Office Hours

  • Mon    3:00-4:00pm
  • Tues   9:00-10:00am
  • Wed   1:30-2:30pm
  • Pre-Law Only
  •     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)
Fall 2015 Classes

INTD 105:
WrtSem:World in Age of Terror

    Writing Seminar is a course focusing on a specific topic while emphasizing writing practice and instruction, potentially taught by any member of the College faculty. Because this is primarily a course
    in writing, reading assignments will be briefer than in traditional topic courses, and students will prove their understanding of the subject matter through writing compositions rather than taking examinations.
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PLSC 140:
S/International Politics

    An introduction to the concepts and relationships characterizing the modern international system. Based on a review of historical and contemporary developments, students will be challenged to evaluate
    issues of continuity and change, states and non-state actors, conflict and cooperation, and power and principles. Approaches to international order, such as international law and organizations, the balance of power, and integration will be addressed, along with contemporary problems in the post-Cold War world.
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SOCL 100:
S/Introduction to Sociology

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    The course introduces the basic concepts, principles, and major areas of sociology. Topics include the nature of society, social organizations, and major social institutions.