Current Graduate Students

Current Graduate Students

Nilufer Akalin: Transnational migration, labor migration, indentured servitude, political sociology, sociology of health, health policies

Apurva Apurva: Historical Sociology, Social Movements and Urban Studies

Kushariyaningsih C. Boediono: My current research interests stem from successive deforestation in Indonesia caused by log trend and recently by oil-palm trend. My focus is on rural transformation, particularly the fate oil palm small-holders who were incorporated into global circuits of production.

Jonathan A. Christiansen: Social movements, Transnational labor/class formation under neoliberalism, Political economy of South Asia

Hua-Hsuan Chu: Food regime, reproduction, coloniality, imperialism, East Asian capitalism

Daniel De Deus Cunha: World-ecology, Industrial Revolution, Frontiers of commodification, Critique of political economy, Critical theory | Link

Mehmet Baki Deniz: Marxist Urban Sociology, Urban Social Movements, Sociology of the state, Political Economy of Democratic Transition in Latin American Countries, Political Economy of Welfare State in Turkey

Delal Aydin Elhuseyni: Historical sociology, social mobilization, cultural politics

Gamze Evcimen: Historical and Comparative Sociology, Social Science Methodologies and Epistemologies, State-Society Relations, Neoliberalism and Religion in the Global South

Büşra Ferligül: Political sociology, political economy, populism, Latin America

Gabreélla Friday: Social movements, civil rights, mass incarceration, and political

Luis Garrido: The processes of state socialism within the capitalist world-system, Maritime transportation within the process of accumulation of capital at world-scale. Link 1 | Link 2

Marcin Grodzki: Social psychology/symbolic interactionism, C. Wright Mills, "old" institutional economics, Karl Polanyi, sociology of knowledge, pragmatism

Ren-Jie Hong: Social policy, welfare state, China study, labor study, comparative politics, and social image

Frank Hughes: Cultural political economy, urban studies, crime and justice studies, competing methodological approaches to social science

Chungse Jung: World-historical study of social movements, Historical sociology, Political sociology, Development sociology, World-System Analysis, Political Economy of East Asia

Eren Karaca: Political economy of globalization, social policy, welfare state, international/transnational organizations

Steve Knauss: Theories of imperialism and unequal exchange, the political economy of development and global inequalities, Marxism and the history of the international left

Jonghwa Kwon: Climate change and carbon economy, Politics of Nature, Global energy politics, Social Studies of Finance, East Asian political economy
Dissertation research: "Green Dreams: Development, Climate Change, and Making Carbon Markets in Korea"

Bronwyn Lee: Political economy, Comparative methodologies, Economic policy, Extractive industries. My current research looks at bauxite mining in Jamaica and Australia to explain how nationalization is affected by location in the world-system.

Yeon-Hwa Lee: Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Public Policy, Migration, Social Change, Inequality, Stratification

Seokmin Lee: World-system analysis, historical/comparative sociology, sociology
of finance and money, early modern China/Europe

Serra Kocak: Gender Studies, Intersectionality, Identity Construction, Modernity, Muslim Women, Neoliberalism

Mehmet Can Omay: The Political, Economic and Historical Sociology of the Ottoman Empire, Modern Turkey, and the Middle East. My current research project is about Neoliberal Islamism of Turkey, which is represented by the AKP government.

Roberto J. Ortiz: Political ecology of global oil production, Political economy and crises of capitalism, Uneven development and environmental degradation at the world scale, Latin American economic development.

Kevin Revier: World-System Analysis, Social Movements, Historical Sociology

Sung Hee Ru: World-systems analysis, Classical theoretical studies, East Asian studies, and Comparative historical sociology

Odilka Santiago: Historical sociology, social mobilization, cultural politics

Büşra Satı: Historical sociology, Global labour history, Labour migration, Feminist politics, Women's and gender history

Michael Stephens: Historical Sociology, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Political Economy and Development, State and Nation, the Caribbean and Atlantic world, Cultural Studies

Canan Tanir: Sociology of body, Women's movements, Sociology of knowledge, Feminist epistemologies, Islam and neoliberalism

Andrea Toth: World-System Analysis, Historical Sociology, Critical Political-Economy, Structural Inequalities, Nationalism

Manuel Francisco Varo Lopez: Climate change, Political ecology, Agrarian studies, Energy regimes, Environmental and climate history

Crystal E. Vuole: Ecofeminism, animal rights movement, intersectionality theory, gender representations, women's representations in horror films

Elif Yilmaz-Kucek: Migration, Social Inequality, Gender | Link

Babyrani Yumnam: International Development, Historical Sociology, Borderland Studies