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Find information about current West Virginia University Sociology PhD candidates now or soon to be on the job market


Vivian Guetler
Curriculum Vitae
Advisor: Jesse Wozniak
Research Interests:  Crime, cyberterrorism, technology and society, culture, social networks and interactions
Dissertation Title: The Case of Cyberterrorism: Dark Web, Online Networks and Sentiments of Jihadists.

Rayna Momen
Curriculum Vitae
Advisor: James J. Nolan
Research Interests: Crime, queer criminology, Anti-Racist and abolitionist pedagogy, structural racism, mass incarceration, Rural criminology, and Affrilachian Resistance
Dissertation Title: Living on the Edge: Trans* Exclusion, Survival, and Resilience 

Brittany Kowalski
Curriculum Vitae
Advisor: Lisa Dilks
Research Interests: Social Psychology with an emphasis on Role Theory and Social Cognition; Gender; Inequalities
Dissertation Title: A Multi-Method Examination of the Effects of Students’ Unconscious Biases on Student Evaluations of Instructors

Mikaela Zimmerman
Curriculum Vitae
Advisor: Jesse Wozniak
Research Interests: Gender, Race, Rural Sociology, public policy, social problems, and political sociology
Dissertation Title: The Unavoidable State: The Role of Rural Identity in the Formation of Political Attitudes in Pennsylvania.