Placement Record

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The Graduate Program in Sociology is very proud of its graduate students.  With a commitment to providing a learning experience that prepares students for both the academic and non-academic markets, our students have attained great success.

2019 Graduates

Anna Benker
Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, AmeriCorps Vista, International Institute of Minnesota

Alina Budhwani
Crisis Counsellor, Victim Services, Toronto, Domestic Violence Researcher

Theodora Kriakakos
English Teacher, Qkids

Melissa McLetchie
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, York University

2018 Graduates

Carlo Charles
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, McMaster University

Rubina Karyar
MA Candidate, Graduate Program in Social Work, York University

Emma Lindala
Volunteer, VHA Home Healthcare

Anna Lippman
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, York University

2017 Graduates

Jana Borras
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, York University

Leigha Comer
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, York University

Amrit Dhillon
Research Anaylyst, Ipsos Canada, Toronto

Gillian Elliott
PhD Candidate, Faculty of Health, University of Toronto

Jocelyn MacDonald
Legal Talent Administrator, Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP

Talisha Ramsaroop
Community Project Coordinator, York University

Janice Phonepraseuth
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, York University

Jessica Thyriar
Education and Training Specialist, York University

2016 Graduates

Babak Amini
Research Student, Graduate Program in Sociology, London School of Economics

Miriam Hird-Younger
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Geography, University of Toronto

Kazhal Mohammadi
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, Carleton University

Maigan Newson
Bilingual Settlement Officer, Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning, PEI

Nilum Panesar
Management Consultant, Deloitte

Connie Phung
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, Concordia University

Emily Zimmermann
Junior Analyst, Skyjack Inc.

2015 Graduates

Ali Mehboob Hirji
Project and Research Lead, Al Hub at Durham College

Grace Barakat
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, York University

Mary Choy
Regional Health Education Coordinator, Praries and Northwest Territories at CATIE

Devin Clancy
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, York University

Betty Ann Henry
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, York University

Markus Gerke
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Jelena Golubovic
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Anthropology, Simon Fraser University

Mandi Gray
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, York University

Sarah Haque
Logistics Planner, Canada Cartage

Danielle Landry
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, York University

Robyn LeBlanc
Director of Research, John Howard Society of Southeastern New Brunswick

Nadia Nassar
Policy Analyst, City of Waterloo

Khalida Ramyar
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, York University

Christopher Zakher
Senior Analyst, Economics at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

2014 Graduates

Wendy Chappel
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Education, York University

Michael Cifelli
Court and Client Representative, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

A.J. Lowik
PhD Candidate, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia

Erika McDonald
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, York University

Samantha Posluns
Lawyer, Falconeri Rumble Harrison LLP
Juris Doctorate - Law, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

Christie Thorkildsen
Investor, Belize

Jonathan Zissakos
Senior Policy Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

2013 Graduates

Susan Cake
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, University of Alberta
Director of Policy Analysis, Alberta Federation of Labour
Janine DeLorey
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, Dalhousie University
Angelina Duhig
OCT Certified Elementary Occasional Teacher - Durham District School Board
Bahar Hashemi
PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto
Samantha Hudyma
Sales Representative, iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage
Shirin Khayambashi
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, McMaster University
Jessica Rayne
Founder, Evolving Doors (developing human potential through education, program development and event production)
Raquel Teixeira
Business Analyst, Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Company

2012 Graduates

Jackie Boyce
Perinatal and Paediatric Social Worker, St. Joseph's Health Centre
Heather Brady
Manager, Policy at CAAT Pension Plan
Enio Chiola
Research Director, Dig Insights
Sugandha Nagpal
PhD Candidate, International Development, Jindal School of International Affairs
Shelagh Ois
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, York University

2011 Graduates

Muna Ali
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology and Justice Studies, California State University San Marcos
PhD, Curriculum and Pedagogy, University of Toronto
Andrea Barbera
Coordinator, Enrolment Management and Student Affairs, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University
Kristin Ciupa
Visiting Researcher, Department of History, York University
PhD, School of Politics and International Relations, University of London
Giselle Dias
Program Administrator, Centre for Indigegogy:  Indigenous Centred Wholistic Development
Alana Gentile
Integrated Ontario Woks Benefits Caseworker, York Region
Darcy L'Heureux
Vice President, Global Business Development, Architecture and Planning, Crystal Fountains
Thandiwe Ncube
Manager, Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services
Amanda Salerno
PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Sociology, York University

