Department Chair of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
Program Director of Women's and Gender Studies Program
Courses: Introduction to Women’s Studies; Language and Culture; Cultures and Peoples of Latin America; Medical Anthropology; Political and Legal Anthropology; Sex, Work and International Capital; Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective; Gender, Race and Inequalities.
Kenneth J. Litwin
Associate Chair of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
Honors Program Advisor for Criminal Justice
Courses: Sociology of Deviance, Senior Seminar in CRJ, Policing Contemporary Society, Punishment and Social Control
FULL TIME FACULTY
Courses: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Corrections, Critical Issues in Probation and Parole, Processing Offenders, Social Inequality and Crime
Professor of Sociology
Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
Office: 516 French Hall
Click to learn more about his Social Mosaic project that traces the multiple social connections between corporate directors in the United States.
Daniel Andrew Birchok
Courses: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Social Theory; Anthropology of Religion; Anthropology of Islam; The Indian Ocean World; Anthropology of Political Violence; Anthropology of Value and Exchange; Culture, Personality, and Beyond
Honors Program Advisor for Sociology
Courses: General Statistics, Introduction to Social Research, Senior Seminar
Amanda Kahl Smith
Courses: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Crime and Media, Crimes of the Powerful (formerly Elite Deviance), Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
Courses: Introduction to Sociology, Cities and Society, Urban Sociology, Social Theory, Senior Seminar
Currently on leave
Courses: Intro to Anthropology, Contemporary Social Theory, Special Topics: Criminal Perspectives On Culture and Crime, Social and Cultural Change, Senior Seminar
Beverley A. Smith
Honors Program Advisor for Anthropology
Courses: Human Origins & Prehistory: Intro to Archaeology, Mesoamerican Archaeology
Courses: Technology and Society
Courses: Sociology of Families
Office: French Hall 526
Courses: Introduction to Sociology
Courses: General Statistics
Office: FH 521
Office Hours: Tuesday 5:10pm-5:30pm and by appointment
Courses: Gender, Crime & Justice, Juvenile Law and Justice
Courses: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Courses: Introduction to Sociology
SACJ - Anthropology
Middle East, Gerontology
Courses: Intro to Sociology, Sociology of Families, Social Theory
On April 16, 2015, the Regents of the University of Michigan adopted the following memorial statement for Ananthakrishnan Aiyer, Ph.D.
The Regents of the University of Michigan acknowledge with profound sadness the death of Ananthakrishnan Aiyer, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology, program director, and chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice in the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Michigan-Flint. Professor Aiyer died on March 20, 2015.
Professor Aiyer received his B.A. degree from St. Xavier’s College in 1989, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Temple University in 1993 and 2004, respectively. He joined the University of Michigan-Flint faculty as a lecturer in 2000, and was promoted to assistant professor in 2004, and associate professor in 2008.
An inspiring and accomplished teacher, Professor Aiyer researched the international political economy; Latin America; South Asia; crime, corruption, and capitalism; resources and environmental politics; and cultural studies. He edited, with his undergraduate students, the notable book Telling Our Stories: Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in Flint published in 2007. Professor Aiyer authored a number of influential journal articles in the leading scholarly publications and was a frequent invited speaker at national and international symposia. He was a valued student advisor, respected leader in his department, and served many years a chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice and director of the International and Global Studies Program. Professor Aiyer expanded course offerings in the anthropology program, developed interdisciplinary learning opportunities, and attracted new student majors. He designed and taught numerous courses including Cultures of South Asia, Third World Cultures Through Film, Terror and Violence, and Seminar on Contemporary Global Issues.
As we mourn the loss of our beloved colleague, we extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife Jennifer and his many loving relatives and friends.
A fund has been established in Dr. Aiyer's memory. Please contact the department office for more information.