Current Graduate Students

Current graduate students are listed below alphabetical order by last name in the cohort they entered the department.

2022-2023 Cohort

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Salimata Lala Fall

Email: sfall2@lsu.edu 
Advisor: Dr. Sarah Becker
Research Interests: Micro and macro sociology; youth development and family studies; romantic relationships; parenting; interracial/interethnic relationships; race and ethnicity; culture and socioalization

Salimata's CV

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Naduni Jayasnghe

Email: kjayas1@lsu.edu 
Advisor:
Research Interests: Public policy, sociology of disaster, development, economic sociology, and social capital

Naduni's CV

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Tarikat Khan

Email: tkhan8@lsu.edu 
Advisor:
Research Interests: Gender, culture

Tarikat's CV

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KayLynn Larrison

Email: klarri5@lsu.edu 
Advisor:
Research Interests: Race/ethnicity, crime/deviance, quantitative methods

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Muhammad Saifuddin

Email: msaifu1@lsu.edu 
Advisor:
Research Interests: Religious and rural education, immigration, Bangladeshi Diaspora

 

2021-2022 Cohort

Windsor Adcox

Windsor Adcox

Email: wadcox1@lsu.edu
Advisor:
Research Interests: Criminology; criminal violence; juvenile crime; rehabilitation

Nana Asiamah

Nana Osei Asiamah

Email: nasiam2@lsu.edu
Advisor:
Research Interests: Social Networks; technology; mental health

Isaac Carson

Isaac Carson

Email: icarso1@lsu.edu
Advisor:
Research Interests: Corrections; juvenile delinquency; public policy; capital punishment

Zara Houser

Zara Houser

Email: zhouse3@lsu.edu
Advisor:
Research Interests: Reproductive health; reproductive justice; race/ethnicity; gender

Heath McNeese

Heath McNeese

Email: rmcnee3@lsu.edu
Advisor:
Research Interests: Environmental sociology; environmental justice; inequalities; social movements; social change

Arijita Pal

Arijita Pal

Email: apal9@lsu.edu
Advisor:
Research Interests: Social policy; human rights; child rights; agriculture; economic development

Shinjini Roy

Shinjini Roy

Email: sroy45@lsu.edu
Advisor:
Research Interests: Childhood; parenting; digital technologies; urban spaces; South Asian studies
CV

Xiaoxu Yang

Xiaoxu Yang

Email: xyang36@lsu.edu
Advisor:
Research Interests: Sociology of education; life course; social stratification
CV

Seunghwan Yoo

Seunghwan Yoo

Email: syoo7@lsu.edu
Advisor:
Research Interests: Discourse analysis; text as data approach; social stratification; prejudice/stigma; cultural sociology
CV

Fangyue Zou

Fangyue Zou

Email: fzou2@lsu.edu
Advisor:
Research Interests: Social stratification; family; media; social networks; Asian studies
CV

2020-2021 Cohort

Katie Cali

Katie Cali

Email: kpatto7@lsu.edu
Advisor:
Research Interests: Religion; criminology; race; assisted suicide; death penalty

Jamila Freightman

Jamila Freightman

Email: jfreightman@lsu.edu
Advisor:
Research Interests: Rural sociology; arrested mobility; race; wealth inequality; economic development.

Yoon Jung Jeong

Yoon Jung Jeong

Email: yjeong3@lsu.edu
Advisor:
Research Interests: Gender; media; online culture; activism

Savannah Mattox

Savannah Mattox

Email: smatto2@lsu.edu
Advisor: Sarah Becker
Research Interests: Black descendants of chattel slavery; gender & sexuality; stigma;  intergenerational trauma; intracommunity healing

Samantha Ramey

Samantha Ramey

Email: sramey3@lsu.edu
Advisor: Rick Weil
Research Interests: Children & adolescence; mental health; Internet communications

Harleen Sandhu

Harleen Sandhu

Email: hsandh1@lsu.edu
Advisor:
Research Interests: Sociology of religion; military sociology; subaltern studies; gender studies; culture; community & urban sociology; public policy

 


Katherine Seals

Katherine Seals

Email: KSeals@agcenter.lsu.edu
Advisor:
Research Interests: Criminology; environmental design; perception of crime; crime & health

Shriya Thakkar

Shriya Thakkar

Email: sthakk1@lsu.edu
Advisor:
Research Interests:Gender; migration; development; urban slums; media; South Asia

