Department chair: Tori Barnes-Brus | Contact info


Tori Barnes-Brus, Associate Professor of Sociology, teaches courses in sociology that include Media and the Public Mind; Community; and the advanced topics courses Wealth, Power, and Inequality; and Reproductive Processes, Reproductive Policies. Ph.D., University of Kansas, M.A., University of Kansas at Lawrence; B.A., Cornell College  

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Tori Barnes-Brus

Erin Davis, Associate Professor of Sociology, teaches courses in sociology that include Families in Social Context; Sexuality; Gender and Social Institutions; Self and Identity; and Research Design and Data Analysis. Her courses contribute to the women's studies program. Ph.D. and M.A., University of Virginia; B.A., New College

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Erin Davis

Alfrieta Monagan, Professor of Anthropology, teaches courses in anthropology that include West Indian People and Culture (taught in Trinidad and Barbados); Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft; Women's Roles in Cross-cultural Perspective, and Applied Anthropology (offered in The Bahamas). Her courses contribute to the ethnic studies, environmental studies, and women's studies programs. Ph.D. and M.A., Princeton University; A.B., George Washington University

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Alfrieta Monagan

Mary B. Olson, Professor of Sociology, teaches courses in sociology that include Contemporary Native Americans; Race and Ethnic Relations; Civil Rights and Western Racism; and Religion, Spirituality, and Community. Her courses contribute to the ethnic studies and women's studies programs, and her research on fishing rights in the Pacific Northwest contributes to the environmental studies program. Ph.D. and M.S., University of Wisconsin; B.A., University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh

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Mary Olson

Christopher Carlson, Professor Emeritus of Sociology

Richard Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Sociology


John Doershuk, Visiting Professor of Anthropology, has taught various courses in anthropology over the years, including Introduction to Archaeological Field Methods; Human Origins; and Indigenous Peoples and Cultures of North America. He became the Iowa State Archaeologist in July 2007. Ph.D. and M.S., Northwestern University; B.A., Carleton College

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Judith Siebert, Visiting Professor of Anthropology, teaches courses in anthropology that include The Maya; Cultural Anthropology; Language, Culture, and Community; and History of Ethnological Theory.

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Judith Siebert