Contact & Location


The Department of
Sociology & Anthropology

Physical Address:
Phinney Hall 101
PHONE: (208) 885-6751
FAX: (208) 885-2034

Mailing Address:
Department of
Sociology & Anthropology
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Faculty & Staff

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Ginna Babcock
Adjunct Professor
Ginna Babcock is an adjunct professor in Sociology. Her research interests include the Pedagogical Models in Distance Education.
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Terressa Benz
Terressa Benz
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Terressa Benz is an Assistant Professor of Sociology.
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Stacey Camp
Stacey Lynn Camp
Assistant Professor
Stacey Camp specializes in historical archaeology, tourism, critical race theory, and the 19th and early 20th century Western United States.
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Rodney Frey
Rodney Frey, Ph.D.
Director of General Education, Professor of Ethnography
Rodney Frey is a Professor of Ethnography. Over the last 38 years he has been associated with and conducting various applied, collaborative projects with the Apsáalooke (Crow) of Montana, the Schitsu’umsh (Coeur d'Alene) and Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) of Idaho, and the Confederated Warm Springs Tribes of Oregon.
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Patrick Gillham
Patrick Gillham
Associate Professor
Patrick Gillham is an assistant professor of Sociology. His areas of interest are: Political Sociology, Social and Environmental Conflict, Social Movements, Globalization, and Social Control of Political Dissent.
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Leotina Hormel
Leontina M. Hormel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Leontina Hormel is an associate professor of Sociology. Her areas of research and teaching include political economy, social inequalities, international development and research methods. She has conducted ethnographic and survey work in Ukraine, the Russian Federation, and throughout the state of Idaho.
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John Mehelich
John Mihelich, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Dean of the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
John Mihelich is an associate professor and Dean of the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences. His areas of interest are social class, religion, diversity & equity, gender, culture and community.
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Ryanne Pilgeram
Ryanne Pilgeram
Assistant Professor
Ryanne Pilgeram is an assistaint professor of Sociology. She specializes in qualitative research that focuses on how gender intersects with rural life.
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Laura Putsche
Assistant Professor
Laura Putsche is an assistant professor of anthropology. Her areas of interest are indigenous peoples of South America (particularly of the Amazon region), indigenous peoples and the state, cultural ecology, and indigenous peoples and international development.
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Lee Sappington
Lee Sappington
Associate Professor
Lee Sappington is an associate professor of Anthropology. His main area of interest is the Prehistory of the Columbia Plateau.
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Donald Tyler
Donald Tyler
Donald Tyler is a professor of anthropology with research interests in the evolution of hominoids in South China, Southeast Asia(especially Java), and Australia.
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Mark Warner
Mark Warner
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Mark Warner is an historical archaeologist who has worked in many parts of the U.S. His principal interests lie in zooarchaeolgy/foodways and the archaeology of the disenfranchised.
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Priscilla Wegars
Affiliate Assistant Professor and Volunteer Curator
Areas of interest: Historical Archaeology of Asian Americans in the West, Specifically Chinese American and Japanese American Sites, Artifacts, and History; Chinese Women, Specifically Polly Bemis; 19th and 20th Century American Material Culture
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Brian Wolf
Brian Wolf
Associate Professor
Brian Wolf is an assistant professor of Sociology. His area of research centers on the intersection between organizations, crime and social control.
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Kristin Haltinner
Kristin Haltinner
Assistant Professor
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