Curriculum Vitae


Mohammad-Hossein (Behrooz) Tamdgidi

ADDRESSES

Web www.okcir.com

E-mail: info@okcir.com, mohammad.tamdgidi@umb.edu 

Correspondence:  Ahead Publishing House, P. O. Box 393, Belmont, MA, 02478, USA

EDUCATION

August 2002

Ph.D. Sociology, Binghamton University (SUNY)

Dissertation Title: “Mysticism and Utopia: Towards the Sociology of Self-Knowledge and Human Architecture (A Study in Marx, Gurdjieff, and Mannheim)

Dissertation Committee: Terence K. Hopkins (chair, d. 1997), Dale Tomich (chair), Anthony D. King, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Jesse Reichek (external examiner)

Certificate Graduate Certificate in SWANA (Southwest Asian and North African [Middle Eastern]) Studies in Conjunction with an M.A. in Sociology, Binghamton University (SUNY), June 1987

May 1987

M.A. Sociology, Binghamton University (SUNY)

December 1982

B.A. Architecture, University of California at Berkeley



POSITIONS

2002-Present

Founding Director, Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics)

Fall 2009-Spring 2013

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, UMass Boston

Fall 2003-Spring 2009

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, UMass Boston

2001-2003

Full-Time Lecturer, Sociology Department, SUNY-Oneonta

2001-2002

Full-Time Lecturer, Sociology Department, SUNY-Oneonta

Fall 2001

Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Binghamton University (SUNY)

Spring 2001

Adjunct Lecturer, Sociology Department, SUNY-Oneonta

Spring 2000

Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Sociology/School of Education and Human Development, Binghamton University (SUNY)

Spring 1997

Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Binghamton University (SUNY)

Spring 1987-Spring 1988

Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Sociology/Political Science Department/ SWANA Program, Binghamton University (SUNY)

Summer 1987

Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Binghamton University (SUNY)

SPECIALIZATIONS:

Fields of Interest

Social Theory: Comparative Sociological Imaginations; Self & Society; Global and World-Historical Sociology; Sociology of Knowledge; Social Movements; Utopias

Initiated Fields

Sociology of Self-Knowledge; Human Architecture; Utopystics

Research Focus

Liberating Social Theory in Self and World-Historical Contexts: Comparative/Integrative Explorations in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics)

INITIATIVES:

Spring 2002–

OKCIR: Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics); URL: www.okcir.com.

Spring 2002–

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge; ISSN: 1540-5699; URL: www.okcir.com / cataloged in Illumina’s Sociological Abstracts, Ebsco’s SocINDEX with Full-Text, and ProQuest’s Social Sciences Journals full-text database. Published in hard copy and freely online.

Okcir Press (an imprint of Ahead Publishing House, est. 1991); URL: www.okcir.com.

2003-2007

Social Theory Forum (STF) annual conference series, UMass Boston. Co-founder, principal organizer, and annual proceedings editor. (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)

PUBLICATIONS 

(all single-authored unless specified otherwise):

Refereed Works Published/Under Review/Forthcoming

Books

2009/2012

Gurdjieff and Hypnosis: A Hermeneutic Study. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. First edition, 2009, hardcover, 288 pages, includes 15 figures. (Note: 2009 Palgrave Macmillan bestseller in the two categories of philosophy and religion.) (Paperback, Oct. 2012).

2007/2009

Advancing Utopistics: The Three Component Parts and Errors of Marxism. London and New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group (originally a Paradigm Publishers title). First edition, 2007, hardcover, 336 pages, includes 21 figures and a substantial methodological appendix. (Soft cover edition, released in Sept. 2009, ebook edition in 2015).



Journal Articles

2012

Beyond Islamophobia and Islamophilia as Western Epistemic Racisms: Revisiting the Runnymede Trust’s Definition in a World-History Context.Islamophobia Studies Journal (Center for Race & Gender, U.C. Berkeley), I, 1 (Inaugural Issue): 54-81.

2008

’I Change Myself, I Change the World’: Gloria Anzaldúa’s Sociological Imagination in Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza.Humanity & Society, v. 32, n. 4, 311-335.

2008

Public Sociology and the Sociological Imagination: Revisiting Burawoy’s Sociology Types.Humanity & Society, v. 32, n. 2, 131-143.

2007

Abu Ghraib as a Microcosm: The Strange Face of Empire as a Lived Prison.” Sociological Spectrum, v. 27, n. 1, 29-55. 

2006

Toward a Dialectical Conception of Imperiality: The Transitory (Heuristic) Nature of the Primacy of Analyses of Economies in World-Historical Social Science.” REVIEW (Journal of the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations). v. XXIX, n. 4, 291-328. 

2001

Open the Antisystemic Movements: The Book, the Concept, and the Reality.” REVIEW (Journal of the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations), v. XXIV, n. 2, 299-336. 

Book Chapters

2011

The Simultaneity of Self and Global Transformations: Bridging with Anzaldúa’s Liberating Vision.” Pp. 218-225 in Bridging: How and Why Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa’s Life and Work Transformed Our Own, co-edited by AnaLouise Keating and Gloria González-López. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press.

2010

Decolonizing Selves: The Subtler Violences of Colonialism and Racism in Fanon, Said, and Anzaldúa.” Pp. 117–147 in Fanon and the Decolonization of Philosophy edited by Elizabeth A. Hoppe and Tracey Nicholls. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (a division of Rowman & Littlefield).

2009

Rethinking Diversity Amid Pedagogical Flexibility: Fostering the Scholarships of Learning and Teaching of the Sociological Imagination.” Pp. 169-183 in Making Connections: Self-Study & Social Change, co-edited by Kathleen Pithouse (McGill), Claudia Michell (McGill), and Lebo Moletsane (South African Human Sciences Research Council). New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group. 

2009

Utopystics and the Asiatic Modes of Liberation: Gurdjieffian Contributions to the Sociological Imaginations of Inner and Global World-Systems.” Pp. 139-163 in Asia and the Transformation of the World-Systems, edited by Ganesh K. Trichur. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.

