Faculty and Staff
Dr. Anahita teaches and researches organized inequalities--how organizations, states, and institutions organize social inequality based on race, class, sex, sexuality, gender, age, spatiality, looks, dis/ability, and other markers of difference. Dr. A is Alaska's fiddling sociologist, and is the Chapter Representative for Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the international sociology honor society.
Maureen Biermann will be teaching SOC 100X Individual, Culture, and Society, this fall while she finished up her disseration on climate change for the Department of Geography at Pennsylvania State University. Sociology is so lucky that she will be teaching for us this Fall!
Nicole Dufour holds her master's in Anthropology and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Linguistic Anthropology at UAF. She will be teaching SOC 201 Social Problems and Solutions. Happy to have her here!
Melanie Lindholm is a recent graduate of UAF's Arctic and Northern Studies Program. She wrote her thesis on foodways among Alaska Natives. This Fall, she teach SOC 100X, our most popular class. Welcome to Melanie Lindholm!
Dr. Kayt Sunwood earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from Iowa State University. She will be teaching the eLearning section of SOC 100X for Fall 2016, as well as teaching SOC 100X for UAF's Community and Technology College at the downtown campus. Dr. Sunwood also teaches courses in the Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program at UAF.