Ph.D. Students

Katarzyna (Kasia) Kolodziej

Katarzyna (Kasia) Kolodziej

UNI: 
kn2342
kn2342@columbia.edu
Katarzyna
Kolodziej
Department: 
Sociology
Areas of Interest: 
gender, sexuality, sociology of work, sociology of family and marriage, qualitative research methods
Education: 

 

Biographical Note: 

I am a doctoral student and Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in the Department of Sociology. I hold a B.A. in Sociology (Summa Cum Laude) from Columbia University School of General Studies where I conducted research on the work of male nannies and the masculinization of in-home childcare. In my honors thesis, I examined tthe production of the job of a "manny" (male nanny) as an instance of a "gendered relational package." My current research interests include gender, sexuality, sociology of work, and qualitative research methods.

Mireia Triguero Roura

Mireia Triguero Roura

mt3197@columbia.edu
Mireia
Triguero Roura
Department: 
Sociology
Room: 
506
Areas of Interest: 
cultural sociology, nationalism, immigration, computational sociology, mixed methods
Education: 

M.A. in Journalism and International Relations, New York University, 2016

B.A. in Humanities, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2013

Anastasia (Asya) Tsaturyan

Anastasia (Asya) Tsaturyan

at3221@columbia.edu
Anastasia (Asya)
Tsaturyan
Department: 
Sociology
Room: 
Knox Hall 608
Areas of Interest: 
Medical sociology, mental health, disability, sociology of family, majority and minority group relations in non-democratic regimes, Russia and post-Soviet world, qualitative and mixed methods in sociology.
Education: 
MA in Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2016;
BA in Sociology, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow), 2011.

Kiran Samuel

Kiran Samuel

ks3234@columbia.edu
Department: 
Sociology
Biographical Note: 

Kiran Samuel is a PhD student and Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in the Department of Sociology. Her research interests lie at the intersection of critical digital studies, cultural studies, media studies, and science and technology studies. She is particularly interested in understanding how technology shapes material conditions for marginalized communities, as well as how those communities might use new media to achieve alternative futures. 

Before coming to Columbia University, Kiran worked as a creative strategist in the advertising industry, with clients including Google, YouTube, and other companies turned subjects of her research. She received her MA in Media, Culture, and Communication from NYU, and her BA in Philosophy and Journalism from Rutgers University.

AJ Aleksanyan

AJ Aleksanyan

Department: 
Sociology
Areas of Interest: 
economic sociology, governance, social control and punishment, drugs and society, sexualities, social theory, ethnography
Education: 

 B.A. in sociology, Bard College (2014) 

Biographical Note: 

I am a first year doctoral student in sociology and a Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia University. My work explores how social and poltical life is governed through situations and relations of control, from health and medicine to prisons and policing. I am particularly interested in how changes in work and the workplace shapes how authorities interpret and manage social marginality. I am currently researching the management of sexual difference in the age of the new brain sciences. Prior to beginning doctoral work, I worked as a user experience researcher, most recently at Google and InVision where I focused on enterprise-level software design. 

Berenike Schott

Berenike Schott

bls2181@columbia.edu
Department: 
Sociology
Room: 
Knox Hall 608
Areas of Interest: 
Political and Comparative Historical Sociology
Education: 

M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University (2014)

Certificate in Arab Studies from Georgetown University (2014)

B.A. in Liberal Arts from Maastricht University (2011)

Biographical Note: 

Berenike Schott is a Ph.D. student and Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia University. Her research interests include political movements, populism, religion and politics, and the link between civic engagement and democracy. Prior to coming to Columbia University, Berenike worked at the World Bank in Washington, DC, on projects aimed at strengthening citizen engagement and social accountability. She holds an MA in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and a BA in Liberal Arts from Maastricht University and enjoys crossing geographical and disciplinary borders.

Musa al-Gharbi

Musa al-Gharbi

UNI: 
aa3933
aa3933@columbia.edu
Musa
al-Gharbi
Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in Sociology
Department: 
Sociology
Biographical Note: 

 

Musa has M.A. degrees in Sociology and Philosophy, and B.A. degrees in Near Eastern Studies and Philosophy. Prior to joining Columbia, he served as an instructor in Government & Public Service at the University of Arizona and managed an academic consortium that studied conflcit in the Middle East.  

This eclectic background is reflected in his objects of study: while all Musa's work relates to questions about knowledge, cognition and communication, his research contexts range from terrorism, extremism and war to race, inequality and social movements--and more recently, U.S. political elections.  

Musa is also a core member of Heterodox Academy, which aims to enhance the quality and impact of social research by promoting viewpoint diversity, civil disagreement and constructive engagement within institutions of higher learning.

Publications: 

Musa's work has been published and cited in academic journals and textbooks across a range of disciplines. His research is also regularly cited in policy journals and dossiers--to include publications by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Army War College, the Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point (CTC), the Brookings Institute and the RAND Coroporation. Musa's essays have also been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Atlantic Magazine, Foreign Affairs, Voice of America, Al-Jazeera and many other popular outlets.  

Jonathan Hallegua Cleveland

Jonathan Hallegua Cleveland

UNI: 
jc2457
Jonathan
Cleveland
Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow
Department: 
Sociology
Areas of Interest: 
Corpus Lingusitics, Sociology of Time, Historical Sociology

Eugene Grey

Eugene Grey

Department: 
Sociology

Estela Bernice Diaz

Estela Bernice Diaz

UNI: 
ebd2129
ebd2129@columbia.edu
Estela
Diaz
Department: 
Sociology
Areas of Interest: 
Gender, Sexuality, Education, Queer Theory, Inequalities
Education: 

B.A. in Sociology with Honors, Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Princeton University (2014)

Biographical Note: 

Estela Bernice Diaz is a doctoral student and Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia University. She is also a National Science Foundation (NSF) GRFP Fellow, and Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Her current research interests include gender and sexuality, early childhood education, queer theory, and social inequality. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Estela organized an interdisciplinary conference with Princeton’s Office of Religious Life on “Poverty and Peacemaking,” structured around a series of roundtables with diplomats, religious leaders, scholars, philanthropists, artists, and students. She then worked as an undergraduate admissions officer at Princeton University for two years. Originally from Los Angeles, Estela received her B.A. in Sociology with a certificate in gender and sexuality studies from Princeton University in 2014. 

Publications: 

"Sex-y Space: Space and Sexual Communities in the Bay Area and Pioneer Valley, 1960-1980" 

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Journal 2013

Cohort Year: 
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