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Elyas Bakhtiari

Bakhtiari, Elyas
Associate Professor
Office: Boswell Hall 216
Email: [[ebakhtiari]]
Research Areas: Health Disparities, Cross-National Comparison of Health Outcomes, Racial/Ethnic Inequality, and Immigrant Incorporation
Office Hours: On leave Fall 2023


Bickham Mendez, Jennifer
Professor and Chair
Office: Boswell Hall 217
Email: [[jbmend]]
Phone: 757-221-2603
Research Areas: Immigration, Latino/a Studies, Border Studies, Citizenship and Belonging, Race/Class/Gender, Social Movements
Office Hours: Tuesday 2-3:15 p.m., Wednesday 3:00-4:30 p.m., or by appointment.

Diya Bose

Bose, Diya
Assistant Professor
Office: Boswell Hall 319
Email: [[dbose]]
Research Areas: Gender, Sexuality & Intersectionality, Criminal Legal Systems & Colonialism
Office Hours: Wednesday/Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m. or by appointment.


Farber, Reya
Assistant Professor
Office: Boswell Hall 224
Email: [[rdfarber]]
Areas of Specialization: Medical Sociology; Global Health; Gender Studies; Globalization; Science, Technology, and Medicine Studies; Qualitative Methods
Office Hours: Monday 3:30-5:00 p.m. or by appointment.

Fernando Galeana-Rodriguez

Galeana-Rodriguez, Fernando
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Integrative Conservation
Office: Boswell Hall 213
Email: [[fgaleanarodrig]]
Areas of Specialization: Environmental Justice, Sociology of Development, Political Ecology, Critical Agrarian Studies, Indigenous and Native Nations
Office Hours : Wednesday 2:30-4:00 p.m. or by appointment.


Graham, Nanette
Adjunct Lecturer of Sociology
Office: Boswell Hall 223
Email: [[nxgrah]]
Areas of Specialization : Clinical Medicine, Health Administration, Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Delinquency and Family Conflict, Drugs & Crime
Office Hours: : By appointment on Zoom Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays only.


Hand, Judith
Teaching Professor of Sociology
Office: Boswell Hall 232
Email: [[jahand]]
Phone: 757-221-6331
Office Hours : Tuesday & Thursday 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Wednesday 1:45-3:15 p.m., or by appointment.


Hanley, Caroline
Associate Professor
Office: Boswell Hall 231
Email: [[cehanl]]
Website: {{}}
Research Areas: Earnings and Employment Inequality; Race, Class and Gender; Economic Sociology; Spatial Inequality; State and Local Economic Development Policy
Office Hours : On leave Fall 2023


Jenkins, Kathleen
Office: Boswell Hall 230
Email: [[kejenk]]
Website: {{}}
Research Areas: Religion and Family, Therapeutic Culture, Sociology of Pilgrimage, New Religious Movements
Office Hours: On leave Fall 2023

Kaup, Brent
Office: Boswell Hall 225
Email: [[bzkaup]]
Website: {{}}
Research Areas: Environmental Sociology, Political Ecology, Political Economy, Globalization & Development

Linneman, Thomas J.
Office: Boswell Hall 227
Email: [[tjlinn]]
Research Areas: Masculinities and Media, Gender and Speech, Sexualities and Religion, Aging, Statistics in the Social Sciences
Office Hours : Mondays 1-2 (in person or Zoom), Tuesdays 1-2 (Zoom only), Wednesdays 2-3 (in person or Zoom), Thursdays 1-2 (Zoom only), or by appointment.


O'Brien, Eileen
Adjunct Lecturer of Sociology
Office: Boswell Hall 210
Phone: 757-784-7718
Office Hours : Monday/Wednesday 9 - 9:50 a.m. or by appointment on Zoom.

Ousey, Graham C.
Office: Boswell Hall 215
Email: [[gcouse]]
Research Areas: Social Ecology of Violence; Victim-Offender Overlap; Dynamics of Offending and Victimization; Immigration and Crime
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m. or by appointment.

Quark, Amy
Email: [[aaquark]]
Office: Boswell Hall 214
Phone:: 757-221-1608
Research Areas: Globalization; Uneven Development; Transnational Governance; Food and Agriculture

Saporito, Salvatore
Office: Boswell Hall 211
Email: [[sjsapo]]
Research Areas: Spatial Inequality, GIS methods
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or by appointment.

Sohoni, Deenesh
Office: Boswell Hall 212
Email: [[dssoho]]
Phone: 757-221-2596
Research Areas: Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Asian American Studies, Law and Citizenship


Stiman, Meaghan
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Office: Boswell Hall 226
Email: [[mlstiman]]
Research Areas: Urban & Rural Sociology, Culture, Community, Participatory Democracy, Housing
Office Hours: On leave Fall 2023