2011

Weihua (Edward) An

Weihua (Edward) An

PhD in Sociology, 2011.
Associate Professor of Sociology and Quantitative Theory and Methods, Emory University.
Christopher Bail

Christopher Bail

PhD in Sociology, 2011.
Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, Duke University.
Director of the Duke Polarization Lab.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research, University of Michigan, 2011-2013.

Measuring Culture, by John W. Mohr et. al.Measuring Culture, by John W. Mohr, Christopher A. Bail, Margaret Frye, Jennifer C. Lena, Omar Lizardo, Terence E. McDonnell, Ann Mische, Iddo Tavory, and Frederick F. Wherry, has been published by Columbia University Press (July 2020).

Paul Lazarsfeld Award, Political Communication Section, American Political Science Association, for "Exposureto Opposing Views can Increase Political Polarization: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment on Social Media," 2019.

Thomas Langford Lectureship Award, for a Duke faculty member who embodies the highest values of scholarship, teaching, and collegiality, 2019.

Guggenheim Fellow, 2018.

Andrew Carnegie Fellow, 2017.

Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became MainstreamChristopher Bail's first book, Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream, has been published by Princeton University Press (2014).

Outstanding Book Award, Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action,  2016.

Distinguished Book Award, Religion Section, American Sociological Association, 2016.

Honorable Mention, Charles Tilly Award for Best Book, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section, American Sociological Association, 2016.

Junior Theorist Award (for scholar less than 8 years post-PhD), Theory Section, American Sociological Association, 2015.

Jeff Denis

Jeffrey S. Denis

PhD in Sociology, 2011.
Associate Professor of Sociology, McMaster University.


Canada at a Crossroads, by Jeffrey S. DenisAuthor of Canada at a Crossroads: Boundaries, Bridges, and Laissez-Faire Racism in Indigenous-Settler Relations, based on Denis's PhD dissertation research, which included 18 months of fieldwork, 160 interviews, and a photovoice project with Anishinaabe, Métis, and white residents of Northwestern Ontario (Treaty #3 territory). University of Toronto Press (2020).

Winner of the IPUMS Health Surveys Research Award, 2018.

John J. Horton

John J. Horton

PhD in Public Policy, 2011.
Richard S. Leghorn (1939) Career Development Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management.


Upjohn Institute Early Career Award, 2016.

Bert I. Huang

Bert I. Huang

PhD in Economics, 2011.
Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, Columbia Law School.


Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, Columbia University, 2020.

Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Columbia Law School, 2020.

Bert I. Huang served as president of the Harvard Law Review and clerked for Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Joshua W. Mitchell

Joshua W. Mitchell

PhD in Economics, 2011.
Senior Economist, Welch Consulting.


Before joining Welch Consulting in 2018, Joshua Mitchell was a Senior Economist at the U.S. Census Bureau where his research made use of large administrative datasets to analyze survey data quality limitations and understand the implications for accurately measuring economic progress by age and gender.

Prior to joining Census, Dr. Mitchell was a Research Economist at the Urban Institute where he focused on labor market issues including long-term unemployment, earnings inequality, and job polarization.

Melanie Penny Ochoa

Melanie Penny Ochoa

PhD in Sociology & Social Policy, 2011.
JD, Harvard Law School, 2010.
Staff Attorney, ACLU of Southern California.


Melanie Penny Ochoa is a staff attorney for Criminal Justice and Police Practices at the ACLU of Southern California.

Daniel Schlozman

Daniel Schlozman

PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2011.
Joseph and Bertha Bernstein Associate Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University.


Daniel Schlozman's first book, When Movements Anchor Parties: Electoral Alignments in American History, has been published by Princeton University Press (August 2015).

Winner of the 2016 Charles Tilly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section of the American Sociological Association.

Daniel Shoag

Daniel Shoag

PhD in Economics, 2011.
Associate Professor of Economics, Case Western Reserve University.
Van C. Tran

Van C. Tran

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2011.
Associate Professor of Sociology, The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Deputy Director, Center for Urban Research.


Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, 2011-2013.

Outstanding Service Award, ASA Section on International Migration, 2019.

Nancy W. Malkiel Scholars Award recognizing research excellence and an extraordinary commitment to inclusion, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2018.

Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest university-wide honor to recognize lasting intellectual influence on students, Columbia University, 2018.

Faculty Mentoring Award for excellence in mentoring PhD students, Graduate Student Advisory Council, Columbia University, 2017. 

Tom S. Vogl

Tom S. Vogl

PhD in Economics, 2011.
Associate Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego.