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Sociology Faculty Research Areas

Cynthia Anderson

  • Theory
  • Feminist Theory
  • Rural Labor Markets
  • Low-Wage Work
  • Social Inequality

Larry Burmeister

  • Sociology of Development
  • Sociology of Agriculture
  • Rural Sociology
  • Economic Sociology
  • Political Sociology
  • East Asian Societies
  • Agricultural and Rural Development Policy

Ursula Castellano

  • Sociology of the Courts and Legal Processes
  • Ethnography and Qualitative Methodologies
  • Sociology of Institutions and Organizations

Laurie Russell Hatch

  • Aging and the Life Course
  • Intergenerational Relationships
  • Gender
  • Social Inequalities
  • Sociology of Education
  • Teaching & Learning; Educational Assessment

Debra A. Henderson

  • Sociology of Family
  • Social Inequality
  • Poverty
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender

Bruce Hoffman

  • Criminological Theory
  • Law and Society
  • Social Theory
  • Science & Social Movements

Nicole Kaufman

  • Political Sociology
  • Penology/Criminology
  • Law & Society

Elizabeth Lee

  • Education
  • Social Class and Mobility
  • Cultural and Social Capital
  • Race/Class/Gender Inequality

Jieli Li

  • Social Change
  • Theory
  • Comparative Institutions and Organizations
  • Sociology of Development
  • Globalization
  • Social Movement
  • Conflict and Resolution
  • Asia/China Studies

Christine Mattley

  • Social Psychology with an Emphasis on Self and Identities
  • Gender & Gender Performance
  • Sociology of the Body and Embodiment
  • Sociology of Emotion
  • Sex Work
  • Research Methods

Paula Miller

  • Intersectionality: Race, Class, and Gender
  • Mental Health and Illness
  • Class/Socioeconomic Status
  • Inequality
  • Race and Ethnicity/Racial Identity
  • Whiteness Studies

Charlie V. Morgan

  • Race & Ethnic Relations
  • Multicultural America
  • International Migration
  • Intermarriage & Family
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Japanese Society

Stephen J. Scanlan

  • Comparative Social Change
  • Environmental Sociology
  • International Development
  • Poverty and Global Inequality
  • Social Movements

Anna Rachel Terman

  • Rural sociology
  • Appalachian studies
  • Sociology of gender and identities
  • Women's studies
  • Social inequalities

Thomas Vander Ven

  • Crime and Juvenile Delinquency
  • Drinking and Drugs
  • Sexual Violence and Bystander Intervention
  • Sociology of Social Problems

Howard T. Welser

  • Social Structure and Group Processes
  • Social Media and Computer Mediated Interaction
  • Research Methods
  • Social Implications of Technological Change

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