Research

Sociology Faculty Research Interests and Areas of Specialization

A. Aneesh, Associate 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, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Communication and Information Technologies; Medical Sociology; Social Psychology; Experimental Methods; Work and Occupations

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, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Social Inequality; Science and Technology; Urban Sociology; Global and Transnational Sociology; Methodology; Theory

Donald Green, Associate Professor of Sociology
Criminology; Delinquency; Social Control; The Native American Experience

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

Oriol Mirosa, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Global and Transnational Sociology; Environmental Sociology; Social Movements; Sociology of Development; Sociological Theory; Marxism; Latin America

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

Stacey Oliker, Professor of Sociology
Family; Sex and Gender; Sociology of Caregiving

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

William Vélez, Professor of Sociology
Sociology of Education; Social Stratification; Race and Ethnic Relations; Sociology of Latinos