Postdoctoral Social Scientists’ Working Group

​This interdisciplinary group for postdoctoral social scientists is cosponsored by the Institute for the Social SciencesCornell Population Center, and Center for the Study of Inequality. To join the working group, please contact socialsciences@cornell.edu and provide your center/department sponsor, project title, and mentor’s name and department.

This group fosters the development of work in progress and research collaborations through monthly lunch meetings. Patrick Ishizuka is the group organizer and can answer questions about meetings and scheduling. The meetings are held in different rooms in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall. See directions to MVR rooms.

The postdoctoral group also sponsors an open session writing group that meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-1pm in MVR 1428. For more information on the writing group, contact Cassandra Robertson.

Asad Asad
Center for the Study of Inequality

asad.asad@cornell.edu, 352 Uris Hall
How Noncitizens Perceive the Risk of Deportation
Mentor: Filiz Garip, Sociology
Vivekinan L. Ashok
Government

vla22@cornell.edu, 301 White Hall
Mentor: Peter Enns, Government
Erica Boothby
Psychology
ejb292@cornell.edu
People’s Understanding of the Impact they Have on Others
Mentor: Tom Gilovich, Psychology
Nicolas Bottan
Policy Analysis and Management

nicolas.bottan@cornell.edu, 435A Kennedy Hall
Mentor: Michael Lovenheim, PAM
Kristen Carter Elmore
Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research

kce28@cornell.edu, Beebe Hall
Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement
Mentor: Anthony Burrow, Human Development
Yoon Choi
Communication

yc863@cornell.edu
Social Media TestDrive
Mentors: Natalie Bazarova, Communication, and Janis Whitlock, BCTR
Jessica Cooper
Anthropology and Law

jcooper@cornell.edu, 161 McGraw Hall
Unaccountable: Surreal Life in California’s Mental Health Courts
Mentor: Andrew Wilford, Anthropology
Luisa Cortesi
Science and Technology Studies and Anthropology

lc937@cornell.edu
Living in Dangerous Waters: Environmental Knowledge and Technologies in Flooded North Bihar, India
Mentor: Rachel Prentice, Science and Technology Studies
Elizabeth Day
Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research

ead255@cornell.edu, 35 Thornwood Hall
Project 2Gen
Mentors: Rachel Dunifon, PAM, and Laura Tach, PAM

Dominic DiFranzo 
Communication
djd274@cornell.edu, 491 Mann Library
Prosocial Design for Social Media
Mentor: Natalie Bazarova, Communication
Frank Edwards
Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research

fre9@cornell.edu, Beebe Hall
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
Mentor: Chris Wildeman, PAM
Melissa Fletcher Pirkey
Sociology
mfp57@cornell.edu, Uris Hall 323

Laura Giurge
SC Johnson Graduate School of Management

lmgiurge@cornell.edu, 302 Sage Hall
Ethics, Power, and Time
Hope Harvey
Policy Analysis and Management

hopeharvey@cornell.edu, 1302 MVR Hall
Family and Household Complexity
Mentors: Rachel Dunifon, PAM, and Laura Tach, PAM
Patrick Ishizuka
Cornell Population Center

ishizuka@cornell.edu, 293 MVR Hall
Work, Family, and Gender Inequality
Mentor: Kelly Musick, PAM
James Krueger
Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

jsk396@cornell.edu
Legal Pluralism, Pesticide Use, and Sustainable Horticulture in East Africa
Mentors: Gerald Torres, Law, and Marina Welker, Anthropology
Rick Moore
Sociology

Active Learning Initiative
rickmoore@cornell.edu, 382 Uris Hall
Mentor: Vida Maralani, Sociology
Kelly Nielsen
Sociology

kn393@cornell.edu, 366 Uris Hall
Mentor: Vida Maralani, Sociology
Natasha Raheja
Anthropology
nraheja@cornell.edu, 261 McGraw Hall
Visual Anthropology, Infrastructure, Bureaucracy, Governance, Migration
Cassandra Robertson
Cornell Population Center

cassandralrobertson@gmail.com
Cara Rock-Singer
Jewish Studies and Science and Technology Studies

Gestating Judaism: The Corpuses and Corporalities of American Jewish Feminisms
cdr92@cornell.edu, 323B Morrill Hall
Mentor: Jonathan Boyarin, Jewish Studies