Full-time Faculty

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  • 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

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  • Jamie L Clark

    Jamie L Clark

    Assistant Professor

    Anthropology: Paleolithic archaeology, modern human origins, hunter-gatherer lifeways, zooarchaeology

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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

    Director of PhD Program in Sociology

    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

  • Basak Durgun

    Basak Durgun

    Urban spaces, gentrification, governmentality, globalization and transnational sexualities

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  • Nancy W Hanrahan

    Nancy W Hanrahan

    Associate Professor

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

  • Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Associate 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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  • Yasemin Ipek

    Yasemin Ipek

    Assistant Professor

    Nationalism, sectarianism, transnational Islamic humanitarianism, activism and civil society, the Middle East

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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

    Associate Professor

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

  • Haagen Klaus

    Haagen Klaus

    Director of Undergraduate Program in Anthropology

    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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  • Andrew Y. Lee

    Andrew Y. Lee

    Librarian III

    Adjunct Faculty

  • 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

  • Huwymin Lucia Liu

    Huwymin Lucia Liu

    Assistant 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

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  • Ben Manski

    Ben Manski

    Assistant Professor

    Sociology: Social Movements; Next System Studies; Sociology of Constitutions; Democratization; Civic Engagement; 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

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  • Manjusha Nair

    Manjusha Nair

    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

    Assistant Professor

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

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  • Rashmi Sadana

    Rashmi Sadana

    Associate Professor

    Anthropology: Urban space and design, social mobility and infrastructure, language politics and ideologies, cultural identity formation, ethnography and literature, postcolonial theory, 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

  • Blake Silver

    Blake Silver

    Assistant 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

  • Rick W. A. Smith

    Rick W. A. Smith

    Assistant Professor

    Anthropology: Genomics; Epigenomics; Ancient DNA; Power and Social Inequality; Settler Colonialism; Ancient Urbanism and Imperialism; Feminist, Queer, and Indigenous Science Studies. Primary geographic foci include the American South, Texas, Mesoamerica, and the Andes.

  • Elizangela Storelli

    Elizangela Storelli

    Director of MA Program in Sociology

    Associate 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.

  • Christian Rafael Suero

    Christian Rafael Suero

    Instructor

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

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  • Daniel H Temple

    Daniel H Temple

    Interim Chair

    Director of Graduate Programs in Anthropology

    Associate 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