2010 Graduates

Shirin Forouzin
Employment Consultant, COSTI
Carmen Teeple Hopkins
Senior Policy Analyst, Employment and Social Development Canada
PhD, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto

2019 Graduates

Bojan Baca
Ernst Mach Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz
Junior Research Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies, South East Europe, University of Rijeka

Sarah Hornstein
Membership Services Officer, Faculty Association, University of British Columbia

Adam King
Post Doctoral Visitor, Department of Politics, York University

Azar Masoumi
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Acadia University

Ishrat Sultana
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Sociology, North South University

2018 Graduates

Bianca Baggiarini
Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy

Krista Banasiak
Manager, Research and Public Policy, Diabetes Canada

Vivian Stamatopoulos
Associate Teaching Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Shaira Vadasaria
Visiting Assistant Professor,  Al-Quds University/Bard College

2017 Graduates

Benjamin Christensen
Faculty, Douglas College

Julianne DiSanto
Professor, Department of Sociology, Sheridan College

2016 Graduates

Anke Allspach
Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University

Angele Alook
Assistant Professor, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, York University

Jesse Carlson
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Acadia University

Craig Fortier
Assistant Professor, Social Development Studies, Renison University College, University of Waterloo

Markus Kip
Scientific Assistant, Graduate School of Urban Studies, Darmstadt University of Technology

2015 Graduates

Alan Bourke
Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal Studies, Mohawk College

Jordan Cicalo
Analyst, Order of Canada Program, National Orders, Ottawa

Democratia Dafnos
Associate Professor, Sociology, University of New Brunswick

Suzanne Day
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Social Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill

Jennie Haw
Health System Impact Fellow, Western University

David Moffette
Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa

2014 Graduates

Michael Christensen
Assistant Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University

Karine Côté-Boucher
Assistant Professor, School of Criminology, Université de Montréal

Erkan Ercel
Adjunct Scholar, The Multicultural History Society of Ontario

Brian Fuller
Visiting Assistant Professor, Carleton College, Minnesota

Alison Jenkins Jayman
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Canadian Studies, St Lawrence University

Stephen LeDrew
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Memorial University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for the Study of Religion and Society, Uppsala University

Severine Minot
Assistant Professor, School of arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Habib University

Vanessa Rosa
Assistant Professor, Mount Holyoke College

Milos Vasic
Professor, Society Culture and Commerce, Humber College

2013 Graduates

Jeffrey Butler
Research Associate and Project Manager, York University

Kelly Holloway
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Jasmin Hristov
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus

David Lavin
Program Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Ryan McVeigh
Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Lakehead University

Andrea Quinlan
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Legal Studies, University of Waterloo

Chris Sanders
Assistant Professor, Department of Gerontology and Sociology, Lakehead University

2012 Graduates

Mark Ayyash
Associate Professsor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Mount Royal University

Gulhanim Caliskan
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, St. Thomas University

Dolores Rigueroa Romero
Postdoctoral Fellow, CIESAS, Mexico and Associate Fellow CERLAC, York University

Diego Llovet
Behavioural Scientist, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto

Morgan Poteet
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Mount Allison University

2011 Graduates

Albert Banerjee
Health Research Chair, Community Health and Aging, St. Thomas University

Greg Bird
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University

Elke Grenzer
Director, Culture of Cities Centre

Saeed Hydaralli
Assistant Professor, Feinstein School of Social and Natural Sciences, Roger Williams University

Ruthann Lee
Assistant Professor, Department of English and Cultural Studies, University of British Columbia

Yuzhen Liu
Lecturer, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Centre for Canadian Studies

Marcia Oliver
Associate Professor, Department of Law and Society, Wilfrid Laurier University

Katherine Osterlund
Project Manager, Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

2010 Graduates

Miga Cultem
A/Manager, Public Health Agency of Canada

Doris Grinspun
Chief Executive Officer, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Mervyn Horgan
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Guelph University

Peter Mallory
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, St. Francis Xavier University

Andrew Thompson
Adjunct Faculty, Fordham University

Fiona Whittington-Walsh
Chair, Department of Sociology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Vice-President of Inclusion BC