Office Hours

  • Mon   3:00-4:00pm
  • Tues 9:00-10:00am
  • Wed   3:30-4:00pm
  • and by appointment
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

Visiting 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 2014 Classes

INTD 105:
WrtSem:World in Age of Terror

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    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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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.

SOCL 281:
Sel 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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