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Sociology Faculty

  • Mignon Duffy, Ph.D.

    Chair of Sociology, Associate Professor

    Intersections of gender, race, and class; care work; labor market inequalities; research methods; and social policy.

  • Kacey Beddoes, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Gender in engineering; research methodologies; engineering education; sociology of disciplines, sociology of education

  • Levon Chorbajian, Ph.D.


    Genocide studies; political sociology

  • Adrian Cruz, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Race and ethnicity; immigration; historical sociology; Latina/Latino studies; Asian American studies; working class issues

  • Mitra Das, Ph.D.


    Family studies and gender-related issues; immigration; ethnicity; social change and comparative perspective.

  • Daniel Egan, Ph.D.


    Social theory; social stratification; war and peace; political sociology; globalization

  • Jordan Ellis, M.A.

    Adjunct Faculty

    Sociology of education; race and ethnicity

  • Richard Hudak, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Faculty

    War and peace; social movements; complex organizations

  • Demetrius Lamar, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Faculty

    Social class and mobility; urban sociology; global sociology; westernization and the history of sociology

  • Cheryl Llewellyn, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Intersections of gender and migration; race; sexuality; feminist methodologies

  • Cheryl Najarian Souza, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches to women and work; gender studies; qualitative research methods; sociology of disability

  • Thomas Piñeros-Shields, Ph.D.


    Collective action and social movements; immigration policy; youth civic engagement; public sociology and participatory action research; and experiential pedagogies.

  • Charlotte Ryan, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Community-based participatory research; social movements and communication; environmental and climate sociology; and public sociology

  • Susan Thomson Tripathy, Ph.D.

    Lecturer and Director of BLA Program

    Service Learning, Ethnographies