Department of Sociology

Ph.D. Job Candidates

The Department of Sociology is pleased to present its current job market candidates. The candidates' dissertation titles, supervisors, and webpages with links to their CVs can be found below. For any questions concerning the students or for further assistance in contacting prospective candidates, please contact the Department at (512) 232-6300 or the candidates directly.

Caitlin Carroll, Ph.D., 2021
Dissertation: "Sexual Violence and Gender Equality in Sweden"
Supervisor(s): Christine Williams

Kevin Dahaghi, Ph.D., 2021
Dissertation: "Essays on the Policy Development of Punishment in the United States"
Supervisor(s): Becky Pettit

Katherine Hill, Ph.D., 2020
Dissertation: "Flexibility or Insecurity: Work, Dignity, and Health in the Gig Economy"
Supervisor(s): Jennifer Glass

Shannon Malone Gonzalez, Ph.D., 2021
Dissertation: "In Her Place: Black Women Redefining and Resisting Police Violence"
Supervisor(s): Christine Williams

Ruijie Peng, Ph.D., 2021
Dissertation: "Fighting to Build Family Resources: Women Remaining in Place in Rural-to-Urban Migration"
Supervisor(s): Sharmila Rudrappa

Lilla Kármán Pivnick, Ph.D., 2021
Dissertation: "Occupational Health and Wellbeing among Professional Care Workers"
Supervisor(s): Robert Crosnoe

Katie Kaufman Rogers, Ph.D., 2021
Dissertation: "Whitewashing Weed: An Intersectional Analysis of Women's Work in the U.S. Legal Cannabis Industry"
Supervisor(s): Christine Williams

Ilya Slavinski, Ph.D., 2021
Dissertation: "The Racialized Governance of the Poor in Low Level Misdemeanor Courts"
Supervisor(s): Becky Pettit

Kristopher Velasco, Ph.D., 2020
Dissertation: "Caught in a Web: The Role of Rival Transnational Networks in (Un)Doing LGBTI Rights"
Supervisor(s): Pamela Paxton


  • Department of Sociology

    The University of Texas at Austin
    305 E 23rd St, A1700
    RLP 3.306
    Austin, TX 78712-1086
    512-232-6300