Ruth Braunstein, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Braunstein is a cultural sociologist interested in the role of religion and morality in American political life.

Sociology of Religion Cultural Sociology Religious Studies Faith-based Communities Religion Politics & Culture

Aaron McCright

Professor and Chairperson, College of Social Science/Lyman Briggs College · Michigan State University

Dr. McCright specializes in environmental sociology, sociology of science and technology, and social movements.

Political Polarization Values and Sciences Climate Change Politics Climate Change Climate Change Denial

Edward Lopez

Professor · Western Carolina University

Edward Lopez is Professor of Economics and founding director of Western Carolina University's Center for the Study of Free Enterprise.

Economics of Ideas Public Choice Ethics of Capitalism Public Finance Principles of Economics

Wesley Longhofer

Goizueta Foundation Term Associate Professor of Organization & Management; Executive Academic Director, Business & Society Institute · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Organizational Sociology Business and Society Social Enterprise Philanthropy and Non-Profits Climate Change

Dr Simon Underdown

Reader in Biological Anthropology in the Human Origins and Paleo-Environments Research Group · Oxford Brookes University

He researches human evolution - examining ancient DNA to reconstruct past human and animal life.

Public Engagement in Science Human Evolution Anthropology Ancient DNA Genetics

Dimitris Xygalatas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Anthropology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Xygalatas' research focuses on ritual, sports, bonding, and the things that make us human.

Cognition and Culture Sports Ritual Cooperation

Ascanio Piomelli

Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: piomelli@uchastings.edu / 415-581-8925 / Office: 100 McAllister Street, Suite 350

Social-Change Lawyering Clinical Legal Education Community Legal Services Wage & Hour Law Community Group Advocacy

Tom Mills

Lecturer in Sociology and Policy · Aston University

Tom Mills is a sociologist with an interest in media and communications, elite institutions and networks, and the use of digital methods.

Corporate Power Elites BBC Impartiality Sociology Media Communications

Isaac Martin

Professor and Chair of Urban Studies and Planning · UC San Diego

Isaac Martin's research focuses on social inequalities and politics.

Tax Policy Social Theory Urban Sociology Social Inequality and Poverty Quantitative Analysis

Robert Foster

Professor of Anthropology and Visual and Cultural Studies, Richard L. Turner Professor of Humanities · University of Rochester

Robert Foster is an expert on globalization and material culture. His focus has been on Papua New Guinea

Lewis Henry Morgan Melanesia Commercial Media Globalization Material Culture

Charles Kurzman, Ph.D.

Philip Stadter Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology, and consortium director of the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Charles Kurzman is a Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill specializing in Middle East and Islamic studies.

Sociology of Religion Islam and the Middle East Middle East Studies Democracy Building Terrorism

Valerie Malhotra Bentz, PhD, MSSW

Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Somatics and Phenomenology Professor

Human Development and Consciousness Society, Culture and Systems Social Psychology Research Methods Phenomenology

John Dedrick, PhD

Faculty Fellow - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Deliberative politics; Political and social theory; Public policy; Civic engagement; Teaching innovations.

Research design and qualitative methods Political and social theory Civil Society American philanthropy American Politics

Andrew Dilts

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Associate Director of University Honors Program · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Politcal Theory (Modern and Contemporary) Critical Race Theory Critical Theory Punishment Theory Critical Prison Studies

Marc Smith

Chief Social Scientist · Connected Action

Internet sociologist, using social network analysis and visualization to map and understand social media

Social Media Social Networks Business Collaboration Information Visualization

Leigh E. Rich

Professor of Health Administration · Georgia Southern University

Leigh Rich is an expert in bioethics, biotechnology, health communication, and gender and the media.

Qualitative Research Methodologies Health communication Health-related Law and Policy Bioethics Philosophy, Health Care, and Television

Kathleen Carley

Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Cybersecurity/Privacy

Elaine Power

Associate Professor · School of Kinesiology & Health Studies, Queen's University

Teaches social determinants of health. Researches food insecurity. Advocates for basic income. Dreams of the day when food banks can close.

food insecurity food banks feeding the family family food practices Social Determinants of Health

Maurie Cohen

Professor, Humanities · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Maurie's research is centered in the field of environmental/sustainability social science

Socio-Technical Transition Management Sustainable Consumption Sustainability Science Environmental Social Science Environmental Policy

Brenda Elsey

Associate Professor of History · Hofstra University

Specialist in Popular Culture and Politics, as well as Gender and Sports, in Twentieth Century Latin America.

Latin American Culture Latin American Politics Sports in Latin America Gender Studies