2008

From Utopistics to Utopystics: Integrative Reflections on Potential Contributions of Mysticism to World-Systems Analyses and Praxes of Historical Alternatives.” Pp. 202-219 in Islam and the Orientalist World-System, co-edited by Khaldoun Samman and Mazhar Al-Zo’by. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.

Book Reviews

2009

(Invited/Refereed). Review of The Promise of Poststructuralist Sociology: Marginalized Peoples and the Problem of Knowledge. By Clayton W. Dumont Jr. New York: State University of New York Press, 2008. In Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews (a publication of the American Sociological Association), v. 38, n. 3(May), 270-272.

2007

(Invited/Refereed). Review of Romance and Reason: Ontological and Social Sources of Alienation in the Writings of Max Weber. By Andrew M. Koch. New York: Lexington Books, A Division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2006. In Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews (a publication of the American Sociological Association), v. 36, n. 4(July), 386-387.

2006

(Invited/Refereed). Review of Magic and Witchcraft: Contemporary North America. Edited by Helen A. Berger. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. In Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews (a publication of the American Sociological Association), v. 35, n. 3 (May), 297-298.

Edited Volumes

2017

Co-Editor. With Immanuel Wallerstein. Mentoring, Methods, and Movements: Colloquium in Honor of Terence K. Hopkins by His Former Students and the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations (Twentieth Anniversary Second Edition). Belmont, MA: Ahead Publishing House. Includes colloquium announcement/program and photos, a chronological bibliography of Terence K. Hopkins works and citations, and an index. 320 pages.

2013

Editor. With Issue Co-Editors: George Ciccariello-Maher and Ramón Grosfoguel. Issue Theme: “Conversations with Enrique Dussel on Anti-Cartesian Decoloniality & Pluriversal Transmodernity.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. XI, Issue 1, Fall, 174 pages.

2012

Editor. With Issue Co-Editors: Capucine Boidin, James Cohen, and Ramón Grosfoguel. Issue Theme: “Decolonizing the University: Advancing Pluriversity” (Proceedings of the international conference on “Quelles universités et quels universalismes demain en Europe? un dialogue avec les Amériques” (“Which University and Universalism for Europe tomorrow? A Dialogue with the Americas”) organized by the Institute des Hautes d’Etudes de l’Amerique Latine (IHEAL) with the support of the Université de Cergy-Pontoise and the Maison des Science de l’Homme (MSH) in Paris on June 10-11, 2010). Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. X, Issue 1, Winter, 145 pages.

2011

Editor. With Issue Co-Editors: Ramon Grosfoguel, Yvon Le Bot, and Alexandra Poli. Issue Theme: “Contesting Memory: Museumizations of Migration in Comparative Global Context.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. IX, Issue 4, Fall, 140 pages.

2011

Editor. With Issue Co-Editors: Eleanor Kutz and Vivian Zamel. Issue Theme: “Teaching Transformations 2011” (Contributions from the May 2011 Joint Annual Conference of the Center for Innovative Teaching (CIT) and Educational Technology (EdTech) at UMass Boston). Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. IX, Issue 3, Summer, 100 pages.

2011

Editor. Issue Theme: “Learning Transformations 2011: Sociological Imaginations from First Year Seminars and Beyond.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. IX, Issue 2, Spring, 90 pages.

2011

Editor. Issue Theme: “Graduate Theorizations: Imaginative Applied Sociologies, Manifest and Latent.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. IX, Issue 1, Winter, 140 pages.

2010

Editor. With Issue Co-Editors: Vivian Zamel and Anna Beckwith. Issue Theme: “Teaching Transformations 2010” (Including, but not limited to, contributions from the 2009 Annual Conference of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching (CIT) at UMass Boston). Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VIII, Issue 1, Spring. 192 pages.

2010

Editor. With Issue Co-editors: Ramón Grosfoguel, U.C. Berkeley; and Gema Martín-Muñoz, Director General of Casa Árabe, Madrid, Spain. Issue Theme: “Islam: From Phobia to Understanding (Proceedings of the International Conference on “Debating Islamophobia” Co-organized by Casa Árabe-IEAM and the Program of Comparative Ethnic Studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies at U.C. Berkeley, Madrid, Spain, May 28-29, 2009. In Celebration of Nasr Abu Zayd (1943-2010).” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VIII, Issue 2, Fall. 150 pages.

2009

Editor. With Issue Co-Editors: Anna Beckwith, Elora Chowdhury, Leila Farsakh, Askold Melnyczuk, Erica Mena, Dorothy Nelson, Joyce Peseroff, and Rajini Srikanth. Issue Theme: “’If I touch the depth of your heart…’: The Human Promise of Poetry in Memories of Mahmoud Darwish.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VII, Special Issue. 155 pages.

2009

Editor. With Issue Co-Editors: Terry-Ann Jones and Eric Mielants. Issue Theme: “Migrating Identities and Perspectives: Latin America and the Caribbean in Domestic and Global Contexts.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VII, n. 4, Fall. 90 pages.

2009

Editor. Issue Theme: “Sociological Re-Imaginations of and in Universities.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VII, n. 3, Summer. 235 pages. 

2009

Editor. With Issue Co-Editors: Lewis R. Gordon, Ramón Grosfoguel, and Eric Mielants. Issue Theme: Historicizing Anti-Semitism: Proceedings of the International Conference on the Post-September 11th  New Ethnic/Racial Configurations in Europe and the United States: the Case of Anti-Semitism, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (MSH), Paris, June 29-30, 2007.Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VII, n. 2, Spring. 185 pages.

2009

Editor. With Issue Co-Editors: Jay Dee and Vivian Zamel. Issue Theme: “Teaching Transformations 2009: Contributions from the Annual Conferences of the New England Center for Inclusive Teaching (NECIT) and the Center for the Improvement of Teaching (CIT) at UMass Boston.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VII, n. 1, Winter. 140 pages.

2008

Editor. With Guest Co-Editors: Maureen Scully and Esther Kingston-Mann. Issue Theme: “Microcosms of Hope: Celebrating Student Scholars: Award Winning and Honoree Contributions, 2006-7—Esther Kingston-Mann Student Achievement Awards for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VI, n. 4, Fall. 100 pages.

