Graduate Students

Doctoral Candidates

Doctoral Candidates are PhD students who have completed their course work, and comprehensive exams, and have successfully defended their Dissertation proposals.

Katelin AlbertKatelin Albert
Technologies of Sexuality: A School-Based Ethnography of the HPV Vaccine in Toronto, Canada
Committee: Choo and Korteweg (Co-Supervisors), Baber   News


Aya Bar Oz
The sanctity of life and unsacred death: Negotiating the value of life in the state organization.
Committee: Levi (Supervisor), Dinovitzer, D. Silver


Judy BeglaubterJudy Beglaubter
Negotiating Fathercare: Exploring Parental Leave Use by Canadian Fathers
Committee: Fox (Supervisor), Taylor, Johnston


Louise Birdsell-BauerLouise Birdsell Bauer
Precarious Professionals: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty in Southern Ontario Universities
Committee: Cranford (Supervisor), Fox, Chun   News


James BraunJames Braun
Local Culture” and the Problem of Coordination: The Case of Jamaica’s Diasporic Real Estate Market
Committee: Landolt (Supervisor), Salem, Trotz


Sarah CappeliezSarah Cappeliez
Diffusing Terroir: A Comparative Case-Study of the Role of Terroir in Food and Wine in France and Canada
Committee: Johnston (Supervisor), Baumann, Pilcher   News


Catherine ChengCatherine Cheng
Intimate Frontiers: Chinese Marriage Migrants, Citizenship and Labour in Taiwan and Hong Kong
Committee: Hsiung (Supervisor), Choo, Cranford


Amanda Couture-Carron
Pathways to Deviance Across Immigrant Generations
Committee: Tanner and Wortley (co-supervisors), Boyd



Meghan DaweMeghan Dawe
Stratification in the Legal Profession: Social Capital and the Exclusion of Women, Visible Minority, and Immigrant Lawyers
Committee: Dinovitzer (Supervisor), Levi, Welsh


Athena EngmanAthena Engman
Organ Transplantation and the Variability of ‘Embodied’ Experience
Committee: Leschziner (Supervisor), Silver, Bryant, Schneiderhan  News


Omar FaruqueOmar Faruque
Mining Capitalism and Contentious Politics in Bangladesh
Committee: Hannigan (Supervisor), Johnston, Schneiderhan



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Melissa Godbout
Corruption, Employment Inconsistency, and Getting Ahead
Committee: Anderson, Veugelers, Brym



Joshua HaroldJoshua Harold
Mnemonic Boundaries: Historical Experience and Ethnic Boundary Making
Committee: Fong (Supervisor), Silver, Baumann


Sean HayesSean Hayes
Ethnic Concentration & Labour Market Outcomes in Early 20th Century Canada
Committee: Jones, Marin, Bryant



Angela HickAngela Hick
Mark of the Non-conviction Record: Police Contact and Employment Experiences
Committee: Welsh and Hannah-Moffat (Co-Supervisors), Goodman



Andreas HoffbauerAndreas Hoffbauer
Theorizing Novelty: Innovation Processes in Architectural Firms and Early Stage Tech Startups
Committee: Schneiderhan (Supervisor), Silver, Childress News


Graduate student replacement imageAlexandra Hunter
Continuum of Carelessness: Paradoxes of Mental Health Care in Corrections
Committee: Hannah-Moffat, Goodman, Matheson



Graduate student replacement imageJames Jeong
A Special Type of Social Control?: Explaining Victimization and Delinquent Behaviors of Immigrants and Their Children.
Committee:  Boyd and Tanner (Co-supervisors), Fong



Marie-Pier Joly
Contexts of Exit and the Mental Health and Economic Incorporation of Migrants in Canada
Committee: Wheaton and Landolt (Co-supervisors), Reitz



Timothy KangTimothy Kang
Partners and Crime: Contemporary Unions and Desistance from Crime During the Transition to Adulthood
Committee: Kruttschnitt (Supervisor), Apel, Boeckmann



Yang-Sook KimYang-Sook Kim
The Politics of Care: A Comparative Study of Co-ethnic and Local Women Workers in the Domestic and Long-term Care Market of South Korea
Committee: Cranford (Supervisor), Choo, Chun


Graduate student replacement imageAmy Klassen
Ordering ‘Disorder’: The Correctional Management of Difficult Inmates in Provincial Prisons
Committee: Hannah-Moffat (Supervisor), Goodman, Maurutto


Graduate student replacement imageKatarina Kolar
Differentiating the Drug Normalisation Framework
Committee: P. Erickson (Supervisor), Green, Kruttschnitt


