Sociology and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full-time Faculty

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  • Amy L Best

    Amy L Best

    Chair

    Professor

    Sociology: Sociology of everyday life, social inequalities, feminist and qualitative approaches to social research, youth and gender, sociology of food

  • Andrew Bickford

    Andrew Bickford

    Associate Professor

    Anthropology: War and Culture, Militarization, Soldiers/Veterans, Biotechnology, Political Anthropology, Europe and the United States

  • Johanna K Bockman

    Johanna K Bockman

    Associate Professor

    Sociology: Globalization, neoliberalism, economic sociology, Eastern Europe, socialism and postsocialism, gentrification, Washington, DC

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  • John G. Dale

    John G. Dale

    Associate Professor

    Sociology: Globalization; transnational networks; comparative & historical sociology; economic sociology; political sociology; social movements & collective action; sociology of human rights; urban & community development; institutional management of imagination, creativity, and knowledge production; political cultures of impact investing and social entrepreneurship

  • Shannon N Davis

    Shannon N Davis

    Associate Professor

    Sociology: Sociology of families and intimate relationships, gender ideologies, gender inequality, research methods

  • Rutledge M Dennis

    Rutledge M Dennis

    Professor

    Sociology: Sociology of ideas, theoretical sociology, political sociology, race and ethnic studies, urban communities, the sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois

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  • Nancy W Hanrahan

    Nancy W Hanrahan

    Director of Graduate Programs in Sociology

    Associate Professor

    Sociology: critical theory, cultural sociology, feminist theory, music and the arts

  • Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Assistant Professor

    Medical anthropology, Islam, aging and end-of-life care, Science and Technology Studies, gender, reproductive technologies, Middle East and North Africa and the United States

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  • Mark D Jacobs

    Mark D Jacobs

    Professor

    Sociology: Sociology of culture, social theory, social control and juvenile justice, public scandal

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  • Dae Young Kim

    Dae Young Kim

    Director of Undergraduate Program in Sociology

    Associate Professor

    Sociology: Immigration, ethnicity, race, Asian American studies, and globalization

  • Haagen Klaus

    Haagen Klaus

    Associate Professor

    Anthropology: --Bioarchaeology, paleopathology, dental anthropology, mortuary analysis -- Forensic anthropology and forensic taphonomy -- Prehistoric and Historic Andean South America; organization of complex societies -- Health, violence, identity, and ethnogenesis -- Theory and methods in bioarchaeology

  • Lester R. Kurtz

    Lester R. Kurtz

    Professor

    Sociology: Nonviolent social movements, Gandhi, sociology of religion

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  • Jeffrey W Mantz

    Jeffrey W Mantz

    Affiliate

    Anthropology: Political economy; inequality; religion, ritual and spirituality; science and technology; Caribbean; West and Central Africa

  • Patricia A Masters

    Patricia A Masters

    Associate Professor

    Sociology: Gender, social psychology, community, children and youth, family. and qualitative research methods

  • Tyler Myroniuk

    Tyler Myroniuk

    Assistant Professor

    Sociology: Fertility, Marriage, Mental health, Migration, Physical health, Social Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa, Quantitative Methods

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  • Rashmi Sadana

    Rashmi Sadana

    Director of Graduate Programs in Anthropology

    Assistant Professor

    Anthropology: Language politics and ideologies, the ethnography of literature, transportation and infrastructure, urban space and design, colonialism, postcolonialism, globalization, India

  • Anne L Schiller

    Anne L Schiller

    Professor

    Anthropology: Identity, religion and ritual, tourism, Italy, Indonesia

  • Joseph A Scimecca

    Joseph A Scimecca

    Professor

    Sociology: Humanist sociological theory, the sociology of higher education, and the intersection of social science and religion

  • Linda J Seligmann

    Linda J Seligmann

    Professor

    Anthropology: informal economies and markets,political economy,agrarian issues,gender,Latin America,Andean region,Peru;transnational and transracial adoption,U.S.

  • Elizangela Storelli

    Elizangela Storelli

    Assistant Professor

    Sociology: Sociology of aging, including global population aging, well-being and retirement, sociology of family, gender inequality, international development, Latin and America, and quantitative studies.

  • Nawa Sugiyama

    Nawa Sugiyama

    Assistant Professor

    Anthropology: Zooarchaeology, Isotope bone chemistry, Mesoamerica, Teotihuacan

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  • Daniel H Temple

    Daniel H Temple

    Director of Undergraduate Program in Anthropology

    Assistant Professor

    Anthropology: Bioarchaeology, developmental stress, life history, evolutionary morphology, skeletal and dental biology, evolutionary theory, mortuary practices, hunter-gatherers

  • Susan R Trencher

    Susan R Trencher

    Associate Professor

    Anthropology: American culture, the anthropology of anthropology, sociology of knowledge, anthropological theory and practice, and the history of anthropology

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  • James Witte

    James Witte

    Director, Institute for Immigration Research

    Sociology: Use of the world wide web to collect survey data, comparison of online and off line societies