2008

Editor. Issue Theme: “Thich Nhat Hanh’s Sociological Imagination: Essays and Commentaries on Engaged Buddhism (Plus Proceedings from the Panels on “Buddhist Contributions to Social Justice” at the Fifth International Buddhist Conference on the United Nations Day of Vesak held in Hanoi, Vietnam—May 2008).” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VI, n. 3, Summer. 155 pages.

2008

Editor. With Guest Co-Editor: Anna Beckwith. Issue Theme: “Sociological Imaginations from the Classroom (Plus a Symposium on “Sociology of Science Perspectives on Malfunctions of Science and Peer Reviewing”)“. Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VI, n. 2, Spring. 255 pages.

2008

Editor. With Guest Co-Editor: Vivian Zamel. Issue Theme: “Teaching Transformation: Contributions from the January 2008 Annual Conference on Teaching for Transformation—Center for the Improvement of Teaching, at UMass Boston.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VI, n. 1, Winter. 75 pages.

2007

Editor. Issue Theme: “Reflections on Fanon: The Violences of Colonialism and Racism, Inner and Global: Conversations with Frantz Fanon on the Meaning of Human Emancipation (Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Social Theory Forum held at UMass Boston, March 27-28, 2007).” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. V, Special Double-Issue, Summer. 420 pages.

2007

Editor. Issue Theme: “Insiders/Outsiders: Voices from the Classroom.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. V, n. 2, Spring. 155 pages.

2006

Editor. With Guest Co-Editors: Ramón Grosfoguel and Eric Mielants. Issue Theme: “Othering Islam: Proceedings of the International Conference on ‘The Post-September 11 New Ethnic/Racial Configurations in Europe and the United States: The Case of Islamophobia (Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, France, June 2-3, 2006).” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. V, n. 1, Fall. 120 pages.

2006

Editor. Issue Theme: “Re-Membering Anzaldúa: Human Rights, Borderlands, and the Poetics of Applied Social Theory: Engaging with Gloria Anzaldúa in Self and Global Transformations (Proceedings of the Third Annual Social Theory Forum held at UMass Boston, April 5-6, 2006).” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. IV, Special Double-Issue, Summer. 380 pages.

2005/6

Editor. Issue Theme: “student Scholarships of Learning.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. IV, ns. 1&2, Fall/Spring. 275 pages.

2005

Guest Editor. Issue Theme: “Theories and Praxes of Difference: Revisiting Edward Said in the Age of New Globalizations (Proceedings of the Second Annual Meeting of the Social Theory Forum held at UMass Boston, April 6-7, 2005).” Discourse of Sociological Practice, v. 7, ns. 1&2, Spring/Fall.  370 pages.

2004

Guest Editor. Issue Theme: “Liberating Social Theory: Inspirations from Paulo Freire for Learning, Teaching, and Advancing Social Theory in Applied Settings (Proceedings of the First Annual Social Theory Forum held at UMass Boston, April 7, 2004).” Discourse of Sociological Practice, v. 6, n. 2, Fall. 226 pages.

2004/5

Editor. Issue Theme: “Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Course Topic as well as Pedagogical Strategy.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. III, ns. 1&2, Fall/Spring. 215 pages.

2004

Guest Editor. Discourse of Sociological Practice, v. 6, n. 1, Spring. 122 pages.

2003/4

Editor. Issue Theme: “Student’s Critical Theories in Applied Settings.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. II, n. 2, Fall/Spring. 154 pages.

2003

Editor. Issue Theme. “Social Theories, Student Realities.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. II, n. 1, Spring. 128 pages.

2002

Editor. Issue Theme: “Student Spiritual Renaissances & Social Reconstructions.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. I, n. 2, Fall. 135 pages.

2002

Editor. Issue Theme: “Student Life Courses & Social Policies.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. I, n. 1, Spring. 141 pages.

1997

Editor. ‘I’ in the World-System: Stories from an Odd Sociology Class. Selected Student Writings, Soc. 280Z: Sociology of Knowledge: Mysticism, Utopia, & Science. (A class-book collectively published by my class at Binghamton University.) Limited edition, Binghamton: Crumbling Façades Press (student-created publisher name/imprint), hard cover. Reprinted in 2005 by Okcir Press, Medford, MA. 333 pages.

Papers Published in Social Theory Forum Conference Proceedings

2007

Intersecting Autobiography, History, and Theory: The Subtler Global Violences of Colonialism and Racism in Fanon, Said, and Anzaldúa.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. v. V, Special Double-Issue (Summer), 113-135. This published conference paper was revised, updated and is forthcoming in a collection titled Decolonization of Philosophy, edited by Elizabeth A. Hoppe and Tracey Nicholls. Lexington Books. This paper was later edited and published as a refereed chapter in Decolonizing Philosophy (see here).

2006

Anzaldúa’s Sociological Imagination: Comparative Applied Insights into Utopystic and Quantal Sociology.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. v. IV, Special Issue (Summer), 265-285. This published conference paper has since been revised and updated and submitted to the journal Humanity & Society for external refereed publication (see above, “’I Change Myself, I Change the World’: Gloria Anzaldúa’s Sociological Imagination in Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza”). This paper was later edited and published as a refereed article in Humanity & Society (see here).

2005

Orientalist and Liberating Discourses of East-West Difference: Revisiting Edward Said and the Rubaiyat  of Omar Khayyam.” Discourse of Sociological Practice, v. 7, ns. 1&2, 187-201. This published conference paper has since been revised and updated and submitted to REVIEW (Journal of the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations) for external publication (see above, “World-System Singularity or East-West Binary: Rethinking Edward Said Beyond Totalizing and Dualizing Essentialisms”).

2004

Freire Meets Gurdjieff and Rumi: Toward the Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Oppressive Selves.” Discourse of Sociological Practice, v. 6, n. 2, 165-185.

Invited Publications

2004

Online publication of article-length excerpt from the second (“Gurdjieff and Mysticism: The Archaeology of an Eastern Teaching”) chapter of dissertation titled “Mysticism and Utopia: Toward the Sociology of Self-Knowledge and Human Architecture (A Study in Marx, Gurdjieff, and Mannheim)” (SUNY-Binghamton, 2002). Published in Gurdjieff: A Reading Guide, edited by J. Walter Driscoll, Third Edition. http://www.gurdjieff-bibliography.com. 29 pages.

