On the Job Market

John Cuda

(CV; email: jrc87@pitt.edu)

Research and Teaching Interests: Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Religion, Knowledge, Environmental Sociology

Dissertation Title: Re-Enchanting Culture: Identity Transformation, Embodiment, and Prefigurative Religious Practices in New Spiritualities

Advisor: Mohammed Bamyeh


Mehr Latif

(CV; email: mehr.latif@gmail.com)  

Research Interests: Development of the Nation-State; Public Sphere; Civic Engagement; Civic Associations; Nonprofits; Political Sociology; Social Theory; Ethnography; Cultural Sociology; and Sociology of Emotions

Teaching Interests: Global Society; Civil Society and Non-Profits; Social Theory; and Research Methods

Dissertation Title: Re-envisioning Kinship and the State in Pakistan

Advisor: Kathleen Blee
 

Hillary Lazar

(CV; email: hillarylazar@gmail.com)

Research Interests: Social Movements; Revolutions; Political Emotions; Anarchism and Prefiguration; Gender Theory; Power and Inequality; Deviance and Social Control; World-Systems; Historical Sociology; Qualitative Methodology; Public Sociology; and Popular Education

Dissertation Title: A New World in Our Hearts: Evaluating Outcomes and Personal Transformation in Prefigurative Movements

Advisor: John Markoff


Daniel Núñez

(CV; email: dan25@pitt.edu; dng2781@gmail.com

Research and Teaching Interests: Cultural and Political Sociology, Globalization, Crime, Violence, Social Theory, Law and Society, Latin America, Ethnic and Race Relations, Human Rights

Dissertation Title: Violence and the State in Postwar Guatemala

Advisor: John Markoff

Personal Webste: https://dnunezg.wordpress.com/


Jeff Tienes

(CV; email: jtienes@clarion.edu)

Research and Teaching Interests: Sociology of Culture; Race; Class; and Gender; Social Research Methods; Ethnographic Methods; Masculinities; Sociology of Hip-Hop; Popular Culture; Media Studies; and Micro-Interactionism

Dissertation Title: Keeping it “Real”: Making a Career in Pittsburgh’s Rap Music Scene

Advisor: Lisa D. Brush