Said Arjomand
Saïd Arjomand

Distinguished Service Professor
Ph.D. 1980, University of Chicago
(631) 632-7746

Rebekah Burroway

Rebekah Burroway

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2011, Duke
(631) 632-7700
Kathleen Fallon

Kathleen Fallon

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D. 2002, Indiana University
(631) 632-7581
Kenneth Feldman
Kenneth A. Feldman

Ph.D. 1965, University of Michigan
(631) 632-7743
 Crystal Fleming
Crystal M. Fleming

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2011, Harvard
(631) 632-7700
 Melissa Forbis

Melissa Forbis

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2008, University of Texas
(631) 632-4872


 Norman Goodman

Norman Goodman

Distinguished Service and Teaching Professor
Ph.D. 1963, NYU
(631) 632-7750
 Paul Gootenberg

Paul Gootenberg

Distinguished Professor
Ph.D. 1985, University of Chicago
(631) 632-7500


 Jennifer Heeerwig

Jennifer Heerwig

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2013, NYU
(631) 632-7714


 Jason Jones

Jason Jones

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2011, UC San Diego
(631) 632-7700


Tiffany Joseph

Tiffany Joseph

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2011, University of Michigan
(631) 632-7592

 Michael Kimmel

 Michael Kimmel

Distinguished Professor
Ph.D. 1981, UC Berkeley
(631) 632-7708

 Daniel Levy

 Daniel Levy

Professor & Chair
Ph.D. 1999, Columbia
(631) 632-7755

Catherine Marrone

Catherine Marrone

Senior Lecturer and Director of
Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D. 1995, SUNY Stony Brook
(631) 632-4883

 Timothy P. Moran

Timothy P. Moran

Associate Professor
Ph.D. 2000, University of Maryland
(631) 632-7700

 Oyeronke Oyewumi
Oyeronke Oyewumi

Associate Professor
Ph.D. 1993, UC Berkeley
(631) 632-7700
 Naomi Rosenthal

Naomi Rosenthal

Visiting Professor
Ph.D. 1978, SUNY Old Westbury
(631) 632-7700 Naomi.Rosenthal@stonybrook.edu


 Ian Roxborough
Ian Roxborough

Ph.D. 1977, University of Wisconsin
(631) 632-7700
 John Shandra

John Shandra

Associate Professor
Ph.D. 2005, Boston College
(631) 632-7700

 Carrie Shandra

Carrie Shandra

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2009, Brown
(631) 632-7700


Kristen Shorette

Kristen Shorette

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2013, University of California, Irvine
(631) 632-7700


Kristen Shorette

Arnout van de Rijt

Associate Professor
Ph.D. 2007, Cornell
(631) 632-7704


 van de Rijt

Nicholas H. Wilson

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2012, University of California-Berkeley
(631) 632-7700






Emeritus Faculty

Diane Barthel-Bouchier Diane Barthel-Bouchier

Professor Emerita
Ph.D. 1977, Harvard
(631) 632-7700                                  

Ivan Chase Ivan Chase

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. 1972, Harvard
(631) 632-7753
 Stephen Cole

Stephen Cole

Distinguished Professor Emeritus           
Ph.D. 1967, Columbia
(631) 632-7700

O. Andrew Collver

O. Andrew Collver

Associate Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., 1964, UC Berkeley
(631) 632-7700

 Goode  Erich Goode

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. 1966, Columbia
(631) 632-7700


Michael Schwartz

Distinguished Teaching Professor
Ph.D. 1971, Harvard
(631) 632-7700

Andrea Tyree

Professor Emerita
Ph.D. 1968, University of Chicago
(631) 632-7700


Judith Tanur

Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita 
Ph.D. 1972, Stony Brook University
(631) 632-7700 Judith.Tanur@stonybrook.edu


