Graduate Students

Catherine Westerduin

Catherine Westerduin

UNI: 
cew2153
fa2224@columbia.edu
Catherine
Westerduin

Xiaoyun Xu

Xiaoyun Xu

UNI: 
xx2187
fa2224@columbia.edu
Xiaoyun
Xu

Xiaoqing Xu

Xiaoqing Xu

UNI: 
xx2185
fa2224@columbia.edu
Xiaoqing
Xu

Gene D. Roberts

Gene D. Roberts

UNI: 
gr2293
fa2224@columbia.edu
Gene
Roberts
Biographical Note: 

Gene Roberts obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, where he concentrated in philosophy. His research interests include the sociology of work, labor movements, political economy and social theory, particularly around the idea of working-class culture and Gramsci's notions of working-class intellectuals.

Mary Patrick

Mary Patrick

UNI: 
mep2187
fa2224@columbia.edu
Mary
Patrick
Biographical Note: 

Mary received a Bachelor in International Political Economy from Colorado College in 2012. Her research focuses on forms of state-led transnationalism, along with the ways that theories of neoliberalism contrast with the practical workings of the neoliberal state.

Marina Pera Ros

Marina Pera Ros

UNI: 
mp3266
fa2224@columbia.edu
Marina
Pera Ros
Biographical Note: 

Marina Pera Ros obtained her undergraduate degree in Sociology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Catalonia) and then she studied a M.A. in Human and Sustainable Development at Unesco Catedra in Universitat de Girona. Her M.A. final project focused on the positive outcomes of community involvement at schools. 

After working some years developing social programs in public administration and for a cultural association, she returned to school to study a M.A. in Sociology. In her free time Marina has been involved in social movements to defend collective rights. 

Her areas of interest are social stratification, social change and social movements.

Demet Kutmando

Demet Kutmando

UNI: 
dk2760
fa2224@columbia.edu
Demet
Kutmando
Biographical Note: 

My name is Demet Kutmando. I completed my Bachelors at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA in Sociology and History & Philosophy of Science (HPS). I am interested in globalization, immigration, global cities, ethnic/racial relations, and social movements. My family immigrated to the U.S. when I was 5 years old and that is what sparked my in my interest for immigration.

Sandra Lopez-Monsalve

Sandra Lopez-Monsalve

UNI: 
scl2141
Sandra
Lopez-Monsalve

Dialika Sall

Dialika Sall

UNI: 
ds3276
ds3276@columbia.edu
Dialika
Sall
Department: 
Sociology
Biographical Note: 

Dialika Sall is a Ph.D student in Sociology and a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia University. Her research interests include racial and ethnic inequality, education, urban poverty and immigration. She's currently studying identity negotiations among the children of West African immigrants in New York City. Dialika is also the recipient of the 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.

Prior to Columbia, Dialika graduated from Pomona College in 2012 with a B.A. in Sociology. Her senior thesis examined the work experiences of Senegalese hair braiders in New York City and Atlanta, Georgia. After Pomona College, Dialika worked with Americorps as a City Year Chicago tutor and mentor to ninth graders at Harper High School.

Publications: 

Sall, Dialika and Shamus Khan. 2016. What Elite Theory Should Have Learned, and Can Still Learn, From W.E.B. DuBois. Ethnic and Racial Studies http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2017.1248999.

Cohort Year: 

Lisa Lucile Owens

Lisa Lucile Owens

UNI: 
llo2111
llo2111@columbia.edu
Lisa Lucile
Owens
Areas of Interest: 
Sociology of Law, Deviance & Social Control, SKAT, Privacy & Surveillance
Biographical Note: 

 

Lisa is a 4th year Ph.D. student and Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia University. 

Lisa holds both a J.D.  and an LL.M., and is a member of the Massachusetts state bar.  Prior to beginning her Ph.D., Lisa worked at the Harvard Management Company and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.  She served previously as the Director of Public Affairs for the State of Alabama at Planned Parenthood of Alabama.

Journal Publications:

Coerced Parenthood as Family Policy: Feminism, the Moral Agency of Women, and Men's "Right to Choose"Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review (2013).

Other Publications:

Justice and Warfare in Cyberspace, The Boston Review (2015)

The Vultures of Wall Street: The Financial Firms that Prey on Sovereign Debt, The Boston Review (2014).  Co-authored with Saskia Sassen.  


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