PhD Alumni

Department of Sociology
Ph.D. Recipients


Haley A. Rosenfeld
“Institutional Financial Aid: An Examination of the Manner in which Policies are Publicly Framed and an Analysis of the Basis on which Aid Dollars are Truly Distributed”
Committee: Gordana Rabrenovic, Daniel Faber, Barry Bluestone, Joseph Pedulla

Amie Levesque
“A Compulsory Alliance: Gender and Privilege in a High School Gay-Straight Alliance”
Committee: Alan Klein, Daniel Faber, Gordana Rabrenovic, Hana Gordon
Full-time Lecturer, University of Denver and the Lead Faculty Scholar of the Community Based Research Certificate Program at the Colorado Women’s College, Denver, Colorado

Jennifer Katherine Lowe
“Creating Supplemental Networks for Low-Income Women: Social Ties Embedded within Social Service Organizations.”
Committee: Shelley Kimmelberg, Liza Weinstein, Silvia Dominguez, Donna Friedman
Assistant Vice President of Research and Knowledge Sharing, Crittenton Women’s Union, Boston, MA

Leandra M. Smollin
“Queer Adolescent Perceptions of Romantic Relationships and Dating Violence: Building an Integrative Framework for LGBTQ Violence Research.”
Committee: Ineke Marshall, Alisa Lincoln, Susan Jo Roberts, Carlos A. Cuevas


Sandra Arevalo
“Segregation, Stereotypes, and Neighborhoods: Their Influence on Whites’ Racial Attitudes and Blacks’ Self Esteem”
Committee: Luis M. Falcon, Shelley Kimelberg, Theresa Osypuk, Matthew Hunt
Research Associate, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Tammi Arford
“Captive Knowledge: Censorship and Control in Prison Libraries”
Committee: Ineke Haen Marshall, Arnold Arluke, Natasha A. Frost
Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

Chase Billingham
“The State, the School, and the Family in the Gentrification of the American City”
Committee: Matthew Hunt, Shelley McDonough Kimelberg, Liza Weinstein, Barry Bluestone, John R. Logan
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

Sean Brown
“Social Capital and Youth Baseball: A Qualitative Investigation of Parental Social Ties”
Committee: Alan Klein, Shelley Kimelberg, Arnold Arluke, Mario Small
Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Chicago


Eric Madfis
“Averting the Unlikely: Fearing, Assessing, and Preventing Threats of Rampage Violence in American Public Schools”
Committee: Jack Levin, Arnold Arluke, Ineke Marshall, Glenn Muschert
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Washington-Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Lora L. Karaoglu
“Globalization, Unequal Ecological Exchange, and Climate Justice: The Case of Turkey and the European Union”
Committee: Daniel Faber, Gordana Rabrenovic, Thomas Koenig, Berch Berberoglu

Kat Rickenbacker
“City Roots: Grassroots Efforts to Improve Social and Environmental Capital in Urban Areas”
Committee: Daniel Faber, Judith Perrolle, Shelley Kimelberg, Joan Fitzgerald
Assistant Professor, Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vermont

Mark Melnik
“Assessing the Role of Industrial and Demographic Change on Regional Economic Health: A Case Study of Greater Boston”
Committee: Barry Bluestone, Michael Handel, Gordana Rabrenovic, Alan-Clayton Matthews
Deputy Director for Research at Boston Redevelopment Authority, Boston, MA

Claudia Ditmar Coffield
“Non-Traditional Educational Trajectories: The Educational Aspirations and Expectations of Women Who are Educationally Disadvantaged”
Committee: Gordana Rabrenovic, Debra Kaufman, Michael Handel, Lorna Rivera


Amy Lubitow
“The Battle over Bishenol-A: United States Chemical Policy and the New Networked Environmental Politics”
Committee: Daniel Faber, Judith Perrolle, Jeffrey Juris, Thomas Estabrook
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Vincent Ferraro
“Crime in the New Destinations: The Effect of Changing Patterns of Immigrant Settlement on Traditional and Biased Crime”
Committee: Gordana Rabrenovic, Jack Levin, Samantha Friedman, and Jacob I. Stowell
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Framingham State, Framingham, MA