Part-Time Lecturers



Jane Ely
Ph.D. 1998, Stony Brook University

Office:  SBS N-407
(631) 632-4172


Linda Wicks
Ph.D. 1993, Stony Brook University

Office:  SBS N-404
(631) 632-7729

News & Events

  October 2016  
  Mindfulness and Diversity:  Mind-Body Approaches for Enhancing Awareness and Well-Being, Friday, October 28th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. For information and to register, please go to
IHSS will present Partha Chatterjee, Columbia University, Professor of Anthropology and of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, October 26, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N318, "Governmentality in the East."
Stewart Hoover, University of Colorado-Boulder, Director of the Center for Media, Religion, and Culture, October 24th, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, SBS N403, "Does God Make the Man? Media, Religion, and the Crisis of Masculinity"
Josh Pacewicz, Brown University, Department of Sociology, October 10th, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, SBS N403, "Partisans & Partners:  The Politics of the Post-Keynesian Society."
  September 2016  
  IHSS will present Krishan Kumar, University of Virginia, University Professor and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology, September 29, 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM, SBS N320, "The Time of Empire: History and Chronology in the Development of Empire."
Memories in the Discipline will present Anna Di Lellio, New School for Social Research, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in International Relations , September 14, 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM, Poetry Center-Humanities Building, Film and Discussion: "Thinking of You."  Co-sponsored with the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  May 2016  
  Carrie Shandra receives a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation for her project entitled, "The New Bottom Rung? Internship Vacancies and Hiring in the Entry Level Job Market."
Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Assistant Professor Nicholas Wilson, Wednesday, May 4, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Where Interest and Passion Unite to Confound All Order:  Corruption as State Formation in Early Colonial British India, 1757-1786."
  April 2016  
   Ph.D. student Aarushi Bhandari is awarded the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
Tiffany Joseph has been named one of five Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Faculty Fellows for 2016 at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Tiffany Joseph receives an American Sociological Association Fund to Advance the Discipline Grant
Rebekah Burroway receives a SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award.
IHSS will present Shimelis Gulema, Stony Brook University, Department of Africana Studies, April 27, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N318, "City as Nation: Ethiopia's Search for a Modern Nation, 1896 - 1975."
Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College, Department of Sociology; Harvard University, Senior Research Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations, April 13, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N405, "Artifact and Allegiances:  How Museums put the Nation and the World on Display."
IHSS will present Ian Roxborough, Stony Brook University, Department of Sociology, April 6, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N320, "The US Military and State-building Projects, 1898 - 2003."
  March 2016  

Ph.D. student Andrew Hargrove has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.  This fellowship carries three years of full funding to support his research on water, well-being, and globalization.
Memories in the Discipline will present Abena Ampofoa Asare, Stony Brook University, Department of Africana Studies, March 23, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, Humanities Institute (HUM 1008), "Surviving Histories:  Ghana's Truth and Reconciliation Commission", Co-Sponsored with the Humanities Institute
IHSS will present Karl Jacoby, Columbia University, Department of History, March 10, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N320, "The Color Line and the Borderline:  Reconstructing  Race and Nation in Mexico and the U.S., 1865-1925."
Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Ph.D. student Jamie Sommer, Wednesday, March 9, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "A Cross-National Analysis of Deforestation and State Capacity.", a paper co-authored with Associate Professor John Shandra
Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Assistant Professor Melissa Forbis, Wednesday, March 2, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Re-centering Knowledge Production, Indigenous Women's Theorizing, Decolonization, and the Confines of Citizenship."

