More good news: Kristen Shorette will be joining SUNY Stony Brook next year as an assistant professor of sociology!
Kristen recently finished up her PhD here at UCI, having written a terrific dissertation on the global emergence of Fair Trade markets. Stony Brook has had strength in global/transnational sociology for a long time. Kristen, will find herself right at home there.
Kristen’s interview brought back some memories: I actually had my very first job interview at Stony Brook, long ago. I was very nervous, and didn’t get the job… but I nevertheless enjoyed the visit. I got to meet people like Jackie Smith, Said Arjomand, Dianne Barthel, etc. Since then, Stony Brook has continued to hire really smart global people like Tim Moran, Kiyo Tsutsui (now at Michigan), John Shandra, etc. The Stony Brook department is a great fit for Kristen (and vice versa).