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Doctoral Candidates

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

Photo Name, Topic, and Contact Info
Headshot of Ferdouse Asefi

Ferdouse Asefi
The Lions of Afghanistan: Experiencing the watan (homeland) through the Afghan-Canadian Diaspora
Committee: Farah Schwartzman (Supervisor), Berrey, Mojab

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Amny Athamny

Keeping It All A Halal Muslim Was Never Harder: Identity Formation Among Second Generation Muslims in Canadian Urban Centers
Committee: Landolt (Supervisor), Milkie, D. Silver

Olimpia Bidan
Toward a Holistic Understanding of Public Place Identity Formation
Committee: Berry (Supervisor), Lee, D. Silver

Tyler Bateman Tyler Bateman
Naturalist Awakening: Disposition Formation and Autobiographical Storytelling in Naturalist Awakening to the Love of Nature, Practices to Protect Nature, and Environmental Justice
Committee: Johnston and Berrey (Co-Supervisors), Hannigan, Baber
Natalia Bittencourt Otto
Gender and Violence in the Narratives of Teenage Girls Working in Illicit Drug Economies in Brazil
Committee: Kruttschnit (Supervisor), Goodman, Levi
Rene Bogovic Rene Bogovic
The Polyvalence of Language in Ethnoracial Categorization: A Case Study of Afrikaans
Committee: Landolt (Supervisor), Farah Schwartzmann, Baber
View of the Banting building on the St. George campus Brigid Burke
Violence and Interactional Boundary Work: Understanding, Controlling & Challenging Violence through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Committee: J. Lee (Supervisor), D. Silver, B. Erickson
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Erika Canossini
Towards a Sociology of Clemency: An Exploration of Pardons and Record Suspensions in Canada
Committee: Goodman (Supervisor), Levi, Owusu-Bempah

Alexa Carson Alexa Carson
Looking after los abuelos: How Latin American and Caribbean Immigrant Families Make Sense of Senior Care
Committee: Peng (Supervisor), Elcioglu, Milkie
Eduardo Cornelius
Lawyers and Penal Change: A Field Analysis of White-Collar Criminal Law Transformations in Brazil
Committee: Liu and Levi (Co-Supervisors), Smith
View of the Banting building on the St. George campus Yvonne Daoleuxay
Driving Hacks: Automation, Driverless Cars, and the Future of (Auto)mobility
Committee: D. Silver (Supervisor), Hoffman, Waslander
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Soli Dubash
The Dynamic Interplay of Social Networks and Health Across the Life Course
Committee: Erickson (Supervisor), Schafer (Co-Supervisor), Wheaton, Miles

Eugene Emeka Dim
Political Institutions and Gender Gap in Political Participation in Africa
Committee: Professor Peng (supervisor); Goodman; Handley
Maria Finnsdottir Maria Sigridur Finnsdottir
Radical Women? Investigating Gender Disparities on the European Radical Right
Committee: Veugelers (Supervisors), Y. Lee, Dokshin
Jordan Foster Jordan Foster
Birkin Bags and Beautiful People: How Fashion, Capital, and Fame Collide Online
Committee: Johnston and Baumann (Co-Supervisors), Pettinicchio
Ali Greey

Ali Greey
Agency, Inequality, and Privilege: Examining the Experiences of Trans and Non-binary Youth in Elite K-12 Schools
Committee members: Fields (Supervisor), Choo, Alegria

Mircea Gherghina

Mircea Gherghina
Dealing with Carbon: Environmental Policy, Organizations, and Technological Answers to Climate Change
Committee: Hoffman and Dokshin (Co-Supervisors), Richter

Headshot of Cinthya Guzman Cinthya Guzman
Boredom in (Inter)action: A Sociological Study
Committee: D.Silver (Supervisor), Milkie, Fosse, Schneiderhan
Headshot of Emily Hammond Emily Hammond
Dancing with Capitalism: Exploring the Lives of Students and their Experiences of Work
Committee: Taylor (Supervisor), Cranford, Cohen
Storm Jeffers Storm Jeffers
On the Co-constitutionalism of Families & The Criminal Justice System: Narratives of Families as Penal Subjects & Penal Mediators
Committee: Goodman and Owusu-Bempah (Co-Supervisors), Flores
View of the Banting building on the St. George campus Hammad Khan
The Crescent Moon through Maple Trees: An Examination of Settlement and National Belonging for Pakistani-Canadian Newcomers
Committee: Schneiderhan (Supervisor), Korteweg, Maghbouleh
James Lannigan 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

