Dr. Matthew Brown
Memorial Hall, 123
Matthew Brown is an Assistant Professor of Archaeology specializing in the analysis of human skeletal material and ancient disease. He received his PhD from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has carried out archaeological excavations in Serbia, Iceland, Faeroe Islands, and New York City but now focuses his work on the Caribbean island of Antigua. In addition to working on archaeological material, Dr Brown has also worked on forensic material for the Antigua Police CSI unit and worked as a forensic tech contractor on the 911 material. He will heading up a new research laboratory at Farmingdale that will focus on human skeletal and dental pathology which will allow for supervised student research and learning. Dr Brown has written numerous reports and was an invited scientist for the BBC production “Nelson’s Caribbean Hell Hole” which focused on the death of 18th Century British Navy Sailors.
Dr. Anjana Mebane-Cruz
Coordinator, Anthropology Minor
Memorial Hall, 132
Anjana Mebane-Cruz is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Farmingdale State College, SUNY. Her scholarly concentrations are in the Caribbean and among Native American peoples, centering on issues of identity, history and memory. She is a senior scholar with Islands of Change, an international research project in the Caribbean and North Sea. Her most recent publications include: "The Caves of Barbuda's Eastern Coast: Long Term Occupation, Ethnohistory and Ritual" in the Caribbean Connections Journal of the Field Research Centre, Nelson's Dockyard Museum, English Harbor, Antigua, Volume III, Issue 1 March 2013.
Dr. Evan Cooper
Sociology and Anthropology Chairperson
Memorial Hall, 130
Evan Cooper is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Farmingdale State College. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1988 with a B.B.A and received his PhD in sociology from SUNY-Albany in 2004. He teaches Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of the Family, Multiculturalism, Youth Culture, Research Methods, as well as several other courses. His research focuses primarily on representations of minority groups in the mass media, particular in comic works. He has published in several journals: his most recent article, "I'm a Little Scared of Elaine: Representations of Gentile and Jewish Women on Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm" appears in Studies in American Humor.
Dr. Miriam K. Deitsch
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Director, Social Science Research Institute
Thompson Hall, 106
Miriam Deitsch has been a member of the Farmingdale State College Community since 1977. She is the first woman to be promoted to the rank of Distinguished Teaching Professor. Earning her Ph.D. from New York University, she has served the campus for the last thirty-four years in many capacities, currently as Director of the Social Science Research Institute (formerly known as Social Science Research Institute), which Dr. Deitsch opened in 2004. Service to others and improvement of the human condition form the basis of Dr. Miriam Deitsch's personal philosophy. In 1997 she received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching from the State University of New York; in 2000 with the American Heart Association's Volunteer of the Year Award; in 2003 was named Woman of the Year in Education by the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women.Among her publications, she writes books for her Silver Story Book Series—a series of books for which Dr. Deitsch holds a registered trademark and is about and for the senior population.
Dr. Clare Foriste
Clare Forstie is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Farmingdale State College. Her research explores ambivalent LGBTQ community and queer friendships in small cities in New England and the rural Midwest. In addition to gender, sexuality, and community, her research interests include emotions and affect, rural sociology, and technology, as well as queer and feminist theories, methodologies, and pedagogies. Her previous, published work has included narratives of community and loss in a New England lesbian bar, sexual reputations in 1950s American politics, death rituals and eulogy work in reality TV, and the cultural construction of Jell-O salads.
Dr. Aaron Howell
Memorial Hall, 129
Aaron Howell is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Farmingdale State College. His research investigates a variety of topics in urban sociology including spatial analyses of urban populations, suburbanization, and processes of residential mobility, especially as it relates to the perpetuation of neighborhood related inequalities. Howell's research interests also include: social movements, race and ethnicity, the family, and immigration. He received a BS in Sociology from Kansas State University and a MA and PhD from the University of Cincinnati. Howell's work has appeared in Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, and in the edited volume Undocumented Immigrants in the United States Today.
Dr. Angela Jones
Coordinator, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor
Memorial Hall, 124
Angela Jones is Associate Professor of Sociology at Farmingdale State College, State
University of New York. Jones obtained her PhD from the New School for Social Research.
Her research interests include: African American political thought and protest, gender,
and sexuality. Her current research is on sex work in a digital era. Specifically,
she is conducting a mixed method study of adult webcam performers and her book based
on this research is forthcoming with NYU Press. Jones is the author of African American Civil Rights: Early Activism and the Niagara Movement (Praeger, 2011). She is a co-editor of the forthcoming three volume books series
called the After Marriage Equality series. The books, Queer Families and Relationships After Marriage Equality, Volume 1, Queer Activism After Marriage Equality, Volume 2, and The Unfinished Queer Agenda After Marriage Equality, Volume 3 are being published by Routledge and will be available in spring 2018. Jones has
also edited two other anthologies: The Modern African American Political Thought Reader: From David Walker to Barack
Obama (Routledge, 2012), and A Critical Inquiry into Queer Utopias (Palgrave, 2013). She is also the author of numerous scholarly articles, which have
been published in peer-reviewed journals.
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