2004

Rethinking Sociology: Self, Knowledge, Practice, and Dialectics in Transitions to Quantum Social Science.” Discourse of Sociological Practice, v. 6, n. 1, 61-81.

2002

Building A Sociology of Self-Knowledge: One Brick At A Time.” Newsletter of the ASA’s Comparative and Historical Sociology Section, v. 14 (Winter). American Sociological Association. URL: http://www2.asanet.org/sectionchs/newsletter.

Published Working Papers

2005/6

Private Sociologies and Burawoy’s Sociology Types: Reflections on Newtonian and Quantal Sociological Imaginations.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. v. IV, ns. 1&2, 179-195. This working paper, based on a refereed ASA conference paper, was refereed and published in the journal Humanity & Society (see other journal article titled, “Public Sociology and the Sociological Imagination: Revisiting Burawoy’s Sociology Types”).

2004/2005

Working Outlines for the Sociology of Self-Knowledge.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. III, ns. 1&2 (Fall/Spring), 123-133.

2003/4

De/Reconstructing Utopianism: Towards a World-Historical Typology.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. II, n. 2 (Fall/Spring), 125-141.

2003

Marx, Gurdjieff, and Mannheim: Contested Utopistics of Self and Society in a World-History Context.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. II, n. 1 (Spring), 102-120. 

2002

The Dialectics of World-History: A Guiding Thread.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. I, n. 2, Fall, 109-134. 

2002

Ideology and Utopia in Mannheim: Towards the Sociology of Self-Knowledge.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. I, n. 1, Spring, 120-140.



Editor’s Notes

2013

Editor’s Note: I Think; Therefore, I Don’t—Tackling the Enormity of Intellectual Inadvertency.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. XI, n. 1, Fall.

2012

Editor’s Note: To Be of But Not in the University.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. IX, n. 1, Winter.

2011

Editor’s Note: De-Museumizing Migrations Without and Within.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. IX, n. 4, Fall.

2011

(with Eleanor Kutz and Vivian Zamel) “Editors’ Note: Becoming Innovative, Technologically Savvy Teachers.” (with Eleanor Kutz and Vivian Zamel). Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. IX, n. 3, Summer.

2011.

Editor’s Note: Know Thy—Student—Selves.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. IX, n. 2, Spring.

2011

Editor’s Note: Beyond the Dissociative Disorder and Hypnosis of Rigid Disciplinarity.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. IX, n. 1, Winter.

2010

Editor’s Note: Exploring Islamophobia in the Spirit of the Late Nasr Abu-Zayd.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VIII, n. 2, Fall.

2010

“Editors’ Note” (with Vivian Zamel and Anna Beckwith). “Editors’ Note: Teaching Transformations 2010.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VIII, n. 1, Spring.

2009

Editor’s Note: Mahmoud Darwish’s Parting Gift.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VII, Special Issue.

2009

Editor’s Note: Migrating Identities and Perspectives.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VII, n. 4, Fall.

2009

Editor’s Note: Sociological Imaginations In, Of, and Beyond Universities.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VII, n. 3, Summer.

2009

Editor’s Note: Historicizing Anti-Semitism.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VII, n. 2, Spring.

2009

(with Jay Dee and Vivian Zamel) “Editors’ Note: NECIT, CIT, and Teaching Transformations 2009.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. VII, n. 1, Winter.

2008

Editor’s Note: Microcosms of Hope.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. v. VI, Issue 4 (Fall), vii-viii.

2008

Editor’s Note: Thich Nhat Hanh’s Sociological Imagination.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. v. VI, Issue 3 (Summer), vii-x.

2008

Editors’ Note: Toward Sociological Re-Imaginations of Science & Peer Reviewing.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. v. VI, Issue 2 (Spring), vii-xi.

2008

(With Vivian Zamel). “Editors’ Note: Teaching Transformation.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. v. VI, Issue 1 (Winter), vii-viii.

2007

Editor’s Note: Reflections on Fanon.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. v. V, Special Double-Issue (Summer), ix-x.

2007

“Editor’s Note: My Architect (1930-2007).” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. v. V, Issue 2 (Spring), vii-viii.

2006

Editor’s Note: Probing Islamophobia.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. v. V, Issue 1 (Fall), vii-xi.

2006

Editor’s Note: Re-Membering Anzaldua.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. v. IV, Special Issue (Summer), ix-xii.

2005/6

Editor’s Note: Peer Reviewing the Peer Review Process.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. v. IV, ns.  1&2 (Fall/Spring), vii-xv.

2004/5

Editor’s Note: Sociology of Self-Knowlege: Course Topic as well as a Pedagogical Strategy.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. v. III, ns.  1&2 (Fall/Spring), vii-ix.

2003/4

Editor’s Note: A Welcoming Statement to the Editorial Advisory Board.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. II, n. 2, Fall/Spring, vii-ix.

2003

Editor’s Note: Social Theories, Student Realities.” (Review of the book Achieving Against the Odds: How Academics Become Teachers of Diverse Students, co-edited by Esther Kingston-Mann and Tim Sieber, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001.) Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self- Knowledge, v. II, n. 1, Spring, v-xii.

2002

Editor’s Note: Spiritual Renaissances & Social Reconstructions.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, v. I, n. 2, Fall, v-vi.

2002

Editor’s Note: Social Policies and Life Courses.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self- Knowledge, v. I, n. 1, Spring, v-vi.



PRESENTATIONS

Presentations at Thematic Conferences

2011

Invited. “Omar Khayyam and the Politics of Inner Path to Global Transformation: Theoretical Journeys in the Simultaneity of Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics).” Invited Lecture presented at U.C. Berkeley, 223 Moses Hall, March 16, 2011, 12-2 pm. Cosponsored by: The Religion, Politics, and Globalization Program, U.C. Berkeley”; “The Institute of International Studies, U.C. Berkeley.

