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Current Graduate Students

Daniel Bagnall
Areas:  Medical Sociology and Life Course Studies, particularly discrimination against elderly or impoverished patients
bagnall@buffalo.edu

Aysegul Balta Ozgen
Areas: International Migration, Qualitative Methods, Law and Social Policy
aysegulb@buffalo.edu

Erica Boyce
Areas: Drug Policy, Crime, Health
ericaboy@buffalo.edu

Hsiao-Wen Chiang
Areas: Immigration, Race and Ethnicity, Urban Sociology
hsiaowen@buffalo.edu

Michael Cimasi
Areas: Law & Society, Higher Education, Organizations and Institutions, Urban Sociology & Medical Gentrification
mccimasi@buffalo.edu

Natasha Clark
nclark@buffalo.edu

Jack Clarke
Areas: Contemporary Theory; Cultural Sociology; Urban Sociology; Qualitative Methods
jackclar@buffalo.edu

Jessica Coley
Areas: Race, Residential Segregation, Gentrification
jcoley@buffalo.edu

Kristen Connolly
Areas: Race; Social Inequality and the Law
kconnol@buffalo.edu

Willis Danielson
Areas: Technology, Education, Social Stratification, Theory Contemporary/Classical, Quantitative Methods
willisda@buffalo.edu

Scott Denk
Areas: Gender Inequality, Race Inequality, Symbolic Interactionism, and Qualitative Studies
scottden@buffalo.edu

Kiera Duckworth
Areas: Gender, Sexuality, & the Body; Mixed Methods; Sociology of Sport; Health Behaviors
kieraduc@buffalo.edu

Paul Durlak
Areas: Law and Society, Organizations and Institutions, Disability and Society, Work, Social Theory, Teaching
pauldurl@buffalo.edu

Francisco Figueroa
Areas: Social Psychology, Sociology of the Family and small groups, and Sociology of Knowledge
fafiguer@buffalo.edu

Wanda Garcia
Areas: Child Welfare, Racial Inequality, and Crime
wandagar@buffalo.edu

Sarah Glann
Areas: Environmental Inequality and Justice Movements, Community-based Research Programs, Community-level Public Health Interventions
sarahgla@buffalo.edu

Gregory Hall
Areas: Criminology, Urban, Small Group Culture, Homelessness
gmhall@buffalo.edu

Sarah Hussain
Areas: Medical Sociology, Racial and Ethnic Inequality, Sociology of the Life Course, Mixed Methods Research
sh98@buffalo.edu

Rob Kappel
Areas: Law and Society, Urban Sociology, Criminology, Qualitative Methodology, Deviance
rbkappel@buffalo.edu

Eileen Keh
Areas: Probation System; Aging Society; Adolescent Subcultures
eileenke@buffalo.edu

Vinay Kumar
Areas: Theory; Culture; Urban Sociology; Science, Knowledge, and Ideas
vkumar8@buffalo.edu

Byung Soo Lee
Areas: Life Course, Family, Aging, Gender, Inequality, Education
byungsoo@buffalo.edu

Seon Yup Lee
Areas:  Korean Society, Immigration, Gender, Class
seonyupl@buffalo.edu

Wei Luo
Areas: Criminology, Medical Sociology, and Quantitative Research Methods
wluo3@buffalo.edu

Donna Manion
Areas: Gender, Transgender, and Queer Subcultures; Medical Industry; Mental Illness; Military
donnaman@buffalo.edu

Patrick McDonald
Areas: Race; Class; Sociology of Education
psm6@buffalo.edu

Matthew McLeskey
Areas: Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory, Qualitative Methods, Political Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Law
mhmclesk@buffalo.edu

Tenzin Metok
Areas: Gender Studies, Discrimination, Immigration, Inequality, Racial Studies
tmetok@buffalo.edu

Malysa Mosier
Areas: Childhood Development, Women in the Military
malysamo@buffalo.edu

Brandon Noga
Areas: Sociology of Education, Family and the Life Course, Law and Social Policy, Social Psychology, Social Inequality
bmnoga@buffalo.edu

Laura Obernesser
Areas: Sociology of the Family, Aging and Life Course, Poverty and Social Welfare, Classical and Contemporary Theory, Sociology of Knowledge, Qualitative Methods
lauraobe@buffalo.edu

Jolin Ooi
Areas: Sociology of Art, Urban Sociology
yeetingj@buffalo.edu

Matthew Perry
Areas: Medical Sociology, Aging and Life Course, Quantitative Methods, Family
mjperry2@buffalo.edu

Watoii Rabii
Areas: Inequality, Immigration, Urban Sociology, Crime and Deviance, and Social Theory
watoiira@buffalo.edu

Margaret Rex
Areas: Social Movements, Political Sociology and Stratification
mrex@buffalo.edu

Fernando Rodriguez Leon
Areas: Immigration, Masculinity, Drugs, Violence, Sports
frodrigu@buffalo.edu

Diana Samardzic
Areas: Statistics; Economic Sociology of Immigration; Quantitative Research; Gender
dpehlic@buffalo.edu

Jennifer Schweitzer
Areas: Gender, Social Inequalities, Criminology, Social Policy, Law
jjschwei@buffalo.edu

Youlhee Seo
Areas: Adolescence, Socialization, Lifecourse
youlhees@buffalo.edu

Anamika Sharma
Areas: Ethnicity and Refugee Assimilation; Qualitative Methods
anamikas@buffalo.edu

Steele Skrenta
Areas:  Technology, Urban Planning
steelesk@buffalo.edu

Jared Strohl
Areas: Urban, Environmental, Culture, Theory, Race and Ethnicity, Education
jaredstr@buffalo.edu

Joanne Tompkins
Areas: Medical Sociology, Aging, Life Course, Food
jtompkin@buffalo.edu

Logan Valenty
Areas:  Social Psychology, Statistics and Methods, Law and Society, Stigma, Infidelity, Child Support
loganval@buffalo.edu

Stephanie Valenzuela Preciado
Areas: Crime, Deviance, Race, Stratification, Immigration
svalenzu@bufflo.edu

Siqi Wang
Areas: Cultural Consumption; Urban Sociology; Stratification
swang36@bufflo.edu

Miranda Workman
Areas:  Anthrozoological Research Focusing on Shelter-based Issues, Human Decision Making About Non-human Animals (including euthanasia and adoption decisions) and the Intersection Between Human and Non-human Worlds
mkworkma@buffalo.edu

Yulin Yang
Areas: Medical Sociology and Social Stratification of Health
yulinyan@buffalo.edu

Yaqi Yuan
Areas: Sociology of Law, Sociology of Families, Medical Sociology
yaqiyuan@buffalo.edu