Faculty/Staff

Sociology/Anthropology Directory Listing

Anna Curtis (she/her)

Anna Curtis (she/her)
607-753-2298 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Associate Professor

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Additional Info:

  • Courses:: Sociology of Law; Criminological Theory; Crime and Inequality; Incarceration and the Family; Sterilization, Reproductive Technology and Abortion; Sociology of the Family; Juvenile Delinquency

Samantha Applin

Samantha Applin
607-753-2724 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Associate Professor

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Additional Info:

  • Courses: White-Collar Crime; Global Criminology; Alternatives to Incarceration; Sociology of Deviant Behavior; Introduction to Sociology;
  • Specializations: Comparative research, gender and violence

Miriam Barcus (she/her)

Miriam Barcus (she/her)

Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Additional Info:

  • Specializations: Gender, Work and Family, Parental Leave, Social Inequality, Intersectionality

Marcus Bell

Marcus Bell

Title(s):

  • Diversity Faculty Fellow

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Elizabeth Bittel

Elizabeth Bittel

Title(s):

  • Internship Coordinator
  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Additional Info:

  • Specializations: Environmental Sociology, Social Dimensions of Disasters and Hazards, Environmental Justice, Ethnographic Methods, Sri Lanka, Body Modification (Tattooing)
  • Courses: Introduction to Sociology, Methods of Social Research I, Environmental Sociology, Environmental Justice, Social Dimensions of Disaster
  • Affiliated Departments: International Studies, Africana Studies

Cathy Butler

Cathy  Butler
607-753-2726 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Administrative Assistant 1

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Mary A. Cannito-Coville

Mary A. Cannito-Coville

Title(s):

  • Associate Professor

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Additional Info:

  • Specializations: Collateral consequences of mass incarceration, youth involvement in gangs, the school-to-prison pipeline.
  • Courses: Sociology of policing, Corrections, Sociology of violence, and Crime & Inequality.
  • Affiliated Departments: Africana Studies

Lynda A. Carroll

Lynda A. Carroll

Title(s):

  • Lecturer

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Additional Info:

  • Specializations: Anthropology, Archaeology, Ottoman Empire, Digital Pedagogy, COIL, Virtual Exchange

Stephanie Decker

Stephanie Decker
607-753-2482 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Associate Professor

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Additional Info:

  • Specializations: Criminology, Social Control, Historical Sociology, Social Movements, Discourse and Narratives, Torture, Public Confessions
  • Courses: Deviant Behavior, Social Control, Criminological Theory, Sociological Theory, Drugs and Society, and Organized Crime

María del Pilar File-Muriel (ella/she, her, hers )

María del Pilar File-Muriel (ella/she, her, hers )

Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Additional Info:


Dr. Kent Johnson (he, him, his, they)

Title(s):

  • Associate Professor

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Additional Info:

  • Specializations: Biological anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Kinship, Dental Anthropology, Andean Archaeology
  • Education: Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • ORCid: 0000-0002-3933-6439
  • Courses: Intro to Biological Anthropology, Intro to Forensic Anthropology, Archaeology of Death, Advanced Forensic Anthropology, Human Osteology
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Chungse Jung

Chungse Jung
607-753-4708 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Visiting Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Additional Info:

  • Specializations: Global Criminology; Critical Criminology; Hate Crimes; Ethnic/Nationalist Mobilization; Social Inequalities; Historical Sociology
  • Courses: Intro: Sociology; Global Criminology; Methods of Social Research; Alternatives to Mass Incarceration; Hate Crimes

Kassim Kone

Kassim Kone
607-753-5748 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Professor

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Erik Lafavor

Erik Lafavor

Title(s):

  • Adjunct Lecturer

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Lily Liang

Lily Liang
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Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Tisa Loewen

Tisa Loewen

Title(s):

  • Visiting Instructor

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

John-Michael McKee

John-Michael McKee
607-753-4762 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Additional Info:

  • Specializations: Race and Crime; Self-Defense; Gender and Crime; Threat Theory
  • Courses: Methods of Social Research I & II; Juvenile Delinquency; Deviant Behavior; Crime and Inequality; Political Sociology; Criminology; Organizations and Bureaucracy; Sociology of Law

Hollis K Miller (she/her/hers)

Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • Native American Studies
  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Additional Info:

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  • Courses: Archaeological Principles; Native American Peoples, Cultures & Activisms; Historical Ecology; Archaeologies of North America
  • Specializations: Archaeology, Community-based Research, Indigenous Histories in North America, Historical Ecology, Archaeology of Colonialism, Storytelling & Archaeological Writing Practice, Alaska

Timothy J. Pulsifer

Timothy J. Pulsifer

Title(s):

  • Lecturer

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Dr Gokhan Savas (He, him, his)

Title(s):

  • Adjunct Lecturer

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Additional Info:

  • Research interests : Gender, Race, Class, Social Inequality, Higher Education, International Migration
  • Courses: Sociology of Gender, Methods of Social Research, Gender and Law in the Global Context

John J. Sheehan

John J. Sheehan

Title(s):

  • Lecturer

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

William Joseph Mckearns Silcott

William Joseph Mckearns Silcott

Title(s):

  • Adjunct Lecturer

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Sharon Steadman

Sharon Steadman
607-753-2308 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Distinguished Professor

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Additional Info:

  • Specializations: : archaeological spatial analysis, archaeology of religion, ancient and modern Middle East and Turkey, ancient and modern India
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Scott Stull

Scott Stull
607-753-4755 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Adjunct Lecturer

Department(s):

  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Additional Info:

  • Experimental Archaeology: Recreation of ceramics and food, especially of medieval Europe
  • Castle Studies: Power relations and the creation of a cultural landscape

Tiantian Zheng

Tiantian Zheng
607-753-2478 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • SUNY Distinguished Professor

Department(s):

  • Asian/Middle Eastern Studies
  • Sociology/Anthropology Department

Additional Info:

  • Personal Website
  • Academia Profile
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  • Courses Taught: Peoples of East Asia, Medical Anthropology, Sociocultural Study of AIDS, Cross-Cultural Study of Global Violence, Cross-Cultural Study of Sex Crimes, Anthropological Theory, Anthropology Methods, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology of Gender, Anthropology Honors
  • Research Interests: Recipient of four national book awards: 2010 Sara Whaley Book Award, 2011 Research Publication Book Award, 2022 Research Publication Book Award, and the _Choice_ award of “Outstanding Academic Title." on books about cultural politics of gender, social class, social inequalities, migration, and their role in the transmission of disease and identity formation of the disenfranchised and underprivileged population. More than two-decade intense, longitudinal fieldwork has resulted in eleven academic books, five edited journal issues, and over a hundred articles. Testified before the Congress at Capitol Hill, UNAIDS, and the United Nations on human trafficking and other issues, and has been a featured guest speaker on NPR, BBC, and NBC. Delivered over 100 invited talks at key national and international universities and organizations. Invited service on the reviewer panel for Wenner-Gren Foundation, National Science Foundation, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, and Australia Research Council, and invited service on the Editorial Board for seven academic journals.