2008

“The Audacity of the Sociology of Hope: Lessons from Obama for Mannheim, Mills and Burawoy in Advancing Public Sociology.” Panel paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology, November 6-9, 2008, Boston. Theme, “What is to Be Done? Public Sociology in Politics and Practice.”

2008

Invited. “Beyond Islamophobia and Islamophilia as Western Epistemic Racisms: Insights from Sufism.” Panel paper presented at the conference “Deconstructing Islamophobia: Immigration, Globalization, and Constructing the Other,” organized by the Center for Race and Gender, U.C. Berkeley, CA, April 25-28.

2007

“Utopystics and the Asiatic Modes of Liberation: Gurdjieffian Contributions to the Sociological Imaginations of Inner and Global World-Systems.” Panel paper presented at the 31st Conference of the Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS) Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA), St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, May 10-12.

2006

“From Utopistics to Utopystics: Integrative Reflections on Potential Contributions of Mysticism, Esoteric Islam, and Sufism to World-Systems Analyses and Praxes of Historical Alternatives.” Panel paper presented at the 30th Conference of the Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS) Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA), Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota, April 20-23.

2003

“Marx, Gurdjieff, and Mannheim: Contested Utopistics of Self and Society in World-Historical Context.” Panel paper presented at the World History Association Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, June 26-29.

2003

Invited. “Human Progress and the Fettering Marx: The Three Component Parts and Errors of Marxism.” Panel paper presented at the Rethinking Marxism’s 5th Gala Conference “Marxism and the World Stage,” held at UMass Amherst, MA, Nov. 6-8.

2003

Invited. “Listen to How This Reed is Wailing: Rumi in New English Verse Translation.” Panel paper presented at the Annual Meeting of SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Languages Association), Atlanta, Nov. 14-16.

Refereed Presentations at the American Sociological Association 

2011

(paper accepted; presentation cancelled due to illness). “Islamophobia/Islamophilia As Janus Faces of Western Epistemic Racism: Revisiting Runnymede Trust’s Definition in a World-History Context.” Refereed roundtable paper scheduled to be presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, NV, August 20-23.

2008

“’I Change Myself, I Change the World’: Anzaldúa’s Sociological Imagination in Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza.” Refereed panel paper presented at a Theory Section session at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston, MA, August 1-4.

2006

“Utopystics Beyond Marxism: Transgressing the Borderlands of Utopia, Mysticism and Science.” Refereed panel paper presented at a World-Systems Section session at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), Montreal, Canada, August 11-14.

2005

“Outlines for a Sociology of Self-Knowledge (Appendix: Comparative Perspectives, Competing Explanations: Reconstructing the History of the Sociology of Knowledge Project).” Refereed paper presented at a roundtable session of the Theory Section at the 100th Centennial Conference of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, August 13-16.

2004

“Private Sociologies and Burawoy’s Sociology Types: Reflections on Newtonian and Quantum Sociological Imaginations.” Refereed paper presented at a roundtable session of the Theory Section of the 99th Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, August 14-17.

2003

“Neither Idealist, Nor Materialist: the Dialectical Method.” Refereed paper presented at a roundtable session of the Marxist Section at the 98th Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, August 16-19.

1999

“Ideology and Utopia in Mannheim: Towards the Sociology of Self Knowledge.” Refereed paper presented at a roundtable session of the History of Sociology Section of the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association held in Chicago, IL, Aug. 6-10.

Presentations at the Social Theory Forum, UMass Boston

2007

“Intersecting Autobiography, History, and Theory: The Subtler Global Violences of Colonialism and Racism in Fanon, Said, and Anzaldúa.” Panel paper presented at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Social Theory Forum at UMass Boston, March 27-28. 

2006

“Middle Eastern Insights into Anzaldúa’s Utopystic and Quantal Sociological Imagination: Toward New Agenda.” Panel paper presented at the Third Annual Meeting of the Social Theory Forum at UMass Boston, April 5-6. 

2005

“Orientalist and Liberating Discourses of East-West Difference: Revisiting Edward Said and the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.” Panel paper presented at the Second Annual Meeting of the Social Theory Forum held at UMass Boston, April 6-7. 

2004

“Freire Meets Gurdjieff and Rumi: Towards the Pedagogy of Oppressed and Oppressing Selves.” Panel paper presented at the First Annual Meeting of the Social Theory Forum held at UMass Boston, April 7. 

Presentations at the Eastern Sociological Society

2008

“Beyond Ourselves?: Knowing the Globe Through the Self-Reflective Mode.” Panel presentation at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, NYC, February 21-24. 

2008

“The Sociology of Meditation: A Critical Auto-ethnography of a Strange 10-Day Vipassana Meditation Experience.” Panel presentation at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, NYC, February 21-24. 

2008

“The Engaged Buddhism of Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay): The Globally Transformative Mode of “Interbeing” of a Meditative Man.” Roundtable presentation at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, NYC, February 21-24. 

2007

“Peer Reviewing the Peer Review Process: Toward Liberating Practices of Scholarship Diversity.” Panel presentation at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, March 15-18. 

2006

“From the Sociological Imagination to Imaginative Sociology: Human Architecture, Sociology of Self-Knowledge, and Utopystics as Transformative Exercises in Applied Sociological Method, Theory, and Practice.” Panel presentation at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, February 23-26. 

2006

Invited. “Transcending the Dualism of Social Stage and Mental Space: Bridging Utopystics with Borderlands Sociology in the Liberating Social Theory of Gloria Anzaldúa.” Panel presentation at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, February 23-26. 

2005

Invited. “Abu Ghraib as a Microcosm: The Strange Face of Empire as a Lived Prison.” Panel presentation at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society held in Washington, DC, March 17-20. 

2004

Invited. “Rethinking Sociology: Self, Knowledge, Practice, and Dialectics in Transitions to Quantum Social Science.” Panel presentation at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society held in New York City, Feb. 19-22.

Other Presentations

2005

“Building the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Theoretical Reflections on Newtonian and Quantal Sociological Imaginations.” Presented as part of the Junior Faculty Colloquium Series organized by CLA Dean’s Office, UMass Boston, December 13.

