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Faculty

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    Tori Barnes-Brus

    Associate Professor of Sociology

    Teaches courses on inequality, deviance and social control, reproduction, media, and research methods. Her courses demonstrate a dedication to social justice and civic engagement, and many involve field trips or incorporate public sociology projects. She has sponsored numerous student research projects, and her own current research uses the Lydia E. Pinkham Company as a case study for analyzing the cultural construction and commercialization of womanhood, reproduction, and women's health. Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Kansas

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    Erin Davis

    Associate Professor of Sociology

    Explores cultural diversity and social inequalities, focusing on gender, sexualities, bodies, and identities in both her courses and her research. Many courses include guest speakers, involve field trips or off-campus travel, and/or incorporate public sociology projects. Professor Davis also works closely with students on their research, and has sponsored student presentations at the Iowa Sociological Association meetings and the Midwest Sociological Society meeting. Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Virginia

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    Mary B. Olson

    Professor of Sociology

    Teaches courses in sociology that address social inequality and social change, including American Indians: Culture, Activism, and Social Justice; Race and Ethnic Relations; The African American Civil Rights Movement Through Film; and Religion, Spirituality, and Community. Her research focuses on fishing rights in the Pacific Northwest. Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh

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    Misha Quill

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    Teaches courses in justice, gender, human rights, medical anthropology, religious practice, and research methods. Her courses, which focus on the social world, often include trips off campus as well as guest speakers. Professor Quill is planning off-campus opportunities for students in India, Cuba, Ireland, Mexico, and the Bahamas. Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, University of Iowa

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    John Doershuk

    Lecturer in 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 has served as the Iowa State Archaeologist since 2007. Ph.D. in Anthropology, Northwestern University

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    Judith Siebert

    Lecturer in Anthropology and Latin American Studies

    Teaches courses in anthropology that include The Maya; Cultural Anthropology; Language, Culture, and Community; and History of Ethnological Theory

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Emeriti faculty

  • Christopher Carlson

    Professor Emeritus of Sociology

    Ph.D., University of Oregon

  • Alfrieta Monagan

    Professor Emerita of Anthropology

    Ph.D., Princeton University

  • Richard Peterson

    Professor Emeritus of Sociology

    Ph.D., University of Iowa