship between the military and polity in Israel 1947 - 1977. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Young, T. (1980) The eugenics movement and the eugenic idea in Britain 1900-1914: a historical study. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

MacGregor, David Edward Stephen (1978) Studies in the concept of ideology: from the Hegelian dialectic to western Marxism. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ettorre, Elizabeth Mary (1978) The sociology of lesbianism: female 'deviance' and female sexuality. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Kline, Stephen (1977) Audio and visual characteristics of television news broadcasting: their effects on opinion change. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Cohen, Stanley (1969) Hooligans, vandals and the community: a study of social reaction to juvenile delinquency. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Warburton, T.R. (1966) A comparative study of minority religious groups: with special reference to holiness and related movements in Britain in the last 90 years. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Cohen, Percy Saul (1962) Leadership and politics amongst Israeli Yemenis. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Pons, Valdo Gustave (1955) The social structure of a Hertfordshire parish: a study in rural community. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Hughes, Violet Louisa (1934) A social survey of the East Kent coalfield. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Loyola university chicago, 2023-2024 catalog.

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies and degree requirements for Loyola University Chicago. It is published every year in advance of the next academic year.

School and Academic Centers and Institutes

Undergraduate academic standards and regulations, arrupe academic standards and regulations, professional license disclosures, accreditation, sociology (phd).

The PhD program in Sociology is designed to produce independent scholars able to research, teach or serve in a variety of settings. We offer comprehensive training in the knowledge and skills which constitute professional competence in the field. The curriculum is designed to equip students with a broad foundation in general sociology and in more specialized knowledge related to students' career interests in teaching, research, governmental work, or public service.

PhD student work closely with faculty as they advance in the program. The program has particular strengths in the sub-fiends of medical sociology, urban sociology, sociology of religion, and inequality and social justice.

The PhD in Sociology requires 60 credit hours, comprehensive examinations, and a dissertation. Students who enter the program with a master's degree in Sociology are required to complete 30 credit hours of coursework at Loyola. The student's thesis or research paper may also be certified at this time as meeting the department's master's thesis requirement for the PhD.

Course Requirements

After the initial integrative coursework in preparation for the qualifying exams and the doctoral review, students move on more advanced coursework. This involves specialized courses, individual study, and seminars in areas relevant for the student's scholarly and professional development.

All PhD students and students in thesis-based Master's degree programs must successfully complete UNIV 370 Responsible Conduct in Research and Scholarship or other approved coursework in responsible conduct of research as part of the degree requirements. It is strongly recommended that students complete this two-day training before beginning the dissertation/thesis stage of the program.

In planning the more specialized phase of their graduate program, doctoral students are encouraged to take full advantage of the resources of the university and, where pertinent, to take courses in other graduate departments.

Comprehensive Examinations

Written examinations in two related special fields are normally taken after coursework is completed. Students must choose two Special Fields, or sub-fields in sociology, in which they wish to be examined. We strongly suggest that these exams be completed in the third year or the beginning of the fourth year. You may not take an exam if you have any Incompletes, or if you are on Academic Probation. The Department offers exams in Gender and Sexuality, Social Movements, Medical Sociology, Political Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Sociology of Religion, Urban and Community Sociology, Sociology of Science and Technology, and Sociology of Immigration. Students may petition to take one of the two exams in another area (but not more than one) upon consultation with the Graduate Program Director. Such exceptions are not regularly granted. The only fields that will be considered are those established as sections within the American Sociological Association: http://www.asanet.org/asa-communities/asa- sections/current-sections.

