Zach Rubin is a recent PhD in Sociology. Currently seeking gainful employment. His family tells him he’s super smart, but the job market hasn’t felt similarly so far. He studies Intentional Communities (think communes), social movements, environmental sociology, and political sociology. In addition to service to the discipline, he’s also the chair of the city of Columbia, Missouri’s Commission on Human Rights and cooks a mean chickpea tikka masala.
Rachel Bauer is a newly-minted PhD in Theatre and works as Postdoctoral Fellow. When she’s not reading all of the books she missed out on while dissertating or watching Parks and Recreation for the seventeenth time with her cat, Ginny, she does research on theatre in higher education and STEAM education. After doing a ton of leadership and service in grad school, she will spend this year doing so much professional development and working on those publications (and praying someone will actually read them)!
Kristen Kalz is working on her dissertation and should be writing. Especially, if she would like to remain a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology with an emphasis in Environment & Technology, and Science, Knowledge, & Technology. Broadly speaking her research interests are in the study of Risk, Health, and Environment. Her current research is on the environmental uncertainty that surrounds residents who live and work around West Lake landfill and Coldwater Creek, both of which contain cold-war era radioactive waste. She’s making progress!
Note: This is the photo Zach picked for me- haha. This was at a graduate student event that I planned and led for the University…they say you should dress for the job you want….