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Jeffrey Bennett

Jeffrey Bennett

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Social Theory; Anthropology; Religion; Modernity; Psychoanalysis


Clovis Semmes

Clovis Semmes

Professor of Sociology and Black Studies

Ph.D., Northwestern University

African American Institutions, Culture, and Social Movements; African American Popular and Expressive Culture; Health Systems and Health Behavior; Alternative and Nonmedical Health Practices; Systemic Inequality; Comparative Urban Communities; Afrocentric Theory

Marc Garcelon

Marc Garcelon

Associate Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Theory; Social Movements; Political Sociology; Development and Globalization; Sociology of Culture; Media and Society

Smirnova-Michelle

Michelle Smirnova

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., University of Maryland

Culture, Collective Identity, Nationalism, Discourse Media Studies, Gender, Health & Illness, Social Psychology

Jenny Huberman

Jenny Huberman

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Childhood; Tourism; Consumption and exchange; India and the U.S.

Deborah Smith

Deborah B. Smith

Professor of Sociology

Department Chair

Ph.D., Cornell University

Families; Couples and Relationships; Lifespan Development; Retirement; Volunteering; Women and Work

Shannon Jackson

Shannon Jackson

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Urban Studies; South Africa; Technology and Embodiment; Social Theory

Theresa Torres

Theresa Torres

Associate Professor Sociology and Latina/Latino Studies

Ph.D., Catholic University

Latinos/Hispanics in the United States, particularly in the Kansas City area, Diversity on College Campuses, Marian Devotion, Gender Issues, History of Latinos within the U.S. Roman Catholicism, Immigrants in the U.S., Hispanic Women and the Role of Religious Belief within Their Social and Civic Activism

Sookhee Oh

Sookhee Oh

Associate Professor  of Sociology

Ph.D., The New School

On Leave

Ann Marie Wood

Ann Marie Wood

Associate Teaching Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., University of Kansas

Race and Ethnicity; Gerontology; Medical Sociology; HIV/AIDs; Sexuality

       

Linda M. Breytspraak

Ph.D., Duke University

Gerontology; Medical Sociology; Life Course Development; Social Psychology

Miguel Carranza

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Notre Dame

Latino/Chicano Studies; Immigrant Communities; At-Risk Youth and Adolescents; Minority/Majority Relations; Sociology of Health

Thomas Carroll

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Criminology; Administration of Justice; Social Psychology

Burton Halpert

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Sociology of the Holocaust; Organizational sociology; Gerontology; Sociology of Health Care

Philip G. Olson

Ph.D., Purdue University

Urban Sociology; Community Development; Conspiracy Theories; Social Theory

Peter Singelmann

Ph.D., University of Texas

Latin America (Mexico); Peasants; Race and Ethnicity; Theory


Deceased

C. Neil Bull

Oscar Eggers

Ernest Manheim


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Kathryn Hamel

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Elyse Davis

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Catherine Thompson

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Department Chair

Deborah B. Smith

Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Cornell University

 

 

 

 



Rita Hayes

 

Administrative Assistant

Rita Hayes
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