The goals of the Special Field exams are to demonstrate:

  • sophisticated knowledge of the development and current theoretical and empirical debates in a sub-field
  • knowledge of important empirical patterns relevant to a sub-field
  • the capacity for analytic writing, including the ability to marshal evidence to make claims, the capacity to make logic comparisons, and the capacity to identify gaps and issues in fields.
  • the capacity to write in a clear, organized academic style, with few grammatical and spelling errors

The exam is a five-day, take-home exam, in which students answer 3 to 4 questions chosen by the committee. The questions are typically handed out on a Monday morning and completed by the end of the day on a Friday (or a similar time period). Students, who for medical, family, or work reasons, are unable to take the five-day exam, may petition the GPD to use a different exam form: a 30-40 page review that demonstrates your knowledge of the key developments and current debates in the field, key empirical patterns relevant to your field, and methodological techniques and tools commonly used in the sub-field. Students may want to model their papers on articles in The Annual Review of Sociology and similar periodicals. Again, this option is reserved for students who have extenuating circumstances that strongly limit their ability to take the 5-day exam. The Director will provide more guidance on expectations. Under no circumstances may students answer specific questions set by the Director and Reader: the student must produce a review essay.

Dissertation

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Students in graduate and professional programs can find their Academic Policies in Graduate and Professional Academic Standards and Regulations under their school. Any additional University Policies supercede school policies.

Learning Outcomes

This degree prepares students for research and teaching positions in the academic, government, non-profit, and for-profit sectors.

Research learning outcomes:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the broad theoretical orientations of the discipline
  • demonstrate knowledge of two empirical sub-fields in the discipline
  • frame sociological research questions both theoretically and empirically
  • select appropriate data sources
  • analyze and present data in accordance with ethical and professional standards
  • use one or more data collection methods to carry out a major research project: interviews, participant observation, surveys, or archival evidence.
  • analyze quantitative or qualitative data with respect to sociological claims or theories.
  • write for publication
  • present findings orally for lay or professional audiences

Teaching learning outcomes:

  • assist an instructor of record with grading, tutoring, and class presentations
  • teach as an undergraduate instructor of record, by developing the capacity to: design a syllabus; create and carry out assignments, assessments, and lectures; integrate Ignatian pedagogical techniques, including curia personalis; and reflective learning.

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The department of Sociology at the University of Southern California offers graduate students a vibrant academic environment in a campus that is nestled in the midst of an exciting urban center. Our graduate students enjoy an exceptionally generous financial aid package. Upon graduation, our students take academic positions in research universities, liberal arts colleges, and other academic institutions. The department offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Our PhD students also receive the Master of Arts (M.A. degree) after successfully completing the qualifying examinations. To learn more about graduate study at USC, see what alumni have to say about the program and our placements .

We are particularly proud that our graduate students have recently (2016-18) been awarded fellowships and grants including: ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship, AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship, American Sociological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program, Ford Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, Fulbright Commission Fellowship, Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, and the SSRC Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship. Read more about our graduate students’ recent publications, fellowships, and awards .

Core Requirements

A minimum of 60 graduate units is necessary for the Ph.D., among which the following 28 credits are required courses:

– SOCI 500 Sociology Proseminar: Approaches to Sociological Research – SOCI 510 Sociological Theory I – SOCI 511 Sociological Theory II – SOCI 520 Qualitative Research Methods – SOCI 521 Quantitative Methods and Statistics – SOCI 593 Practicum in Teaching the Liberal Arts – SOCI 680 Writing for Publication in Sociology

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– SOCI 620 Advanced Methods – Qualitative Research – SOCI 621 Advanced Methods – Quantitative Research

Areas of Specialization

Students are required to specialize in two areas and to complete at least one course in each of these areas. Standard Exam Areas in the department include:

– Culture – Demography – Economic Sociology & Organizations – Family – Gender – Globalization – Health & Medicine – Immigration – Labor & Occupations – Political Sociology – Race and Ethnicity – Social Stratification – Social Movements & Civic Engagement – Social Theory – Urban Sociology

Empirical Paper

Success in the field of sociology requires involvement in the conduct of empirical research. Relatively early, therefore, each student is required to complete an independent research project, which is supervised by two faculty members. If a master’s thesis or some other research project has been completed at another university, it may — subject to permission of the student’s guidance committee — be submitted in lieu of the empirical paper. Students are also required to make a public presentation of this or other independent work, either at a professional meeting or in some other academic forum.

