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What types of jobs I am interested in: I am most interested in tenure-track academic jobs, but I am also keeping open the prospect of applying for other types of jobs, including post-docs, non-tenure track teaching or research positions, and other non-academic jobs including research, non-profit, or government positions. My areas are social science, disasters, hazards, and environment.
Current Research Fields: Environmental sociology, sociology of hazards and disasters, sociology of risk, organizational sociology, qualitative methods.
About Me: I am a Louisiana native and my favorite place on earth is an old Cajun dance hall where people used to get together to listen to Cajun music and dance (hopefully can do again soon!). My new quarantine activities are sewing and tutoring online.
About My Research: My core research interest is in organized responses to hazards-- particularly from governments, social movements, and civil society. I am interested in organized attempts to “do something” about risk. The goal is to understand how and why these attempts fail, and whether these attempts exacerbate the disparate distribution of resources, power, and hazardous exposures in society. My past research has critically analyzed disaster resilience initiatives as well as federal disaster policy.
Expected Graduation: Spring 2021, Ph.D.
What types of jobs I am interested in: Postdoc and tenure-track faculty positions in Sociology, Demography/Population Science
Current Research Fields: Social demography; population health; health disparities; quantitative methods; obstetric interventions; mortality
About Me: I am a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder and a graduate research assistant at the CU Population Center in the Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS). My research is funded by the CU Boulder Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Additionally, I am currently serving as the graduate student representative on the IBS Board of Directors.
About My Research: My research and teaching interests include population health, social demography, and quantitative methods. My dissertation, titled “Social and Institutional Factors Driving Trends in U.S. Obstetric Interventions,” explores the use of induction of labor and cesarean section deliveries (i.e., obstetric interventions) in the United States. I’m also interested in trends in U.S. cause-specific mortality.
What types of jobs I am interested in: faculty positions and non-academic jobs
Current Research Fields: Incarceration, Reentry, Recidivism, Subcultures, and Quantitative Methodology
Kendra Clark is a graduate student in the department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received her BS in Psychology and Sociology from Baker University and her MA in Sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder. Her current work examines areas of incarceration, reentry, recidivism, and subcultures. Her research is supported by a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and she worked as a project staff member for the LoneStar Project—an NIJ funded study examining gangs and reentry experiences.
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