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)
Spring 2015 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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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 105:
S/M/Intro to Global Soc Change

    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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