Karla Erickson
Professor - Department Chair
Associate Dean

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 this person's full profile

Assistant Vice President for Global Education

David Cook-Martín is a professor of sociology at Grinnell College and assistant vice-president of global education. As a political sociologist, his work focuses on migration and... See full profile


Susan Ferguson is Professor of Sociology at Grinnell College, where she has taught for over 23 years. Ferguson regularly teaches Introduction to Sociology, and her critically acclaimed... 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 focus on the intersection of psychological and sociological social psychology, the organizational analysis of non-profit organizations, and deviance and criminology... See full profile

Assistant Professor

I was born in Ottawa and grew up in Vancouver. I taught high school English for five years before moving to New York to begin my graduate studies in the Sociology Program at the City... See full profile

Member, Peace and Conflict Studies Committee

Scholarly Activities: Noyce Faculty Study Grant, "A Cybernetic Model of Human Behavior" Summer/Fall 1998. Co-Project Director (with Christopher Hunter), "Ethnographic Study of a Human-... See full profile

Kathleen (Casey) Oberlin
Assistant Professor

Before arriving at Grinnell College, I received a PhD in Sociology from Indiana University. Prior to that I completed a BA and an MA in Sociology as well as a Master’s Certificate in... 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

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