Reza Ansari (Ph.D. 1986) works for the California Department of Public Health and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Laura Backstrom (Ph.D. 2014) is an Assistant Professor of sociology at Florida Atlantic University, and lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. A book based on her dissertation research (Weighty Problems: Embodied Inequality at a Children’s Weight Loss Camp) will be published by Rutgers University Press later this year.
Todd Beer (Ph.D. 2012), was recommended for promotion to Associate Professor and granted tenure in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Lake Forest College (north of Chicago) beginning September, 2018. He recently gave a TEDx talk on climate justice as part of the Lake Forest College TEDx event. Todd also continues to maintain a blog, The Sociology Toolbox, that has received over 370,000 page views in the last two years.
Catherine (Katie) Bolzendahl (Ph.D. 2006) is Associate Professor of Sociology and Equity Advisor for the School of Social Sciences, UC, Irvine (http://faculty.sites.uci.edu/catherinebolzendahl/). She recently published Measuring Women’s Political Empowerment across the Globe (http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319640051) and is working as Culture Section co-editor for Contexts with the Rojas and Ray team!
Kara Cebulko (Ph.D. 2009) is at Providence College. She is living in the Providence area and is now Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Studies and Chairperson of Sociology.
Curtis Child (Ph.D. 2011) was recently promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in sociology at Brigham Young University. He is living in Provo, UT, on the Wasatch Front of the Rocky Mountains and is surviving a teenage daughter and a newborn!
Aaron Culley (Ph.D. 2002) has been employed as a faculty member in the Sociology Department at Wingate University (near Charlotte, NC) since 2000. He has been serving as the department chair since the start of the fall semester in 2016. In May, 2017, he was presented with the Paul and Hazel Courts Award for Excellence in Teaching at Wingate’s graduation ceremony. This is the highest teaching honor given to undergraduate faculty at Wingate.
Pedro R. David (Ph.D. 1963) is Director of the Law Doctorate and of the Magister in International Penal Law, offered in cooperation with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. He served as Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and has undertaken advisory missions to more than 120 countries throughout the world.