Sociology and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Tenure-line Faculty


  • Amy L Best

    Amy L Best



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

  • Johanna Bockman

    Johanna Bockman

    Associate Professor

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


  • John G. Dale

    John G. Dale

    Associate Professor

    Sociology: political sociology; economic sociology; social movements; globalization; transnational networks; sociology of human rights; law & transnational conflict; urban sociology; critical sociology of development; comparative & historical sociology; (Area Specialist in Burma/Myanmar).

  • 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


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


  • 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


  • Mark D Jacobs

    Mark D Jacobs


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


  • 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


    Sociology: Nonviolent social movements, Gandhi, sociology of religion


  • Jeffrey W Mantz

    Jeffrey W Mantz


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

  • Christopher Morris

    Christopher Morris

    Assistant Professor


  • Tyler W. Myroniuk

    Tyler W. Myroniuk

    Assistant Professor

    Sociology: Aging, Marriage, Mental Health, Migration, Physical Health, Social Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa, Quantitative Methods


  • Manjusha Nair

    Manjusha Nair

    Assistant Professor

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



  • Rashmi Sadana

    Rashmi Sadana

    Director of Graduate Programs in Anthropology

    Assistant Professor

    Anthropology: Social mobility and infrastructure, urban space and design, language politics and ideologies, cultural identity formation, ethnography and literature, postcolonial theory, globalization, India

  • Anne L Schiller

    Anne L Schiller


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

  • Joseph A Scimecca

    Joseph A Scimecca


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

  • Linda J Seligmann

    Linda J Seligmann


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

  • Nawa Sugiyama

    Nawa Sugiyama

    Assistant Professor

    Anthropology: Zooarchaeology, Isotope bone chemistry, Mesoamerica, Teotihuacan


  • Daniel H Temple

    Daniel H Temple

    Director of Undergraduate Program in Anthropology

    Associate 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


  • 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