PhD Student Directory

 

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Research interests: Accessibility of community-based mental health agencies; Increasing access to evidence-based mental health services; Dissemination and implementation science; Federal- and state-level mental health policy; Medicaid Policy

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: "Assessing real-world access to community-based mental health services for adolescents: A mixed-methods simulated client study"

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Research interests: Poverty and Inequality; Intergenerational Family Relations; Financial Health and Mental Health and Well-being; Social Networks and Social Support; Income Instability; Work-Family Balance

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: "The Role of the Earned Income Tax Credit in Family Economic Decision Making: Moving Beyond an Individual Actor Model"

  • Matthew Borus

Research interests: Community organizing, individual and organizational political identity

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Research interests: Precarious work; Nonstandard employment; Labor market inequality and Working poverty; Work-Family Policy

  • Emily Claypool

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Research interests: Organizations and Management; Public and Educational Policy; Means-Tested Poverty Programs; Social Inequality; Post-Secondary Education and Training; Transitions to Adulthood

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: "Access delayed is success denied: How FLI students and their coaches cope with the consequences of administrative burdens"

Research interests: Indigeneity; state violence; interpersonal violence; reproductive justice; Latin America; ethnographic methods

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Research interests: Work-family policy; Family caregiving; Poverty and inequality; Social safety nets; Job quality and employment policy; Mixed Methods. Curriculum Vitae

  • Kristen Ethier

Research interests: Child Welfare, Adolescent parents and their children, Reproductive health and justice, Systems involved youth, Critical feminish research and practive, parenting support intervention

View her CV in the PhD Program CV Book

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Research interests: Older foster youth, Chinese child welfare policy and social work profession development 

Research interests: Education, youth and families, immigration, urban governance, organizations, social movements, community and labor organizing

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Research interests: Ethnography of institutions; child welfare policy and practice; governance; organizational sociology; science and technology studies; social medicine

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation title: "Disappearing Acts: An Ethnographic Study of Psychotropic Drugs and Professional Practices in Illinois's Child Welfare System"

Research interests: Deprofessionalized social work; helping professions; labor; community; institutions; ethnographic methods

Research interests: Mental Health Systems and Services; Clinical Social Work; Queer and Trans Youth; School-Based Mental Healthcare; Violence Prevention; Critical Theories in Social Work; Participatory Action Research Methodologies 

Research interests: Youth and families; school settings; community settings; mixed methods research

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Research interestsYoung fathers aging out of the child welfare/foster care system; Transition-aged foster youth and youth aging out of the child welfare/foster care system; Fatherhood, father involvement, and father engagement; Child maltreatment, child welfare, and foster care; History of social welfare and the profession of social work; African American contributions to the history of social welfare and social work

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: "Fatherhood in foster care: Black fathers aging out of foster care in Illinois"

Research interests: Positive youth development; afterschool programs; school social work; alternative youth services; adventure therapy; adolescent health; adolescent sexuality

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation title: "Out-of-School Activities, Noncognitive Factors and Academic Performance"

Research interests: Pre K-12 Education; Criminal Justice; Juvenile Justice; School Discipline; Anti-Adultism; Socioemotional Learning; Play Therapy

  • Ebony Hinton

Research interests: Evaluating the effects of social policy on low-income families and children, specifically on the economic conditions of families and how their economic well-being in turn influences parents' and children's well-being; the intersection of labor market and education, particularly among marginalized populations

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  •  Sireen Irsheid

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Research interests: Organizational Cultures and Program Effectiveness

Dissertation title: "Needs and Numbers: Perceptions of Performance Contracts in Human Service Organizations"

  • Amanda Michelle Jones

Research interests: Youth Homelessness; LGBTQ Youth; Anti-Oppressive Social Work and Research; Trauma-Informed Social Work; Social Work with Groups; Community Organizing; Youth Participatory Action Research; Adolescent/Young Adult Development; Youth Political and Civic Engagement; Qualitative Research Methods; Evaluation Research; Visual Sociology; Research-based Arts

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation title: "It's Complicated: The Relationship Between Structural Violence in Youth Homelessness Policy and the Lives of LGBTQ+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness"

