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Name: Milaine Alarie 
Email Address: milaine [dot] alarie [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Milaine Alarie)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BSocSc Women's studies, University of Ottawa (2007); BSocSc International Development and Globalization, University of Ottawa (2008); MA Sociology, University of Ottawa (2011)
Research Interests: Gender; feminist theories; sexual identity and orientation; romantic relationships and intimacy; deviance and crime; youth and emerging adulthood; media and popular culture; qualitative methods
Link to CV: Milaine Alarie CV [.pdf]

LinkedIn Profile: http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/milaine-alarie/27/715/984

Name: Saoussan Askar
Email Address: saoussan [dot] askar [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Saoussan Askar)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: Bachelor of Health Studies, Spec. Hons. Health Policy, York University (2008)
Research Interests: Medical sociology; health and social policy; HIV/AIDS; deviance and social control
Dissertation Title: The Discursive Properties of HIV/AIDS in Arab Middle Eastern Popular News Media
Link to CV: Saoussan Askar CV [.pdf]
LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/saoussan-askar

Name: Sarah Berry
Email Address: sarah [dot] berry [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Sarah Berry)
Program: PhD - Social Studies of Medicine
Previous Degrees: BA Health Studies & Psychology, McMaster University (2004); MA Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies, Simon Fraser University (2007)
Research Interests: mental health; stigma; media & communication; gender & health; maternal health & postnatal care; mixed methods research

Name: Anaïs Bertrand-Dansereau
Email Address: anais [dot] bertrand-dansereau [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Anaïs Bertrand-Dansereau)
Program: Postdoctoral fellowship
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology, Université du Québec à Montréal (2007); MA Sociology, Université du Québec à Montréal (2010); PhD Development Studies, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (2014)
Research Interests: Gender and feminism; global Christianities; global health; HIV/AIDS; international development; intimate relationships; youth and transitions to adulthood; qualitative methods; Southern Africa.
Link to CV: Anaïs Bertrand-Dansereau CV [.pdf]

Name: Aharon (Rony) Blank
Email Address: Aharon [dot] blank [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Aharon (Rony) Blank)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees:: BA Behavioral Sciences, Ben-Gurion University (2007); MA Sociology, Ben-Gurion University (2010)
Research Interests: the state; professions and forms of expertise; road safety; social work; the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu
Link to CV: Rony Blank CV [.pdf]

Name: Leslie Cheung
Email Address: leslie [dot] cheung [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Leslie Cheung)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BSW, McGill University (2004); MPP, Simon Fraser University (2006)
Research Interests: public policy; immigration; race & ethnicity; national identity; nationalism and citizenship; immigrant integration; second-generation immigrants; Canadian issues; Québec issues; research methods
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Cassandra Cotton
Name: Cassandra Cotton
Email Address: cassandra [dot] cotton [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Cassandra Cotton)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA International Relations, Mount Allison University (2008)
Research Interests: women's migration, child migration, childcare decisions, children's health & education outcomes
Link to CV:  Cassandra Cotton CV [.pdf]

Name: Nicole Denier
Email Address: nicole [dot] denier [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Nicole Denier)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Economics & Sociology, McGill University (2008)
Research Interests: social stratification; welfare states; labor market transitions; quantitative methods

Erin Denton
Name: Erin Denton
Email Address: erin [dot] denton [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Erin Denton)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA History, University of British Columbia (2007); MA Criminology, Simon Fraser University (2009)
Research Interests: criminology and deviance; human trafficking (social networks and migration patterns); violent sex offenders; female offenders; ethnic relations and ethnic conflict; comparative historical criminology/sociology
Link to CV: Erin Denton CV [.pdf]
LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/erin-denton

Name: Cem Utku Duyulmus
Email Address: cem [dot] duyulmus [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Cem Utku Duyulmus)
Program: Postdoctoral fellowship
Previous Degrees: PhD Political Science, Université de Montréal (2013); M.A. Public Policy and Public Administration, Concordia University (2006); B.A. Political Science, Galatasaray University, Istanbul (2003). 
Research Interests: Comparative Social Policy; Comparative Public Policy; European Integration; Comparative Politics; Political Sociology; Welfare regimes and states in Europe and in development context; Gender and Social Policy; Political, Economic and Social Change in Turkey.
Link to CV: Cem Utku Duyulmus [.pdf]

