Office Hours

  • WELLES 115
  • MWF 10:10-10:30am
  • WADS 13C 
  • Mon    3:00-4:00pm
  • Tues   9:00-10:00am
  • Tues   2:00-3:00pm
Teaching Areas: 

International Politics

Global Social Change/Development

Gender and Legal Studies


Introductory Sociology

College Writing


Pre-Law (PLSC & IR majors)

Phi Alpha Delta

Mock Trial Club


Joanna Kirk

Lecturer - Sociology

& Political Science

Wadsworth 13c
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Faculty Information


  • M.A. Hons., Jurisprudence (J.D. equivalent), Oxford University, U.K. (1984)
  • Diploma in Advanced European Studies, College of Europe, Belgium (1985)


  • Nine years in South Asia (Sri Lanka & Nepal)
  • International development - projects in law, democratization, education, and women's and community development
  • Writing/editing and document design - community journalism and college publications
  • Public, media and constituent relations - communications and events management
  • Teaching - English to non-native speakers (adult and secondary)
Spring 2016 Classes

HUMN 221:
H/Western Humanities II

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from 1600 to the present. The course is factual as well
    as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered. Prerequisite: Humn 220.
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SOCL 105:
S/M/Intro to Global Soc Change

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    An introductory level examination of changing conditions in the Third World, using sociological concepts. Focus will be on one or more of the following areas: Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin Amer
    ica, and the Caribbean. This course will emphasize social, economic and political changes that affect daily life and experiences of people in these societies.
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SOCL 281:
Selected Topics:Gender Law

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    An intensive study of a topic in sociology not covered in depth in other courses or, alternatively, an attempt to integrate two or more paradigms or converging perspectives in the field to be studied.
    Prerequisites: any 100-level Sociology course or permission of the instructor. (Some topics may require additional prerequisites.) Offered every year
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