2003

“Bridging Civilizational Utopistics, East and West: Rumi in New English Verse Translation.” Panel presentation at the conference “Tropology: Text and Context.” Binghamton University (SUNY), NY, March 21-22.

2000

“The Poetics of Space in Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat: Selected Readings From New English Translations in Verse.” Panel presentation at the conference “The Poetics of Space.” Binghamton University (SUNY), NY, March 10-11.

1999

“‘Cowboys and Indians, Without and Within: Building the Dialectical Sociology of World-Historical Self-Knowledge.” Panel presentation at the conference “Identity, Ethnicity, Origins.” Binghamton University (SUNY), NY, March 5-6.

1991

“The Gulf Crisis.” Invited speaker at an event organized by Lyceum: A Lifetime Learning Association, Binghamton, NY, Spring.

1987

“The Story of U.S.-Iran Relations.” Invited speaker at an event sponsored by the Sociology Club, Binghamton University (SUNY), NY, Fall.

Teaching-Related: Organized/Chaired/Delivered/Invited Presentations

2011

(Invited) “Being and/or Not Being An Immigrant Professor: De/Reconstructing A Background, Pedagogy and Self/Identity.” Invited panel presentation, CIT Forum Series: “The Immigrant Professor: Bringing a Global Perspective to Teaching (Part 1),” offered at UMass Boston, Oct. 5.

2010

“FYS’s Role in Supporting Very Able, Very Capable Students.” Talk presented (as part of a group of three) at the end-of-the-semester debriefing session of First Year Seminar curriculum, Dec. 15.

2008

“The Meanings of Diversity and Inclusive Teaching and Learning.” Presented on the panel “Meanings of Inclusive Teaching: Pedagogical, Political, and Personal” at the annual conference of the New England Center for Inclusive Teaching (NECIT), Oct. 18.

2007

“Diverse Schools, Flexible Courses: Anzaldúan Reflections on the Alchemy of Teaching and Learning the Sociology of Self-Knowledge.” Panel paper presented (by panel chair, Prof. Arlene Dallalfar, due to illness of author) at Annual Conference of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching (CIT) held at UMass Boston, January 2007.

2007

“As Above, So Below: Theoretical Meditations on the Alchemy of Diversity and Pedagogical Flexibility in Newtonian and Quantal Classrooms.” Panel presentation at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, March 15-18.

2007

“Grounding Sociological Theories in Pedagogy: Classroom Publishing of Diverse Scholarships of Student Learning in Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge.” Panel presentation at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, March 15-18.

2006

(Invited) “Writing for Publication in Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge.” Invited presentation in the course Health Education 400-3, “Writing for Publication,” offered at Worcester College. Instructor: Professor Lynn Bloomberg, Worcester College, MA. February 14.

2006

“Infusing Change in Course Design.” Panel co-organizer and presenter at the Annual Conference of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching (CIT) held at UMass Boston, January.

2005.

(Invited) “Teaching Students With Different Levels of Academic Preparation in the Same Classroom.” Invited panelist for a forum organized by the Center for Improvement of Teaching (CIT), UMass Boston, April 11.

2005

“Evaluating Student Evaluations: Toward More Effective Strategies for Evaluating Faculty Teaching.” Panel co-organizer and presenter at a workshop during the Annual Conference of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching (CIT) held at UMass Boston, January.

2004

“Classroom Publishing as a Transformative Pedagogical Process.” Workshop co-organizer and presenter at the Annual Center for the Improvement of Teaching (CIT) Conference held at UMass Boston, January.

2002

(Invited) “Iran: The Land and the Century of Failed Revolutions.” Invited presentation in the course ALS 215: “Modern Middle East and North Africa,” offered by Dr. K. O’Mara, SUNY-Oneonta, NY, Fall.



TEACHING

[Note: numbers in parentheses indicate number of sections taught. All syllabi originally designed and instructed.]

At UMass Boston

Graduate Course: Applied Sociological Theory: Fall ’05 (1), Fall ‘10 (1), Fall ’12 (1)

Elements of Sociological Theory: Fall ‘03 (2), Spring ‘04 (2), Fall ‘04 (2), Spring ‘05 (1), Fall ‘05 (2), Spring ’06 (2), Fall ’06 (2), Spring ’07 (2), Fall ’07 (1), Spring ’08 (2), Fall ‘08 (1), Spring ‘09 (1), Spring ’11 (1), Fall ’11 (1).

First Year Seminar (“Insiders/Outsiders”): Fall ’06 (1), Spring ’07 (1), Spring ’08 (1), Fall ‘08 (2), Spring ‘09 (1), Fall ‘10 (2), Spring ’11 (1), Fall ’11 (2), Spring ’12 (1), Fall ’12 (2), Spring ’13, Fall ’13 (2)

Society and the Individual: Spring ’08 (1)

Sociology of Knowledge and Ignorance: Fall ’06 (1)

Senior Seminar: Liberating Social Theory: Spring ‘05 (1)

The Self in Society: Studies of Autobiographies: Fall ‘04 (1)

At SUNY-Oneonta

Society and the Individual: Spring ’01 (1), Spring ’02 (1)

Perspectives and Theories in Sociology: Fall ’02 (1), Spring ’03 (1)

Symbolic Interaction: Spring ’03 (1)

Introduction to Sociology: Fall ‘01 (2), Fall, ‘02 (2), Spring ‘03 (2)

Ideas and Ideologies: Fall ’02 (1)

Utopias: Spring ’02 (1)

Social Policy and the Life Course: Fall ‘01 (2): Spring ‘02 (2)

Independent Study: Child Welfare Policies: Fall ’01 (1)

At SUNY-Binghamton

Social Change: Sociological Frameworks: Fall ’01 (1)

Sociology of Global Self-Knowledge: Spring ’00 (1)

Issues in Human Development: Dialectics of Knowledge and Society: Spring ’00 (1)

Sociology of Knowledge: Mysticism, Utopia, & Science: Spring ’97 (1)

Iranian Revolutions: Spring ’87 (1), Spring ’88 (1)

Middle East in Marxist Perspective: Fall ’87 (1)

Housing and Community Development: Summer ’87 (1)

New Course Developed/Approved

2011-12. Graduate Course, Soc. 604: “Theories of Globalization.” Department of Sociology, UMass Boston.

