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Sociology Department

Faculty

  • Dr. Arthur Scarritt

    Professor, Chair of Sociology, and IMSRL  Director

    Arthur Scarritt:  Vita
    Office Hours:   By Appointment

    Research interests: The organization of society perpetuates racial inequalities, and strategies for overcoming these unequal relations.

    Arthur Scarritt:  Vita
    Office Hours:   By Appointment

    Research interests: The organization of society perpetuates racial inequalities, and strategies for overcoming these unequal relations.

  • Dr. Rebecca L. Som Castellano

    Associate Professor

    Rebecca L. Som Castellano: Vita
    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Research interests: 

    Rebecca L. Som Castellano: Vita
    Office Hours: By Appointment

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  • Dr. Ginna Husting

    Professor

    Virginia Husting:; Vita
    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Research interests: My work studies how people build and change their senses of self, how political emotions are sedimented in and expressed through institutionalized in social/physical spaces, and how systems of inequalities shape emotions and subjectivities shaped through systems of domination. I am currently interested in two projects; first, thinking through settler coloniality and emotion using the work of Mini Aodla Freeman; second, using Hannah Arendt’s work to model the problems of digital capitalism. My work is informed by feminist, poststructuralist, and decolonial research and perspectives.

    Virginia Husting:; Vita
    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Research interests: My work studies how people build and change their senses of self, how political emotions are sedimented in and expressed through institutionalized in social/physical spaces, and how systems of inequalities shape emotions and subjectivities shaped through systems of domination. I am currently interested in two projects; first, thinking through settler coloniality and emotion using the work of Mini Aodla Freeman; second, using Hannah Arendt’s work to model the problems of digital capitalism. My work is informed by feminist, poststructuralist, and decolonial research and perspectives.

  • Dr. Martin Orr

    Professor

    Marty Orr: Vita
    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Research interests: Social theory, inequality, social movements, the environment, and the mass media.

    Marty Orr: Vita
    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Research interests: Social theory, inequality, social movements, the environment, and the mass media.

  • Dr. Sharon Paterson

    Professor

    Sharon Paterson: Vita
    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Research interests: Sociology, Specializations: Inequality, Work/Occupations, and Higher Education

    Sharon Paterson: Vita
    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Research interests: Sociology, Specializations: Inequality, Work/Occupations, and Higher Education

  • Dr. Dora Ramirez

    Professor

    Dora Ramirez: Vita
    Office Hours:   By Appointment

    Research Interests:

    Dora Ramirez: Vita
    Office Hours:   By Appointment

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  • Sarah Mawhirter M.A & M.st

    Lecture

    Sarah Mawhirter: Vita
    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Research interests: Sociology, Gender Studies, Focuses on: Critical Higher Education, Embodied Research Methods, Carceral and Mass Incarceration Activists’ Studies, Higher Education in Prison, and Transformative Criminal Justice Law and Public Policy.

    Sarah Mawhirter: Vita
    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Research interests: Sociology, Gender Studies, Focuses on: Critical Higher Education, Embodied Research Methods, Carceral and Mass Incarceration Activists’ Studies, Higher Education in Prison, and Transformative Criminal Justice Law and Public Policy.

  • Desiree Brunette M.A.

    Lecturer, Advising Coordinator and Concurrent Enrollment Liaison

    Desiree Brunette: Vita
    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Research interests: Sociology of the family, Sociology of the Sex, Sociology of Religion, and Medical Sociology,

    Desiree Brunette: Vita
    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Research interests: Sociology of the family, Sociology of the Sex, Sociology of Religion, and Medical Sociology,

  • Michael Kreiter M.A

    Lecture

    Michael Kreiter: Vita
    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Research interests: Inequality; Critical Race Theory; Cultural Studies: Popular Culture; Neoliberalism; Gender; Intersectionality; Mixed Methods

    Michael Kreiter: Vita
    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Research interests: Inequality; Critical Race Theory; Cultural Studies: Popular Culture; Neoliberalism; Gender; Intersectionality; Mixed Methods

  • Carissa Wolf M.A

    Lecture

    Carissa Wolf: Vita
    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Research interests: Media Studies, Journalism, Mass media and society, Media Literacy, Sociology of health and medicine, Disability studies, Fringe and extremist groups, Public sociology, Sociology of Food

    Carissa Wolf: Vita
    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Research interests: Media Studies, Journalism, Mass media and society, Media Literacy, Sociology of health and medicine, Disability studies, Fringe and extremist groups, Public sociology, Sociology of Food

  • Dr. Michael Blain

    Professor

    Michael Blain: Vita   
    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Research interests: Imperialism, Terrorism, Politics, Victimage Ritual, and Biopolitics

    Michael Blain: Vita   
    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Research interests: Imperialism, Terrorism, Politics, Victimage Ritual, and Biopolitics

Adjunct Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

  • Dr. Robert McCarl

    Emeritus Faculty

  • Martin Scheffer, Ph.D.

    Emeritus Faculty