SOA Faculty

Maria Duenas

Assistant Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., University of California, Merced
Teaching and research areas: Race and ethnicity, immigration, family, and Latinx Sociology
Email: mduen3@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-6962
Office: UHB 3030

Maria Duendas

Lynn Fisher

Department Chair
Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Michigan, Anthropology
Teaching and research areas: Archaeology, biological anthropology, human ecology, stone technology, prehistoric Europe
Email: lfish1@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-7938
Office: UHB 3042

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Sharon Graf

Professor, Ethnomusicology
Ph.D. Michigan State University, Ethnomusicology
Teaching and research areas: Cultural anthropology, old time fiddle music, Pacific Island Arts and Culture, and maritime cultures
Email: sgraf1@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-6570
Office: UHB 3038

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Lesa Johnson

Associate Professor, Sociology
Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Sociology
Teaching and research areas: stratification/social inequality, social psychology, social support and intersectionality (race, ethnicity, class, and gender), and theory
Email: ljohn58@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-7937
Office: UHB 3037
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Jennifer Manthei

Teaching and research areas: Cultural and medical anthropology; race, gender, childhood and youth
Email: jmant2@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-7584
Office: UHB 3032

Jennifer Manthei

Neeraj Rajasekar

Assistant Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Teaching and research areas: Social research methods, diversity, race, and political/cultural discourse in the media
Email: nraja4@uis.edu
Phone: 217-206-8148
Office: UHB 3035

Assistant Professor Neeraj Rajasekar

Hinda Seif

Associate Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Arizona, Anthropology
Teaching and research areas: Latina/o/x experience, women of color, Mexico and Latin America, Chicago, and interactions of social locations that feature race, sex, gender, class, nationality, and sexual orientation.
Email: hseif2@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-8413
Office: UHB 3038

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Emeritus Faculty

Heather S. Dell, Associate Professor Emerita
Ph.D. Anthropology, Duke University

Michael Quam, Professor Emeritus, Anthropology

James Stuart, Professor Emeritus, Anthropology

Contact & Advising

Nicole Hager

Undergraduate Academic Advisor Email: nhage01s@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-8616
Office: UHB 3045

Lynn Fisher

Department Chair
Email: lfish1@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-7938
Office: UHB 3042

Jamie Eskew

SOA Administrative Aid
Email: jeske3@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-8416
Office: UHB 3038