Gulcin Con

Dissertation Title:  "Gender and Parental Investment in Adult Children"

Dissertation Committee: J. Jill Suitor (chair), Mangala Subramaniam (co-chair), James Anderson, Megan Gilligan


PhD (expected):  08/2018

Research Interests:  Aging and the Life Course, Family, Intergenerational Relations, Gender

Teaching Interests: Sociology of Family, Sociological Theory, Sociology of Gender, Introductory Sociology


Blakelee Kemp

Dissertation Title: "Early Social Origins of Premature Aging?"

Dissertation Committee: Kenneth F. Ferraro (chair), J. Jill Suitor, Elliot Friedman, Shawn Bauldry


PhD (expected): 05/2018

Areas of Research and Teaching Interest: Medical Sociology, Aging and the Life Course, Health Disparities, Quantitative Methods


Preethi Krishnan

Dissertation Title: “Framing Entitlements, Framing Inequality: Resonant and Radical Frames in Women’s Claims for Food, Nutrition, and Pre-school Care for Children in Tamil Nadu, India.”

Dissertation Committee: Mangala Subramaniam (Chair), Rachel Einwohner, Carolyn Perrucci, Bert Useem, Harry Targ (Political Science).


PhD (expected): 08/2018

Areas of Research Interest: Social movements, Inequality (particularly intersections of gender, caste, and class), Globalization, Development, Qualitative methods, Violence against women, South Asia (India).

Areas of Teaching Interest: Gender, Social Inequality, Globalization, Development, Race and Ethnicity, Introduction to Research Methods, Qualitative methods, Introductory Sociology.


Soon Seok Park

Dissertation Title: "Threat, Memory, and Framing: The Development of South Korea's Democracy Movement, 1979-1987."

Dissertation Committee: Rachel Einwohner (Chair), Kevin Stainback, Mangala Subramaniam, and Thomas Mustillo (Political Science)


PhD (expected):  05/2018

Areas of Research Interest: Social Movements and Political Sociology, International Political Economy, East Asia (Korea)

Areas of Teaching Interest: Research Methods, Statistics, Political Sociology, Globalization, Inequality

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