Department of Sociology

Graduate Steering Committee

Tenured and tenure-track members of the Graduate Steering Committee are elected by the Graduate Studies Committee. Six tenured and two tenure-track members are typically elected for two-year, staggered terms.

The Graduate Steering Committee has two major tasks:
1) it oversees all aspects of the graduate curriculum and students' progress through the curriculum.
2) it is responsible for setting and applying standards for the admission of new graduate students.

2021-22 GSC
Christine Williams, Graduate Advisor, GSC Chair
Pam Paxton, Department Chair, Ex-Officio
Nestor Rodriguez, Associate Graduate Advisor - Students, Ex-Officio
Ari Adut, Associate GSC Chair - Instruction, Ex-Officio
Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez, Minority Liaison Officer, Ex-Officio
Javier Auyero
Shannon Cavanagh
Jacob Cheadle
Diane Coffey
Daniel Fridman
Chandra Muller
Abigail Weitzman


  • Department of Sociology

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