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Please contact the faculty member’s department or program at each of the colleges or UMass for up-to-date information on faculty leaves, schedules and phone numbers.  If you want to be listed on this page, send an email to Linda Hillenbrand with your teaching/research interests.

Amherst College

Wendy Bergoffen women in America
Haile Cole alternatives to incarceration for mothers and their children; maternal and infant mortality for Black women; reproductive justice

Ron Lembo

gender and mass culture

Deborah B. Gewertz

the universalizing of commodity lust; the linkage of sex, power and disease

Sahar Sadjadi
Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies
intersection of science and technology, gender and sexuality and childhood studies

Hampshire College

Margaret Cerullo

feminist theory; queer theory; social and political theory

Mount Holyoke College

Lynn Morgan medical anthropologist and feminist science studies

Eleanor Townsley

sociology of gender; family sociology; sociology of intellectuals; history of sociology; classe and elites in comparative perspective

Smith College

Cory Albertson media cultures, gender and sexuality studies and social justice movements
Payal Banerjee globalization, migration and the centrality of state policies

Ginetta Candelario

Dominican history and society, with a focus on national identity formation and women’s history; Blackness in the Americas; Latin American, Caribbean and Latina feminisms; Latina/o communities (particularly Cuban, Dominican and Puerto Rican); U.S. beauty culture; and museum studies

Leslie King effects of ideologies of nationalism, gender, race/ethnicity and class; gender and society

Nancy Whittier

gender, social movements and women's movements, social change, sexual violence and sexuality


Enobong Hannah Branch
Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion
race, racism, and inequality; intersectional theory; work and occupations; and historical demography
Michelle Budig Gender and Family Status Inequality in Labor Markets; Work and Family Policy; Care Work; Self-Employment; Quantitative Methods

Dan Clawson

New Left and New Right; women and unions; women and politics

Kat Fabel Environmental Justice, Race/Class/Gender, Gender and Sexuality

Naomi Gerstel

sociology of the family; sociology of work and family; sociology of gender

Sanjiv Gupta Time use, Climate change, Gender, Family
Claire Hammonds
Labor Studies
Labor and Labor Movements, Care Work, Gender, Race & Class, Social Movements, Qualitative Methods

Janice Irvine

Culture; sexuality studies

Jasmine Kerrissey Labor Movements, Social Movements and Collective Behavior, the Sociology of Work, Political Sociology, Gender
C. N. Le interracial marriage; immigration and family

Jennifer Lundquist

Social Stratification; Race and Ethnicity; Gender; Family; Health Disparities; Military

Joya Misra

feminist theory; sociology of gender; racism and sexism aross cultures; gender and the state; femily welfare policy; women and minorities in academia

Noa Milman


Fareen Parvez

Political Sociology; Social Theory; Gender; Racial Institutions; Development and Globalization; Ethnography; Sociology of Religion

Amy Schalet

sexuality, culture and the welfare state; adolescent sexuality; sexual health

Laurel Smith-Doerr
Director of Institute for Social Science Research

Science/Technology Studies, Sociology of Gender, Organizations, Social Networks

Millicent Thayer globalization and gender

Barbara Tomaskovic-Devey

Gender; The Social Construction of Childhood; The Social Construction of Love; Marriage and Family; Culture

Don Tomaskovic-Devey

sex, race and class processes

Eve Weinbaum
Labor Studies

Labor Movements; Union and Community Organizing; Social Movements; Labor and Globalization; Women and Work; Work and Family Policy

Melissa Wooten Organizations, Social Movements, Education
Kathryne Young law and society, criminal procedure, surveillance, policing, rights, social psychology, gender, and masculinity