Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty come from top graduate programs, having trained at Northeastern, Brandeis, Clark and Brown University. They also have extensive "hands-on" experience, having worked in criminal justice, politics and government, and research and program evaluation before coming to Emmanuel. This combination of high-level academic training and experience outside of academia allows students to see the many paths they can take with a degree in sociology.

Sultan Altikriti

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; M.A.,B.A., Rowan University

Catherine Simpson Bueker

Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., M.A. Brown University; B.A., Cornell University

Janese Free

Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., M.A., Northeastern University; B.A., Gettysburg College

Katrin Kriz

Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., M.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Clark University; Mag. phil., University of Vienna, Austria

Ivy Krull

Chair, Department of Sociology; Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., MPH, MSW, Boston University; ALB, Harvard University

Jeffrey Lopes

Lecturer, Sociology
Ph.D., Northeastern University; M.S.,B.S., Suffolk University

Samuel Maron

Lecturer of Sociology
Ph.D., M.A. Northeastern University; M.S., Antioch University New England; B.S. The University of Vermont

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Nadel Henville '22: Creating Community Takes Center Stage

For Nadel, the stage is her “second home,” and the community she’s found within Emmanuel’s Theater program, a second family. While she originally thought she would pursue college theater as a hobby, she soon realized the work would define her student experience and provide a foundation for life beyond Emmanuel.

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Gianna Kittle '20: Advocating for Justice

Prior to coming to Emmanuel, Gianna had never heard of the field of sociology, but was very familiar and passionate about issues of crime and justice. Her time at Emmanuel helped her to not only put a name—but also, a purpose—to that passion.

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Jake Hill '20: Seeing Citizenship with a Capitol C

Growing up in a suburban town outside of Boston, going to college in the city had always been a goal for Jake. After touring Emmanuel's campus he felt it had the perfect mixture of “small campus feel and big city appeal.”

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Melissa Duffy '20: Artist and Appreciator

When Melissa started at Emmanuel, she chose what she believed to be two separate and distinct majors—studio art and history—to fulfill her both her personal and professional interests.

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Featured Faculty: Petros Vamvakas

Petros Vamvakas is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies and Peace Studies Programs. His work focuses on security and democratization, as well as issues related to identity and race in politics throughout the Americas. As part of his teaching, he has escorted groups of students to Crete, Greece, and will be bringing a group of students to Cuba.

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