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Nicole Angotti

Nicole Angotti

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Assistant Professor

Nicole Angotti is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and a Faculty Affiliate at AU’s Center on Health, Risk and Society. She recently completed a Hewlett Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-2014) with the African Population Studi... [More]

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202-885-2421
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Michael Bader

Michael Bader

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Assistant Professor

Michael Bader researches cities and ways in which people interact within the built environment. His scholarship centers on racial and economic segregation, neighborhood inequality, and health and nutrition disparities. He’s also interested in social ... [More]

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202-885-2433
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Kim Blankenship

Kim Blankenship

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Department Chair, Sociology

Kim M. Blankenship, PhD, is Professor and Chair in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Center on Health, Risk and Society at American University. She previously served on the faculty of Sociology at Duke University and at the Duke Global ... [More]

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202-885-6211
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Andrea Malkin Brenner

Andrea Malkin Brenner

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Brenner received her BA in Sociology from Brandeis University, her MA in Education from Boston College, and her PhD in Sociology from American University. She joined the faculty at American University and has been teaching Sociology to Undergradu... [More]

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202-885-2478
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Bette Dickerson

Bette Dickerson

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Associate Professor

Bette J. Dickerson has served as Chair of American University’s Department of Sociology, Director of AU Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Chair of its University Diversity Committee. She is past President of the Association of Black Sociologists... [More]

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202-885-2479
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Susan McDonic

Susan McDonic

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Assistant Professor

Susan McDonic's research interests include contemporary religious movements, international development, Africa, Asia and globalization. Specifically she has studied one of the world’s largest development organizations: World Vision, a faith based org... [More]

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202-885-2490
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Michelle Newton-Francis

Michelle Newton-Francis

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Newton-Francis is a cultural sociologist whose research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of the production and reception of popular culture, work and labor, and body and embodiment. From 2010-2012 she served as council member and ... [More]

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202-885-2485
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Celine-Marie Pascale

Celine-Marie Pascale

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Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

As a sociologist who studies language, Dr. Pascale's research concerns culture, knowledge and power. She is currently engaged in two new studies. One examines the discursive production of risk in US media accounts of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear dis... [More]

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202-885-2524
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Randa Serhan

Randa Serhan

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Director of the Arab Studies Program and Assistant Professor

Randa Serhan is a political sociologist who is interested in immigrant communities, nationalism, and citizenship. She began graduate school in Canada where she was interested in gender and law. Since then she has worked on PTSD in post-conflict Leban... [More]

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202-885-3383
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Salvador Vidal-Ortiz

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz

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Associate Professor

Dr. Vidal-Ortiz's scholarship cuts across racialization, sexuality, gender, and religion, and is interdisciplinary. Aside from the award winning book The Sexuality of Migration, and current completion of his book manuscript about sexual minorities in... [More]

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202-885-2443
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Chenyang Xiao

Chenyang Xiao

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Associate Professor

Dr. Xiao earned his MA at University of Toledo, OH, and PhD at Washington State University. His main research interests include environmental beliefs, attitudes, behaviors and public opinion over environmental issues. He is also interested in applied... [More]

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202-885-2426
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Gloria Young

Gloria Young

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Associate Professor

(Gloria A.) Gay Young has a longstanding focus on gender and development (GAD) which has led her to study a range of issues, including the nature and consequences of women’s labor force participation in neo-colonial societies – in Mexico, in particul... [More]

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202-885-2254
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Adjunct & Affiliate Faculty

Monica Biradavolu

Monica Biradavolu

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Scholar in Residence

Monica Biradavolu joined AU in 2010 and is affiliated to the Department of Sociology and the Center on Health, Risk and Society (CHRS). She holds a PhD in Sociology from Duke University and a BA in Sociology from Delhi University. She has previously ... [More]

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Katherine Frank

Katherine Frank

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Scholar in Residence

Katherine Frank is a cultural anthropologist currently studying the meaning and negotiation of sexual exclusivity in contemporary relationships. In addition to her work on monogamy, she has also written on the sex industry, pornography, feminism, eat... [More]



Yvonne Fulbright

Yvonne Fulbright

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer



Rachel Robinson

Rachel Robinson

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Associate Professor

Dr. Robinson is a sociologist and demographer whose research focuses on the politics of population, reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. She has studied the process of population policy adoption, the emergence of reproductive heal... [More]

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202-885-1636
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Emeritus Faculty

Esther Chow

John C. Scott

Jurg K. Siegenthaler

Russell Stone

 

Staff

Sandra Linden

Sandra Linden

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Senior Administrative Assistant

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