Faculty

Laura J. Miller
Laura J. Miller
Department Chair / Director of Graduate Studies
Professor of Sociology
781-736-2643 Pearlman Hall 103
Office Hours: Th 2-3:30 in person, or other times in person or Zoom by apt.

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

Karen V. Hansen
Karen V. Hansen
Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Sociology
Professor Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-2651 Pearlman Hall 209
Office Hours: W 1-3

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

Michael Nooy-Strand
Michael Nooy-Strand
Undergraduate Advising Head / Study Abroad Liaison
Assistant Professor of Sociology
781-736-2138 Pearlman Hall 107

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

Wendy Cadge
Wendy Cadge
Barbara Mandel Professor of the Humanistic Social Sciences, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Professor of Sociology / Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-2641 Pearlman Hall 109
Office Hours: T 3-4:30 and by apt., Irving Presidential Enclave 74-101D

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

Gordon Fellman
Gordon Fellman
Professor Emeritus of Sociology

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

Sarah Mayorga
Sarah Mayorga
Associate Professor of Sociology
Pearlman Hall, 111
Office Hours: MW 2-3 and by apt.

Expertise: Sociology of race and racism, urban sociology, Latinx sociology, whiteness studies, qualitative methods.

Chandler Rosenberger
Chandler Rosenberger
Associate Professor of International and Global Studies and Sociology
781-736-2683 Mandel Center for Humanities 107

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

Sara Shostak
Sara Shostak
Professor of Sociology
781-736-2213 Pearlman Hall 207
Office Hours: Sabbatical 2021-2022

ExpertiseSociology of health and illness, science and technology studies, environmental health and justice, food studies, qualitative research methods.

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

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: T 11-1 and by apt. (See below)

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

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Derron Wallace
Derron Wallace
Assistant Professor of Education and Sociology
781-736-2088 ASA Complex 214

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

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

Thomas Shapiro
Thomas Shapiro
The Heller School
Pokross Professor of Law 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.

Carmen Sirianni
Carmen Sirianni
Emeritus Professor of Labor and Social Thought, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Public Policy

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