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Care work, domestic and service labor, feminist theory, cultural economic sociology, sociology of the family, qualitative methods
Political Sociology, Cultural Sociology, State & Institution-Building in Kosovo, Transitional Justice
Material culture, fashion, socialism, sociology of culture, consumption.
Consumerism and the Global System, and in particular how ethics and information mediate relationships of exchange in the contemporary cultural economy.
De Toledo Piza
My investigation focuses on how globalization shapes spaces. I analyze the international commerce de-regulation in a special economic zone, and the immigration law reforms in the Paraguay-Argentina-Brazil tri-border area. Subfields: Global and Transnational Sociology, Development Sociology, Economic Sociology, Anthropology of the State, and Migration and Mobility Studies. Topics: informal economy, markets, special economic zones, borderlands, and migration.
Sociology of health and illlness, cultures of medicine, reproductive technologies, genetic selves, kinship studies, mental health, biopolitics and medical anthropology. I'm also interested in contagion, networks and epidemics.
Urban Sociology, East Asia, Co-existence and cooperation
Figueroa Garcia Herreros
Human Rights (social and economic rights), Structural and Political Violence, Global Governance, Economic Sanctions, “social” dimensions of Sustainable Development
My research interests are media and new media, gender, race and class stratification and urban culture. My dissertation title is at the developmental stage. The Chair of my committee is Professor Terry Williams, and my projected date to defend my dissertation and graduate is September 2012
PhD Candidate, Proposed dissertation title: "Dual State and Multiple-Class Citizens: Extra-legal Institution Building and The Stratification of American Citizenship in the War on Terror"; Committee Members: Andrew Arato (Chair), Carlos Forment, Miriam Ticktin, and Andreas Kalyvas. Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory, Political Sociology, Historical Sociology, Sociology of Violence, Crime and Deviance, State Formation, Sociology of the Rule of Law and the Exception, Citizenship, Law and Society, Revolutions and Political Violence, Democratic Theory, Dictatorships and Authoritarian Regimes, Constitution Making, Sovereignty and Constituent Power, Humanitarianism and Anthropology of Human Rights, Neoliberalism and Sociology of Capitalism, World System Analysis.
I apply critical theory in the study of the sociology of culture. My areas of interest include identity, embodiment, and the genealogies of ideas which inform everyday interaction and the production of "common sense". My emphasis is on the study of sub/counter cultures and new media/social media.
War memory in Northeast Asia, economic sociology, sociology of education
Eurocentrism; Philosophy of Liberation, particularly the work of Enrique Dussel; Sociology of Memory; Sociology of Religion; Marxism
Sociology of religion, feminist theory, sociology of family, sociology of culture
Sociology of disability; sociology of media and culture; institutionalization and mass incarceration
My research focuses on the sociological dynamics of intractable, long-term and violent conflict. I am interested in the drivers of intractability, what distinguishes intractable conflict from other types of social stratification, and also the "seams" at which intractability is challenged by people in small, powerful ways reaching across lines of conflict.
Sociology of body and embodiment; disability studies; technology
My dissertation examines how the concept of “care” travels within and across several sites and institutions involved in the provision of paid home care for the “young, infirm, disabled and frail.” Drawing a map of the meanings, practices and classificatory struggles that constitute the field of home care in New York City, the aim is to understand the challenges and possibilities that constrain and enable the city’s care regimes. Areas of study: sociology of culture, sociology of knowledge, classification systems and the politics of knowing; domestic and care work; theories of subjectivity and embodiment; governmentality; and boundary work.
My dissertation analyzes processes of national tourism marketing as case of the organizational transformation of the nation-state in global markets. Area of Study: Globalization, Economic Sociology, Organizations, Sociology of Culture.
Social Movements, Environmental Sociology, Economic Sociology, Networks, Subcultures, particularly Punk. Dissertation work centers on the development of an innovative theory of social movements and social change; empirical focus connects US radical politics and social movements, the internal cultural schemas and dynamics of US Punk communities, and the nature and effects of Punk's
Sociology of Religion, Immigration, Asian Americans (esp. Japanese and Japanese Americans)
Political sociology, comparative-historical sociology, theory
Urban Sociology, Inequality, Poverty, Welfare Reform, Dissertation
Political and economic sociology, comparative-historical sociology, theory
Interpersonal Behavior, Deviance and Social Control, Subculture and Urban Sociology. Dissertation Title: Behind Masks into the Fantasy: Sensual Soirees in Manhattan
My dissertation focuses on military spouses who have been surrogates for other couples or individuals. My areas of interest are: Reproductive Sociolgy, Sociology of the Family, Intersections of Race, Class and Gender and Quantitative and Qualitative Methods.
Culture, Economy, Science & Knowledge
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