Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology

262 Stewart Hall
St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301

(320) 308-2294

Faculty and Staff

Stephen E. Philion

Department Chair

Interests: social theory, political economy of Chinese development, labor rights, racial inequality, globalization.

Chair: Greater Minnesota Worker Center

Sudarshana Bordoloi

Assistant Professor

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Interests: health, demography and aging; community development and policy; political economy of international development; political ecology/environmental sociology; race, class and gender inequalities; labor studies; statistics and research methods

Bridget Conlon

Associate Professor

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Ann Finan

Associate Professor

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Interests: environment, sustainable food and agriculture systems, social capital and community development, immigrants and immigration

Abbas Mehdi


Interests: social change, globalization, Arab countries, Iraq

Tracy E. Ore


Interests: sustainable agriculture, technology of teaching and learning, race and ethnicity, inequality

Ajay Panicker


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Interests: social inequality, social movements, political-economy, race and class

Elizabeth D. Scheel-Keita

Director Applied Sociology Program

Interests: gender and violence, sociology of the body, social problems and deviance, sociology of youth, and community organizing

Sandrine Zerbib


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Interests: sexual and immigration policy, European Union, gender, sexuality

Co-Director: SCSU Survey Center

Jiping Zuo


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Interests: marital/gender equality, work and family, China, and socialism

Mary Otremba

Office Manager

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