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
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
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
Babyrani Yumnam: International Development, Historical Sociology, Borderland Studies