5-Member Guidance Committee

The 5-Member Guidance Committee will conduct the Qualification Examination of each PhD student. Sociology uses two-person standing qualifying committees for each of our areas. The two standing qualifying review committees (4 members) form the skeleton of the 5-person guidance committee.

Qualifying Examinations

All students are required to complete written and oral qualifying exams on their two specialty fields in the spring semester of their third year of graduate study. The completion of the Empirical Paper is no longer a prerequisite for the Qualifying Exams.

Advancing to Candidacy

Students advance to Ph.D. candidacy upon the completion of their empirical paper and qualifying examination.

Dissertation

The dissertation is the final step in the acquisition of the Ph.D. degree. After advancement to candidacy, students are expected to submit a formal prospectus to their dissertation committee within six months.

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Program Learning Objectives

Our graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • This is assessed through professional-level performance in required coursework as demonstrated by well-crafted seminar papers in core courses.
  • This is assessed through professional-level performance in elective coursework and on qualifying exams.
  • This is assessed through the empirical paper, dissertation, and research collaborations with faculty.
  • This is assessed through the completion of the teaching practicum and TA-ships.
  • This is assessed by the required presentation of the empirical paper and submission of the empirical paper for journal publication (after the required workshop in publishing), attendance at professional conferences (subsidized by the department), and attendance at department professionalization seminars, colloquium, and brown bags.

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Sociology PhD Program

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In partnership with the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) and the NYU Department of Sociology, NYU Shanghai invites applications from exceptional students for PhD study and research in Sociology.   Participating students will be enrolled in the NYU GSAS Sociology PhD program, complete their coursework at the NYU Department of Sociology in New York, and then transition to a full-time residence at NYU Shanghai where they will undertake doctoral research under the supervision of NYU Shanghai faculty.

Highlights of the Program

  • NYU degree upon graduation
  • Graduate coursework at the NYU Department of Sociology in New York
  • Research opportunities with and close mentorship by NYU Shanghai faculty
  • Access to the vast resources of NYU GSAS and NYU Department of Sociology
  • A cutting-edge research environment at NYU Shanghai, including the Center for Applied Social and Economic Research -- a thriving community of PhD candidates, post-doctoral fellows, and research associates, featuring activities such as a regular program of seminars and visiting academics, and connections with other universities within and outside China
  • Financial aid through the NYU Shanghai Doctoral Fellowship , including tuition, fees, and an annual stipend
  • Additional benefits exclusive to the NYU Shanghai program, including international health insurance and travel funds

Yilin Chiang

Yilin Chiang

Sociology of Education, Social Stratification, Sociology of Family, Elites, Chinese Societies, Taiwan

Sangsoo Lee

Sangsoo Lee

Social Demography, Family, Gender, Inequality, Cross-National Study, East Asia

Angran Li

Social Stratification and Mobility, Sociology of Education, Urban Sociology, Quantitative Research Methods

Jia Miao

Urban Sociology, Population Aging, Health Inequality, Survey Methods, Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS Risks

Xiaogang Wu

Xiaogang Wu

Education, Inequality and Social Mobility, Survey Research and Quantitative Methods, Urban Sociology, Social Demography, Chinese Society

Recent Publications by NYU Shanghai Faculty

Chiang, Yi-Lin and Hyunjoon Park. 2023. “Three Decades of Educational Differentials in Attitude toward Divorce in Taiwan, 1985-2015.” Asian Population Studies 19(1): 22–39.

