Sociology and Anthropology

Faculty and Staff

Harry Murray

Harry Murray

Professor & Chair 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.

Janice M. Bertoni

Janice M. Bertoni

Secretary in Sociology & Anthropology
585-389-2765
jberton3@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 361
Additional Positions:
Secretary in Religious Studies
Otieno O. Kisiara

Otieno O. Kisiara

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

Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, Washington University, 1998; M.A. Anthropology, Washington University, 1992; B.A. Anthropology, University of Nairobi, 1989

Teaching and Research Areas: Cultural Anthropology, Peoples and Cultures of Africa, Physical Anthropology and Archaeology, Anthropological Approaches to Political Economy, Ethnobotany, Agrarian Transformations in Africa, Labor and Contracts, Ethnicity.

Kimberly J. McGann

Kimberly J. McGann

Associate Professor in Sociology & Anthropology
585-389-5136
kmcgann5@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 307
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

Associate Professor of Anthropology in Sociology & Anthropology
585-389-2746
ysangar7@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 308
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.

Madeline Slowik

Madeline Slowik

Professor and Chairperson in Sociology & Anthropology
585-389-2762
mslowik7@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 305
Bio

Coordinator - Social Research Minor

Education: Ph.D. Sociology, University of Illinois, 1974; M.A. Sociology, University of Illinois, 1971; B.A. Sociology, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1969

Teaching and Research Interests: Environmental sociology, social research methods, social theory, sociology, globalization, environment.

Nikita Maslennikov

Nikita Maslennikov

Lecturer in Sociology & Anthropology
585-389-5148
nmaslen5@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 385
Bio

Education: Masters on Architectural Design, Leningrad Building Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia; Ph.D, Moscow State Architectural  Institute, Moscow Russia

Naomi R. Schlagman

Naomi R. Schlagman

Lecturer in Sociology & Anthropology
585-389-5148
nschlag9@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 385
Bio

Teaching Interests: Medical sociology, gender and society.

Research Interests: Gender and society, medical sociology, social problems, family and society, and sociology of aging.

Sherry Walker-Cowart

Sherry Walker-Cowart

Lecturer in Peace and Justice
swalker1@naz.edu
Timothy G. Weider

Timothy G. Weider

Lecturer in Sociology & Anthropology
585-389-5148
tweider3@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 385
Additional Positions:
Lecturer in Adolescence Education
Bio

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