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University of Illinois Springfield

Department of Sociology Anthropology University of Illinois Springfield

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Full-time Faculty

Lynn E. FisherFisher
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Michigan
Interests: archaeology, human evolution, ecological anthropology, prehistory of Europe, late hunter-gatherers and early farmers in Central Europe, prehistoric technology, hunting and gathering societies.

Email: lfish1@uis.edu
Phone: 217 206-7938
Office: UHB 3042


Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology Sharon GrafSharon Graf
Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
Ph.D. Michigan State University
Interests: American folk and ethnic music, festival theory, music and identity, tourism

Email: graf.sharon@uis.edu
Phone: 217 206-6570
Office: UHB 3040


Shoon Lio at MLK statue Shoon Lio
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph. D. University of California, Riverside
Research interests: social theory, race, class, gender and national identity, citizenship, political sociology, collective memory, social constructionism, and social psychology

Email: slio2@uis.edu
Phone: 217 206-8414
Office: UHB 3044


Manthei 2012Jennifer Manthei (Chair)
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Arizona
Interests: cultural and medical anthropology; race, class, gender, adolescence, and Brazilian studies

Email: jmant2@uis.edu
Phone: 217 206-7584
Office: UHB 3032


Tiffani SaundersSaunders 2011
Instructor of Sociology and African American Studies
Ph.D. Candidate Sociology, Indiana University
M.A. Indiana University
Interests: sociology of family, mental health and illness,
law/courts, and teaching and learning

Email: tsaun2@uis.edu
Phone: 217 206-8335
Office: UHB 3019


Assistant Professor Hinda Seif (SOA/WMS)Hinda Seif
Associate Professor of Sociology/Anthropology
and Women & Gender Studies
Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Davis
M.A. in Women’s Studies, University of Arizona
Interests: Mexican migration and the US-Mexico border; interactions of gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, and nation; critical policy studies; law and society; human rights and citizenship; labor and work; Latino Studies; qualitative research methods.

Email: hseif2@uis.edu
Phone: 217 206-8413
Office: UHB 3017