Faculty

Laura J. Miller
Laura J. Miller
Department Chair
Professor of Sociology
781-736-2643 Pearlman Hall 103
Office Hours: Mondays, 2pm-3pm, Wednesdays, 5pm-6pm, and by appointment

Expertise: Sociology of culture, mass media, consumption and marketing, urban and suburban studies, food studies

Karen V. Hansen
Karen V. Hansen
Director of Graduate Studies
Professor of Sociology & WGS
781-736-2651 Pearlman Hall 209
Office Hours: Thursdays, 3:30pm-5pm

Expertise: Gender, feminist theory, sociology of families, historical sociology, networks and communities

Sara Shostak
Sara Shostak
Undergraduate Advising head
Associate Professor of Sociology
781-736-2213 Pearlman Hall 207
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm

Expertise: Sociology of health and illness, science and technology studies, body and society, sociology and bioethics, environmental health and justice, qualitative research methods

Wendy Cadge
Wendy Cadge
Professor of Sociology
781-736-2641 Pearlman Hall 109
Office Hours: By appointment

Expertise: Sociology of Religion, culture, health and medicine, immigration, gender, sexuality, organizations, research methods

Gordon Fellman
Gordon Fellman
Professor of Sociology
781-736-2642 Pearlman Hall 110
Office Hours: Thursdays, 10-12

Expertise: Peace, conflict, and coexistence studies; empowerment, social class, Marx and Freud, psychoanalytic sociology, masculinities, Israeli-Palestinian confrontation

Chandler Rosenberger
Chandler Rosenberger
Associate Professor of International and Global Studies and Sociology
781-736-2683 Mandel Center for Humanities 107
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 1:30pm-4pm

Expertise: Nationalism, ethnicity, sociology of culture, sociology of religion, political dissent, terrorism, modern European politics

Carmen Sirianni
Carmen Sirianni
Morris Hillquit Professor of Labor and Social Thought, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy
781-736-2652 Pearlman Hall 210
Office Hours: On leave for 2019-2020 academic year

Expertise: Political sociology, community and civic democracy, organizations, public policy for democracy, work

Michael Strand
Michael Strand
Assistant Professor of Sociology
781-736-2138 Pearlman Hall 107
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm

Expertise: Social theory, philosophy of social science, culture, morality, knowledge, historical methods, economic sociology

Siri Suh
Siri Suh
Assistant Professor of Sociology
781-736-2635 Pearlman Hall 102
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2pm-5pm

Expertise: Sociology of health and illness, sociology of reproduction, critical studies of global health, science and technology studies (STS), research methods, sub-Saharan Africa.

Gowri Vijayakumar
Gowri Vijayakumar
Assistant Professor of Sociology
781-736-2633 Pearlman Hall 211
Office Hours: By appointment (link below)

Office hours sign-up sheet.

Expertise: Gender, sexuality, transnational social movements, development, labor and labor movements, feminist theory, HIV/AIDS, ethnographic and interview methods, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Derron Wallace
Derron Wallace
Assistant Professor of Education and Sociology
781-736-2088 ASA Complex 214
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 10am-12pm

Expertise: Sociology of education, comparative education, multicultural and multiethnic education, social inequality, critical theories of race, transnational migration, Caribbean diaspora studies

Affiliated Faculty

Kristen Lucken
Kristen Lucken
Lecturer in International & Global Studies and Religious Studies
781-736-2743 Golding Judaica Center, 18
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2pm-4pm

Expertise: Immigration, religious and ethnic identity, nationalism, sociology of religion

Thomas Shapiro
Thomas Shapiro
The Heller School
Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy, Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy

Expertise: Stratification, race, political sociology

Emeriti

Peter Conrad
Peter Conrad
Professor Emeritus of Sociology

Expertise: Medical sociology, deviance, qualitative research methods

Janet Zollinger Giele
Janet Zollinger Giele
Professor Emerita of Sociology

Expertise: Women's changing roles, sociology of the life course, social movements

Gila Hayim
Professor Emerita of Sociology

Expertise: Classical and critical social theory, contemporary social theory, law and society, existential sociology

Marty Wyngaarden Krauss
Marty Wyngaarden Krauss
The Heller School
John Stein Professor of Disability Research, Emerita

Expertise: Disability policy, family caregiving, mental retardation, human services

Shulamit Reinharz
Shulamit Reinharz
Jacob S. Potofsky Professor of Sociology, Emerita

Expertise: Qualitative research methods, feminist research, Jewish women's studies, social psychology, group dynamics.

George W. Ross
George W. Ross
Professor Emeritus of Labor and Social Thought

Expertise: European integration, European politics and social policy, comparative industrial relations, and sociology of advanced capitalist societies