Sociology

Academic Department

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Verna Keith, Department Chairperson 2018 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Christopher Biga, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Cindy Cain, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Cullen Clark, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    David Warner, Associate Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Elizabeth Baker, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Irena Stepanikova, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Joseph Wolfe, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Magdalena Szaflarski, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Mieke Thomeer McBride, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Nyesha Black, Assistant Professor - Visiting (P) 2016 -

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    Patricia Drentea, Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Stacy Smith, Assistant Professor - Visiting (P) 2018 -

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    Verna Keith, Professor (P) 2018 -

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    William Cockerham, Distinguished Professor Emeritus (P) 2017 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Henna Budhwani, Assistant Professor (S) 2019 -

    Dr. Budhwani is a social scientist who conducts studies designed to improve health equity and inform thoughtful policy in resource-constrained settings, both in the United States and abroad. Her research focuses on understanding behaviors of underserved - often stigmatized - populations that are at high-risk for experiencing adverse health outcomes including but not limited to sexual and gender minorities, people of color, and adolescents. Dr. Budhwani is currently an NIH/NIMH K01 scholar, the U...

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    Kristine Hearld, Assistant Professor (S) 2014 -

    Kristine Ria Hearld, Ph.D., is currently an associate professor in the UAB Department of Health Services Administration. Her educational background includes a B.A. in Anthropology, an M.A. in Demography, and a Ph.D. in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania. Ria also holds a Masters of Philosophy degree from University of Cambridge. Prior to joining UAB, she worked for Medical Advantage Group in East Lansing, Michigan, where she served as a consultant and manager for a 200-member indepe...

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