Major in Sociology and Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Arts and Sciences

Sociology and Anthropology Major


Helen Blouet

Dr. Helen C. Blouet

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Phone: (315) 223-2468
Office: 121 DePerno Hall

Helen Blouet received her B.A. in anthropology from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. ...More About Helen C. Blouet

Jessica Singer

Dr. Jessica F. Brown

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Phone: (315) 792-3764
Office: 120 DePerno Hall

Jessica Singer received her B.A. in sociology and anthropology with a minor in women's studies from Canisius College, and her Ph.D. from the University at Albany, State University of New York. ...More About Jessica F. Brown

Professor Thomas Crist, Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas Crist

, Ph.D.
Professor of Physical Therapy

Phone: (315) 792-3390
Office: R304 Romano Hall

A forensic anthropologist, Dr. Crist is Harold T. Clark Jr. Professor of Anthropology and co-director of UC's annual forensic anthropology field school in Butrint, Albania. ...More About Thomas Crist

Kyle Green, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Dr. Kyle D. Green

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Phone: (315) 792-3510
Office: 119 DePerno Hall
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Kyle Green is an Assistant Professor at Utica College. He received his MA degree in geography and PhD in sociology from the University of Minnesota. His research interests include culture, gender, research, methods, sport, storytelling, and the body. ...More About Kyle D. Green

Laura Klepinger

Dr. Laurah E. Klepinger

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Phone: (315) 792-3275
Office: 118 DePerno Hall

Laurah Klepinger is a cultural anthropologist and Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Utica College (2016-17). Courses she is teaching at UC are: Introduction to Anthropology (ANT 101), Food and Culture (ANT 367), Medical Anthropology (ANT 415), and a Special Topics (ANT 300) course called Inside Globalization. ...More About Laurah E. Klepinger

Professor Ugur Orak

Dr. Ugur Orak

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Phone: (315) 792-3215
Office: 286 Gordon Science Center

Ugur Orak joined the Sociology & Anthropology Department at UC in 2018 after receiving his Ph.D. in Sociology from Louisiana State University. His research interests include deviance and crime, mental health, military sociology, and immigrants. ...More About Ugur Orak

Professor Polly J. Smith, Ph.D.

Dr. Polly J. Smith

, Ph.D.
Assoc Prov Online Learn VP OES

Phone: (315) 792-3376
Office: 207 DePerno Hall

Polly J. Smith received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University at Albany (SUNY). Her primary research interest is the relationship between neighborhood characteristics and larger urban phenomena (ie: segregation). ...More About Polly J. Smith

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Helen Blouet, Ph.D.
Chair of Sociology/Anthropology
121 DePerno Hall

315) 223-2468
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