All Faculty

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  • Daniel Kamran Afzal

    Daniel Kamran Afzal

    Graduate Lecturer

    Sociology: Health ecologies, cultural psychodynamics, critical psychology, trauma, phenomenology, medical humanities

  • Jamie D. Aprile

    Jamie D. Aprile

    Adjunct Faculty

    Anthropology: Political economy, archaeological theory, excavation methods, lithic artifact analysis, European prehistory, Greek and Roman archaeology

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  • Marwa Bakabas

    Marwa Bakabas

    Adjunct Faculty

    Anthropology: Conflict & Displacement, Migration, Humanitarianism, Refugees, Middle East, Global Urban Studies

  • Aziza Bayou

    Aziza Bayou

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Anthropology: Economic anthropology, political economy, fair/affordable housing, segregation, inequity, ethnographic methods, New Orleans and Caribbean region. Secondary: human evolution, pedagogy

  • Amy L Best

    Amy L Best

    Professor

    Sociology: Education, social inequalities, youth, identity and intersectionality, children's health, community sociology, micro sociology, cultural sociology, sociology of everyday life, consumer markets and commercial life, sociology of food, farm to school, food access and food insecurity, feminist and qualitative approaches to social research, ethnography, program evaluation

  • Johanna Bockman

    Johanna Bockman

    Associate Professor

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

  • Thomasina Borkman

    Thomasina Borkman

    Emeritus Faculty

    Sociology: Sociology of health and illness, organizational analysis, small group behavior, social problems, qualitative research methods

C

  • Jeremy M. Campbell

    Jeremy M. Campbell

    Instructor

    Culture, land tenure, and the environment in Amazonia; Indigenous and local knowledge systems; environmental justice; sustainability science and policy; ethnography and sociocultural theory.

  • Melissa A. Cidade

    Melissa A. Cidade

    Adjunct Faculty

    Sociology: Survey Methodology; Statistics; Survey Cognition

  • Jamie L Clark

    Jamie L Clark

    Director of Undergraduate Program in Anthropology

    Associate Professor

    Anthropology: Paleolithic archaeology, human-environmental interaction, hunter-gatherer lifeways, zooarchaeology

  • Kristina Rea Cockerille

    Kristina Rea Cockerille

    Adjunct Faculty

    Anthropology: bioarchaeology, maternal and developmental stress, enamel growth disruptions, psychosocial stress, life course theory, paleopathology, skeletal biology

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  • John G. Dale

    John G. Dale

    Associate Professor

    Sociology: sociology of human rights; political sociology; social movements; global and transnational sociology; science, knowledge, and technology; law and transnational conflict; critical sociology of development; community and urban sociology; comparative and historical sociology; and area specialist in Burma/Myanmar.

  • Shannon N Davis

    Shannon N Davis

    Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, George Mason University, Korea

    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

  • Michelle S. Dromgold-Sermen

    Michelle S. Dromgold-Sermen

    Assistant Professor

    U.S. immigration law and policy; legality, citizenship, membership, and belonging; immigrant incorporation; refugee resettlement; global migration management; Middle East migration

  • Basak Durgun

    Basak Durgun

    Adjunct Faculty

    Urban spaces, gentrification, governmentality, globalization and transnational sexualities

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  • Terilee Edwards-Hewitt

    Terilee Edwards-Hewitt

    Graduate Lecturer, SOC Graduate Liaison

    Gender and Sexuality; mass and popular culture; social media/digital ethnography; disability, historical and modern US culture.

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  • Felicia Garland-Jackson

    Felicia Garland-Jackson

    Adjunct Faculty

    Institutions and Inequalities, Ethnomusicology, Military Family Sociology

  • Gregory A Guagnano

    Gregory A Guagnano

    Emeritus Faculty

    Sociology: Political economy of resource control, environmental sociology, social psychology of environmental concern, research methods and design, statistics, diffusion of technological innovation

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  • David W Haines

    David W Haines

    Emeritus Faculty

    Anthropology: migration, governance, kinship, information technology, East and Southeast Asia

  • Nancy W Hanrahan

    Nancy W Hanrahan

    Associate Professor

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

  • Abdallah Hendawy

    Abdallah Hendawy

    Adjunct Faculty

    Sociology: Social Movements, Radicalization, Insurgency, Middle East, Egypt

  • Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Professor

    Anthropology: Medical anthropology, aging and end-of-life care, pain management, reproductive health, Islam, technology, gender, Middle East and North Africa, the United States

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  • Hale Inanoglu

    Hale Inanoglu

    Adjunct Faculty

    Sociology: Sociology of religion, Muslims in the US, diaspora, gender.

  • Yasemin Ipek

    Yasemin Ipek

    Assistant Professor

    Activism and civil society, crisis, political imagination, citizenship and belonging, decoloniality, sectarianism, nationalism, class, refugees and humanitarianism, migration, Middle East and North Africa, the United States

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  • Mark D Jacobs

    Mark D Jacobs

    Emeritus Faculty

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

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  • Dae Young Kim

    Dae Young Kim

    Associate Professor

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

  • Haagen Klaus

    Haagen Klaus

    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, Global Social Thought

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  • Brian Louis Levy

    Brian Louis Levy

    Assistant Professor

    Sociology: Inequality, Poverty, Mobility; Neighborhoods; Community and Urban Sociology; Race, Class, and Gender; Education; Social Demography; Quantitative Research Methods; Causal Inference

  • Huwy-min Lucia Liu

    Huwy-min Lucia Liu

    Director of Graduate Programs in Anthropology

    Associate Professor

    Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology; Political Anthropology; Politics, Economy and Religion; Socialism and Change; Subjectivity and Governance; Civil Society; Life and Death Studies; Ritual Studies; Culture and Emotion; Gender and Masculinity; China and Taiwan

  • Angelina Locker

    Angelina Locker

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Anthropology: Biocultural archaeology; migration; kinship; social complexity, legitimization of power; isotope geochemistry; ancient DNA; memory; place-making; mortuary archaeology; archaeological science; human-environment interaction; resilience; household and settlement archaeology. Geographic foci include Belize, Mesoamerica, and Romania.

