Students on the Market

On the Job Market

Graduate students who are currently on the job market.

Research Interests

Immigration, Religion, Health behavior, Neighborhood effects

Dissertation:

Food, Race and Religion: Dietary Acculturation in the Adventist Health Study

Research Interests

Social Theory; Narrative; Culture; Collective Memory; History of Sociology

Dissertation:

Ghosts and the Imagined Past

My dissertation looks at the overlap between folklore--specifically ghost-lore--and the imagined past. What I want to know is how ordinary persons who tell ghost stories end up doing the work of imagining the past, intentionally or not, through the act of telling.

Research Interests

Immigration, Social Inequality, Demography, Quantitative Methods

Dissertation:

Ethnic Diversity and Its Effects on Social Capital in the U.S. and Germany

Research Interests

Social Organizations, Social Movements, Religious Groups, Political Institutions, Intergroup Conflict

Dissertation:

Dissertation Title: Mobilizing the Faithful: Religious Congregations, Opportunities for Activism, and the Mobilization of Attendees

Cadhla McDonnell

  • University Graduate Fellow
  • PhD Candidate in Sociology and Demography

cxm848@psu.edu

Research Interests

Gender and Parenting; Work and Family; Time Use; Fertility; Gender Ideology; Social Demography; Social Inequality