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William Danaher


William F. Danaher

Office: Faner 3396

Phone: (618) 453-7614

Email: danaherw@siu.edu


William F. (Bill) Danaher is Professor of Sociology in Sociology at SIU Carbondale. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored a book on music, media, and social movements. He has also performed considerable editorial work and served on the editorial board of the American Sociological Review. Dr. ...read full profile >>

Brittany Leach

Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary (Political Science & Sociology)

Brittany Leach

Office: Faner 3436
Phone: 618-453-7633
Email: brittany.leach@siu.edu
CV (pdf) 

Brittany R. Leach is an Assistant Professor in the School of Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology. She received a PhD in Political Theory with a secondary concentration in Comparative Politics from the University of Virginia (UVA) and an MA in Political Science & International Affairs from the ...read full profile >>

Jean-Pierre (J.-P.) Reed

Associate Professor

Jean-Pierre Reed

Office: Faner 3426

Phone: 453-7610

Email: reedjp@siu.edu


J.-P. Reed received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He joined Sociology at SIU in 2009. The main thrust of Dr. Reed’s scholarship is focused on understanding revolutionary/political agency, much of it centered on subjective factors: political emotions, popular culture/ideology ...read full profile >>

Darren Sherkat


Darren Sherkat

Office: Faner 3422

Phone: (618) 453-7619

Email: sherkat@siu.edu

CV (pdf)

Darren Sherkat received his PhD in sociology from Duke University in 1991, and earned a BA in Sociology from the University of Tulsa. He is author of 2 books, an edited volume, over 60 peer-reviewed articles, and dozens of book chapters and book reviews. Before coming to SIU in 2001, he was an Associate Professor ...read full profile >>

Rachel B. Whaley

Associate Professor, Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Rachel B. Whaley

Office: Faner 3434

Phone: (618) 453-7631

Email: rwhaley@siu.edu


Dr. Whaley's research and teaching interests are in the sociology of gender and criminology and the intersection of the two subfields. Past research has examined the macro-level correlates of rape and female homicide victimization using data on US cities and micro-level correlates of adolescent substance use. ...read full profile >>

Chris Wienke

Associate Professor, Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies

Chris Wienke

Office: Faner 3432

Phone: (618) 453-7629

Email: cwienke@siu.edu


Dr. Wienke joined Sociology in Fall 2008. His work is primarily in the areas of mental health, family, gender, and sexuality.  CURRENT RESEARCH As a result of various demographic and cultural trends, Americans are experiencing increasingly complex sequences of marital and non-martial transitions over their ...read full profile >>