Name: James Falconer
Email Address: james [dot] falconer [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (James Falconer)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology, University of Lethbridge (2011)
Research Interests: medical sociology; deviance & social control; quantitative & mixed methods; sociological theory; social capital; criminology; political sociology; social justice & equity

Name: Sam Faustmann
Email Address: samuel [dot] faustmann [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Samuel Faustmann)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology, McGill University (2009); MA Sociology, McGill University (2010)
Research Interests: social and labour-market policy; the welfare state; economic sociology; education
Link to CV: Samuel Faustmann CV [.pdf]

Name: Golshan Golriz
Email Address: Golshan [dot] golrizfard [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Golshan Golriz) 
Program: PhD, Gender Studies Option
Previous Degrees: BA Gender Studies, York University (2009); MA Gender Studies, University of Toronto (2011)
Research Interests: Gender; Sexuality; Race; Middle East; Iran.

Name: Sara Hall
Email Address: sara [dot] hall [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Sara Hall)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology and Modern European Studies, The University of British Columbia (2007); MA European Studies, The University of British Columbia (2009)
Research Interests: Political sociology; race and ethnicity; nationalism, citizenship, immigration; social theory; postcolonial studies, imagined geographies; comparative historical methods; Western Europe, Canada
Link to CV: Sara_Hall CV [.pdf]

Name: Qiaoling He
Email Address: qiaoling [dot] he [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca ( Qiaoling He)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Economics, Renmin University of China (2009); MA Economics, Peking University (2012)
Research Interests: political economy, development, historical sociology, environmental protection movement
Link to CV:  Qiaoling_He_CV [.pdf]

Andrew S. Hoffman
Name: Andrew S. Hoffman
Email Address: andrews [dot] hoffman [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Andrew S. Hoffman)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: Certificate in Humanities and Social Sciences, Universiteit van Amsterdam (2004); BA Political Science/Special Honors, Hunter College of the City University of New York (2005)
Research Interests: science & technology studies; medical sociology; objectivity and standardization; organizations and professions; sociology of effectiveness; health technology assessment; oncology
Dissertation Title:Personal-izing Standards: Clinical Practice Guidelines, Personalized Medicine, and the Advent of Comparative Effectiveness Research

Name: Jason O. Jensen
Email Address: jason [dot] jensen [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Jason Jensen)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology, University of Toronto (2009); MA Sociology, University of Toronto (2010)
Research Interests: Economic Sociology; Political Sociology; Financial Crises, Sovereign Debt; Nationalism; International Economics; Monetary Economics
Link to CV: Jason Jensen CV [.pdf]
Academia.edu Profile: http://mcgill.academia.edu/JasonOJensen
LinkedIn Profile: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/jasonojensen/

Name: Angela Kalyta
Email Address: angela [dot] kalyta [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Angela Kalyta)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology, University of Toronto (2009); MA Sociology, University of Toronto (2010)
Research Interests: Political economy; varieties of capitalism; corporate social responsibility, social movements, managerialism, economic/business history
Link to CV: Angela Kalyta CV [.pdf]
Academia.edu Profile: http://mcgill.academia.edu/AngelaKalyta

Hadi Karsoho
Name: Hadi Karsoho
Email Address: hadi [dot] karsoho [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Hadi Karsoho)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Mass Communications, The University of California, Berkeley (2001)
Research Interests: Medical social sciences; sociology and anthropology of bioethics; qualitative research methodologies, especially discourse analysis and ethnography; palliative medicine and end-of-life care; euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide


Name: Ilju Kim
Email Address: ilju [dot] kim [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Ilju Kim)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Mass Communication, Yonsei University (2006)
Research Interests: Social movement; migration; development; globalization; qualitative methods


Name: Mariona Lozano Riera
Email Address: mariona [dot] lozano [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Canada Research Chair in Social Statistics and Family Change, Department of Sociology, McGill University.
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology, Autonomous University of Barcelona (2007), MSc European Social Policy and Labour Studies, The University of Warwick and Autonomous University of Barcelona (2009), PhD Sociology, Autonomous University of Barcelona (2013).
Research Interest: Labour Markets, Family, Immigration, Work and Family Balance
Dissertation Title: Immigrants’ Labour-market Trajectories. An approach to their economic integration.
Linkedin Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mariona-lozano-riera/8b/8a9/34b

