Sociology and Anthropology Faculty

Professor Simona J. Hill holds a Ph.D. in sociology 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. Her research interests are in the areas of ethnographic field research, feminist pedagogy, race, gender and ethnicity (on leave 2012-13).

Professor Dave Ramsaran received his Ph.D. in sociology 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. He is the director of the diversity studies program.

Associate Professor Shari Jacobson, department head, received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Stanford University. She teaches courses on religion, politics, transnational communities, the Jewish diaspora and anthropological theory. She is the coordinator of the legal studies program.

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. He directs the Arlin M. Adams Center for the Study of Law and Society.

Visiting Assistant Professor Jessica Epstein received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. She teaches courses in the sociology of food and the environment, research methods, and political sociology.