• 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.


  • 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.


  • Rowena He

    Rowena He

    Visiting Lecturer in Sociology

    M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto

    Interdisciplinary studies in the nexus of political socialization, youth values, and social change,  history, memory, and power, and their implications for citizenship, human rights, and democracy. 


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.