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Sociology and Anthropology


  • Ahmad Sadri
    Gorter Professor of Islamic World Studies and Professor of Sociology, Chair of Islamic World Studies

    Areas of Study: social theory, political sociology, sociology of religion, sociology of film, sociology of intellectuals

  • Holly Swyers
    Associate Professor of Anthropology, Chair of Sociology and Anthropology (fall), Chair of Urban Studies (fall)

    Areas of Study: U.S. culture, American adulthood, 20th-21st century U.S. education, sports, community development and maintenance

  • David Boden
    Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of Sociology and Anthropology (spring)

    Areas of Study:  cultural sociology, law and social policy, research methods, community and identity

  • Rebecca Graff
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Chair of Urban Studies (spring), Chair of American Studies

    Areas of Study: historical archaeology, U.S. urban archaeology (19th- and 20th- century Chicago), modern and contemporary material culture, world’s fairs and expositions, anthropology of time and temporality, archaeology of tourism

  • Christopher Todd Beer
    Assistant Professor of Sociology

    Areas of Study:  globalization, social movements, environmental sociology, climate change and climate justice, East Africa, economic and labor sociology, survey methodology

  • Ryan Cook
    Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology

    Areas of Study: science and technology studies, new religious movements, environment and disasters, epistemology, expertise, Mexico and the U.S.

  • Kurt Ham
    Lecturer in Anthropology

    Areas of Study: cultural anthropology, African cultures and history, technology