Department of Sociology and Anthropology Faculty
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.
Christine Kray, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Economic globalization, colonialism, religion and evangelization, social movements, Mexico, Belize, Latin America.
Benjamin N. Lawrance, Hon. 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
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.
David Meiggs, Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Prehistoric land use and environmental change, pastoralism and agriculture, social differentiation and identity, isotope biogeochemistry, archaeological chemistry, South Asia, Eastern Mediterranean (Turkey).
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.
Jessica W. Pardee, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. Tulane University
Urban sociology, disasters (Hurricane Katrina), race relations, research methods, policy evaluation
O. Nicholas Robertson, Lecturer, Departments of Sociology & Anthropology and Criminal Justice
M.A. SUNY Brockport; pursuing Ph.D. at State University of New York at Buffalo
Crime, law, deviance, race, ethnicity, and immigration, with a focus on immigration and crime
Vincent Serravallo, Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. City University of New York
Sociology of work, social inequality, social change, social class, general sociology
Dr. Shana Siegel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Colonialism & settler colonialism, critical ethnic studies, law & society, international law and indigenous peoples, sociology of trauma, and comparative and historical sociology.
Dr. Wilson de Lima Silva, Lecturer in Linguistics
Ph.D., University of Utah
Research interests include language contact in Northwest Amazonia, multilingualism and historical linguistics, linguistic typology, language description, documentation and conservation.
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 (Undergraduate Program Director, Sociology and 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 (Department Chair; Director, RIT Native American Future Stewards Program)
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.
Affiliated and Emeritus Sociology and Anthropology Faculty
Jess Cuculick, Assistant Professor (Department of Liberal Studies, NTID)
Ed.D. University of Rochester, expected 2013
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 Emeritus of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Arizona
Historical anthropology, horticulture, material culture, globalization, gender and work, popular culture in teaching, North America, Colombia.
K. Dean Santos, Associate Professor (Department of Liberal Studies, NTID)
M.S.W. San Diego State University
(585) 475-6545 V/TTY
Murli Sinha, Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Ph.D. Cornell University
Research interests: Global issues, technology transfer, HIV/AIDS, marriage and the family
Faculty Affiliates of Interdisciplinary Programs
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. The program in International and Global Studies receives special support from the Faculty Affiliates.