Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. Virginia Aldige Hiday

Distinguished Professor Of Sociology

Medical sociology, mental health and the law; mental health courts; criminalization of mental illness; criminality of persons with mental illness; mental health services; coerced psychiatric treatment; dangerousness; violence and victimization of persons with mental illness. Out-patient commitment, civil commitment, involuntary hospitalization. Health care reform.

Areas of Expertise
Health Care Reform
Medical Sociology
Sociology and Anthropology
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Sinikka Elliott

Assistant Professor Of Sociology

Gender, sexuality, and family processes and relationships. Gender and sexual negotiation in long-term marriages, social inequality in sex education, the meanings of commitment for long-term gay and lesbian couples, and parents’ constructions of teen sexuality.

Areas of Expertise
Sociology and Anthropology
Colleges
CHASS