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Faculty

Faculty
Name Contact Info Interest Areas
Abdi, Cawo
Assistant Professor
1146 Social Sciences
612-624-3714
cabdi@umn.edu
Migration; Gender, Race and Class; Family; Islam; Development Studies; Human Rights; Globalization; Africa; Middle East
Almquist, Zack
Assistant Professor
960 Social Sciences 612-624-1895
almquist@umn.edu
Social Network Analysis, Mathematical and Computational Sociology, Spatial Analysis, Demography, Public Health, Methodology, and Human Judgement and Decision Making
Aminzade, Ronald
Professor
1031 Social Sciences
612-624-9570
aminzade@umn.edu
Historical and Comparative; Political Sociology; Sociology of Development; Nationalism; Race Relations; Social Movements; Democratic Theory
Baer, Alejandro
Associate Professor
1133 Social Sciences
612-624-7548
abaer@umn.edu
Social Memory Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Antisemitism, Sociology of Judaism, Sociology of Media and Communication, Qualitative Methods, Visual Sociology.
Bian, Yanjie
Professor
967 Social Sciences
612-624-9554
bianx001@umn.edu
Economic sociology; Social networks; Social stratification; Chinese society
Boyle, Elizabeth
Professor
909 Social Sciences
612-624-3343
boyle014@umn.edu
Sociology of Law; Globalization; Children's and Women's Rights
Broadbent, Jeffrey
Professor
1026 Social Sciences
612-624-1828
broad001@umn.edu
Political Sociology; Environmental Sociology; Social Movements; Network Analysis; Discourse Analysis, Institutions and Culture; Cross-national Comparative Methods; Climate Change; Japan; East Asia; Ethongraphy, Global and Comparative/Historical Sociology.
DeWaard, Jack Assistant Professor 1148 Social Science 612-624-9522 jdewaard@umn.edu International and Internal Migration; Assimilation and Integration; Demography and Ecology; Quantitative Methods.
Edgell, Penny
Professor
1039 Social Sciences
612-624-9828
edgell@umn.edu
Culture; Religion; Gender & Family; Symbolic Boundaries & Inequality
Ferrales, Gabrielle
Assistant Professor
1152 Social Sciences
612-624-5021
ferrales@umn.edu
Law and Society; Gender; Criminology and Criminal Justice; International Criminal Law; Quantitative and Qualitative Methods; Factorial Survey Methods for Empirical Analysis
Gerteis, Joseph
Associate Professor
1125 Social Sciences
612-624-1615
gerte004@umn.edu
Historical Sociology; Politics and Social Movements; Social Theory; Diversity and Solidarity in American Society
Goldman, Michael
Associate Professor
952 Social Sciences
612-624-0051
mgoldman@umn.edu
Transnational, Political, and Environmental Sociology; Global Urbanization; Transnational Institutions of Finance, Development, & Expert Networks.
Gowan, Teresa
Associate Professor
1080 Social Sciences
612-626-1863
tgowan@umn.edu
Urban Sociology, Ethnography, Poverty and Inequality; Consumption; Alternative Economies
Hartmann, Douglas
Professor
835 Social Sciences
612-624-0835
hartm021@umn.edu
Race and Ethnicity; Sociology of Culture; Sport Studies; Social Movements and Social Change; American Society; Field Methods; Contemporary Theory
Hull, Kathleen
Associate Professor
1131 Social Sciences
612-624-4339
hull@umn.edu
Culture; Law; Social Movements; Family; Gender and Sexuality
Kelly, Erin
Professor
1014 Social Sciences
612-624-0228
kelly101@umn.edu
Organizations and Work; Gender; Family and Life Course; Law and Social Policy
Knoke, David
Professor
939 Social Sciences
612-624-6816
knoke001@umn.edu
Social Networks; Economic Sociology; Organizations and Work
Liebler, Carolyn
Assistant Professor
1135 Social Sciences
612-624-5506
liebler@umn.edu
Race and Ethnicity; Social Demography; Indigenous Peoples; Social Stratification; Sociology of the Family and Life Course; Social Support
Logan, Enid
Associate Professor
956 Social Sciences
612-624-3598
elogan@umn.edu
Blackness in the Americas, Contemporary U.S. Race Relations; Race & the Body, Race & Electoral Politics, Blacks and Social Class, Afro-Latin America
Malmquist, Carl
Professor
1174 Social Sciences
612-624-4147
malmq001@umn.edu
Juvenile Justice; Homicide; Adolescence; Law and Society; Law and the Mental Health System
Meier, Ann
Associate Professor
1127 Social Sciences
612-626-7230
meierann@umn.edu
Family and Life Course; Adolescent and Young Adult Development; Gender
Moen, Phyllis
Professor
1123 Social Sciences
612-625-5483
phylmoen@umn.edu
Work, Family, Health, Policy, Age and the Gendered Life Course
Mortimer, Jeylan
Professor
1014 Social Sciences
612-624-4064
morti002@umn.edu
The Life Course, Social Psychology, Work
Page, Joshua
Associate Professor
935 Social Sciences
612-624-9333
page@umn.edu
Crime, Law, Deviance, and Punishment; Labor and Unionization; Political Sociology; Qualitative Research Methods; Social Theory
Park, Lisa Sun-Hee
Professor
1035 Social Sciences
612-624-8563
lspark@umn.edu
Immigration and Welfare Policy; Immigrant Health Care; Race, Class, and Gender; Asian American Studies; Environmental Justice; Urban Theory and Methods
Pellow, David
Professor
1070 Social Sciences
612-624-5006
dpellow@umn.edu
Environmental Justice Studies; Racial and Ethnic Inequality; Transnational Social Movements; Qualitative Research Methods; Labor Studies; Immigration
Phelps, Michelle
Assistant Professor
1035 Social Sciences
612-626-0863
phelps@umn.edu
Crime, Law, and Deviance; Inequality; Mixed Methods
Samaha, Joel
Professor
1033 Social Sciences
612-624-3529
jbs@umn.edu
Criminal Law and Procedure in U.S. Society; History of Criminal Justice
Savelsberg, Joachim
Professor
1144 Social Sciences
612-624-0273
savel001@umn.edu
Knowledge; Law, Crime & Punishment; Human Rights; Comparative; Theory
Schurman, Rachel
Professor
1078 Social Sciences
612-624-1039
schurman@umn.edu
Agri-food Studies, Political Sociology, Social Movements, Global Political Economy, Development/Post-Development Studies
Swartz, Teresa
Associate Professor
933 Social Sciences
612-626-1862
tswartz@umn.edu
Families; Intergenerational Relations; Social Inequality; Asian American Studies; Gender; Welfare State; Children, Youth and Young Adulthood
Uggen, Christopher
Professor
1167 Social Sciences
612-624-4016
uggen001@umn.edu
Crime, Law, and Deviance; Life Course; Inequality; Methods
Warren, John "Rob"
Professor
1172 Social Sciences
612-624-2310
warre046@umn.edu
Social Inequality; Education; Health Disparities; Demography
Wrigley-Field, Elizabeth
Assistant Professor
Robert Wood Johnson Post Doc, joining us in fall 2016
Formal Demography; Social Demography; Race, Health, Inequality

