Full-time Faculty

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  • Amy L Best

    Amy L Best

    Director

    Professor

    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 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

    Professor

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

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  • Nancy W Hanrahan

    Nancy W Hanrahan

    Associate Professor

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

  • Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Associate Professor

    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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  • Andrew Y. Lee

    Andrew Y. Lee

    Librarian III

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Brian Louis Levy

    Brian Louis Levy

    Assistant Professor

    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

    Social Movements; Next System Studies; Sociology of Constitutions; Democratization; Civic Engagement; Environmental Sociology; Federalism and Municipalism; Philosophy of Social Science.

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  • Manjusha Nair

    Manjusha Nair

    Associate Professor

    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

    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

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

  • Blake Silver

    Blake Silver

    Assistant Professor

    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

    Associate Professor

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

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  • Wenjing Wang

    Wenjing Wang

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Anthropology: Social Complexity and Inequality, Social Interaction, Regional Demographic Analysis, Population Centralization and Decentralization, Quantitative and Spatial Analysis

  • James Witte

    James Witte

    Professor

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