Two new department faculty hired

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology is pleased to announce that two new colleagues will be joining us this fall in tenure-track positions.

Sirry Alang, currently in the doctoral program in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota, has been hired as a social epidemiologist to work jointly with the department and the university's Community Health cluster and the Health, Medicine and Society program. Sirry, who is also a 2008 graduate of Lehigh's MA program in Sociology, studies the social determinants of mental health. She has previously worked as Principal Planning Analayst with the Hennepin County Public Health Department, Teaching Fellow with the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and Research Assistant with the Minnesota Population Center. Her publications have appeared in Society and Mental Health, Mental Health & Prevention, and The Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health.

Danielle Lindemann is currently Assistant Research Professor and Research Director at the Rutgers University Center for Women and Work.  With degrees from Columbia, NYU and Princeton, she focuses her research on the intersection of gender, sexuality, work and culture. Her study Dominatrix: Gender, Eroticism and Control in the Dungeon was published in 2012 by the University of Chicago Press. She has also published articles in journals including Social Science & Medicine, Work and Occupations, Sexualities, and Sociological Forum. She is currently writing her second book about the experiences of dual-income spouses who live separately to pursue their careers.

Please join us in welcoming Sirry and Danielle to Lehigh!