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  • Ben Manski

    Ben Manski

    Assistant Professor

    Sociology: Social movement; next system studies; sociology of constitutions and constitutionalism; democratization; environmental sociology; federalism and municipalism; philosophy of social science.

  • Patricia Anne Masters

    Patricia Anne Masters

    Director of Undergraduate Program in Sociology

    Professor

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

  • Christopher Morris

    Christopher Morris

    Assistant Professor

    Anthropology: Anthropology of medicine, environmental governance, extractive industries, indigeneity, ethnicity, colonial and postcolonial histories, im/material properties, southern Africa

  • Anne Marie Marie Munson

    Anne Marie Marie Munson

    Adjunct Faculty

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  • Manjusha Nair

    Manjusha Nair

    Director of PhD Program in Sociology

    Associate Professor

    Sociology: Globalization, Political Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Development, Labor Movements, India, China, Ethiopia, South Africa

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  • Amaka Okechukwu

    Amaka Okechukwu

    Associate Professor

    Sociology: Social Movements, Race and Ethnicity, Political Sociology, Urban Sociology, Qualitative Methods, Black Politics, Ethnography, Oral History

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  • Jeffrey L Parsells-Johnson

    Jeffrey L Parsells-Johnson

    Adjunct Faculty

    Gender, Social Psychology, Sociology of Attention, and Political Sociology

  • Carol Petty

    Carol Petty

    Adjunct Faculty

    Sociology: Globalization, Global Subjectivities, Civic Engagement, Citizenship Studies, Social Inequalities, Integration Policy, Sociology of Culture, Interpretive Sociology, Sociological Theory

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  • Zahra S.A Rafie

    Zahra S.A Rafie

    Adjunct Faculty

    Sociology: Equity, empowerment, and inclusion, Qualitative Research, Gender Equity, Youth/Immigrant/Refugee Rights, Religious Equality/Freedom Community Activism/Advocacy and Social Justice

  • Mohammed Luftur Rahman

    Mohammed Luftur Rahman

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Karleen Ronsairo

    Karleen Ronsairo

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Karen E Rosenblum

    Karen E Rosenblum

    Emeritus Faculty

    Sociology: Global and American social problems from an economic perspective; comparative stigma

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  • Rashmi Sadana

    Rashmi Sadana

    Professor

    Anthropology: Urban space, gender, and social mobility; infrastructure, design, and the built environment; language politics and ideologies; cultural identity formation; ethnography of literature; postcolonial theory, globalization, India

  • Randall Salm

    Randall Salm

    Adjunct Faculty

    Sociology: Peace, armed conflict, child soldier identity

  • 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

    Emeritus Faculty

    Anthropology: informal economies and markets, agrarian issues, gender relations, quinoa, culture and food, Latin America, Andean region, Peru; transnational and transracial adoption, U.S., anthropological theory and methods

  • Blake Silver

    Blake Silver

    Associate Professor

    Sociology: Higher education; inequality and mobility; culture; race, class, and gender; parent and family involvement in education; transition to adulthood; research methods; second-generation immigrant students

  • Earl Smith

    Earl Smith

    Adjunct Faculty

    Sociology: Social Stratification. Crime. Sociology of Sport

  • Rick W. A. Smith

    Rick W. A. Smith

    Assistant Professor

    Anthropology: Genomics; Ancient DNA; Colonialism; Imperialism; Urbanism; Plantation Studies; Queer, Feminist, and Indigenous Science Studies. My work centers on the fringes of the Spanish/Mexican colonial worlds. I primarily work in Belize, New Mexico, and Texas.

  • Roberta Spalter-Roth

    Roberta Spalter-Roth

    Senior Research Fellow

  • Elizangela Storelli

    Elizangela Storelli

    Director of MA Program in Sociology

    Associate Professor

    Sociology: Sociology of aging, including global population aging and well-being, sociology of family, intergenerational networks of care, gender inequality, and quantitative studies.

  • Christian Rafael Suero

    Christian Rafael Suero

    Instructor

    Sociology: Sociology of education, well-being, labor, race, and class.

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  • Ahmet Tekelioglu

    Ahmet Tekelioglu

    Instructor

  • Daniel H Temple

    Daniel H Temple

    Chair

    Professor

    Anthropology: bioarchaeology, developmental stress, life history theory, hunter-gatherers, mortuary practices, biodistance analysis, children and childhood, biomechanics and activity reconstruction, diet, resilience theory and new materialism

  • 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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  • Bethany M. Usher

    Bethany M. Usher

    Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education

    Anthropology: Bioarchaeology, Evolution of Health and Disease, Growth and Development, Osteology, Diet

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  • James Witte

    James Witte

    Professor

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

  • Janis Woodward

    Janis Woodward

    Graduate Professional Assistant

    Anthropology: socio-cultural anthropology, urban anthropology, youth culture, aging, place, space, urban design, skateboarding