Graduate student replacement imageJonathan Koltai
Organizational Contexts of Interrole Conflict and Worker Well-Being
Committee: Scheiman (Supervisor), Schafer, Dinovitzer


James Gerald Patrick Lannigan
Discourse and structure: An examination of the organizational identities and networks of contemporary specialty coffee retailers
Committee: Erickson (Supervisor), Childress, Johnston  


Chang Z. LinChang Z. Lin
Theorizing Dormancy
Committee: Erickson (Supervisor), Schafer, Marin



Mitchell McivorMitchell D. McIvor
Student Debt & Canadian University Graduates’ Transition to the Labour Market: Historical Trends & the Role of Scoio-Economic Background
Committee: Anderson, Brym, Wodtke


Gabe MenardGabe Menard
Explaining Variation in the Development of Regulatory Regimes: Network Neutrality and Internet Service Provision Regulations in the U.S. and UK, 1984-2015
Committee: Veugelers (Supervisor), Pettinicchio, Pernell, Myles News


Atsushi NarisadaAtsushi Narisada
Work, Economic Justice, and Well-Being in Canada and the United States
Committee: Schieman (Supervisor), Milkie, Wodtke  


Jean-Francois Nault
Culture and Private School Choice: Uncovering the Cultural Dimensions of School Choice as Action
Committee: Childress and Baumann (Co-Supervisors), Davies  


Paul Andrew Nelson
Scaling-Up Local Food Systems: The Role of Cultural Intermediaries in Shaping Value and Transmitting Ideas about “Alternative” Food Production
Committee: Johnston (Supervisor), Baumann, Childress


Jaime NikolauJaime Nikolaou
Gauging Longevity: Indicators from Canada’s Reproductive Health Movement
Committee: Taylor (Supervisor), Fox, Pettinicchio



Merin OleschukMerin Oleschuk 
Health and Cooking in Value and Practice: A Mixed Methods Study of Food in Family Life.
Committee: Johnston (Supervisor), Baumann, Milkie  News


Kerri ScheerKerri Scheer
Producing Law and Governance: A case study of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario Disciplinary Process
Committee: Maurutto (Supervisor), Goodman, Valverde



Rachel SchumannRachel Schumann
Families as Civilian Jailers: Exploring Accused-Family Relationships within the Context of Bail in Ontario
Committee: Kruttschnitt (Supervisor), Goodman, Dinovitzer



Jason SettelsJason Settels
The Multi-Contextual Effects Through Which Environmental Economic Declines Impact Older Persons’ Quality of Life
Committee: Schafer (Supervisor), Berry, Wodtke


Sarah ShahSarah Shah
Negotiating Power in Muslim Couples: Gender Strategies, Religious Resources, and New Bargaining Contexts
Committee: Salem and Korteweg (Co-Supervisors), Baber



Anna SlavinaAnna Slavina
Repertoires of Political Engagement: Individual and Contextual Factors
Committee: Brym (Supervisor), Wodtke, Levi


Chris TathamChris Tatham
Sexuality, Human Rights, Prevention and the Criminalization of Non-Disclosure of HIV in Canada
Committee: Green (Supervisor), Maurutto, Kruttschnitt


S.W. Underwood
Modern Daddies and Papas: Family, Parenting and Masculinities among Gay Co-Fathers
Committee: Fox (Supervisor), Taylor, Adam    News


Jenna VallerianiJenna Valleriani
‘The Green Rush’: Social Movements, Entrepreneurship and the Emerging Medical Cannabis Industry in Canada
Committee: Kruttschnitt (Supervisor), P.Erickson, Dinovitzer News


Anelyse WeilerAnelyse Weiler
The Periphery in the Core: Investigating Migration, Agrarian Citizenship and Metabolic Rift Through a Case Study of the Apple
Committee: Johnston (Supervisor), Chun, Whittman  News


Lawrence WilliamsLawrence Williams
Meaning at Work: How Expectations Shape Careers
Committee: Leschziner (Supervisor), Korteweg, Tilcsik  News



Burin YildiztekinBurin Yildiztekin
The Liminality, Mundanity and Sacredness of Place: The Case of the Western Wall
Committee: Silver (Supervisor), Baumann, Ragab


Tony ZhangTony Zhang
Contextual Effects and Support for Liberalism: A Comparative Analysis
Committee: Brym (Supervisor), Andersen,  Zhang News


PhD Students (pre-dissertation)

MA Students

Rddhi Chhabra

Letticia Chia

Veronika Draganova

Maria Finnsdottir

Brett Masse

Claire Sieffert

Magda Tarczynska