Students on the 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

Social Demography, Inequality, Education, Health Disparities, Race/Gender, Quantitative Methods

Dissertation:

Education and Type 2 Diabetes: Decomposing Change from Cohorts Born 1935-1954

Research Interests

Family, Gender, Child Well-being, Research Methods, Social Demography, Africa and South Asia

Dissertation:

Gender Disparities among Adolescents in India: The Influence of Parents, the Extended Family, and the Gender Context

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