headshot of Dr. Jeffrey  Hass

Associate Professor of Sociology

Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology


Specialties:
  • Social change
  • Russia and East Europe
  • West Europe (esp. the United Kingdom)
  • Post-socialism
  • War (specifically, the Blockade of Leningrad)
  • Power and culture
  • Institutions and Institutional change
  • Economic sociology
  • Political sociology
  • Complex organizations
Contact:
(804) 289-8075
headshot of Dr. Miguel  Diaz-Barriga

Professor of Anthropology

Contact:
(804) 289-8068
headshot of Dr. Margaret   Dorsey

Professor of Anthropology

Contact:
(804) 289-1770
headshot of Dr. Jan H. French

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Pre-Law Advisor


Specialties:
  • Latin America
  • Legal and Political Anthropology
  • Human Rights
  • Anthropological Theory
Contact:
(804) 287-6429
headshot of Dr. Glyn  Hughes

Affiliated Faculty, Sociology and Anthropology


Specialties:
  • Racial Justice
  • Sexuality and Gender
  • Institutional Change
Contact:
804-484-1656
headshot of Dr. Erfan Saidi Moqadam

Visiting Lecturer Anthropology


Specialties:
  • Migration
  • Ethnoreligious Identity
  • Racialization
  • Transnationality
  • Iran and Iranian Diaspora
  • Middle Eastern Communities in the United States
Contact:
(804) 287-6016
headshot of Dr. Christine  Mowery

Visting Assistant Professor


Specialties:
  • Gender
  • Sexualities
  • Families
  • Social Movements
  • Sociological Theory
Contact:
(804) 287-6816
headshot of Dr. Jennifer  Nourse

Associate Professor of Anthropology


Specialties:
  • Islamic Medicine
  • Traditional Medicine and Biomedicine in Southeast Asia and Beyond
  • Mothering, Midwifery and Ethnic Identity in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • Political Autonomy and Ethnic Identity in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
Contact:
(804) 289-8965
headshot of Dr. Olubukola  Olayiwola

Visting Assistant Professor


Specialties:
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Anthropology of Policy
  • Anthropology of development; Complex Organizations
  • Anthropology of Ethnicity, Women and Gender
  • Transnational Feminisms
  • Anthropological Political Economy; Microcredit and Microfinancialization; and the Informal Sector/Economy
  • Nigeria and West Africa
Contact:
(804) 289-8070
headshot of Dr. Matthew  Oware

Irving May Professor of Human Relations, Professor of Sociology

Africana Studies Advisory Board Member


Specialties:
  • Race
  • Masculinity
  • African American culture
  • Hip Hop/Rap
  • Gender
  • Content Analysis
  • Racial Identity
  • Black/Africana Studies
Contact:
headshot of  Dr. Bo Yun  Park

Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies and Sociology


Specialties:
  • Political Leadership
  • Digital Politics
  • Technology
  • Social Change in Democracies
Contact:
headshot of Dr. Bedelia  Richards

Associate Professor of Sociology


Specialties:
  • Education
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Social Inequality
  • Immigration
  • Caribbean Immigrants
Contact:
headshot of Dr. Ryan  Steel

Visiting Lecturer of Sociology


Specialties:
  • Drugs and Drug Policy
  • Social Control, Governance, and Power
  • The Body and Embodiment
  • Health and Medicine
  • Institutional formation and authority
  • Criminalization and Medicalization
  • Social theory
Contact:
804-289-8072
headshot of Dr. Rania Kassab Sweis

Associate Professor of Anthropology


Specialties:
  • Egypt
  • The Middle East and North Africa
  • Critical medical anthropology
  • Humanitarianism and global health
  • Global poverty and international aid
  • Structural violence and social suffering
  • Transnational feminist theory
  • Ethnographic theory and research methods
Contact:
(804) 289-8071
headshot of  Diane  Zotti

Administrative Coordinator

Contact:
(804) 289-8067