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 2014-15).

Professor Dave Ramsaran received his Ph.D. in sociology from the American University. He teaches courses in quantitative 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, museum studies, public culture, war and organized violence, 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.

Associate 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 Anne Luna received her Ph.D. in sociology from Howard University. She teaches courses on qualitative methods, environmental justice, social movements and gender. Her research interests fall in the areas of historical materialist theory and social inequality, specifically race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality.