Faculty

  • Lee Cuba

    Lee Cuba

    Professor of Sociology

    B.S., Southern Methodist University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Research in the sociology of education with a particular interest in academic and social engagement of college students.

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  • Thomas Orton Cushman

    Deffenbaugh de Hoyos Carlson Professor in the Social Sciences; Professor of Sociology

    B.A., Saint Michael’s College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

    Interested in the  interdisciplinary study of rights, social theory, modernity, freedom and dissent. Founder of The Journal of Human Rights.

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  • Rosanna Hertz

    Class of 1919 – 50th Reunion Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies

    B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

    Researches families in a changing economy and how social inequality at home and in the workplace shape the experiences of women and men.

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  • Jonathan B. Imber

    Jean Glasscock Professor of Sociology

    B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

    Medicine, its historical and religious dimensions; edit journal on social thought and social policy. Focus on American society.

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  • Peggy Levitt

    Professor of Sociology

    B.A., Brandeis University; M.S., Columbia University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Studies international migration, transnational studies, development, religion, globalization, global arts and culture.

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  • Smitha Radhakrishnan

    Assistant Professor of Sociology

    A.B., M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Interested in globalization, gender, and nationalism; and in interdisciplinary, interactive learning in the classroom.

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  • Markella B. Rutherford

    Associate Professor of Sociology

    B.A., Mississippi College; M.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., University of Virginia

    Cultural sociology with research interests in childhood, family, emotions, social inequality, & consumer culture.

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  • Joe Swingle

    Joseph Swingle

    Senior Lecturer in Sociology

    B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Studies quantitative sociological data on the American family.

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