Graduate Students

Moran Levy

Moran Levy

UNI: 
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Moran
Levy
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Byungkyu Lee

Byungkyu Lee

UNI: 
bl2474
bl2474@columbia.edu
Byungkyu
Lee
Biographical Note: 
Byungkyu Lee is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Columbia University. His research interests include social networks, organizations, political sociology, sociology of health and illness, social psychology, and social genomics. He received his BA in Business Administration and his MA in Sociology from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.
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Luciana de Souza Leao

Luciana de Souza Leao

UNI: 
ldl2112
ldl2112@columbia.edu
Luciana
Leao
Biographical Note: 

Luciana is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia University. Her research interests include Comparative-Historical Sociology, Political Sociology, Science, Knowledge and Technology (STS), Inequality, Social Policies and Development. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Puc-Rio and a M.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Cohort Year: 

Anand Gopal

Anand Gopal

UNI: 
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Anand
Gopal
Cohort Year: 

Brittany Fox-Williams

Brittany Fox-Williams

UNI: 
bnf2102
bnf2102@columbia.edu
Brittany
Fox-Williams
Education: 

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration & Finance (2008)

Columbia University, Master of Public Administration, Urban & Social Policy (2012)

Biographical Note: 

Brittany Fox-Williams is a PhD candidate in Sociology and Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia University. Brittany's research interests include Children and Youth, Education, Race and Ethnicity, Social Inequality, and Public Policy. Her dissertation research examines inequality in youth-authority relations in the education and justice systems. Presently, she serves as a graduate student co-coordinator of the Race, Ethnicity and Migration Workshop at Columbia University.

Brittany completed her undergraduate studies at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania where she graduated as Valedictorian.  She also holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a focus in Urban Social Policy from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). While at SIPA, she served as a graduate assistant to former New York City Mayor David Dinkins. Prior to starting her graduate studies, Brittany worked in commercial banking (New York City & Philadelphia), and micro-finance and youth development (Ho, Ghana).

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Pierre-Christian Fink

Pierre-Christian Fink

UNI: 
pf2286
pf2286@columbia.edu
Pierre-Christian
Fink
Areas of Interest: 
Economic Sociology, Sociology of Law, Historical Sociology, Political Sociology
Biographical Note: 

Pierre-Christian Fink is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. He is interested in state–economy interactions, in particular their mediation through law. His substantive interests are financial regulation and child labor. Pierre majored in economics at the University of Tuebingen and earned his Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. Before coming to Columbia University, Pierre worked as a business journalist; his articles appeared in the German edition of the Financial Times and Die Zeit.

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Christina Ciocca Eller

Christina Ciocca Eller

UNI: 
cmc2304
cmc2304@columbia.edu
Christina
Ciocca
Graduate Student Representative
Biographical Note: 
Christina is a PhD candidate in Sociology and a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia University.  Her research focuses on stratification, inequality, and social mobility, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between postsecondary education and the labor market.
 
Christina received her BA at Georgetown University, where she devised an interdisciplinary course of study entitled, "Performance and Culture," and graduated as Valedictorian.  She subsequently earned two Master's degrees at Oxford University - in Women's Studies and Management Research - where she continued to examine the roles and impacts of the Arts in various contexts, while shifting her methodological and analytical frame to Sociology.  
 
Following her Master's programs, Christina worked in Corporate Communications in New York City, and subsequently served as the Director of Speechwriting and Communications for the president of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  She comes to Columbia committed to intensifying her study of the structure and policy implications of the U.S. system of higher education, in particular.
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Wenjuan Zheng

Wenjuan Zheng

UNI: 
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Wenjuan
Zheng

Sheri M. Whitley

Sheri M. Whitley

UNI: 
smw43
smw43@columbia.edu
Sheri
Whitley
Areas of Interest: 
Social mobility; globalization; historical sociology; history of race in the West
Biographical Note: 

Sheri completed her undergraduate studies at Columbia University, Columbia College, where she studied architecture and cultural anthropology and fell in love with the Core Curriculum. After working for Robert A. M. Stern Architects for a number of years, she switched professions, moving to magazine publishing. She memorized Words into Type, The Associated Press Stylebook, and The Chicago Manual of Style at Black Enterprise and at Ms., where she was managing editor. Sheri spends a lot of time thinking about how the absence or presence of critical race theory impacts identity, immigration, and social mobility in cross-national comparisons and about efforts by contemporary thinkers to valorize Thomas Carlyle

Kathryn Weber

Kathryn Weber

UNI: 
kew2137
Kathryn
Weber
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