Conerly Casey, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Cultural and psychological anthropology, social suffering, violence and trauma, health and emotions, human security and rights, social justice, self-other, urban Africa (Nigeria-Hausa), Middle East (Kuwait).
Kijana Crawford, Associate Professor of Sociology
Ed.D. University of Rochester
Mentoring, women, work and culture, minority relations, African-American culture, North America.
Jess Cuculick, Assistant Professor (Department of Liberal Studies, NTID)
Ed.D. University of Rochester, expected 2010
585 475 6489 VP
585 475 6189 fax
Research interests: deaf education, educational sociology, sociology of health, deaf culture, communication technology, literacy, and race, class and gender in deaf communities.
Paul Grebinger, Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Arizona
Historical anthropology, horticulture, material culture, globalization, gender and work, popular culture in teaching, North America, Colombia.
William A. Johnson, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Urban Studies
M.A. in Political Science, Howard University
The application of governmental policies to distressed cities, regional governments, state and local government reform, smart growth and sprawl, citizen engagement, community economic development, Rochester, urban North America.
Christine Kray, Associate Professor of Anthropology (chair)
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Economic globalization, colonialism, religion and evangelization, social movements, Mexico, Belize, Latin America.
Benjamin N. Lawrance, Barber B. Conable, Jr. Endowed Chair of International and Global Studies
Ph.D. Stanford University
Sub-Saharan Africa, African and African Diaspora Studies, child trafficking, slavery and abolition, globalization, human rights, asylum and immigration
Uli Linke, Professor of Anthropology (Coordinator, International and Global Studies)
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Cultural anthropology, gender, visual culture and violence, racism and nationalism, political anthropology of the body, political technology of the senses in modern states, Germany, Europe.
William D. Middleton, Associate Professor of Archaeology
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison
Complex societies, craft specialization, interregional exchange, early agriculture, archaeometry, archaeological chemistry, ethnoarchaeology, geoarchaeology-geomorphology, paleoecology, Mesoamerica, Central America, Andean Intermediate Area, Anatolia.
Martha E. Morgan, Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Ph.D. University of Arizona, Tucson
Ethnoarchaeology, historic archaeology, history of technology, metallurgy; Islamic studies, Maghribi studies, Spanish colonial contact studies; U.S. Southwest, South American Andes, North Africa.
David Overfelt, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. University of Missouri
Urban sociology, social inequalities, democratic participation and negotiation, social change, social justice, urban theory
Jessica W. Pardee, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. Tulane University
Urban sociology, disasters (Hurricane Katrina), race relations, research methods, policy evaluation
Vincent Serravallo, Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. City University of New York
Sociology of work, social inequality, social change, social class, general sociology
K. Dean Santos, Associate Professor (Department of Liberal Studies, NTID)
M.S.W. San Diego State University
(585) 475-6545 V/TTY
Danielle Taana Smith, Associate Professor of Sociology (Director, Honors Program)
Ph.D. University of South Carolina
Orange Hall (Building 13), Room 1322
Economic sociology, entrepreneurship in African American communities, use of internet technologies among small businesses, refugee communities, North America, Liberia.
Robert C. Ulin, Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research
Anthropology of Europe and North America, critical theory, political-economy, history of anthropology, historical anthropology, globalization, wine and food.
Jason Younker, Associate Professor of Anthropology (Director, RIT Native American Future Stewards Initiative)
Ph.D. University of Oregon
Cultural anthropology, Native North Americans, culture change and identity, cultural resource management, geographic information systems, cultural informatics, ethnographic research methods.
The degree programs in International & Global Studies and Urban & Community Studies rely upon the expert teaching and research of a very large number of faculty in the College of Liberal Arts, from nearly every department, including Communication, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Fine Arts, History, Modern Languages & Cultures, Philosophy, Political Science, and Science, Technology, and Society/Public Policy.