Graduate students play an important and active role in the intellectual debates and research agenda of CSES.

Soul Han

Class of 2024

Soul Han

Soul Han is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Cornell University. His current research interests cover issues of 1) region-bound social mechanisms that generate cumulative advantage in knowledge economy, 2) relationship between bureaucracy and growth, 3) inter-organizational relationship and the labor market structure, and 4) diffusion and acculturation of CSR practices. He holds an M.A. in Sociology from Seoul National University (South Korea), and B.A. in Political Science from Swarthmore College.

Academic Interests / Region-bound social mechanisms; organizations; labor market; CSR practices

Wesley Stubenbord

Class of 2024

Wesley Stubenbord

Wesley Stubenbord is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Cornell University and the Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Economy and Society.  His current research focuses on the rise of billionaire wealth and the changing composition of the world’s economic elite over the past quarter century.  Prior to joining Cornell, he was a high school math teacher in Massachusetts and a financial analyst in New York City.  He received a B.A. in Economics and Sociology from New York University and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching from Boston University.

Academic Interests / Economic sociology; stratification; organizations

Nathan Ly

Class of 2025

Nathan Ly

Nathan Ly is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Cornell University. His research interests lie in political sociology and international migration. Focusing on the United States and Canada, he examines how bilateral relations shape government actions and responses to migration flows, as well as the role of the state in immigrant political integration. Prior to Cornell, he received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Human Biology and M.A. in Sociology, both from the University of Toronto.

Academic Interests / Political sociology; international migration

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“[T]he challenge is to specify and explicate the social mechanisms determining the relationship between the informal social organization of close-knit groups and the formal rules of institutional structures.”— Victor Nee