Professor - Department Chair

Susan Ferguson is Professor of Sociology at Grinnell College, where she has taught for 25 years. Ferguson regularly teaches Introduction to Sociology, and her critically acclaimed... See this person's full profile

Karla Erickson

Karla is a feminist ethnographer of labor. She studies interaction and community in market exchanges. Her first book, The Hungry Cowboy, was about a Cheers-like restaurant, and her... See full profile

Ross Haenfler
Associate Professor

I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at Grinnell College where I teach Deviance and Youth Subcultures, Sociological Theory, Men and Masculinities, and introductory sociology courses... See full profile

Professor, Senior Faculty

My academic interests currently focus on the organizational analysis of non-profit organizations.  In the past, I have served as Grinnell College's coordinator of the American... See full profile

Assistant Professor - Global Development Studies Department Chair

Patrick Inglis is assistant professor of Sociology at Grinnell College. He is currently finishing a book manuscript, entitled Upward Servility: Getting By and Falling Behind in the New... See full profile

Professor, Emeritus
Member, Peace and Conflict Studies Committee

I’m a retired faculty member with a continuing research interest in Perceptual Control Theory (PCT) as a lens for understanding sociology. PCT provides an alternative view of human... See full profile

Kathleen (Casey) Oberlin
Assistant Professor

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Grinnell College in Iowa. I hold a Ph.D. in Sociology from Indiana University and an MA as well as a BA in Sociology from... See full profile

Sharon Quinsaat
Assistant Professor

Sharon Quinsaat received her PhD in Sociology from University of Pittsburgh. Her research and teaching interests include social movements, migration, Southeast Asia, and Asian Americans... See full profile

Kesho Scott
Associate Professor

She is an internationally renowned Diversity Trainer/Consultant, an Associate Professor of American Studies and Sociology at Grinnell College, and an award-winning writer.  Kesho was a... See full profile


I was born and grew up in Germany as an Army brat. I spent most of my childhood there, but after traveling the U.S., I consider Colorado my home. I received my B.A. from the University... See full profile