Sarah Cope Nicksa
“College Students’ Self-Predicted Reactions to Witnessing Sexual Assault: The Impact of Gender, Community, Bystander Experience, and Relationship to the Victim”
Committee: Ineke Marshall, Jack Levin, Carlos Cuevas, and Mary M. Moynihan
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Widener University, Chester, PA

Stephanie Cappadona
“Which Bias Crimes Get Prosecuted? An Analysis of Bias Motivated Incidents and Prosecutions in the City of Boston, Massachusetts 2007-2008″
Committee: Jack Levin, Jack McDevitt, Gordana Rabrenovic, Carolyn Petrosino
Lecturer, Curry College, Milton, MA

Tonn Q. Cao
“Celebratory Parade Violence: The Roles of Impression Management and Deindividuation”
Committee: Jack Levin, Steven Vallas, Gordana Rebrenovic, and Richard Rowland
Lecturer, Bunker Hill Community College and Clinical Sociologist, Tonn Cao and Associates, Quincy, MA


Jaronda J. Miller
“Exploring “Ethnic Money Knowledge” as an Aspect of Financial Literacy Among Middle Class African Americans”
Committee: Gordana Rabrenovic, Thomas Koenig, Robert Hall and Cynthia Jackson
Chief Financial Officer, Women’s Work Foundation, Savannah, GA


Patricia Morris
“Encounters with “Death Work” in Veterinary Medicine: An Ethnographic Exploration of the Practice of Euthansia”
Committee: Arnold Arluke, Thomas Koenig, Silvia Dominguez, Clinton Sanders
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Drury University, Springfield, MO

Stanislav Vysotsky
“The Good Fight: Variations in Explanations of the Tactical Choices by Activists Who Confront Organized White Supremacists”
Committee: Jack Levin, Kathrin Zippel, Judith Perrolle, Diane Dentice
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Williamette University, Salem, OR


Peter Cassino
“A National and Local Response to a Local Problem: How the Public, Media, Government and Local Organizations Reacted to the Crime Wave at the Late 1980s and Early 1990s”
Committee: Jack Levin, Gordana Rabrenovic, Maureen Kelleher, Glenn Pierce
Co-Founder and Senior Research Consultant at Social Science Research Solutions, LLP, Boston, MA

Meghan Finley
“The Impact of Family of Origin Violence and Military Life on Adult Partner Violence Against Women in Navy Couples”
Committee: Gordana Rabrenovic, Kathrin Zippel, Maureen Kelleher, Linda Williams
Evaluation Consultant, Consultation Center, New Haven, CT

Janese Free
“First Step or Last Chance: At-Risk Youth, Alternative Schooling and Juvenile Delinquency”
Committee: Gordana Rabrenovic, Jack Levin, Maureen Kelleher, Simon Singer
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Emmanuel College, Department of Sociology, Boston, MA

Marci Gerulis
“Vulnerability and the Social Production of Disaster: Hurricane Mitch in Posoltega, Nicaragua”
Committee: Daniel Faber, Judith Perrolle, Thomas Koenig, Ronald Sandler
Lecturer of Sociology, Metropolitan State University (St. Paul) and Augsburg College (Minneapolis), MN

Nelly Oliver
“An Examination of Factors Associated with Student Exclusions in Massachusetts School Districts”
Committee: Gordana Rabrenovic, Jack Levin, Maureen Kelleher, Geoff Ward
Senior Research Associate, Human Services Research Institute, Cambridge, MA

Paul Saucier
“We Eat Cachupa, Not Clam Chowder: Mapping Second Generation Cape Verdean Youth Identity in the Greater Boston Area”
Committee: Michael Brown, Wini Breines, Matthew Hunt, Murray Forman, Kumarini Silva
Assistant Professor, Rhode Island College, Department of Sociology, Providence, RI

