Faculty

Aslihan Akkaya

Aslihan Akkaya, Lecturer

PhD | Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2012
Social Media, Language and Identity, Ethics, Piety, Gender and Sexuality, Islam
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 315
Tel: 305.348.7555 | aaslihan@fiu.edu

Young Rae Choi

Young Rae Choi, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor | PhD, Ohio State University, 2015
Marine and coastal governance, political ecology, East Asia
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 308
Contact: 305-348-7469 | Email: raechoi@fiu.edu|

Peter Craumer

Peter Craumer, Associate Professor

Associate Professor | PhD, Columbia University, 1988
Rural Geography, Agriculture and Population Change, Russia
Office: Biscayne Bay Campus, ACI 313
Contact: 305.919.5818 | craumerp@fiu.edu

Jorge Duany

Jorge Duany, Professor

Professor | PhD, University of California, 1985
Caribbean Migration, Ethnicity, Race, Nationalism, and Transnationalism.
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Cuban Research Institute, DM 363
Contact: 305.348.7274 | jduany@gmail.com

Juliet S. Erazo

Juliet S. Erazo, Associate Chair | Associate Professor

Associate Professor, GSS Associate Chair | PhD, University of Michigan, 2003
Indigenous Politics, Environmental Anthropology, Development, Latin America, Ecuadorian Amazon, The State, Governmentality, Property, Land Use Change, Integrating Ethnographic and Historical Methods with Remote Sensing
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 332
Contact: 305.348.3345 | Juliet.Erazo@fiu.edu

Chris Girard

Chris Girard, Associate Professor

Associate Professor | PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988
Racial and Ethnic Relations, Survey Research
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 318
Contact: 305.348.2594 | Chris.Girard@fiu.edu

Hugh Gladwin

Hugh Gladwin, Associate Professor

Associate Professor | PhD, Stanford University, 1970
Cultural and Environmental Anthropology, Disaster Studies, Survey Research
Office: Biscayne Bay Campus, AC1-311
Contact: 305.919.5839 | Hugh.Gladwin@fiu.edu

Ricardo Gonzalez

Ricardo Gonzalez, Senior Lecturer | Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Senior Lecturer & Undergraduate Academic Advisor | PhD, University of Hawai'i, 2008
Coastal/Marine Geography, Political Ecology, Cultural Geography, Latin America, Caribbean, Europe
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 304
Tel: 305.348.2242 | Email: Ricardo Gonzalez|

Guillermo Grenier

Guillermo Grenier, Professor

Professor | PhD, University of New Mexico, 1985
Immigration, Ethnicity, Work and Labor Markets, Cuba/Latin America
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 331
Contact: 305.348.3217 | Guillermo.Grenier@fiu.edu

Kevin Grove

Kevin Grove, Assistant Professor

PhD | The Ohio State University, 2011
Environmental security, development, geopolitics, Caribbean political economy, vulnerability, adaptation and resilience, urban political ecology
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 311
Contact: 305.348.3343 | kgrove@fiu.edu

Percy Hintzen

Percy Hintzen, Director of AADS | Professor

Professor of Sociology|Ph.D., Yale University, Political Sociology and Comparative Social Change, 1981. Director of the African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS).

Comparative Political Sociology, Postcolonial Studies, Political & Economic Development, Caribbean Political-Economy, Diaspora Studies, African Studies, Critical Methodology, Comparative Race & Ethnicity. Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 330
Tel: 305.348.4419 | Email: phintzen@fiu.edu|

Gail Hollander

Gail Hollander, Associate Professor

Associate Professor | PhD, University of Iowa, 1999
Economic Geography, Agro-Environmental Conflict, Food System Theory, Feminist Geography
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 319
Contact: 305.348.2593 | Gail.Hollander@fiu.edu

A. Douglas Kincaid

A. Douglas Kincaid, Associate Professor

Associate Professor | PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1987
Development, Latin America
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 333
Contact: 305.348.2675 | AD.Kincaid@fiu.edu

Qing Lai

Qing Lai, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor| Ph.D in Sociology, University of Michigan, 2014
Demography, life course, globalization, social stratification,
China, quantitative methods
Contact: Modesto Maidique Campus, SIPA 313
Telephone: (305) 348-6663| qlai@fiu.edu|,

Abraham D. Lavender

Abraham D. Lavender, Professor

Professor | PhD, University of Maryland, 1972
Ethnicity, Jewish Community, Sephardic Studies, Crypto-Jewish Studies, Sociology of Sexuality, Political Sociology, Regional Studies (South Florida), Social Deviance
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 334
Contact: 305.348.3672 | Abraham.Lavender@fiu.edu

Katherine Lineberger

Katherine Lineberger, Lecturer | Undergraduate Program Director

Lecturer | Undergraduate Program Director
Ph.D University of Colorado at Boulder, 2009
Office: Modesto Maidique Campus, SIPA 314
Tel: 305-348-2247| klineber@fiu.edu

Shearon Lowery

Shearon Lowery, Associate Professor

Associate Professor | PhD, Washington State University, 1979
Criminology/Delinquency, Deviant Behavior/Social Disorganization
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 326
Contact: 305.348.3528 | Shearon.Lowery@fiu.edu

