Jillet Sarah Sam

Doctoral Candidate

My primary areas of specialization include social geography, social inequality, the sociology of globalization, the sociological study of new media and sociological theory. As a sociologist, I specialize in social geography. I am primarily interested in studying the role that space plays in the organization of social and cultural interaction not only through material linkages but also through the representations and experiential practices related to space. My doctoral training in different approaches to studying space sociologically has culminated in my dissertation thesis on the place-based identification of caste in a digital group. Apart from my dissertation, I have explored various facets of studying space sociologically through multiple research projects at UMCP including the globalization of urban areas in India through consumerist spectacles and the manner in which matrimonial websites are conceived and utilized for caste-specific marriages. I hope to continue my work in the interdisciplinary field of social geography, which straddles sociology and geography, and study various debates and issues pertaining to Asia through this perspective. 

 

Areas of Interest:
  • social geography
  • social inequality
  • sociology of globalization
  • sociology of new media
  • sociological theory
  • South Asia Studies
Degrees
  • MA Sociology
  • BA Economics

PLACE AND CASTE IDENTIFICATION: DISTANCIATION AND SPATIAL IMAGINARIES ON A CASTE-BASED SOCIAL NETWORK., 'I DON'T NEED A WEBSITE FOR AN ARRANGED MARRIAGE’: CHOICE AND USE OF MATRIMONIAL WEBSITES FOR CASTE ENDOGAMY, GLOBALIZATION AND LAYERED SPACES: THE CASE OF HITEC CITY INDIA

Campus -   Mentor, International Teaching Fellows Program, Centre for Teaching Excellence, UMCP
  • JSS
1104 Art/Sociology Building
Department of Sociology
Email: samjs@umd.edu
Office Hours:
Thursday 9 20 am - 10 20 am