Alyssa Scott
“Caged Lives and Caged Minds? The Role of Agency in the Desistance Process: A Secondary Analysis of the Nebraska Inmate Survey”
Committee: Ineke Marshall, Thomas Koenig, Peter Manning, Mike Manocchie


Colleen Keaney-Mischel
“Bridging the Gap: The Role of Gender Advisers in Implementing United Nations Gender Mainstreaming Policy in Peacekeeping Operations”
Committee: Gordana Rabrenovic, Debra Kaufman, Kathrin Zippel, Angela Raven-Roberts
Adjunct Lecturer of Sociology and Criminology, Merrimack College, North Andover

Phyllis Brashler
“Flirting with Feminism: The State and the Battered Women’s Movement in Massachusetts”
Committee: Winifred Breines, Kathrin Zippel, Debra Kaufman, Eileen McDonough
Suicide Prevention and Primary Mental Health Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Health, Rochester, MN

Yndia Lorick-Wilmot
“The Role of Social Organizations in Black Ethnic Identity Construction of Post-1965 Caribbean Immigrants in Brooklyn, New York”
Committee: Winifred Breines, Maureen Kelleher, Gordana Rabrenovic, Paula Aymer
Senior Associate, Frameworks Institute, Washington, DC

Marta B. Rodriguez-Galan
“Depression among Aging Hispanics in Massachusetts: The Role of Informal and Formal Social Support Systems”
Committee: Luis Falcon, Gordana Rabrenovic, William Sanchez, Jan Mutchler
Assistant Professor of Sociology, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY


Jennifer Fagen
“A Masculinist Discourse of Women’s Sexuality: A Feminist Analysis”
Committee: Debra Kaufman, Kathrin Zippel, Jack Levin, Third Reader, and Peter Anderson
Assistant Professor, Lamar University, Department of Sociology, Beaumont, Texas

Lorenzo Boyd
“Correlates of Attitudinal Differences Between Black and White Police Officers. A study of the Indianapolis, IN. and St. Petersburg, FL. Police Departments”
Committee: Thomas Koenig, Jack Levin, Barry Bluestone
Assistant Professor, Fayetteville State University, Department of Criminal Justice, Fayetteville, NC


Donna McKenzie-Cole
“Race and Perception of Race in Post Colonial Private School in Botswana”
Committee: Gordana Rabrenovic, Thomas Koenig, Jack Levin, and Thomas Shapiro
Senior Lecturer, Suffolk University, Department of Sociology, Boston, MA

Ingrid Castro
“Of Color Bright: Interracial Friendships in the Lives of Young College Women”
Committee: Maureen Kelleher, Gordana Rabrenovic, Winifred Breines, and Carla Rodriguez
Assistant Professor, Northeastern Illinois University, Department of Sociology, Chicago, IL

Nahide Konak
“Globalization Development and Environmental Justice Movement: The Case of Bergoma, Turkey”
Committee: Daniel Faber, Gordana Rabrenovic, Thomas Koenig, Chris Bosso
Visiting Assistant Professor, Baldwin-Wallace College, Department of Sociology, Berea, Ohio


Jodi Cohen
“The Successes and Limitations of Single-Sex Math Classrooms in American Public Schools”
Committee: Judith Perrolle, Thomas Koenig, Gordana Rabrenovic, Bonnie Wood
Assistant Professor, Bridgewater State College, Department of Sociology, Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Mary Churchill
“The Reading of Everyday Life: Popular and Comic Books”
Committee: Michael Brown, Winifred Breines, Thomas Shapiro, and Randy Martin
Assistant Dean, School of Professional and Continuing Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Jessica Kenty-Drane
“Disparities from the Start: Class-and-Race-Based Inequality in Schools”
Committee: Gordana Rabrenovic, Thomas Shapiro, Luis Falcón, James Fraser
Assistant Professor, Southern Connecticut State University, Department of Sociology, New Haven, Connecticut


