Current Graduate Students

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

2021-2022 Cohort

Windsor Adcox

Windsor Adcox


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

Nana Asiamah

Nana Osei Asiamah


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

Isaac Carson

Isaac Carson


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

Zara Houser

Zara Houser


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

Heath McNeese

Heath McNeese


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

Arijita Pal

Arijita Pal


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

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
CV

Jamila Freightman

Jamila Freightman

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

Yoon Jung Jeong

Yoon Jung Jeong

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

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
CV

Samantha Ramey

Samantha Ramey

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

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
CV

 


Katherine Seals

Katherine Seals

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

Shriya Thakkar

Shriya Thakkar

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

Jonathan Yevuyibor

Jonathan Yevuyibor

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

2019-2020 Cohort

Rebecca Bock

Rebecca Bock

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

Heeya Datta

Heeya Datta

Email: hdatta1@lsu.edu
Advisor: Sarah Becker
Research Interests:
CV

Mominul Haque

Mominul Haque

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

Courtney Williams

Courtney Williams

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

2018-2019 Cohort

Brooke Barrett

Brooke Barrett

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

Mahalia Crawford

Mahalia Crawford

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

Dominique Dillard

Dominique Dillard

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

Jennifer LaRose

Jennifer LaRose

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

Troy Legier

Rob Matchett

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

Rob Matchett

Jordan Pedalino

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

Nick Van De Voorde

Nick Van De Voorde

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

 

2017-2018 Cohort

Caitlin Charles

Caitlin Charles

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

Ewart Ford

Ewart Forde

Email: eforde2@lsu.edu
Advisor: Lori L. Martin
Research Interests:
CV

Dustin Lovercamp

Dustin Hughes

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

Joy Ngelor

Joy Ngelor

Email: jngelo1@lsu.edu
Advisor: Michael S. Barton
Research Interests:
CV

Marcus Venable


Marcus Venable

Email: mvenab8@lsu.edu
Advisor: Matthew Valasik
Research Interests: Criminology, sexual assault, sex-offender recidivism, sex-offender registries
CV




2016-2017 Cohort

John K. Aggrey

John K. Aggrey

Email: jaggre1@lsu.edu
Advisor: Wesley M. Shrum, Jr
Research Interests: Health, science & technology Studies, disaster, development
CV
 

Kyle Breen

Kyle Breen

Email: kbreen3@lsu.edu
Advisor: Sarah Becker
Research Interests: Disaster, environmental justice, social vulnerability, qualitative methods
CV

Andrew Burns

Andrew Burns

Email: aburn38@lsu.edu
Advisor: Wesley M. Shrum, Jr.
Research Interests: Media, social psychology, criminology
CV

Maretta McDonald

Maretta McDonald

Email: mmcdo53@lsu.edu
Advisor: Lori L. Martin
Research Interests: Race/ethnicity, criminology, public policy
CV

Alana Peck

Alana Peck

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

Kami Rutherford

Kami Rutherford

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

2015-2016 Cohort

Jiabin Fan

Jiabin Fan

Email: jfan7@lsu.edu
Advisor: Wesley M. Shrum, Jr.
Research Interests: Social networks, sociology of science and technology, Asian studies
CV

Oliver Garretson

 Oliver Garretson

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

Ashley Maryland

Ashley Maryland

Email: amaryl1@lsu.edu
Advisor: Lori L. Martin
Research Interests: Race, crime, policing
CV
 

2014-2015 Cohort

Elizabeth Brault

Elizabeth Brault

Email: emarks7@lsu.edu
Advisor: Michael S. Barton & Matthew Valasik
Research Interests: Reentry, community organization, social support, crime & delinquency
CV

Leah Drakeford

Leah Drakeford

Email: pdrake1@lsu.edu
Advisor: Samuel Stroope
Research Interests: Corrections, health, religion
CV

Derrick Lathan

Derrick Lathan

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


2013-2014 Cohort

Tasia Mehzabin Kazi

Tasia Mehzabin Kazi

Email: tmehza1@lsu.edu
Advisor: Dana Berkowitz
Research Interests: Gender, race, immigration policies
CV

 

Li-Yu Liao

Li-Yu Liao

Email: lliao2@lsu.edu
Advisor: Dana Berkowitz
Research Interests:
CV