Nicole Mardis
Name: Nicole Mardis
Email Address: nicole [dot] mardis [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Nicole Mardis)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology, The University of Winnipeg (2000); BCom Entrepreneurship and the Management of Organizations, The University of Manitoba (2005); MA Sociology, McGill University (2009)
Research Interests:  economic sociology; medical sociology; innovation; business-government-academic collaborations; problem-solving networks; Information Technology; standardization; collaborative responses to market failures; complex systems; systems integration; electronic health record systems; population health
Link to CV: Mardis CV [.pdf]

Name: Claudia Masferrer
Email Address: claudia [dot] masferrer [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Claudia Masferrer)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BS Applied Mathematics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (2004); MS Statistics, The University of Texas at Austin (2009)
Research Interests: Demography and population dynamics;  Social policy; Migration and immigrant integration; Return migration; Race and ethnicity; Family and fertility changes; Mexico, the United States and Canada; Quantitative and qualitative methods
Link to CV: Claudia Masferrer CV [.pdf]
Personal Website: www.cmasferrer.wordpress.com

Name: Alissa Mazar
Email Address:alissa [dot] mazar [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Alissa Mazar)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology/English, The University of Windsor (2009); MA Sociology, The University of Western Ontario (2010)
Research Interests: deindustrialization; megaproject development; labour; gender; qualitative methods
Link to CV: Alissa Mazar CV [.pdf]

Name: Alexandre Miltsov
Email Address: alexandre [dot] miltsov [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Alexandre Miltsov)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees:: BA Sociology, Concordia University (2010); MA Sociology, The University of New Brunswick (2012)
Research Interests: sociology of work & occupations; sociology of media; gender; ethnicity; stratification; well-being; new media; digital media at work; mixed methods research
Link to CV: Alexandre Miltsov [.pdf]

Name: Skye Miner
Email Address: skye [dot] miner [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Skye Miner) 
Program: PhD –Gender and Women’s Studies
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology, Gonzaga University (2012); MA Sociology, Brandeis University (2013)
Research Interests: science and technology studies; medical sociology; gender and sexuality; bioethics; qualitative methods
Link to CV: Skye Miner [.pdf]

Name: Zygmunt Alexander Mochnacki
Email Address: zygmunt [dot] mochnacki [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Zygmunt Alexander Mochnacki) 
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA, Political Science and Sociology, University of Toronto (2004); MA, Sociology McMaster University (2008)
Research Interests: social movements; history and politics of intellectual property; sociology of professions and expertise; open government; open data; technology and civic engagement; media studies; globalization

Name: Anahi Morales Hudon
Email Address: anahi [dot] moraleshudon [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Anahi Morales Hudon)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Political Science, Université du Québec à Montréal (2005); MA Political Science, Analysis & Theory - Women’s Studies Option, Université du Québec à Montréal (2007)
Research Interests: social movements; intersectionality; gender; ethnicity; indigenous & women’s movements; Latin America; Mexico; qualitative methods

Name: Stephanie Anne Nairn
Email Address: Stephanie [dot] nairn [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Stephanie Anne Nairn)
Program: PhD – Social Studies of Medicine
Previous Degrees: BA Political Science and Sociology, McMaster University (2009), MA Sociology, Queen’s University (2011)
Research Interests: Sociology of food allergy and intolerance; resilience and self-care; consumption and consumer culture; qualitative methods; biosociology; bioethics
Link to CV: Stephanie Anne Nairn CV [pdf]
LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view

Name: José Ignacio Nazif-Muñoz
Email Address: jose [dot] nazifmunoz [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (José Ignacio Nazif-Muñoz)
Program: PhD 
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology, Universidad de Chile (1999); MA Sociology McGill University (2004)
Research Interests: sociology of road safety; ground transportation systems; social effects of public policies; social stratification; Latin America.
Link to CV: José Ignacio Nazif-Muñoz CV [pdf]
Academia.edu Profile: http://mcgill.academia.edu/Jos%C3%A9IgnacioNazifMunoz
LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view