Eric Bourgeois
“Merging Environmental Justice and Brownfields Policy in Massachusetts: Opportunities and Obstacles to the Revitalization of Urban Communities”
Committee: Daniel Faber, Thomas Koenig, Gordana Rabrenovic, and Barry Bluestone
Visiting Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, Department of Sociology, Dartmouth

Shoba Gurung
“Women in Factory-Based and Home-Based Carpet Production in Napel: Beyond the Formal and Informal Economy”
Committee: Daniel Faber, Gordana Rabrenovic, Luis Falcon, and Terry Haywoode
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Connecticut

Maurizio Marroni
“Italy’s 1990′s Black-hole, the Northern League and its Impact Upon the Post-Industrial States of the Italian Society: A Case Study”
Committee: Daniel Faber, Thomas Koenig, T. Anthony Jones, and Michael Blim
Member, Faculty of Sciences of the Formations, Roma Tre Universita Degli Studi (University of Rome, III), Rome, Italy

Sheila Mehta-Green
“An Anaylsis of the Intrinsic and Extrinsic Banners that Affect the Advancement of Women Managers in the High Tech Industry”
Committee: Debra Kaufman, Daniel Faber, Gordana Rabrenovic
Senior Account Executive, WebCT, A Blackboard Company, Lynnfield, Massachusetts and Adjunct Faculty, Nichols College and Middlesex Community College

Ozlem Sari
“Prejudice as a Response to Group Threat: Evidence from the European Union”
Committee: Luis Falcon, Kathrin Zippel, Barry Bluestone, and Michael Blim
Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Department of Sociology, Saskatoon, Canada


Deborah Baiano Berman
“Deadheads as a Moral Community”
Committee: Michael Brown, Debra Kaufman, Jack Levin, and Randy Martin
Adjunct Faculty, Framingham State University, Department of Sociology, Framingham, Massachusetts

Jeb Booth
“The Influence of Family and Neighborhood Context on Crime Among Juvenile Offenders”
Committee: Luis Falcon, Jack Levin, Matt Hunt, and Ramiro Martinez
Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Kevin Borgeson
“Internet Communications and Skinhead Communities”
Committee: Michael Brown, Jack Levin, Debra Kaufman, and Phil Lamy
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, New York

Margo Capparelli
“Speculative Endeavors: Stock Trading and Everyday Life”
Committee: Arnold Arluke, Michael Brown, Thomas Shapiro, Jack Levin, and Randy Martin
Adjunct Faculty, Framingham State University, Department of Sociology, Framingham, Massachusetts

Christine Griffin
“Women and Politics: When the Gender Gap in Public Opinion Changes”
Committee: Maureen Kelleher, Gordana Rabrenovic, Winifred Breines, and Eileen McDonagh
Research Analyst, Kiley and Company, Boston, Massachusetts

Paula McCabe
“The Changing U.S. News Media Landscape and Implications for U.S. Journalism, Journalist and Democracy: A Sociological Inquiry”
Committee: Debra Kaufman, Gordana Rabrenovic, Thomas Shapiro, and Laurel Leff
Associate Director of the University Honors Program, American University, Washington, D.C.

Claudia Mora
“The Meaning of Womanhood in Chile: Virgin, Mother, Worker?”
Committee: Luis Falcon, Debra Kaufman, Gordana Rabrenovic, and Margorie Agosin
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, St. Xavier College, Chicago, IL

Keith Saunders
“An Ethnography of Marijuana Policy Reform Groups and Marijuana Culture”
Committee: Michael Brown, Thomas Shapiro, Jack Levin, and David Wagner
Adjunct Faculty, University College, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Melissa Tackett-Gibson
“Performance Measurement and Human Service Organizations: The Impact of Evaluation Processes on Organizational Programs and Practices”
Committee: Gordana Rabrenovic, Maureen Kelleher, Jack Levin, and Jim Dyer
Assistant Professor, Sam Houston University, Criminal Justice Center, Huntsville, Texas

Felicia Wiltz
“The Role of Human Capital in the Occupation, Job Tenure, and Salary of Former Welfare Recipients”
Committee: Luis Falcon, Thomas Koenig, and Gordana Rabrenovic
Chair and Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts

Dena Wittman
“All that Glitters is Sure to Fade: A Gendered Analysis of Work and Culture in the Dockside Gaming Industry”
Committee: Winifred Breines, Gordana Rabrenovic, Debra Kaufman
Consultant, National Policy and Advocacy Council on Homelessness, Southern Regional Office, New Orleans, Louisiana


Heather Beth Johnson
“The Ideology of Meritocracy and the Power of Wealth: School Selection and the Reproduction of Race and Class Inequality”
Committee: Thomas Shapiro, Maureen Kelleher, Gordana Rabrenovic, and Melvin Oliver
Assistant Professor, Lehigh University, Department of Sociology, Pennsylvania

Montse Luengo-Filguiras
“Minority-oriented text-based community life on the Internet: A case study on the role of computer networking in fostering welfare of young adults with visual disabilities in the early years of Web development.”
Committee: Judith Perrolle, Gordana Rabrenovic, Thomas Shapiro, and Michael Blim

Deborah McCarthy
“The Color of Green: Lessons Learned from the Developing Relationship between Philanthropic Foundations and the Environmental Justice Movement”
Committee: Daniel Faber, Winifred Breines, Gordana Rabrenovic, and Susan Ostrander
Assistant Professor, College of Charleston, Department of Sociology, Charleston, South Carolina

Rosaria Pisa
“Restructuring the Agrarian Sector: Property and Citizenship in Mexico”
Committee: Daniel Faber, Thomas Koenig, Lynn Stephen, and Susan Eckstein
Adjunct Faculty Member, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts

Feryal Turan
“Drowning the Poor: The Social and Ecological Costs of Water Development in Turkey”
Committee: Daniel Faber, Luis Falcon, Judith Perrolle, and Michael Blim
Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Ankara

Linda Vasques-Lockwood
“Domestic Violence in Portuguese, Cape Verdean, and Brazilian Families: A Clinical, Sociological, and Qualitative Study”
Committee: Jack Levin, Michael Brown, William Sanchez, and Gonzal Bacigalupe


Augusto Diana
“Youth at Play: Preventing Youth Problem Behavior through Sport and Recreation”
Committee: Thomas Koenig, Alan Klein, Jack Levin, and Robert Granfield
Program Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Washington, DC

Ara Ghazarians
“The Rise of Ethnonationalism in the Soviet Union: A Comparative Study with a Special Reference to Armenia 1945-1991″
Committee: Lubomyr Hajda, T. Anthony Jones, Luis Falcon, and Gordana Rabrenovic

Karen Lischinsky
“Men at Work, at Home and in the World: A Case Study of Grocery Night Crew Workers”
Committee: Michael Brown, Jack Levin, Gordana Rabrenovic, and Randy Martin
Adjunct Faculty, University College, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Michael Manochhia
Is there a cumulative advantage in health-related quality of life associated with educational attainment?
Committee: Elliott Krause, Luis Falcon, Thomas Koenig, and Kathy Lasch
Health Services Researcher, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Providence, RI

Lorna Rivera
“Learning Community: An Ethnographic Study of Popular Education and Homeless Women in a Shelter-Based Adult Literacy Program”
Committee: Gordana Rabrenovic, Wilfred Holton, Terry Haywoode, and Ann Withorn
Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Department of Sociology, Boston, Massachusetts

Lisa Steriti DiGianni
“Factors Associated with Smoking Status and Birth Outcomes Among Low-Income Pregnant Women: A Social Policy Perspective”
Committee: Maureen Kelleher, Thomas Shapiro, Wilfred Holton, and Karen Emmons
Research Analyst, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts


Benjamin Steiner
Race, Ideology, and Legal Action: The Case of Capital Sentencing Jurors
Committee: Jack Levin, William Bowers, Thomas Koenig, and Marla Sandys
Assistant Professor, University of Delaware, Department of Sociology, Newark, Delaware