Jin A. Lee
How do Social Networks Shape Loneliness among Older Adults? Effects of Widowhood transitions, Precarious Network Forms, and Neighbor Networks
Committee: Schafer and Milkie (Co-Supervisors), Miles, Spence

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Youngrong Lee
The Contested Making of Gig Workers: A Comparative Study of Global Capital in the Gig Economy in Seoul and Toronto
Committee: Cranford (Supervisor), Choo, Lee

yifang li Yifang Li
Reclaiming Through Leisure? How Young Migrant Workers Navigate Cultural Exclusion in Urban China
Committee: Daniel Silver (Supervisor), Shyon Baumann, Ruoyun Bai
Headshot of Martin Lukk Martin Lukk
The Distributional Question in Contemporary Nationalism
Committee: Schneiderhan and Wodtke (Co-Supervisors), Pettinicchio, Leschziner
View of the Banting building on the St. George campus Andreea Mogosanu
Gender Inequality: Taking a Long View
Committee: Dinovitzer (Supervisor), Milkie, Pernell-Gallagher

Mitra Mokhtari

Mitra Mokhtari
Committe: Goodman (Supervisor), Maurutto, Bryan

Jaime Nikolau Jaime Nikolaou
Gauging Longevity: Indicators from Canada's Reproductive Health Movement
Committee: Taylor and Korteweg (Co-Supervisors), Fox, Pettinicchio
Jason Pagaduan Jason Pagaduan
Mall Walking: Community, Pleasure, and Self-Preservation Among Racialized Older Adults
Committee: Baumann and Johnston (Co-Supervisors), Schafer
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Roberta Silveira Pamplona
From Reckoning with Violence to Institutionalizing Rights: The Feminist Politics of Feminicídio in Brazil
Committee: Taylor (Supervisor), Schwartzman, Trotz

Sebastian Parker Sebastien Parker
Continuity and Change in French Democracy
Committee: Veugelers (Supervisor), Dokshin, Fosse
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Jennifer Peruniak
On the Margins: An Exploration of Transracial Adoptees Conceptualization of their Racial Identity Within White Adopting Families
Committee: Schwartzman (Supervisor), Elcioglu, Maghbouleh

Kayla Preston
An Analysis of Youth Activists in Canada and the United States
Committee: Elcioglu (Co-Supervisor), Berrey (Co-Supervisor), Y. Lee

Headshot of Paul Pritchard

Paul Pritchard
Indigenous Education and the Youth Politics of Belonging
Committee: Landolt (Supervisor), Gaztambide-Fernandez, DeGagné

View of the Banting building on the St. George campus Sagi Ramaj
Residential Contexts and the Labour Market and Housing Outcomes of Sexual Minority Immigrants
Committee: Geoffrey Wodtke, Markus Shafer (Co-Supervisors), Jonathan Horowitz
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View of the Banting building on the St. George campus Patricia Roach
Andrea Roman-Alfaro Andrea Roman Alfaro
Navigating the Continuum of Violence: An Ethnographic Study of Women’s Experiences of Violence in Peru
Committee: Goodman (Supervisor), Flores (Co-Supervisor), Contreras, Taylor
Kyla Simms profile picture Kyla Simms
Canadian Blackness: Racialization, Ethnic Diversity, and National Belonging Among Black Second-Generation Canadians
Committee: Schwartzman (Supervisor), Elcioglu, Dantzler
Headshot of Jessica Stallone Jessica Stallone
The Politics of Nationmaking: An Ethnographic Study of Whiteness in Quebec 
Committee: Korteweg and Elcioglu (Co-Supervisors)
Lance Stewart Lance Stewart
What it’s Worth: Preferences and Expectations of Music Listeners in the Evaluation of Material Affordances
Committee: Leschziner (Supervisor), D. Silver, Childress
Jillian Sunderland

Jillian Sunderland
From Crisis to Recovery: The Role of Gender Violence and State Power in Reshaping RCMP Legitimacy
Committee: Korteweg (Supervisor), Bryan, Maurutto

Samia Tecle Samia Tecle
A False Bifurcation?: Understanding Canada's Inland Asylum Determination and Refugee Resettlement as an Interconnected System
Committee: Schwartzman and Elcioglu (Co-Supervisors), Maghbouleh
Brody Trottier