Sarah J. Mahler

Sarah J. Mahler, Associate Professor

Associate Professor | PhD, Columbia University, 1992
Cultural Anthropology, The Culture Concept, Migration in Transnational Perspective, Gender and Gender Relations particularly in Transnational Perspective, Urban and Suburban Sudies, Latin America, The Caribbean and Europe, Immigration and Refugee Law and Human Rights
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 307
Contact: 305.348.2995 | Sarah.Mahler@fiu.edu

Matthew Marr

Matthew Marr, Associate Professor

Associate Professor | PhD, UCLA, 2007
Urban Sociology, Inequality, Homelessness, Globalization, US/Japan Comparative Research, Qualitative Research Methodology, Public Sociology
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 323
Contact: 305.348.4004 | Mathew.Marr@fiu.edu

Roderick P. Neumann

Roderick P. Neumann, Chair | Professor

Chair and Professor | PhD, University of California-Berkeley, 1992
Political Ecology, Cultural Geography, Social Theory, Conservation and Development, Landscape Studies, Environmental History, Africa, U.S. West, Europe
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 329
Contact: 305.348.2936 | Roderick.Neumann@fiu.edu

Ulrich Oslender

Ulrich Oslender, Associate Professor

Associate Professor | PhD, University of Glasgow, 2002
Political Geography, Cultural Geography, Political Ecology, Social Movements, Latin America, Colombia, Cultural Politics of Blackness, Forced Displacement, Geopolitical Discourses on Terror
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 324
Contact: 305.348.3651 | uoslende@fiu.edu

Mark Padilla

Mark Padilla, Associate Professor

Associate Professor | PhD, Emory University, 2003
Critical Medical Anthropology, Global Health, Latin America, Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Tourism Studies, Gender/ Sexuality Studies, HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention, Mixed Methods Research on Health Inequities.

Vrushali Patil

Vrushali Patil, Associate Professor

Associate Professor | PhD, University of Maryland, 2006
Globalization in Historical Perspective, Transnationalism, Colonial and ‘Postcolonial’ Constructions of ‘Race,’ Gender, Sexuality, Culture, Nation, Feminist Theory/Social Theory/Postcolonial Theory/Critical Race Theory, ‘Postcolonial’ or ‘Third World’ Negotiations of Modernity, Tourism and Diaspora
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 303
Contact: 305.348.4418 | Vrushali.Patil@fiu.edu

Marifeli Pérez-Stable

Marifeli Pérez-Stable, Professor

Professor | PhD, SUNY Stony Brook, 1985
Latin America, Cuba and the Caribbean, Political Sociology, Historical Sociology, Public Intellectuals, National Reconciliation, Human Rights
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 332
Contact: 305.348.1296 | Marifeli.Perez-Stable@fiu.edu

Andrea Jean Queeley

Andrea Jean Queeley, Associate Professor

Associate Professor | PhD, City University of New York, 2007
Caribbean migration, Cuba, African Diaspora, Race, Social Inequality, Black Popular Culture, Anthropological Fieldwork
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, LC 303B
Contact: 305.348.6289 | Andrea.Queeley@fiu.edu

Jean Muteba Rahier

Jean Muteba Rahier, Professor

Professor | PhD, University of Paris X, Nanterre, 1994
Cultural Anthropology, African Diaspora Studies, Afro-Latin America, Colonialism, Democratic Republic of Congo
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 328
Contact: 305.348.2246 | Jean.Rahier@fiu.edu

Derrick Scott

Derrick Scott, Lecturer

Lecturer | Ph.D University of Maryland College Park

GIS, Urban Geography, Geo-Economics/Politics, Housing issues, New-Urbanism, Smart Growth, Areas; West Indies, US Cities, Sub-Saharan Africa.

Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 306
Contact: 305.348.2752 / 305.348.7584 | Derrick.Scott@fiu.edu

Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith, Associate Professor | Graduate Program Director

Associate Professor | PhD, University of Kentucky, 2008
Cultural Economy, Middle East, Urban Geography, Landscape
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 305
Contact: 305.348.2074 | bsmith@fiu.edu

Richard Tardanico

Richard Tardanico, Associate Professor

Associate Professor | PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1979
Development, Urban Sociology, Latin America
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 312
Contact: 305.348.3344 | Richard.Tardanico@fiu.edu

Dennis Wiedman

Dennis Wiedman, Associate Professor

Associate Professor | PhD, University of Oklahoma, 1979
Medical Anthropology, Native American Studies, Organizational Culture, Applied Anthropology, Environmental Anthropology and Ethnohistorical Research Methods
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 327
Contact: 305.348.2262 | Dennis.Wiedman@fiu.edu | Webpage

Nelson Varas-Diaz

Nelson Varas-Diaz, Professor

Nelson Varas-Díaz | PhD, University of Puerto Rico, 2002

Social stigmatization of disease (e.g. HIV/AIDS), marginalized groups (e.g. transgender individuals) and cultural practices (i.e. heavy metal music, religion); Research Methods, Caribbean Region.

Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 330
Contact: 305.348.2618 | nvarasdi@fiu.edu