  February  2016  
  •Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Professor Emeritis Ivan Chase, Wednesday, February 3, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "the Fragility of Individual-Based Explanations of Social Hierarchies:  A Test Using Animal Pecking Orders."
  December 2015  
  Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Assistant Professor Carrie Shandra, Wednesday, December 2, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "How Does Disability 'Steal Time'? Health, Social Disparities, and the Disability Gap in Time Use."
  November 2015  
  IHSS will present Nicholas Wilson, Stony Brook Department Sociology, November 18, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM, SBS N320, “What Do Historical Sociologists Do All Day?  Historical Method in Theory and Practice  
  October 2015  
  Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Assistant Professor Kristen Shorette, Wednesday, October 28, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Culture and Power in Cross-National Carbon Dioxide Emissions."  
  September 2015  
  Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Assistant Professor Jason Jones, Wednesday, September 16, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "The Paradox of Weak Ties in 55 Countries."
Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Ph.D. student Cliff Leek, Wednesday, September 2, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Men and Masculinities in International Development:  Are Fears Becoming Realities?"
  May 2015  
  Ph.D. student Suzan Walters receives the 2015 Outstanding Student Paper Award in the ASA section, Disability and Society, for her paper, "Caregiving and HIV:  Accounts of Resisting Individualism, Privatization, and Cuts in Social Spending."
Jennifer Heerwig and Josh Murray (Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt and SBU Sociology alumni) awarded $33,000 grant by the Russell Sage Foundation to support their project entitled "Partisanship, Unity, and Inter-Corporate Networks:  Political Donations of the Corporate Elite, 1980 - 2014."
  April 2015  
  Sociology Brown Bag series presents Professor Ian Roxborough, Wednesday, April 22, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Human Aspects of Military Operations: Intra-Organizational Debate and Spontaneous Sociology."
IHSS will present Miriam L. Kingsberg, University of Colorado; ACLS Ryskamp Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, April 15, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, “Fieldwork, Ethnology, and Empire: the Making of Japan's ‘Transwar Generation’ of Social Scientists” - Co-sponsored by the History Department
Sociology Brown Bag series presents Associate Professor Timothy P. Moran and Ph.D. student Sofia Boutillier, Wednesday, April 8, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Saying Happiness While Doing Inequality:  Wealth, Neoliberalism, and the New York Times."
  March 2015  
  Philip Kasinitz, Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of CUNY, March 25, 2015, 1:00 PM, SBS N403, "Immigration, Diversity and Citizenship:  The Changing Terrain of Racial Justice."
Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of CUNY, March 12, 2015, 4:00 PM, SBS N403, "Immigration and the Remaking of New York."
IHSS will present Shobana Shankar, Stony Brook Department of History, March 11, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N320, “Curbing Religious Freedoms for State Security: The Old Cities of Northern Nigeria in the Era."
of Decolonization” - Co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Department
  February 2015  
  Sociology Brown Bag series presents Ph.D. student Carolyn Coburn, Wednesday, February 18, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Water, Sanitation, and Female Secondary School Enrollment:  A Cross-National Analysis of Sub-Saharan African Nations."  
  IHSS will present Paul Gootenberg, Stony Brook Department of History & Sociology, February 18, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N320, “From Teonanácatl to Miami Vice: Latin America’s Contribution to World Drug Culture” - Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center  
  Sociology Brown Bag series presents Assistant Professor Kristen Shorette, Wednesday, February 4, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Global Institutions and the Persistence of Cross-National Health Disparities across the Global South."  
  December 2014  
  Florencia Arancibia has been awarded a two-year post-doctoral fellowship with the Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council for her research project, "Social movements and knowledge intermediaries: participatory methods for inclusive innovation."  
  October 2014
  IHSS will present Rick DesRochers, Long Island University-Post Campus, Department of Theatre, October 14, 2:30 PM, SBS N403, "The Family Act Goes to School - The Marx Brothers, Vaudeville, and Americanization."  
  September 2014  
  Michael Kimmel and Gloria Steinem co-author New York Times opinion piece on consensual sex on college campuses entitled "Yes Is Better Than No."
Kristen Shorette receives ASA Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline Award for her project, "Freedom from Discrimination as Human Right?  The Global Human Rights Regime and the Diffusion of Affirmative Action since 1965"
Carrie Shandra selected as a Fellow of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research's Switzer Research Program
Nicholas Wilson, Yale University, September 29, 2014, 1:00 PM, SBS N403, "Corruption and the Making of Modern Bureaucracy:  Evidence from the British Empire in India."
IHSS will present Steven Skiena, Stony Brook University, Department of Computer Science, September 18, 2:30 PM, SBS N403, "Who's Bigger?  Where Historical Figures Really Rank.

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