Paul Lopez
“A Study of Industry Location and Occupational Segmentation of Mexican and non-Latino White Workers in the Los Angeles Labor Market, 1980-1990: A Comparative Analysis”
Committee: Luis Falcon, Lynn Stephen, Thomas Shapiro, and Alfonso Morales
Associate Professor, California State University, Chicano Studies and Sociology


Donna Barnes
“The Aftermath of Suicide Among African Americans”
Committee: Michael Brown, Arnold Arluke, and Jack Levin
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Southwestern Texas University

H. Michael Boyd
“The Sociology of the American Electrical Engineering Occupation: A Socio-Historical Analysis of the Profession, Professionalization, Power, and Status”
Committee: Elliott Krause, Michael Brown, T. Anthony Jones, and Peter Meiksins
Professor of Management, Bentley College, College of Business, Waltham, Massachusetts

Serenca Cosgrove
“Give Them the Credit They Deserve: Marketwomen and the Impact of the Micro-Enterprise Lending in the Municipalities of Apopa and Nejapa, El Salvador”
Committee: Lynn Stephen, Gordana Rabrenovic, Luis Falcon, and Michael Blim
Program Officer, Avina Foundations, Miami, Florida

Xiaodong Ma
“Negotiating a Space: Gender Dynamics of China’s Rural Industrialization”
Committee: Lynn Stephen, Christine Gailey, Gordana Rabrenovic, and Christine Gilmartin
Assistant Professor, Beijing University, Department of Sociology, People’s Republic of China

Kristin Moag
“Unequal Risks: Excess Fire Mortality among African Americans 1949-1992″
Committee: Thomas Shapiro, Thomas Koenig, Gordana Rabrenovic, and Charles Jennings
Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, Management Consulting Firm, Mclean, Virginia

Christine Payne
“The Massachusetts Community Health Network Area Initiative: A Community-Government Partnership”
Committee: Thomas Koenig, Gordana Rabrenovic, Wilfred Holton, and Alan Balsam
Chief Executive Office, Concord Consultants, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Alexander Thomas
“Economic and Social Restructuring in a Rural Community”
Committee: Wilfred Holton, Gordana Rabrenovic, and Jack Levin
Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, SUNY at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York

Paul Zipper
“The Police and Civil Society”
Committee: Michael Brown, Jack Levin, Gordana Rabrenovic, and Randy Martin
Massachusetts State Police Department


Penelope Herideen
“Developing a Critical Pedagogy for Democracy’s College: Matching Social Policy with Community College Student Realities”
Committee: Jack Levin, Michael Brown, Wilfred Holton, and Henry Giroux
Associate Professor, Holyoke Community College, Liberal Arts Department, Holyoke, Massachusetts

Karen Hayden
“A Wonderful Barbarous State in the Midst of Civilization: An Exploration of the Mythology of a Pariah Community”
Committee: Michael Brown, Debra Kaufman, and Gordana Rabrenovic
Assistant Professor, Merrimack College, Department of Sociology, North Andover, Massachusetts

Spencer Blakeslee
“Decision Making in Jewish Advocacy Organization”
Committee: Debra Kaufman, Ronald McAllister, and Gordana Rabrenovic
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Framingham State University, Framingham, Massachusetts (Retired)


Sylvia MacPhee
“Creation, Spirituality: Eco-spiritual Movement for the New Age”
Committee: Daniel Faber, Ronald McAllister, Wini Breines, and Susan Setta
Assistant Professor, LaSalle College, Department of Sociology, Newton, Massachusetts

George Parangimalil
“Socio-Environmental Factors and Health: The Latino Experience”
Committee: Wilfred Holton, Jack Levin, Gordana Rabrenovic, and Kevin Mulvey
Associate Professor, Texas A & M University, Texarkana, Department of Behavioral Science, Texarakana, Texas

Jyoti Puri
“Gender and Sexuality in Postcolonial India: Narratives from Urban Middle-class Women”
Committee: Debra Kaufman, Christine Gailey, Lynn Stephen, Winifred Breines
Associate Professor, Simmons College, Department of Sociology, Boston, Massachusetts