SERVICES

Department, University, and Profession/Discipline:

Journal, Founding Editor 2002-present

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. Volumes I-VI (10 issues and 4 double-issues) published to date. The journal is abstracted as a core sociology journal in the Sociological Abstracts, EBSCO’s SocINDEX with Full-Text, and also forthcoming in ProQuest’s “Social Sciences Journals” full-text database.

Social Theory Forum

2007

UMass Boston Sociology’s Social Theory Forum series: Fourth Annual Meeting held on March 27-28, “The Violences of Colonialism and Racism, Inner and Global: Conversations with Frantz Fanon on the Meaning of Human Emancipation.” Co-founder, principal organizer, and proceedings editor.

2006

UMass Boston Sociology’s Social Theory Forum series: Third Annual Meeting held on April 5-6, “Human Rights, Borderlands, and the Poetics of Applied Social Theory: Engaging with Gloria Anzaldúa in Self and Global Transformations.” Co-founder, principal organizer, and proceedings editor.

2005

UMass Boston Sociology’s Social Theory Forum series: Second Annual Meeting held on April 6-7, “Theories and Praxes of Difference: Revisiting Edward Said in the Age of New Globalizations.” Co-founder, principal organizer, and proceedings editor.

2004

UMass Boston Sociology’s Social Theory Forum series: First Annual Meeting held on April 7, “Liberating Social Theory: Inspirations from Paulo Freire for Learning, Teaching, and Advancing Social Theory in Applied Settings.” Co-founder, principal organizer, and proceedings editor.

2003-5

Journal, Guest Editor. Discourse of Sociological Practice, Sociology Department, UMass Boston. Edited, designed, typeset, and produced three (two double-) issues in new format; initiated and negotiated cataloging of the journal in the Sociological Abstracts and EBSCO’s SocINDEX with Full-Text.

Department

Member Spring-Summer-Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012. Departmental Personnel Committee. Performed duties related to Tenure Review of Junior Faculty, including preparation of drafts of sections of DPC evaluation report.

Member/Chair 2007-8 (chair), 2008-9 (chair), Fall 2010 (chair), Spring 2011 (member), Fall 2011 (member), Lecturer Evaluation Committee (part of the DPC).

Member 2003-4, 2005-6. 2006-7, 2010-2011, Fall 2011, Curriculum Committee.

Coordinator/Rep. 2007-8, 2008-9, 2010-11. Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) International Sociology Honor Society, UMB Sociology Department.

Member Spring 2008. Ad Hoc Committee to Review Sociology Department’s Capstone and Internship Offerings.

Web Officer Summer 2005–2008. 

Social Aff. Coord/Chair 2003-4, 2004-5, 2005-6, 2007-8, 2008-9. Dept. Annual Luncheons, book party, etc.

Member 2004-5. Departmental Personnel Committee.

Dept. Rep. 2004. New England Educational Assessment Network (NEEAC) all day conference held in Amherst, MA, April 23.

Advising / Reference 2003–present. Faculty advising of students. Recommendation letters for students applying for graduate schools or jobs.

Member 2003-4. Graduate Committee.

University

Member 2010-11. Steering Committee of the University College. Appointed by the Provost, UMass Boston.

Member 2010-11. Library (L&IS) Committee. Appointed by the Provost, UMass Boston.

Member Fall 2010, Fall 2011. Honorary Degree Committee, Appointed by the Provost.

Member Fall 2009. Committee for Evaluation of University Librarian Daniel Ortiz. The Office of the Provost, UMass Boston.

Board Member Fall 2008-Spring 2011. Center for the Improvement of Teaching (CIT) at UMass Boston.

Member/Chair Spring 2004-Fall 2007 (member), Spring 2008-Spring 2009 (chair), 2010-2011 (member), 2011-2012 (chair). Majors, Honors & Special Programs (MHSP) Committee.

Co-organizer May 5, 2009 (with Rajini Srikanth and graduate student Maryam Ghodrati) “Islam & Change: A Talk by Abdolkarim Soroush,” Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 4-6 pm, Ryan Lounge, McCormack Bldg. 

Board Member Spring 2008-Spring 2009. The Kingston-Mann Student Achievement Awards for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship.

Web Officer 2005–2006. Re-built and managed Sociology Dept.’s then new CLA website.

Member Winter/Spring 2006. University committee organized by the Provost to hire a new permanent director of the Healey Library, UMass Boston.

Member Fall 2004–Fall 2006. University Fellowships Committee.

Profession/Discipline

Invited Referee Spring/Fall 2013. Invited referee of a manuscript submitted to Subjectivity. Editors: Lisa Blackman and Valerie Walkerdine.

Invited Referee Spring 2013. Invited referee of a manuscript submitted to Cultural Dynamics. Editors: Michaeline A. Crichlow.

Invited Referee Spring 2011. Invited referee of a manuscript submitted to Journal of Classical Sociology. Editor: Simon Susen.

Invited Referee Summer 2009. Invited referee of a manuscript submitted to Humanity & Society. Editor: Kathleen Tiemann.

Invited Referee Spring 2008. Invited referee of a manuscript submitted to Sociology Compass. Editor: Amy L. Best.

Invited Referee Fall 2007. Invited referee of a 50-page (single-spaced) manuscript submitted to Canadian Journal of Sociology. Editor: Kevin Haggerty.

Editorial Board 2006–present. New Global Studies. Editors: Nayan Chanda (Yale), Akira Iriye (Harvard), Bruce Mazlish (M.I.T.)

Invited Referee Summer 2006. Invited referee of a manuscript on the history of sociology submitted to Sociological Inquiry. Editor: Steve Kroll-Smith

Invited Reviewer Spring 2005. Review of Susan J. Ferguson’s Mapping the Social Landscape, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education Group (compensation, $350)

Invited Reviewer Spring 2005. Review of James Farganis’s Readings in Social Theory, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education Group, May 2005 (compensation, $350)

Invited Referee Spring 2004. Invited referee of a paper submitted to Sociological Perspectives (journal of the Pacific Sociol. Assoc.). Editors: Donald Barrett & Richard Serpe

Associate 2003-2006. New Global History Initiative, M.I.T. (Pro bono assistance with establishing the NGH Press, the publishing arm of the New Global History (NGH) Initiative directed by Professor Bruce Mazlish, Department of History at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including its Bowker/ISBN and Library of Congress accounts. Directed the design and production of four edited volumes for the NGH Press (Conceptualizing Global History, Global History and Migrations, Food in Global History, and New Global History and the City).

