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On the Market Graduate Students

Below you will find information about current UMN Ph.D. candidates now on the job market.

Stephen Cho Suh

  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
  • Advisor: Lisa Sun-Hee Park
  • Research Interests: Asian Americans, Korean diaspora, race & ethnicity, US race relations, im/migration & transnationalism, intersectionality, qualitative research methods
  • Dissertation Title: Nostalgic for the Unfamiliar: An examination of the competing motivations behind the ethnic return migration of US-raised Koreans

Sarah Whetstone

  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
  • Advisors: Teresa Gowan and Doug Hartmann
  • Research Interests: Race, Class, and Gender; Social Theory; Punishment, Deviance, and Social Control; Sociology of Health and Illness; Drugs & Society; Qualitative Methods
  • Dissertation Title: Kicking the Habit: Recovering from Addiction across Social Divides

Lei (Frank) Zhang

  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
  • Advisor: Yanjie Bian
  • Research Interests: Causal impacts of social networks/social capital on organizational performance, social stratification and inequality.
  • Dissertation Title: Business Performance of Chinese Enterprises in a Relational Perspective