Teaching and advising interests
Immigration, race, and ethnicity
Neighborhoods, communities, and cities
Poverty, inequality, and social policy
Social class, culture, and mobility
Population and community health
Civic and political participation
Qualitative, quantitative, and spatial methods

Courses offered at Columbia
Immigrant New York (Undergraduate): Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016
Immigration & American Society (Undergraduate): Spring 2014, Spring 2015
Methods for Social Research (Undergraduate): Spring 2015
Social Statistics (Undergraduate): Fall 2013
Senior Thesis Seminar (Undergraduate): Fall 2017-Spring 2018
Qualitative Social Analysis (Graduate): Fall 2015, Fall 2017
Neighborhood Effects and Urban Poverty (Graduate): Spring 2014
Dissertation Development Seminar (Graduate): Fall 2014-Spring 2015
Race, Ethnicity and Migration Workshop (Graduate): Fall 2015-Spring 2018

PhD students at Columbia (member of dissertation committees)
Bailey Brown (PhD Candidate in Sociology)
Dissertation: Parent Behavior and School Choice

Brittany Fox-Williams (PhD Candidate in Sociology)
Dissertation: Trust Matters: Race, Achievement and Student-Teacher Relationships in NYC Public Schools

Kathleen Griesbach (PhD Candidate in Sociology)
Dissertation: Waiting, Hoping, Working: Uncertain Schedules and Contingent Worker Experience in Rural and Urban Contexts

Dialika Sall (PhD Candidate in Sociology)
Dissertation: Ethnoracial Identity-Work and the Children of African Immigrants

Nicol Valdez (PhD Candidate in Sociology)
Dissertation: Redefining Intergenerational Transmission through Undocumented Status

Devon Wade (PhD Candidate in Sociology)
Dissertation: Do We Empathize Equally? A Closer Look at Empathic Patterns Associated with Vulnerable Youth

Former students currently in other PhD programs
Eun Se Baik (PhD Student in Sociology, Harvard University)
Angela Clague (PhD Student in Sociology, University of California-Los Angeles)
Elizabeth Jacobs (PhD Student in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania)
Gabriela Kirk (PhD Student in Sociology, Northwestern University)
Antonia Mardones Marshall (PhD Student in Sociology, University of California-Berkeley)
Benjamin Rohr (PhD Student in Sociology, University of Chicago)
Debanjan Roychoudhury (PhD Student in Sociology, University of California-Los Angeles)
Renetta Walcott (PhD Student in Sociology, Brown University)
Tianhao Zhang (PhD Student in Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

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