Department Faculty

Brenda Moore at Sociology Graduation Ceremony

Adelman, Robert

Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY, 2001

Associate Professor

Interests:  Racial and Economic Residential Segregation; Immigration; Internal Migration; Occupational, Industrial, and Earnings Inequality

466 Park Hall
716 645 8478

Arditi, Jorge
Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1989

Associate Professor

Interests:  Classical and Contemporary Theory
409 Park Hall
716 645 8460

Barr, Ashley

Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2014

Assistant Professor (starting Fall 2014)

Interests:  Family, Family Inequality, Aging and Life Course, Health, Quantitative Methods

402 Park Hall


Berrey, Ellen
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2008

Assistant Professor

Interests: Race and Ethnicity, Cities, Political Language, Law and Organizations, Inequality and Discrimination, Qualitative Methods
404 Park Hall
716 645 8464

Blair, Sampson Lee.
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1991

Associate Professor

Interests: Sociology of the Family; Child and Adolescent Development; Gender; Ethnicity
456 Park Hall
716 645 8472

Farrell, Michael P.

Ph.D., Yale University, 1964


Interests: Social Psychology; Sociology of the Family; Sociology of Small Groups; Friendship Groups; Adolescence
446 Park Hall
716 645 2711

Granfield, Robert
Ph.D., Northeastern University, 1989

Professor and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Interests: Law and Society, Sociology of Drugs and Alcohol, Crime and Deviance, Law and Urban Justice, Occupations and Professions
552 Capen Hall, 406 Park Hall (department office)
716 645 2996

Grol-Prokopczyk, Hanna

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2013

Assistant Professor

Interests: Medical Sociology, Sociology of Science, Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative), Aging and the Life Course.

467 Park Hall

716 645 8480

Hatton, Erin
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2007

Assistant Professor

Interests: Work & Labor Markets; Labor & Labor Movements: Law & Social Policy; Race, Gender, Class & Inequality
464 Park Hall
716 645 8476

Hoffman, Steve
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2008

Assistant Professor

Interests: Organizations, Social Psychology, Theory, Science and Technology, Qualitative Methods
457 Park Hall
716 645 8465

Lee, Kristen Schultz
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2004

Associate Professor

Interests: Gender and the Life Course, Sociology of the Family, Aging, Education, Japan
453 Park Hall
716 645 8469


Mele, Christopher
Ph.D., New School for Social Research, 1994

Associate Professor

Interests: Urban Sociology, Sociology of Culture, Community Studies
407 Park Hall
716 645 8458

Moore, Brenda
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1987

Associate Professor

Interests: Race and Ethnic Relations, Military Sociology, Gender Stratification
454 Park Hall
716 645 8470


Street, Debra,  Chair
Ph.D., Florida State University, 1996


Interests:  Health and Income Security over the Life Course; Long-Term Care; Comparative Public Policies/Welfare State; Mixed-Methods Research Design

438 Park Hall
716 645 8475

Su, Jessica Houston

Ph.D, Cornell University, 2014

Assistant Professor

Interests: Family, Children & Youth, Population, Inequality

455 Park Hall

716 645 8471


Trautner, Mary Nell, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2006

Associate Professor

Interests:  Sociology of law; Gender, sexuality, and the body; Work and organizations
465 Park Hall
716 645 8477

Wagmiller, Robert, Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2004

Associate Professor

Interests:  Urban Poverty, Male Joblessness, Racial and Economic Residential Segregation, Child Development, Quantitative Methods
468 Park Hall
716 645 8479