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Ran Keren

Sociology PhD Candidate

Ran entered the sociology PhD program at Northeastern in the Fall of 2016. He received a BA in Science in 2002 from The Hebrew University in Israel, a BA in sociology in 2010 from The Open University in Israel, and an MA in applied sociology in 2015 from the University of Massachusetts Boston. He studied migration and gender, and during his masters’ studies conducted an ethnographic study on the trailing spouses of international scholars. Ran currently is conducting a research project on humor, focusing on political humor and stand-up comedy.

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Areas of Research/Interest: Sociology of humor, humor theory, political humor, popular culture, sociological theory, and semiotics. 

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation Committee: Chair: Danny Faber, Members: Gordana Rabrenovic, Liza Weinstein, Hillary Chute

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