Sociology and Anthropology Department

Faculty and Staff

Contact

Nadia K. Hunt

Nadia K. Hunt

Department Assistant in Religious Studies
Department Assistant in Sociology & Anthropology
585-389-2765
nhunt1@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 361

Faculty

Otieno R. Kisiara

Otieno R. Kisiara

Professor of Anthropology & Department Chair in Sociology & Anthropology
585-389-2768
okisiar0@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 395
Bio

Education: Ph.D., Washington University (Anthropology); M.A.,Washington University (Anthropology); B.A., University of Nairobi (Anthropology)

Teaching and Research Areas: Culture and globalization, forced migration, anthropological approaches to political economy, agrarian transformations, African studies.

Kimberly J. McGann

Kimberly J. McGann

Associate Professor in Sociology & Anthropology
585-389-5136
kmcgann5@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 305
Bio

Education: Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo (Sociology); M.A., Rutgers University (Sociology); B.A., Skidmore College (Sociology)

Teaching Interests: Sociology of mass media and popular culture, marriage and families, race and ethnicities, individuals in society, and social problems.

Research Interests: Interpersonal relationships and technology (e.g. effects of social media), social influences on romantic love, social construction of the news, Hurricane Katrina, stratification, the social construction of symbolic boundaries, and cognitive sociology.

Yamuna Sangarasivam

Yamuna Sangarasivam

Professor of Anthropology in Sociology & Anthropology
585-389-2746
ysangar7@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 308
Additional Positions:
Director of the Women and Gender Studies Program in Women and Gender Studies
Bio

Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, Syracuse University, 2000; M.A. Dance Ethnology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1992; B.A. Musicology and Piano, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1990

Teaching and Research Areas: Cultural Anthropology; Physical Anthropology and Archaeology; Nationalism, Terrorism and Resistance; Women, Peace and Political Mobilization; Social Conflict; Anthropology of Dance; Anthropology of Religion in South Asia; Constructions of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality; South Asian Diaspora; Tamil Nationalist Movements in North-East Sri Lanka; Non-violent Direct Action, Peace Witnessing and Christian Peacemaker Teams.

Harry Murray

Harry Murray

Professor of Sociology in Sociology & Anthropology
585-389-2760
hmurray9@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 313
Additional Positions:
Director in Peace and Justice
Bio

Education: Ph.D., Syracuse University (Sociology); M.R.P., Cornell University (City Planning); A.B., College of the Holy Cross (Economics) 

Teaching Interests: Sociology, social problems, deviance, sociology of religion, homelessness, social movements, and social research methods.

Research Interests: Non-violence, the Catholic worker movement, Homes for the Friendless, and social construction of weapons of mass destruction.

Devparna N. Roy

Devparna N. Roy

Assistant Professor in Sociology & Anthropology
585-389-2762
droy9@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 307
Madeline Slowik

Madeline Slowik

Faculty Emerita in Sociology & Anthropology
585-389-2765
mslowik7@naz.edu
Timothy G. Weider

Timothy G. Weider

Lecturer in Sociology & Anthropology
585-389-2765
tweider3@naz.edu
Additional Positions:
Lecturer in Education, School of
Bio

Teaching and Research Interests: Crime and justice, social classes, and neighborhoods and communities.