Post-Doctoral Fellows are scholars with a new PhD who do not yet have a full time teaching oriented appointment. They typically come from the ranks of our Junior Fellows and Pre-Doctoral Fellows. These are not in-house appointments. Post-doctoral fellows who are in-house are listed on our Visiting Fellows page. In-house Post-doctoral Fellows come to us with their own outside institutional funding when their work fits with CCS intellectual agendas. The CCS does not offer funding for postdoctoral appointments.
Alphabetical, by last name
Postdoctoral Fellow, Oslo Metropolitan University
Lars E.F. Johannessen is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Oslo Metropolitan University. His main areas of research are cultural sociology, medical sociology, digital culture and science and technology studies. He received his PhD from Oslo Metropolitan University in 2018 and has published articles in journals such as Sociology of Health & Illness, Symbolic Interaction, Social Science & Medicine, and European Societies.
Lars is now working on a case study of AV1: a robot for children with long-term illness, meant to be the child’s eyes, ears, and voice in the classroom. The project finds inspiration in cultural sociology and science and technology studies, and explores the development, marketing, implementation, and effects of the robot.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Copenhagen
Dominik Zelinsky received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2020, and is currently employed as a postdoctoral fellow in the ECR/Carlsberg-funded project Who are We (PI Dan Zahavi) at the University of Copenhagen. His interests lie in the fields of social theory, cultural sociology, as well as the sociology of art and science.
Laura Milanes (Laura M. Milanes-Reyes) received her Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at University at Albany, State University of New York. She was awarded a Fulbright grant to complete a M.A. in Sociology from the University at Albany after earning a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from University of the Andes (Colombia).
Her research addresses meaning-making about the economic sphere, using the insights of cultural and economic sociology. Her dissertation examined the media’s construction of The Great Recession and the 1998 crisis in Colombia. This project compared the civic logics in the U.S., part of the Global North, to those found in Colombia, a country of the Global South. It also examined the prevalence of civic logics versus other institutional logics in the media coverage of these crises.
Laura co-authored with Elizabeth Popp Berman “The Politicization of Knowledge Claims: The ‘Laffer Curve’ in the U.S. Congress” (Qualitative Sociology, 2013) and has also undertaken a project examining CEO personal profiles in two media outlets. (Previous CCS Predoctoral Fellow, 2014 - 2017)