Brody Trottier
#NoEthicalConsumptionUnderCapitalism: Critical Discourses, Eco-Narratives, and Everyday Life
Committee: Josée Johnston (Supervisor), Steve Hoffman, and Scott Prudham

Pamela Tsui

Pamela Tsui
Transnational economic relationality among Hongkongers in Hong Kong and Toronto
Committee: Y Lee and Liu (Co-Supervisors), Choo

Spencer Underwood S.W. Underwood
Modern Daddies and Papas: Family, Parenting and Masculinities among Gay Co-Fathers
Committee: Fox (Supervisor), Salem, Adam
View of the Banting building on the St. George campus Meiyen Wong
Assessing Victim Safety in the Processing of Concurrent Criminal and Family Law Cases in Canada’s Integrated Domestic Violence Court
Committee: Maurutto (Supervisor), Hannah-Moffat, Taylor
Man Xu Man Xu (Angela)
Explaining Chinese Independent Migration to Iran: Dynamic Migration Trajectories and Flexible Adaptation
Committee: Landolt and Hsiung (Co-Supervisors), Hermer
Catherine Yeh Catherine Yeh
Gender Inequality and Knowledge Production in the New Knowledge Economy
Committee: Baumann (Supervisor), Dokshin, Johnston

PhD Students (Pre-Dissertation)


Harmata Aboubakar

Lia Acosta

Natalie Adamyk

Shady Al Hafez

Cheery Attia

Kristen Bass

Shayla Batty

Ash Catonio

Dawei Chen

Madelaine Coelho

Andrew Cooper
Areas of Interest: Virtual Communities, Social Networks, and Qualitative Methods

Dorian DiTommaso

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Amanda Deeley
Areas of Interest: Sociology of Family, Health & Mental Health, and Sociology of Culture

Miranda Elizabeth Craig Doff

Aurélie Etienne

Elliot Fonarev

Rena Friesen

Ikee Gibson

Ori Gilboa


Pelin Gül
Areas of Interest: Political Sociology, Social Theory, Environmental Sociology, Immigration Politics and Qualitative Methods

Carae Henry

Leo Henry - PhD Student

Leo Henry
Areas of Interest: Sociology of Culture, Political Sociology, and Theory

Daniel Hill

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Andy Holmes
Areas of Interest: Sociology of Gender & Sexuality, Sociology of Crime and Law, and Qualitative Methods

Sara Hormozinejad

Maleeha Iqbal

Shahed Ishak

Paul Jakhu

Emma Jennings-Fitz-Gerald

Emma Jennings-Fitz-Gerald
Areas of Interest: Sociology of Gender, Military Sociology, and Sociology of Crime and Law

Jonathan Kauenhowen

Noam Keren

Salwa Khan

Ha Ryung Kim

Jinri Kim

Joonsik (Joon) Kim
Areas of Interest: Economic Sociology, Political Sociology, and Financialization of State

Anna Kuznetsov

Carmen Lamothe

Sitao Li

Yang Li

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Zixin Lu
Visiting PhD student at UofT
Areas of Interest: Cultural Sociology, Urban and Rural Sociology, and Art Management

Sophie Marois

Khalil Martin

Rachel Hannah Meiorin

Umaima Miraj

Shabnoor Nabi

Shabnoor Nabi
Areas of Interest: Gender, Sociology of Families, Social Policy, and Social Demography

Rebecca Nachtigall

Michelle Nadon Belanger

Gihad Nasr

Izumi Matsuzaki Niki

Aida Parnia

Sydney Patterson

Sloan Pedersen

Marie-Aminata Peron

Cesar Ramirez

Fabio Robibaro

Yagana Samim

Isra Saymour

Firdaous Sbai

Ethan Shapiro

Huaman Sun

Yu-Hsuan Sun with his cat

Yu-Hsuan Sun
Areas of Interest: Political Sociology and Theory

Momo Tanaka

Yumeng (Raymon) Tong

Daniela Ugarte

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Zhen Wang
Areas of Interest: Economic Sociology, Organizational Studies, and Financialization.

Tong Wang

Jimmy Xing

Asena Yildiz

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Haiyan Zhou
Visiting PhD student at UofT
Areas of Interest: Parenting, Labour Division and Family Relationship

MA Students