I am a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of California, Irvine
I do research on globalization, gender, political sociology, women’s political, educational, and labor force participation, inequality, and religion using quantitative analysis and comparative-historical methods.
I have taught classes including introduction to sociology, global/transnational sociology, sociology of women, and sociology of sexualities.
I have been a teaching assistant for a diverse array of other classes, including research methods, international human rights, medical sociology, business decisions, social psychology of networks, small group behavior, sociology of science, alternative medicine, sociological perspectives on religion, revolutionary and post-revolutionary China, and immigration and social policy. I have also been a tutor for statistics.
I am on the editorial team for the American Sociological Association Political Sociology Section Newsletter.
Office: SST 675
Rachael J. Russell
3151 Social Science Plaza A
Irvine, CA 92697
Constructing Global Womanhood: WINGOs, Women’s Ministries, and Women’s Empowerment
I received my undergraduate degree and first M.A. (2008) from the University of South Carolina in Sociology. I went on to receive a second M.A. (2010) and I am currently A.B.D. (Aug 2012) in Sociology at the University of California, Irvine, slated to defend my dissertation in Spring 2015.