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

Grant Workshop Winter 2006. 3-day grant writing workshop for competitively selected faculty, organized by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

WebCT Training Fall 2005. Instructional Technology Center (ITC) “WebCT Training Workshop” mini-course (4 weekly sessions) taught by Ray Melcher and Bob Risse.

CIT Faculty Seminar Spring 2005. CIT Faculty Development Seminar (including co-chairing a session, and three classroom visitations back and forth with three different UMB faculty: Professors Amy den Ouden, Anthropology; Mary Ann Byrnes, Graduate School of Education; and Wei Zhang, Information Systems.)

Invited Participant Fall 2004. New Global History Initiative Conference on “New Global History and the United States of America,” held at Yale University, Oct. 30-Nov. 2.

Teaching Tech. Training Spring 2004 Instructional Technology Center (ITC) “Working with Technology” course taught by Ray Melcher and Bob Risse.

GRANTS, FUNDING, AND AWARDS

2011 Conference Travel/Research Fund, Sociology Department, UMass Boston, $500.

2009 Sociology Department RTF Fund for Annual Registration for Membership at Association for Humanist Sociology, $75 (for presentation of a paper at AHS Annual Conference in Nov. 6-9, 2008)

2008 CLA Dean’s Fund for Faculty Development, Travel Fund, UMass Boston, $291 (for presentation of three panel papers at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, NYC, February 21-24)

2008 Conference Travel Fund, Sociology Department, UMass Boston, $402 (for presentation of three panel papers at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, NYC, February 21-24)

2007-8 Merit Awards received from the Soc. Dept./CLA Dean at UMass Boston (FY07-08: total $1790)

2007 Co-sponsorship funds collaboratively gathered for the Fourth Annual Meeting of Social Theory Forum held at UMass Boston, March 27-28, 2007. Total: $3050 (Soc. Dept., $500, Applied Linguistics $500, CLA Dean’s Discretionary Fund $350, Gaston Institute $400, Africana Studies $200, Trotter Institute $300, Women’s Studies $100, Honors Program $200, Political Science $300, Anthropology $200)

2006-7 Merit Awards received from the Soc. Dept./CLA Dean at UMass Boston (FY06-07: total $1308)

2007 Conference Travel Fund, Sociology Department, UMass Boston, $385 (for presentation of three panel papers at the 77th annual Eastern Sociological Society conference held in March 2007 in Philadelphia, PA)

2007 CLA Dean’s Fund for Faculty Development, Travel Fund, UMass Boston, $216 (for presentation of a panel paper at the 31st annual conference of the Political Economy of the World-System Section of the American Sociological Association, held in May 2007 at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY)

2005-6 Merit Awards received from the CLA Dean at UMass Boston (FY05-06: total $1003.98)

2006 Conference Travel Fund, Sociology Department, UMass Boston, $655 (for presentation of a refereed panel paper at American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada, August 11-14, 2006)

2006 CLA Dean’s Fund for Faculty Development, Travel Fund, UMass Boston, $333 (for presentation at Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, February 2006 and for presentation at the 30th conference of Political Economy of the World-System section of the ASA)

2006 Co-sponsorship funds collaboratively gathered for the Third Annual Meeting of Social Theory Forum held at UMass Boston, April 5-6, 2006. Total: $2450 (Soc. Dept., $500, Applied Linguistics $500, CLA Dean’s Discretionary Fund $350, Gaston Institute $300, Africana Studies $200, Trotter Institute $200, Women’s Studies $100, Honors Program $200, Anthropology $100)

2006 Applicant, Joseph P. Healey Grant Program, 2005-6 Competition, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Proposal Title: “Utopystics: The Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science.” 

2005 Appliant, American Council of Learned Societies, Digital Innovation Fellowships Program, The 2005-6 Competition. Proposal Title: “Building the Virtual Research Center Utopystics: The Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science.” 

2005 Co-recipient of an Internal Proposal Development Grant ($4000) at UMass Boston “Middle East and Arab World Post-Doctoral Fellowship Project” (principal grant author: Professor Rajini Srikanth, English Dept., UMass Boston)

2005 Conference Travel Fund, Sociology Department, UMass Boston, $400 (for presentation at American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA, August 13-16, 2005)

2005 CLA Dean’s Fund for Faculty Development, Travel Fund, $300 (for presentation at Eastern Sociological Society, Washington, D.C., March 17-20, 2005)

2005 Co-sponsorship funds collaboratively gathered for the Second Annual Meeting of Social Theory Forum held at UMass Boston, April 6-7, 2005. Total: $2250 (Soc. Dept., $500, Applied Linguistics $500, CLA Dean $500, Gaston Institute $250, Africana Studies $200, Trotter Institute $200, Anthropology $100)

2004 Co-sponsorship funds collaboratively gathered for the First Annual Meeting of Social Theory Forum held at UMass Boston, April 7, 2004. Total: $1500 (Soc. Dept., $500, Applied Linguistics $500, Vice Chanc. of Student Affairs STARS Program 2004 Mini-Grant $500)

2003-4 Research support funding for the first year as Assistant Professor at UMass Boston, $3000

Fall 1999 Binghamton University (SUNY) Foundation Conference Travel Award

1986-1988 SWANA Assistantship/University Fellowship Award, Binghamton University (SUNY)

1986 Student Award, International Student Advising Office, Binghamton University (SUNY)

Fall 1986 STEP American Sociological Association Conference Travel Award, ASA

1985-1986 SWANA Assistantship Award, Binghamton University (SUNY)

AFFILIATIONS:

Member 1998–2011. American Sociological Association.

Member 2008–2011. Association for Humanist Sociology.

Member 2004–2011. Eastern Sociological Society.