Mirna Lascano
“Experience of Immigrant Boston Students in One Boston Public School”
Committee: Felix Padilla, Gordana Rabrenovic, and Michael Brown
Research Associate, Department of Education, Boston Public Schools, Boston, Massachusetts

Kim MacInnis
“Undocumented and Abused Immigrant Women in Massachusetts”
Committee: Winifred Breines, Debra Kaufman, Gordana Rabrenovic, Maureen Kelleher, and Bill Levin
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Carol Apt
“Homosexual Men: Self-Image and Relationships”
Committee: Jack Levin, Richard Bourne, Michael Brown, and Sue Hoppe
Assistant Professor, South Carolina State University, Department of Psychology and Sociology

Louis Kontos
“Differentiation and Contamination”
Committee: Michael Brown, Jack Levin, Felix Padilla, and Stephen Pfohl
Associate Professor, C.W. Post College, Department of Sociology, Long Island, New York

Daniel Gilbarg
“Divergent Experience: Economic Status of White, Black, and Latina Single Mothers in Boston”
Committee: Luis Falcon, Thomas Shapiro, Thomas Koenig, and Ann Withorn
Associate Professor, Bristol Community College, Department of Sociology/New Bedford, Massachusetts

Eric Krieg
“Toxic Wastes, Race, and Class: A Historical Interpretation of Greater Boston”
Committee: Daniel Faber, Gordana Rabrenovic, Thomas Koenig, and Phil Brown
Associate Professor, Buffalo State University, Department of Sociology, Buffalo, New York

Xiaolan Liu
“Work Culture, Job Satisfaction and Unionization: The Case of Museum Art Guards”
Committee: Michael Brown, Gordana Rabrenovic, Jack Levin, and Randy Martin

Shampa Mazumdar
“Sacred Spaces: Socio-Spatial Adaptations of Hindu Migrants”
Committee: Ronald McAllister, Wilfred Holton, and Jack Levin


Maureen Norton-Hawk
“Social Dynamics of Law: Limitation to Prosecutorial Discrimination in the Case of Pregnant Addicts”
Committee: Thomas Koenig, Maureen Kelleher, and Jack Levin
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts

Joshua Awosan
“Epidemiological Profile of the Environmental Health Care Component of Primary Health Care and Socioeconomic Development Potentials in Nigeria: A Case Study of Kaduna State”


Stephen Adair
“Power, Credibility and the Public: The Social Construction at Seabrook Station”
Committee: German Gray, Winifred Breines, Lynn Stephen, and Michael Blim
Associate Professor, Central Connecticut State University, Department of Sociology

Kevin Mulvey
“Homeless Substance Abusers”
Committee: Maureen Kelleher, Carol Owen, and Earl Rubington
Program Evaluator for Substance Abuse, Institute for Urban Health Policy

Said Bhyer
“A Comparative Study between Moroccan Mental Healing and Psychiatry Practiced in Morocco”
Committee: Thomas Koenig, Christine Gailey, Ronald McAllister, and Thomas Harrington
Associate Professor, University of Morocco, Department of Behavioral Science


Robin Chandler
“Reason and Memory in Artist Performance Practice: Toward a Multicultural Epistemology”
Committee: Michael Brown, Jack Levin, Leonard Brown
Associate Professor, African American Studies Department, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts


Sylvia Mignon
“The Social Organizations of the Diagnosis of Alcoholism: Physicians’ Definitions and Responses to Elderly Alcoholism”
Committee: Earl Rubington, Maureen Kelleher, Craig Reinerman, and Gerald Garrett
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Criminal Justice Department, Boston, Massachusetts

Phil Lamy
“The Meek Shall Not Inherit the Earth: Survivalism and the American Millennial Myth”
Committee: Michael Brown
Associate Professor, Castleton State College, Department of Sociology, Vermont

Virginia Cazort Risse
“The 10th Isle: Assimiliation Among Azorean Immigrants”
Administrator, Special Needs Program, ABCD Head State Program, Brookline, Massachusetts