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Current PhD Students

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; intimate relationships and sexuality; family; deviance and crime; health and aging; media and popular culture; feminist theories; qualitative methods
Link to CV: Milaine Alarie CV [.pdf]

ResearchGate Profile: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Milaine_Alarie

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: 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: 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: Xiaoyu (Annie) Gong 
Email: xiaoyu [dot] gong [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Xiaoyu (Annie) Gong )
Program: PhD
Previous Degrees: BBA Sociology and Management, University of Toronto (2012), MA Sociology, University of Western Ontario (2013)
Research Interests: Population aging; life course analysis; quantitative methods; social inequalities in health; medical sociology; social support; social networks; and demography.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anniexiaoyugong

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


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

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: 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: 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: Labour market inequality; social stratification; immigration; criminology; deviance; quantitative research; demography
Website: www.seanwaite.ca
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.