Visiting Fellows ~ 2020-2021

Paul CarlsPaul Carls, University of Montreal

Paul Carls is a scholar interested in the sociology of morality and social and political conflict. He earned a PhD in political science at the University of Montreal in 2020 and was a post-doctoral scholar at the Luxembourg Institute for Socio-Economic Research (2020-2021). He is also dedicated to reinvigorating a research paradigm inspired by the work of Émile Durkheim. (Virtual Visiting Faculty Fellow, 2020-2021).

Jason MastJason Mast, Normative Orders Research Institute, Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt, Germany

Jason Mast is a research fellow the Formation of Normative Orders Excellence Cluster at Goethe University Frankfurt. Currently he is researching the rise of populism in the U.S., and explaining Donald Trump’s victory in the the 2016 presidential election. Narrative, social performance, and the making of political consciousness and identity, are central themes in this work. He is also examining how recent developments in cognitive psychology, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience are challenging how the social sciences and humanities have theorized the intersections between mind, culture, and society. Some of his recent work can be found in the edited volume, Politics of Meaning /Meaning of Politics: Cultural Sociology of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election (2019, Palgrave Macmillan) (Virtual Visiting Faculty Fellow, Fall 2020).

Nadya JaworskyBernadette Nadya Jaworsky, Masaryk University, Czechia

Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky is associate professor of sociology at Masaryk University, Brno (Czech Republic), and Faculty Fellow at Yale University’s Center for Cultural Sociology. Recent books include The Courage for Civil Repair: Narrating the Righteous in International Migration (with Carlo Tognato and Jeffrey C. Alexander, eds., Palgrave, 2021), Historicizing Roma in Central Europe: Between Critical Whiteness and Epistemic Injustice (with Victoria Shmidt, Routledge 2021), and The Boundaries of Belonging: Online Work of Immigration-Related Social Movement Organizations (Palgrave, 2016). Her two most recent articles, featuring the cultural sociological analysis of media coverage on refugees entering the United States and Canada, have been published in 2019 in Nations and Nationalism and Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies. Her current research focuses on in-depth cultural sociological analysis and reconstruction of public issues such as perceptions of migration, border narratives, the migration-populism nexus, and the relationship between COVID-19, nationalism, and globalization.  (Virtual Visiting Faculty Fellow, Fall 2020)

Masoud ShadnamMasoud Shadnam, MacEwan University, Canada

Masoud Shadnam is Associate Professor of Organization Theory and Business Ethics at MacEwan University in Canada. He received his PhD in Management and Organization Studies from Simon Fraser University in Canada, and subsequently held positions at NEOMA Business School in France and York University in Canada. His research explores the dynamics of organizational settings from a cultural perspective drawing primarily on insights from cultural sociology and social philosophy. His articles have appeared in several journals including Academy of Management Review, Organization, Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, Journal of Leadership Studies, and International Review of Sociology. (Virtual Visiting Faculty Fellow, Fall 2020)

Emily CampbellEmily Campbell, College of the Holy Cross

Emily B. Campbell, Ph.D., received her degree in Sociology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Her dissertation, “Grief, Care and Politics in the American Opioid Crisis” is an examination of the social impact of drug overdose death through a case study of New England. Her areas of expertise include political sociology, race and ethnicity, human rights, social movements, education, cultural sociology, drugs and society and social theory. (Virtual CCS Research Associate, September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021)

Lin ZhangLin Zhang, University of New Hampshire

Lin Zhang is an assistant professor of communication and media studies at the University of New Hampshire. She graduated from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, with a PhD in Communication, and MA from NYU’s Department of Media, Culture and Communication.

She studies digital capitalism and differences as intersectionality with a focus on China in the global context and in spaces of transnational encounter. She’s completing a book manuscript that examines the proliferation of various forms of IT entrepreneurialism in post-2008 China through a labor perspective. She’s also working on a secondary project about the geopolitics and economy of Chinese international students in the US higher education industry. (Virtual Visiting Research Scholar, September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021)