Affiliated Faculty

Name Contact Info
Arthur, John
Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, UMD
jarthur@d.umn.edu
Brewer, Rose
Professor, African American & African Studies
brewe001@umn.edu
Call, Kathleen
Professor, School of Public Health
callx001@umn.edu
Feld, Barry
Professor, Law School
feldx001@umn.edu
Maahs, Jeffrey
Associate Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, UMD
jmaahs@d.umn.edu
McAlpine, Donna
Associate Professor, School of Public Health
mcalp004@umn.edu
Oakes, Michael
Associate Professor, School of Public Health
oakes007@umn.edu
Pierce, Jennifer
Professor, American Studies
pierc012@umn.edu
Roberts, Christopher
Associate Professor, Law School
cnr@umn.edu
Ruggles, Steven
Professor, History & Director, MN Population Center
ruggl001@umn.edu
Seashore, Karen
Professor, CEHD, Org. Leadership, Policy & Development
klouis@umn.edu
Shippee, Tetyana
Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
tshippee@umn.edu
Snyder, Mark
Professor, Psychology
msnyder@umn.edu
Soss, Joe
Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
jbsoss@umn.edu

Emeriti Faculty

Name Contact Info
Anderson, Ronald
Professor Emeritus
rea@umn.edu
Fulton, Robert
Professor Emeritus
fulto001@umn.edu
Nelson, Joel
Professor Emeritus
nelso004@umn.edu
Reiss, Ira
Professor Emeritus
irareiss@comcast.net
Ward, David
Professor Emeritus
dward1144@aol.com

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Faculty News

  • Deadly Attacks Against African Migrants

    Cawa Abdi's CNN op-ed piece on the turmoil in South Africa stresses how migrants are scapegoated for the persistent legacy of apartheid in the post-liberation era.

    April 21st, 2015
  • Stigma of Mental Illness

    Cawo Abdi contributed to an article in the StarTribune regarding the stigma of mental illness and skepticism of mental-health treatment among Somali-Americans.

    March 10th, 2015

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