Teaching and Advising

Courses offered at The Graduate Center, CUNY
Immigrant New York, Fall 2019 [Syllabus] [Course website]
American Society and Public Policy, Spring 2020

Courses taught at Columbia and sample syllabi*
Immigrant New York [PDF]
Immigration and the Transformation of American Society [PDF]
Social Statistics [PDF]
Methods for Social Research [PDF]
Senior Thesis Seminar [PDF]
Qualitative Social Analysis [PDF]
Neighborhood Effects and Urban Poverty [PDF]
Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity [PDF]
Race, Ethnicity and Migration Workshop [Online]
Summary of teaching evaluations for courses [PDF]
*I gratefully recognize the contributions of colleagues and mentors who generously shared teaching materials with me. These scholars include Mary Waters, Orlando Patterson, Peter Marsden, Karl Jacoby, Christel Kesler and Helen Marrow.

PhD students, member of dissertation committee
Bailey Brown, PhD in Sociology, Columbia, in progress     
Brittany Fox-Williams, PhD in Sociology, Columbia, in progress       
Kathleen Griesbach, PhD in Sociology, Columbia, in progress  
Magda Maaoui, PhD in Urban Planning, Columbia GSAPP, in progress         
Rebecca Karam, PhD in Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center, in progress       
Francisco Lara-García, PhD in Sociology, Columbia, in progress             
Sandra Portocarrero, PhD in Sociology, Columbia, in progress       
Tiffany Huang, PhD in Sociology, Columbia, in progress                 
Dialika Sall, PhD in Sociology, Columbia, in progress          
Nicol Valdez, PhD in Sociology, Columbia, 2019    
Lauren Fox, PhD in Sociology and Education, Teachers College, 2019
Adele Lee, PhD in Behavioral Nutrition Program, Teachers College, 2019
Tolga Kobas, PhD in Sociology, Columbia, 2018
Warren McKinney, PhD in Sociology, Columbia, 2018
Devon Wade, PhD in Sociology, Columbia, 2018
Julie Hyunjung Kim, PhD in Education, Teachers College, 2018
Jacquelyn Duran, PhD in Education, Teachers College, 2018
Marina Mazur, PhD in Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, 2018
Jeremy Heyman, PhD in Education, Teachers College, 2015

MA thesis advisees, primary adviser
Andrea Avila, MA in Sociology, Columbia, 2019
Sadiatur Reza, MA in Sociology, Columbia, 2019

Sara Shameem, MA in Sociology, Columbia, 2018
Keitaro Okura, MA in Sociology, Columbia, 2017. PhD student in Sociology, Yale University, in progress
Tianhao Zhang, MA in Sociology, Columbia, 2016. PhD student in Sociology, UNC-Chapel Hill, in progress
Xueting Wu, MA in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, Columbia, 2016
Selma Hedlund, MA in Sociology, Columbia, 2015. PhD student in Sociology, Boston University, in progress
Yu Hsiu Angie Wang, MA in Sociology, Columbia, 2014
Demet Kutmando, MA in Sociology, Columbia, 2014

BA thesis advisees, primary adviser
Genices Batista-Inoa, BA in Sociology, Columbia, 2019
Jane Choi, BA in Sociology, Columbia, 2019
Alice Hu, BA in Sociology, Columbia, 2019
Bailey Pierson, BA in Data Science and Sociology, Columbia 2019
Adam Snyder, BA in Sociology, Columbia, 2019
Kennedy Thomas, BA in Dance and Sociology, Columbia, 2019
Trendha Hunter, BA in Sociology, Columbia, 2018
Francis (Yanming) Kuang, BA in Sociology, Columbia 2018. PhD student in Sociology, Indiana University, in progress
Cindy Liu, BA in English and Sociology, Columbia 2018
Samantha Rhoads, Psychology and Sociology, Columbia 2018
Amber Officer-Narvasa, Sociology, Columbia 2018
Julius Wilson, Sociology and African American Studies, Columbia, 2018
Stephanie (Jiaqi) Yang, Sociology, Columbia, 2018
Yiftach Yarmar, Economics and Sociology, Columbia, 2018. PhD student in Organizations & Management, Yale University, in progress
Jazmine Ramirez, AB in Sociology, Harvard, 2011
Krishna Prabhu, AB in Social Studies, Harvard, 2011
Melissa Deas, AB in Soiology, Harvard, 2010
Melissa Tran, AB in Sociology, Harvard, 2010
Raquel Toledo, AB in Soiology, Harvard, 2010
Bianca Caban, AB in Social Studies, Harvard, 2009

BA and MA research advisees (since 2012)
Daniel Chai, BA in Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2020
Marie Raven, BA in Sociology, Amherst College, 2019
Pamela Grigas, BA in Psychology, Purchase College, 2018. PhD Student in Clinical Psychology, University of Connecticut, in progress
Renetta Walcott, BA in Sociology, Barnard College, 2017. PhD Student in Sociology, Brown University, in progress
Debanjan Roychoudhury, BA in Sociology, Middleburry College, 2016. PhD Student in Sociology, UCLA, in progress
Mariam Gulaid, BA in Sociology, Columbia, 2016
Claire Beltran, BA in History, Middlebury College, 2016
Madelene Santizo, BA in Anthropology, Bates College, 2016
Eun Se Baik, BA in Sociology, Columbia, 2015. PhD Student in Sociology, Harvard University, in progress
Angela Clague, BA in Sociology, Columbia, 2015. PhD Student in Sociology, UCLA, in progress
Weicen Zheng, MA in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, Columbia, 2015
Mengying Li, MA in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, Columbia, 2014
Gabriela Kirk, BA in Urban Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2014. PhD Student in Sociology, Northwestern University, in progress

Teaching and advising interests
Race, ethnicity, and immigration
Neighborhoods and urban poverty
Inequality, mobility and social policy
Population health and healthcare access
Civic engagment and political participation
Asian American studies and Latino/a studies
Qualitative, quantitative and spatial methods