Sociology and Anthropology Faculty

Professor Simona J. Hill holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches courses in social problems, social control and deviance; she also supports the women's studies and diversity programs at Susquehanna. Her research interests are in the areas of ethnographic field research, feminist pedagogy, race, gender and ethnicity.

Associate Professor Shari Jacobson received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Stanford University. She teaches courses on religion, food, transnational communities, the Jewish Diaspora and anthropological theory.

Professor Dave Ramsaran, department head, received his Ph.D. from the American University. He teaches courses in research methods, globalization, international political economy, social stratification and Caribbean culture.

Associate Professor John Bodinger de Uriarte earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches courses in family and kinship, visual anthropology, public culture, cultural anthropology, Native America, and race and ethnicity.

Assistant Professor Michael Smyth received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Irvine.  He teaches courses in sociological theory, crime and criminal justice, sociology of punishment and sociology of law.