Name: Marianne Paul
Email Address: marianne [dot] paul2 [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Marianne Paul) 
Program: PhD - Population Dynamics Option
Previous Degrees: BScN, McMaster University (2008); MSc in International Health, McMaster University (2011)
Research Interests: global health; social determinants of health; maternal and child health; Sub-Saharan Africa; quantitative methods

Charles Plante

Name: Charles Plante
Email Address: charles [dot] plante [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Charles Plante)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology, Concordia University (2008); MA Sociology - Social Statistics Option, McGill University (2010)
Research Interests: Poverty Studies; Social stratification; Risk Studies; Economic Sociology; Economic Demography; Welfare States; Social Policy; Policy Evaluation; Labour Economics; Development Economics; Social Theory (Grand and Middle range); Research Methods; Econometrics and Social Statistics.
Link to CV: Chuk Plante CV [.pdf]

Christine Proulx
Name: Christine Proulx
Email Address: christine [dot] proulx [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Christine Proulx)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology - Hispanic Studies Minor, Bishop's University (2008); MA Sociology - Development Studies Option, McGill University (2009)
Research Interests: sociology of family; ageing and the life course; migration; ethnic relations
Link to CV: Christine_Proulx CV [.pdf]

Name: Amm Quamruzzaman
Email Address: amm [dot] quamruzzaman [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Amm Quamruzzaman)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BSS Sociology, Dhaka University (1994); MSS Sociology, Dhaka University (1995); MA Sociology, Queen's University (2010)
Research Interests: Research Interests: Political sociology; sociology of culture; governance; social movement; social policy; population health; human security; development
Link to CV: Amm_Quamruzzaman CV [.pdf]

Name: Hicham Raïq
Email Address: raiq [dot] sociology [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Hicham Raïq)
Program: Postdoctoral fellowship
Previous Degrees: Ph.D. Sociology, Université de Montréal (2012); M.A. Sociology, Université de Montréal (2007), M.A. in Engineering education; Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (France); Graduate degree in Management and International Business, Institut supérieur de gestion et de commerce international de Casablanca (Morocco); B.A. Management Economy; Université Hassan II de Casablanca (Morocco).
Research Interests: Comparative studies; Policy analysis; Labor market and social inequality; Stratification and social mobility; Life course perspective and poverty; Statistical methods; Economic Sociology; Family changes; Occupational health.

Name: Xavier St-Denis
Email Address: xavier [dot] stdenis [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca ">Xavier St-Denis
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology, Université du Québec à Montréal (2012)
Research Interests: Sociology of labor; economic sociology; globalization and the labor market; international labor standards and trade; nonstandard employment; comparative political economy and social policy; migrant work; stratification.
Link to CV:  Xavier_St-Denis CV [.pdf]

Name: Kimberly Seida
Email Address: kimberly [dot] seida [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Kimberly Seida)
Program: PhD – Gender and Women’s Studies Option
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology, The University of British Columbia (2010)
Research Interests: Sexual minority health; health disparities; gender and sexuality studies; religion and sexuality; qualitative research methods.
Link to CV: Kimberly Seida CV [.pdf]

Name: Candice Shaw
Email Address: candice [dot] shaw [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Candice Shaw)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology and Sociology of Law, Crime and Deviance, The University of Western Ontario (2009); MA Sociology, University of Guelph (2011)
Research Interests: sociology of global agri-food systems; sociology of gender; international development; indigenous studies; intersectionality
Link to CV:  Candice_Shaw CV  [.pdf]

Jennifer Sigouin 
Name: Jennifer Sigouin
Email Address: jennifer [dot] sigouin [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Jennifer Sigouin)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology and Philosophy, McGill University (2007); MA Sociology – Social Statistics option, McGill University (2009)
Research Interests: ethnic relations; social inequality; criminology; health; quantitative methods

Name: Sean Waite
Email Address: sean [dot] waite [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Sean Waite)
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology, King's University College at the University of Western Ontario (2011)
Research Interests: Immigration; labour market inequality; social stratification; criminology; deviance; quantitative research; demography
Link to CV: Sean_Waite_CV [.pdf]
LinkedIn Profile: Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sean-waite

Name: Luyang Zhou
Email Address: luyang [dot] zhou [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BA Sociology, Renmin University of China (2009); MA Sociology, Renmin University of China (2011)
Research Interests: War, nationalism and communist state formation; China and Russia in comparison; comparative historical sociology.