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Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Department of Sociology and Anthropology Faculty

Brian Barry Brian Barry, Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. Syracuse University
3153 Eastman
(585) 475-2401
bpbgss@rit.edu

Urban experience, death and dying, North America.

Conerly Casey Conerly Casey, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
3189 Eastman
(585) 475-7467
cccgss@rit.edu

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 Kijana Crawford, Associate Professor of Sociology
Ed.D. University of Rochester
3163 Eastman
(585) 475-2943
drcgss@rit.edu

Mentoring, women, work and culture, minority relations, African-American culture, North America.

Christine Kray Christine Kray, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
3169 Eastman
(585) 475-4686
christine.kray@rit.edu

Economic globalization, colonialism, religion and evangelization, social movements, Mexico, Belize, Latin America.

Benjamin Lawrance Benjamin N. Lawrance, Hon. Barber B. Conable, Jr. Endowed Chair of International and Global Studies
Ph.D. Stanford University
3167 Eastman
(585)475-4768
bnl@rit.edu

Sub-Saharan Africa, African and African Diaspora Studies, child trafficking, slavery and abolition, globalization, human rights, asylum and immigration

Uli Linke Uli Linke, Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
3151 Eastman
(585) 475-4389
(585) 442-1506
uhlgss@gmail.com

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 David Meiggs, Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
3145 Eastman
(585) 475-6763
dcmgss@rit.edu

Prehistoric land use and environmental change, pastoralism and agriculture, social differentiation and identity, isotope biogeochemistry, archaeological chemistry, South Asia, Eastern Mediterranean (Turkey).

William Middleton William D. Middleton, Associate Professor of Archaeology
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison
3173 Eastman
(585) 475-5756
wdmgss@rit.edu

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 Jessica W. Pardee, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. Tulane University
3140 Eastman
jwpgss@rit.edu

Urban sociology, disasters (Hurricane Katrina), race relations, research methods, policy evaluation

Nicholas Robertson 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
2158 Eastman
(585) 475�2083
onrgcj@rit.edu

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
3165 Eastman
(585) 475-2433
vssgsp@rit.edu

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
2138 Eastman
(585) 475-6165
slsgss@rit.edu

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
2136 Eastman
(585) 475-4416
wdsgss@rit.edu

Research interests include language contact in Northwest Amazonia, multilingualism and historical linguistics, linguistic typology, language description, documentation and conservation.

Danielle Smith Danielle Taana Smith, Associate Professor of Sociology (Director, Honors Program)
Ph.D. University of South Carolina
Orange Hall (Building 13), Room 1322
(585) 475-5133
dtsgla@rit.edu

Economic sociology, entrepreneurship in African American communities, use of internet technologies among small businesses, refugee communities, North America, Liberia.

Robert C. Ulin Robert C. Ulin, Professor of Anthropology (Undergraduate Program Director, Sociology and Anthropology)
Ph.D. Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research
2136 Eastman
(585)475-3969
rcugla@rit.edu

Anthropology of Europe and North America, critical theory, political-economy, history of anthropology, historical anthropology, globalization, wine and food.

Jason Younker Jason Younker, Associate Professor of Anthropology (Department Chair; Director, RIT Native American Future Stewards Program)
Ph.D. University of Oregon
3149 Eastman
(585) 475-5549
jtygla@rit.edu

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 Jess Cuculick, Assistant Professor (Department of Liberal Studies, NTID)
Ed.D. University of Rochester, expected 2013
3272 Eastman
585 475 6489 VP
585 475 6189 fax
JALNAP@rit.edu

Research interests: deaf education, educational sociology, sociology of health, deaf culture, communication technology, literacy, and race, class and gender in deaf communities.

Paul Grebinger Paul Grebinger, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Arizona
paul.grebinger@rit.edu

Historical anthropology, horticulture, material culture, globalization, gender and work, popular culture in teaching, North America, Colombia.

Dean Santos K. Dean Santos, Associate Professor (Department of Liberal Studies, NTID)
M.S.W. San Diego State University
3284 Eastman
(585) 475-6545 V/TTY
kdsnap@rit.edu

Murli Sinha Murli Sinha, Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Ph.D. Cornell University
mmsgss@rit.edu

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.