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Research interests: Mental Healthcare; Law Enforcement and Policing; Law, Punishment, and Social Control; Alternatives to Arrest and Incarceration; Spatial Distributions of Inequality; Race and Ethnicity. Curriculum Vitae

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Research interests: Education; Social Inequality and Policy; Identity Formation

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: "A National Assessment of School District Variation in Black Student Academic Achievement"

Research areasRace and Immigration; Asian Americans; Youth and Family; Labor Issues; and Social Capital

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation title: "The Role of Social Networks in Accounting for Racial Inequality in the Labor Market"

Research interests: Racial identity formation, Asian American identity consciousness, mental health among adolescents and emerging adults, critical narrative methods, family processes within immigrant communities

Research interests: Suicidal Behavior among African-Americans in Community Settings and Incarceration; Mental Health; Criminal Justice: Race and Ethnicity; Help-seeking Behaviors

  • Biwen Liu

Research interests: Community; Rural-urban migrants; Urban Poverty; Policy implementation; International social work

Research interests: Adolescent development; immigration and families; adolescent health disparities; STI/HIV prevention

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Research interests: Health Services Research; Health Policy; Medicaid; The Integration of Health and Social Care; Social Determinants of Health; Clinical Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings

Preliminary Dissertation Title: Understanding Nonprofit Hospital Community Benefits: A Mixed Methods Approach. 

View her CV in the PhD Program CV Book

  • Matthew Maronick

Research interests: Social Service Disparities; Nonprofit Engagement; Social Policy; Economic Inequalities

Dissertation title: "Assisting the Latino Diaspora: Human Service Availability in New Immigrant Destinations"

Research interests: Childhood regulatory disorders; Family support

Research interests: Community-based education spaces; race and ethnicity; social inequality; adolescent development; youth empowerment

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Research interests: Social policy; child and family well-being; child welfare; poverty and safety net policy; child welfare policy; employment and income policy; program evaluation; policy analysis; mixed methods

Research interests: Immigration Policy, Immigrant Advocacy, Enumeration and the U.S. Census, Political and Affective Dimensions of Counting, Ethnographic Methods

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Research interests: Integration of behavioral, medical, and social services; health policy politics; health services research; Medicaid; social determinants of health

Research interests: Mass incarceration; social control and the criminal legal system; Women and motherhood; Poverty and inequality; Community organizing and coalition work; Qualitative methods. Curriculum Vitae

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Research interests: Ethnographic methods; Social service design; Youth experiencing homelessness; History of social work

Research interests: masculinities, violence, re-entry and reintegration, Latin America, interventions

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Research interests: Disability and incarceration; intellectual and developmental disabilities; disabilities and health and crime policy; racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care and the criminal justice system among people with disabilities.

View her CV in the PhD Program CV Book

  • Jesse Self

Research interests: Liminal legal statuses; trans-substantive processes (between immigration and carceral systems); state legal violence; socio-legal exclusion; law and society; social inequality

  • Allison Stinson

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Research interests: The experiences of undocumented immigrants living in sanctuary jurisdictions; Health Care Access Among Undocumented Immigrants; Social work Education & Immigration Policy

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: "Exploring the Experiences of Undocumented Immigrangs Living in a Sanctuary City: A Case Study of Chicago"

Research interests: Interests include the intersection of gender expression and performativity with mental health; risk and resilience; vulnerability; and sex, body, or companionship-based practices

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Research interests: Juvenile Incarceration; Juvenile Justice Services & Policy; Neighborhood; Effects and Violence; Neighborhood Networks; Families & Other Systems of Care; Adverse Health Outcomes; Social Network Analysis; Spatial Data Analysis; Mixed Methods Research. Curriculum Vitae

  • Tadeo Weiner-Davis

Research interests: Community and Community Organizing; Urban Studies and Politics; Social Movements; Race, Class, and Black Politics; Ethnographic and Qualitative Methods; Social Theory; Policy and Political Processes

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: "Representing community: An ethnographic study of the Obama Center Community Benefits Agreement Coalition in the South Side of Chicago"

  • Jade Wong

Research interests: Organizations and Management; Performance Management and Measurement; Policy Implementation; Standardization and Classification

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Title: "Organizational Adventures with Standards"


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