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Kristen Barber

Associate Professor

Kristen Barber

Office: Faner 3436

Phone: (618) 453-7633

Email: barber@siu.edu



Dr. Barber is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. She received her Ph.D. from University of Southern California and joined the SIU faculty in 2011. Her expertise lies in the sociology of gender with a focus on masculinities, culture, and work. ...read full profile >>

Jessica Crowe

Professor, Interim Chair

Jessica Crowe

Office: Faner 3430

Phone: (618) 453-7626

Email: jessica.crowe@siu.edu


Dr. Crowe’s research interests are in environment-society relations, community development, food security, and social networks.  She is currently involved in an NSF supported research project examining social inequalities in smart development in rural areas as it applies to education and ...read full profile >>

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 the Department of 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 ...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 the Department of Sociology at SIU in 2009. His primary research/teaching interests include the Sociology of Revolutions/Social Movements, Theory, Politics and Religion, Culture, Race, and Development. His scholarship explores ...read full profile >>

Darren Sherkat

Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Darren Sherkat

Office: Faner 3422

Phone: (618) 453-7619

Email: sherkat@siu.edu

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Darren Sherkat is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at SIU Carbondale. He has published 59 articles in peer-reviewed journal and 13 chapters in edited books, and three books. His work has appeared in top general interest sociology journals like Social Forces, American Sociological Review, and ...read full profile >>

Rachel B. Whaley

Associate Professor

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, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Chris Wienke

Office: Faner 3432

Phone: (618) 453-7629

Email: cwienke@siu.edu


Dr. Wienke joined the Sociology department 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 ...read full profile >>