Chiang, Yi-Lin. 2022. Study Gods: How the New Chinese Elite Prepare for Global Competition. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Lee, Sangsoo, and Jaesung Choi. 2023. "Gendered trends and patterns of attitudes toward remarriage among the divorced in South Korea." Population Research and Policy Review 41(1): 11. doi: 10.1007/s11113-023-09760-8

Lee, Sangsoo, and Myoung-Jin Lee. 2023. "Religious homogamy and marital satisfaction in South Korea: Exploring variations across religious groups." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (online first). doi: 10.1111/jssr.12861

Lee, Sangsoo, and Youngshin Lim. 2022. "The gendered playing field: Family socioeconomic status and national gender inequality in adolescents' out-of-school physical activity." Social Science & Medicine 305: 115062. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115062

Lee, Sangsoo, and Hyunjoon Park. 2021. "Trends and educational variation in the association between spouses' marital histories in South Korea, 1993-2017." Demographic Research 45: 857-870. doi: 10.4054/DemRes.2021.45.27

Miao, Jia, and Xiaogang Wu. 2022. Social Consequences of Homeownership: Evidence from the Home Ownership Scheme in Hong Kong. Social Forces. DOI: 10.1093/sf/soac011.

Miao, Jia, Xiaogang Wu, and Donglin Zeng. 2022. Promoting Ageing in Place in Hong Kong: Neighbourhood Social Environment and Depression among Older Adults. Journal of Asian Public Policy. 1-18. DOI: 10.1080/17516234.2022.2040087.

Miao, Jia, Donglin Zeng, and Zhilei Shi. 2021. Can neighborhoods protect residents from mental distress during the COVID-19 pandemic? Evidence from Wuhan, Chinese Sociological Review 53(1): 27-54. DOI: 10.1080/21620555.2020.1820860.

Miao, Jia, and Xiaogang Wu. 2021. “Subjective well-being of Chinese elderly: A comparative analysis among urban China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.” Aging and Society, 41(3): 686-707. DOI:10.1017/S0144686X19001272

Miao, Jia, and Xiaogang Wu. 2019. “Neighborhood, social cohesion, and the elderly’s depression in Shanghai.” Social Science & Medicine 229: 134–143. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.08.022.

Miao, Jia*. 2017. “Birth weight, family socioeconomic status and cognitive skills among Chinese adolescents.” Chinese Sociological Review 49(4): 362–381

Miao, Jia*, and Xiaogang Wu. 2016. “Urbanization, socioeconomic status and health disparity in China.” Health & Places 42: 87–95

Chen, Y., Wu, X., Hu, A., He, G., & Ju, G. (2021). Social prediction: a new research paradigm based on machine learning. The Journal of Chinese Sociology, 8(1), 1-21.

Hu, A., Wu, X., & Chen, T. (2021). Changing subjective wellbeing across the college life: survey evidence from China. Chinese Sociological Review, 1-21.

Kan, M. Y., He, G., & Wu, X. (2021). Satisfaction with Family Status and Housework Participation in Modern China. In Chinese Families: Tradition, Modernisation, and Change. Emerald Publishing Limited.

Miao, J., & Wu, X. (2021). Subjective wellbeing of Chinese elderly: a comparative analysis among Hong Kong, Urban China and Taiwan. Ageing & Society, 41(3), 686-707.

Wu, X., Li, X., Lu, Y., & Hout, M. (2021). Two tales of one City: unequal vulnerability and resilience to COVID-19 by socioeconomic status in Wuhan, China. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 72, 100584.

Xu, D., & Wu, X. (2021). From political power to personal wealth: Privatization and elite opportunity in post-reform China. Journal of Contemporary China, 1-21.

Zeng, D., Wu, X., & Zhang, Z. (2021). Residential and industrial enclaves and labor market outcomes among migrant workers in Shenzhen, China. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 1-23.

Bai, X., Li, Z., Chen, J., Liu, C., & Wu, X. (2020). Socioeconomic inequalities in mental distress and life satisfaction among older Chinese men and women: The role of family functioning. Health & social care in the community, 28(4), 1270-1281.

Hu, A., Kao, G., & Wu, X. (2020). Can greater reliance on test scores ameliorate the association between family background and access to post-collegiate education? Survey evidence from the Beijing College Students Panel survey. Social Science Research, 88, 102425.

