Meet the Faculty

Full-Time Faculty 

Associated and Adjunct Faculty

Emeriti Faculty

 

Full-Time Faculty 


Lynn E. Fisher Associate Professor of AnthropologyProfessor Lynn Fisher

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: sgraf1@uis.edu Phone: 217 206-6570 Office: UHB 3040

 


Shoon Lio at MLK statueShoon Lio Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D. University of California, Riverside

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 3044

 


Tiffani SaundersSaunders 2011 Instructor of Sociology and African American Studies

M.A. Indiana University Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, 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

M.A. in Women’s Studies, University of Arizona Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Davis

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 3034


 

Associated Faculty and Adjunct Faculty


Heather Dell
Associate Professor, Women and Gender StudiesDellHeather

Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, Duke University

Email: hdell1@uis.edu Phone: (217) 206-7937 Office: UHB 3037

Read more on the Women and Gender Studies web page >>

 



Yona Stamatis
Assistant Professor, EthnomusicologyYona Stamatis

Ph.D. Ethnomusicology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Email: ystam2@uis.edu Phone: (217) 206-8583 Office: VPA 47 Read more on the UIS Music web page >>

 


Megan Styles Assistant Professor, Environmental StudiesDr. Megan Styles

Ph.D,
Environmental Anthropology, University of Washington

Email: mstyl2@uis.edu Phone: (217) 206-8580 Office: PAC 308

 


Ryan Williams Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Ph.D., Crime, Law, and Justice, Department of Sociology, Penn State University

Email: williams.ryan@uis.edu Phone: (217) 206-7708 Office: PAC 380
Read more on the Criminal Justice Department web page >>


Jonathan Isler, Adjunct Faculty member.  Research Scientist, California Tobacco Control Program Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Davis Interests: work and occupations, gender and work, complex organizations, labor markets, inequality, field research methods Dr. Isler teaches SOA 441 ECCE: Global Social Stratification online. Email: jisle2@uis.edu


Elise Lobue PhD. Adjunct Faculty member,  Women Studies with concentration in Feminist Anthropology, University of Iowa Interests: Gender and postsocialist transitions, women’s activism in Central Asia and the former Soviet Union, gender and development in Central Asia and the former Soviet Union, transnational feminism in the post socialist region. Dr. Lobue teaches SOA 312 ECCE: Perspectives on Poverty Email: elobu2@uis.edu


 Terry Martin, Ph.D. Adjunct faculty member,  Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum Ph.D., Anthropology, Michigan State University Interests: historical archaeology, faunal analysis; Midwest U.S. and Russia Dr. Martin have taught  SOA 371 Prehistoric America and SOA 481 North American Indians. Email: martin@museum.state.il.us Phone: (217) 782-6695


 

Emeriti Faculty