Alumni News

Andréa Becker (‘22)

Natascia Boeri (‘16)
Received ASA Travel Award for Teaching

Emily Campbell (‘20)
Published three articles:

She is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Grace Cho (‘05)
Give a book talk on her memoir Tastes Like War (2021 National Book Award finalist) with Patricia Clough (faculty) hosted by GC Public Programs, which was also featured in GC News

Melissa Ditmore ('02)
Published a new book titled “Unbroken Chains: The Hidden Role of Human Trafficking in the American Economy” (Beacon Press, May 2023) She also has two NYC events coming up, a launch May 1st at WORD Brooklyn in Greenpoint, and an event with Alex Vitale May 18th at P&T Knitwear on the lower east side. 

Brenda Gambol (‘20) and Rebecca Taram (‘20)
Led their expertise in immigration policy as part of the 2022 IMISCOE (International Migration Research Network) annual conference 

Heather Gautney (‘07)
Published a new book “The New Power Elite” (Oxford University Press, December 2022)

Anna Gjika (‘20)
Published a new book When Rape Goes Viral: Youth and Sexual Assault in the Digital Age (UC Press, December 2023)

Benjamin Haber (‘17)
Accepted tenure-track assistant professor position at Wesleyan University

Angelique Harris (‘07)
Served as the new ad interim associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Boston University School of Medicine

Talha Işsevenler (‘22)
Published an article titled “An event-without-witness: a Nietzschean theory of the digital will to power as the will to temporalize” in The Agonist (2022)

Robin Isserles (‘02)
Gave a book talk on The Cost of Completion: Student Success in Community College organized by CUNY Academy for the Humanities and the Sciences at Sociology Lounge on May 5, 2023

Colin Jerolmack (‘09)

Mitchell Alan Kaplan (‘87)

Rebecca Karam (‘20)
Accepted a tenure-track assistant professor offer at Michigan State University

Amalia Leguizamón (‘14)
Won two book awards for her book Seeds of Power (Duke University Press, 2020)

Tania G. Levey (‘06)
Published a book chapter "#MeToo and Social Media" in Institutional Sexual Abuse in the #MeToo Era edited by Jason D. Spraitz & Kendra Bowen (Southern Illinois University Press, 2021)

Chris Maggio (‘21)
Co-published an article titled “Demographic change and assimilation in the early 21st-century United States” with Richard Alba (faculty emeritus) in PNAS, March 2022

Doug Meyer (‘11)
Published a new book Violent Differences: The Importance of Race in Sexual Assault against Queer Men (University of California Press, 2022)

Demond Mullins (‘13)
Was interviewed in the PBS NewsHour “Mountaineer group aims to become first all-Black team to climb Everest”. His story was also featured on GC website “Alumnus Demond Mullins to lead first all-Black team to climb Everest”.

Tsedale Melaku (‘16)

Karen Okigbo (‘21)

  • Will be joining the University of Massachusetts-Boston department of sociology as a tenure-track assistant professor in fall 2023. Her dissertation committee are: Nancy Foner (chair), Richard Alba, Phil Kasinitz, and Rob Smith.
  • Was featured in the 2022 GC Dissertation Showcase and received the Audience Choice Award

Alexandra Ravenelle (‘18)

Chris Rosa (‘2001)
Was appointed as the President and CEO of the Viscardi Center at the Graduate Center of CUNY, effective January 1, 2022. Chris also received the President's Medal at Queens College.

Stephen Ruszczyk (‘15)
Published an article titled “The Spatial Mobility Trap? How Urban Contexts Shape the Spatial Mobility of Male Undocumented Youths” in Sociological Forum (Nov 28, 2022)

Mara Getz Sheftel (‘20)
Published three articles:

CalvinJohn Smiley (‘14)
Published a new book Purgatory Citizenship: Reentry, Race and Abolition (UC Press, May 2023), which is listed #1 in Sociology New Releases on Amazon.

Albert de la Tierra ('22)
Joined San Francisco State University as a tenure-track assistant professor .

Siqi Tu (‘20)

Andrew Wallace (‘15)
Was appointed as Director of Institutional Research at Hunter College

Sebastian Villamizar Santamaria (‘22)

  • Will be Associate Editor at Nature Cities, a new journal focused on urban research from the Nature umbrella of journals
  • Has a book contract with Springer based on his dissertation, which will likely come out in early 2024

Kasey Zapatka (‘23)
Will be featured in the GC Dissertation Showcase

Anna Zhelnina (‘20)