Caren Arbeit successfully defended her dissertation, "The Context of Parental Job Loss on Children's Educational Attainment," on November 14, 2014. Her advisor is Professor Rob Warren. Dr. Arbeit is a Research Analyst at the Education and Workforce Development Division, RTI International in San Francisco. Congratulations, Dr. Arbeit!
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June Msechu successfully defended her dissertation, Intergenerational Relationships and Eldercare in Rural Tanzania: A Life Course Perspective on the Implications of Social Change on Families on November 3, 2014. Dr. Msechu is advised by professors Ron Aminzade and Cawo Abdi. She will return to her position in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Best wishes Dr. Msechu.
Alain Vandormael successfully defended his dissertation, "The Preventive and Survival Benefits of Antiretroviral Use in a Rural South African Community," on September 19, 2014. Alain is advised by Professor Ann Meier.
Gulseren Isik successfully defended her dissertation, "Institutional Reproduction: Reproduction of a Politico-legal Institution in a Contested Setting," on August 25, 2014. Her advisors are Professors Joachim Savelsberg and Robin Stryker (University of Arizona-Tucson).
Arturo Baiocchi successfully defended his dissertation, "In the System for Too Long: Former Foster Youth and the Structural Ambivalence towards Mental Health," on July 25. His advisor is Professor Doug Hartmann. Dr. Baiocchi works as a Research Analyst at the Institute for Social Research, California State University-Sacramento. Congratulations, Dr. Baiocchi!
Raphi Rechitsky successfully defended his dissertation, "Forced Migration Processes and Global Refugees at the Borders of Europe in Ukraine," on July 23, 2014. Rechitsky is advised by Professor Ron Aminzade. Dr. Rechitsky will begin a position as an Assistant Professor in Political Science and Sociology at the European University in St. Petersburg, Russia this fall.
Kyungmin Baek defended his dissertation, "The Adoption of Outcomes of ISO 14001 Across Korean Business Firms," on July 14, 2014. His advisor is Professor Erin Kelly. Dr. Baek will begin a position as an Assistant Professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russian Federation, this fall. Congratulations!
Meghan Krausch successfully defended her dissertation "Redefining Social Movement: Utopianism and Popular Education in Buenos Aires," on June 10, 2014. Meg's advisor is Doug Hartmann. Dr. Krausch will be an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Inquiry, University of Wisconsin - Superior this fall 2014.
Hollie Nyseth Brehm successfully defend her dissertation, "Conditions and Courses of Genocides," on June 9, 2014. Her advisors are Professors Elizabeth Boyle and Joachim Savelsberg. Dr. Nyseth Brehm will be an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department, at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio beginning this fall.
Rahsaan Mahadeo (Ph.D. student) is a recipient of a U of M 2014 Outstanding Community Service Award.