Major in Sociology and Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Arts and Sciences

Sociology and Anthropology Major


Jessica F. Brown, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Jessica Singer
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. Her dissertation research focused on the relationship between different types of social support and crime. She is especially interested in how different forms of support influence crime at different levels.

Her broad areas of interest are in the fields of the sociology of the family and criminology, particularly where the two areas intersect. She plans on expanding on her dissertation research by investigating sources of governmental support to families, and the mechanisms through which they influence criminality.

In the sociology department at Utica College, she teaches Human Society (SOC 151), The Family (SOC 233), Race and Cultural Minorities (SOC 252), and plans on teaching courses in Family Violence and Social Deviance in the future. One of her primary goals is to involve her students in hands-on sociological research in these areas.

Graduate Programs


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

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