Sociology Faculty Research Interests and Areas of Specialization

A. Aneesh, Professor of Sociology
Globalization; International Migration; Science and Technology; Economic Sociology; Sociological Theory; Ethnographic Methods; Intellectual Property

Marcus Britton, Associate Professor of Sociology
Urban Sociology; Economic Sociology; Organization Theory; Public Space; Residential Segregation; Race and Ethnic Relations

Celeste Campos-Castillo, Associate Professor of Sociology
Communication and Information Technologies; Medical Sociology; Social Psychology; Experimental Methods; Work and Occupations

Esther Chan, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; Religion; Science and Medicine; Gender and Sexuality; Mixed Methods

Noelle Chesley, Associate Professor of Sociology
Life Course Studies; Gender; Adult Development and Aging; Health and Well-Being; Work and Family; Quantitative and Qualitative Research Design and Analysis

Cary Costello, Associate Professor of Sociology
Race/Class/Gender/Sexuality; Sociology of the Body; Social Problems; Science/Medicine/Technology; Sociology of the Professions

Gordon Gauchat, Associate Professor of Sociology
Social Inequality; Science and Technology; Urban Sociology; Global and Transnational Sociology; Methodology; Theory

Jennifer Jordan, Professor of Sociology
Urban Sociology; Sociology of Culture; Theory; Globalization; Europe/Germany; Sociology of Food

Timothy L. O’Brien, Associate Professor of Sociology
Sociology of Law; Sociology of Science/Knowledge; Political Sociology; Sociology of Religion

Kent Redding, Associate Professor of Sociology
Political Sociology; Comparative/Historical; Social Movements; Race and Ethnic Conflict; Religion

Aki Roberts, Associate Professor of Sociology
Criminology, Crime Justice Outcome, Motor Vehicle Theft, Japanese Crime, National Incident Based Reporting Systems (NIBRS)

John Roberts, Professor of Sociology
Social Networks, Quantitative Methods, Mathematical Sociology