Jonathan Yevuyibor

Jonathan Yevuyibor

Email: jyevuy1@lsu.edu
Advisor: Wesley M. Shrum, Jr
Research Interests: Urban sluma; media; environmental justice; urban sociology; health & development
 

2019-2020 Cohort

Rebecca Bock

Rebecca Bock

Email: Rbock2@lsu.edu
Advisor: Rhiannon A. Kroeger
Research Interests: Family demography; mental health; fertility; quantitative methods
Rebecca's CV

Heeya Datta

Heeya Datta

Email: hdatta1@lsu.edu
Advisor: Sarah Becker

Mominul Haque

Mominul Haque

Email: mhaqu17@lsu.edu
Advisor: MIchael S. Barton
Research Interests:
Mominul's CV

Jazmin Robinson-Smith

Jazmin Robinson-Smith

Email: Jrob293@lsu.edu
Advisor: Sarah Becker
Research Interests: Race/ethnicity; gender/sexuality; media; criminology; Black studies; romantic relationships

Courtney Williams

Courtney Williams

Email: wcourt2@lsu.edu
Advisor: Rhiannon A. Kroeger
Research Interests: Reproductive health; medicalization; family; gender & bodies
Courtney's CV
 

2018-2019 Cohort

Brooke Barrett

Brooke Barrett

Email: bbarr33@lsu.edu
Advisor: Matthew Valasik
Research Interests:
Brooke's CV

Mahalia Crawford

Mahalia Crawford

Email: mcraw44@lsu.edu
Advisor: Lori L. Martin
Research Interests:
Mahalia's CV

Dominique Dillard

Dominique Dillard

Email: ddilla4@lsu.edu 
Advisor: Lori L. Martin
Research Interests:Black sexuality; sexual violence; slavery; race
Dominique's CV

Jennifer LaRose

Jennifer LaRose

Email: jlaros7@lsu.edu 
Advisor: Jose Torres
Research Interests: Gun violence; media & crime; criminology, quantitative methods, qualitative methods
Jennifer's CV

Troy Legier

Rob Matchett

Email: rmatch1@lsu.edu 
Advisor: Dana Berkowitz
Research Interests: Gender & sexuality; health, self & identity; LGBT Studies; qualitative research
Rob's CV

Rob Matchett

Jordan Pedalino

Email: jpedal1@lsu.edu
Advisor: Michael S. Barton
Research Interests:
Jordan's CV

Nick Van De Voorde

Nick Van De Voorde

Email: nvande5@lsu.edu 
Advisor: Michael S. Barton
Research Interests:
NIck's CV

 

2017-2018 Cohort

Caitlin Charles

Caitlin Charles

Email: cchar12@lsu.edu
Advisor: Michael S. Barton
Research Interests: Domestic violence; criminology; sexual assault
Caitlin's CV

Ewart Ford

Ewart Forde

Email: eforde2@lsu.edu
Advisor: Lori L. Martin

Dustin Lovercamp

Dustin Hughes

Email: dlover2@lsu.edu
Advisor: Heather Rackin
Research Interests: Family, demography
Dustin's CV

Joy Ngelor

Joy Ngelor

Email: jngelo1@lsu.edu
Advisor: Michael S. Barton

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Marcus Venable

Email: mvenab8@lsu.edu
Advisor: Michael S. Barton
Research Interests: Criminology, sexual assault, sex-offender recidivism, sex-offender registries

 

2016-2017 Cohort

Kami Rutherford

Kami Rutherford

Email: kruthe4@lsu.edu
Advisor: Sarah Becker
Research Interests: Gender, sexuality, culture
Kami's CV

Alana Peck

Alana Peck

Email: apeck3@lsu.edu
Advisor: Dana Berkowitz
Research Interests:
Alana's CV


2015-2016 Cohort

Ashley Maryland

Ashley Maryland

Email: amary1@lsu.edu
Advisor: Lori Martin
Research Interests: Race, crime, policing               
Ashley's CV

Oliver Garretson

 Oliver Garretson

Email: ogarre1@lsu.edu
Advisor: Wesley M. Shrum, Jr.
Research Interests: Social networks, new media, science & technology studies
Oliver's CV

2014-2015 Cohort

Derrick Lathan

Derrick Lathan

Email: dlatha1@lsu.edu
Advisor: Lori L. Martin
Research Interests: Race, race rhetoric & racial depictions, blackness, education
Derrick's CV