Faculty Listings


Edwin Ackerman

Edwin Ackerman
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 2016
Political sociology, comparative-historical sociology, Latin-American studies, social theory

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Sean J. Drake
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2017
Ethnographic Methods, Race and Ethnicity, Schools and Education, Childhood Poverty and Homelessness, Children of Immigrants

Jennifer Flad

Jennifer Flad
Assistant Teaching Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2009
Health and illness, gender and sexuality, sustainability, disability studies, food and food politics

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Marc A. Garcia
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin, 2015
Medical sociology, aging and the life course, racial/ethnic disparities, minority and immigrant health

Cecilia Green

Cecilia A. Green
Associate Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1998
Race, class, gender, Caribbean studies

Madonna Harrington Meyer

Madonna Harrington Meyer
University Professor, Sociology
Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, Sociology
Faculty Research Affiliate, Lerner Center
Faculty Affiliate, Aging Studies Institute
Ph.D., Florida State University, 1991
Social policy, aging and the life course, family policies

Prema Kurien

Prema Kurien
Professor, Sociology
President-Elect, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 2019-2020, President 2020-2021
Past Chair, Department of Sociology (2017-2020)
Dr. Thomas Tam Visiting Professor (2014-2015), CUNY
Founding Director, Asian/Asian American Studies
Ph.D., Brown University, 1993
Immigrants and immigration, religion, ethnicity, immigrant politics, India

Scott Landes

Scott Landes
Associate Professor, Sociology
Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Sociology
Ph.D., University of Florida, 2014
Sociology of Disability, Medical Sociology, Aging and the Life Course, Military Veterans

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Andrew S. London
Associate Dean and Professor, Sociology
Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1993
Medical sociology; HIV/AIDS; demography; aging and the life course; families, poverty, welfare, and low-wage work; carework; veterans; LGBT/sexuality studies

Amy Lutz

Amy Lutz
Associate Professor, Sociology
Director of Graduate Studies, Sociology
Ph.D., University of Albany, State University of New York, 2002
Race and ethnicity, immigration, bilingualism, educational inequality

Yingyi Ma

Yingyi Ma
Associate Professor, Sociology
Director of Asian/Asian American Studies
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2007.
Education, migration, Asian/Asian American studies

Shannon Monnat

Shannon Monnat
Associate Professor, Sociology
Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion and Lerner Center Director
Co-Director of the Policy, Place, and Population Health Lab
Research Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies
Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY, 2008
Rural demography, social and structural determinants of health and health disparities, spatial differences in morbidity and mortality

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Jennifer Karas Montez
University Professor, Sociology
Gerald B. Cramer Faculty Scholar in Aging Studies
Director of the Center for Aging and Policy Studies
Co-Director of the Policy, Place, and Population Health Lab
Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2011
Demography; political economy and population health; life course and aging

Jackie Orr

Jackie Orr
Associate Professor, Sociology
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1999
Cultural politics and performance; contemporary theory, science, technology, and psychiatry; critical body studies; history and politics of psychopharmaceuticals

Arthur Paris

Arthur Paris
Associate Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1974
Urban society and policy, race and ethnic relations, science and technology, non-white popular culture

Gretchen Purser

Gretchen Purser
Associate Professor, Sociology
Research Director on Activism and Advocacy, PARCC
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2009
Work and labor, urban poverty, law and punishment, housing and homelessness, precarity, social theory, ethnography, community-based action research

Becky Schewe

Rebecca Schewe
Associate Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
Environmental and natural resource sociology

Merril Silverstein

Merril Silverstein
Professor, Sociology and Human Development and Family Science
Marjorie Cantor Endowed Professor in Aging
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1990
Aging, family, intergenerational relationships, demographic, policy and cultural contexts, quantitative methods

Janet Wilmoth

Janet M. Wilmoth
Professor and Chair, Sociology
Director, Aging Studies Institute
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1995
Sociology of aging and the life course, demography, health

Affiliated Faculty

Peter Blanck

Peter Blanck
University Professor
Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute (BBI)
J.D., Stanford University, 1986Ph.D., Social Psychology, Harvard University, 1982
Race, ethnicity and disability, disability and law, disability and social policy

Linda Carty

Linda Carty
Associate Professor, Sociology by Courtesy Appointment, African American Studies
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1989
Race, class, and gender studies; comparative sociology; international development; post-colonial discourse; Third World feminism

Chandra Mohanty

Chandra Talpade Mohanty
Professor Women’s and Gender Studies
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987
Transnational feminist theory, postcolonial feminism, globalization and anti-capitalist praxis, anti-racist education

Theresa Selfa

Theresa Selfa
Associate Professor, Environmental Studies at SUNY-ESF
Ph.D. Development Sociology, Cornell University, 2001
Political sociology; environmental sociology; rural sociology; sociology of agriculture; sociology of development; qualitative methods; comparative-historical methods

Smith, Danielle

Danielle Smith
Professor, African American Studies
Director of the Renée Crown University Honors Program

Gender studies; population displacement and migration; post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction; global health and development; Africa and its diaspora; the United States

David Sonnenfeld

David A. Sonnenfeld
Professor of Environmental Studies at SUNY-ESF
Ph.D., Sociology, University of California Santa Cruz, 1996
Environmental sociology; environment, development, and sustainability; sociology of science and technology; East and Southeast Asia; historical and field research methods

Rick Welsh

Rick Welsh
Professor, Department Chair, Public Health, Food Studies & Nutrition
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1995
Food & Agricultural Policy, Organic Agriculture, Rural Development; Wetland Preservation

Emeriti Faculty

Bob Bogdan

Robert Bogdan
Professor Emeritus, Sociology
Ph.D. Syracuse University, 1971
Qualitative methods, special education, disability studies, sociology of difference, visual sociology


Susan R. Borker
Associate Professor Emeritus, Sociology
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1971
Quantitative methods, sex and gender, work and labor force issues, health care

Richard Braungart

Richard G. Braungart
Professor Emeritus, Sociology
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1969
Political sociology, life course and generational politics, political psychology

Steve Brechin

Steve Brechin
Professor Emeritus, Sociology
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1989
Organizational, political, and environmental sociology

Marjorie DeVault

Marjorie DeVault
Professor Emeritus, Sociology
Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1984
Gender studies, qualitative methodology, feminist studies, social interaction

Louis Kriesberg

Louis Kriesberg
Professor Emeritus, Sociology
Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1953
Social conflicts, conflict resolution, interstate and intercommunal conflicts, constructive struggles

Julia Loughlin

Julia Loughlin
Professor Emeritus, Sociology
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1971
Race, class and gender, science and technology

Gary Spencer
Professor Emeritus, Sociology
Ph.D. Boston
Dramaturgy, prejudice and discrimination, ethnicity