Students on the Job Market 2021-22

Picture of J Coley.

J Coley

Dissertation: “Gentrification and Displacement in the American Rustbelt: A Two Neighborhood Comparison”
Committee: Robert Adelman (chair), Christopher Mele, Mary Nell Trautner, Waverly Duck (Pittsburgh)
Research Areas: Racial Residential Segregation, Gentrification, Housing, Neighborhoods, and Urban Sociology


Gregory Hall.

Gregory Hall
Dissertation: “A Search for Affordable Housing: Strategies, Normalization, and Individualism in Precarious Housing Situations. Minority Low-income Renters and Ex-Convicts”
Committee: Christopher Mele (chair), Robert Adelman, Mary Nell Trautner
Research Areas: Criminology; Urban sociology; Community; Housing inequality; Inequality and stratification; Culture

Matthew McLeskey.

Matthew H. McLeskey

Website; Twitter: @MHMc1985
Dissertation: “Life in a Leaded Landscape: Understanding Housing, Stigma, and Struggle in the Rest Belt”
Committee: Erin Hatton (chair), Christopher Mele, and Veronica Horowitz
Research and Teaching Interests: Urban Sociology; Social & Sociological Theory; Law & Society; Qualitative Methods; Poverty & Inequalities; Environmental Sociology; Social Problems; Cultural Sociology