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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  • 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.

  • 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

    Associate Professor

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

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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

  • Lester R. Kurtz

    Lester R. Kurtz

    Professor

    Sociology: Nonviolent social movements, Gandhi, sociology of religion

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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

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  • Ben Manski

    Ben Manski

    Assistant Professor

    Sociology: social movements; 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

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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

    Assistant Professor

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

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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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