Chen, Wei, Xiaogang Wu, and Jia Miao* (corresponding author). 2019. “Housing and subjective class identification in urban China.” Chinese Sociological Review 51(3): 221–250

Hu, Anning and Xiaogang Wu 2019. "Science or Liberal Arts? Family Background, Cultural Capital, and College Major Choice in China" British Journal of Sociology 70 (1):190-213

Miao, Jia, Xiaogang Wu, Xiulin Sun. 2019. “Neighborhood, social cohesion, and the Elderly's depression in Shanghai” Social Science & Medicine 229:134-143

Miao, Jia*, and Xiaogang Wu. 2019. “Subjective well-being of Chinese elderly: A comparative analysis among urban China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.” Aging and Society. 1-22.

Wu, Xiaogang 2019. “Inequality and Social Stratification in Post-socialist China." Annual Review of Sociology 45: 363-382

He, Guangye, Xiaogang Wu. 2017. "Marketization, Occupational Segregation, and Gender Earnings Inequality in Urban China." Social Science Research 65:99-111

Zhang, Zhuoni and Xiaogang Wu. 2017. "Occupational Segregation and Earnings Inequality: Rural Migrants and Local Workers in Urban China." Social Science Research 61:57-74

Wu, Xiaogang and Xi Song. 2014. "Ethnic Stratification amid China’s Economic Transition: Evidence from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region." Social Science Research 44:158-172​

Selected Faculty Features

" Social Science Research for a Better Society " (Xiaogang Wu, CASER)

" NYU Shanghai CASER Organizes Child Development Workshop with UPenn " (Xiaogang Wu, Jia Miao)

" NYU Shanghai, SHU and HKUST(GZ) Launch Ambitious Collaboration on Urban Research " (Xiaogang Wu)

" NYU Shanghai Professor Inducted into Sociological Research Association " (Xiaogang Wu)

" How Are Neighborhood Organizations Helping Residents During the Shanghai Lockdown? "  (Jia Miao)

" How Does Homeownership Affect One’s Life? Sociologists Study Its Social Consequences "  (Xiaogang Wu, Jia Miao)

" A Researcher's Journey Home " (Xiaogang Wu)

"NYU Shanghai Hosts International Chinese Sociological Association’s First Conference in China"  (Xiaogang Wu)

" The Neighborhoods Behind Wuhan's Recovery " (Jia Miao)

" Leading Scholar to Direct New Social Science Research Center at NYU Shanghai " (Xiaogang Wu)

" NYU Shanghai Launches New Sociology PhD " (Xiaogang Wu, Jia Miao)

Students complete the PhD degree requirements set by the NYU Department of Sociology in accordance with the academic policies of NYU GSAS. Each student will develop an individualized course plan in consultation with the Director of Graduate Study at the NYU Department of Sociology and the student’s NYU Shanghai faculty advisor. A typical sequence of study is as follows:

Begin program with funded research rotation up to 3 months preceding first Fall semester. Become familiarized with NYU Shanghai and faculty and lay a foundation for future doctoral study.

Complete PhD coursework at theDepartment of Sociology alongside other NYU PhD students. 

Return to Shanghai for second funded research rotation to solidify relationships with NYU Shanghai faculty and make further progress in research.

Under supervision of NYU Shanghai faculty advisor, pursue dissertation research and continue coursework. Depending on each student’s individualized course of study, return visits to New York may also occur. Complete all required examinations and progress evaluations, both oral and written, leading up to submission and defense of doctoral thesis.

To learn more about the NYU Sociology PhD program degree requirements, please visit this page .

Application Process and Dates

Submit applications through the NYU GSAS Application portal . Select the Sociology PhD as your program of interest, and then indicate your preference for NYU Shanghai by marking the appropriate checkbox when prompted. Applicants will be evaluated by a joint admissions committee made up of New York and Shanghai faculty. Application requirements are set by the NYU Department of Sociology, and are the same for all NYU PhD applicants regardless of campus preference. However, candidates are encouraged elaborate on their specific interest in the NYU Shanghai program and faculty in their application and personal statements.

For admission in Fall 2024, the application deadline is December 15, 2023.

Interested students are welcome to contact Vivien Du , PhD Program Manager, at [email protected] with any inquiries or to request more information.

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