Teresa Sobieszczyk

Associate Professor, Sociology, and Director of International Development Studies and Peace Corps Prep Programs

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Office Location: SS 305

Office Telephone: (406) 243-4868

Fax: (406)243-5951

E-mail: teresa.sobieszczyk@mso.umt.edu

Curriculum Vitae: Click here

Current Position

Associate Professor, Sociology Department

Director, International Development Studies and Peace Corps Prep. Programs


Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday 1:15-3:00 or by appointment


Ph.D., Development Sociology, Cornell University

Field of Study

Development Sociology

Social Demography

Research Methods

Women's and Gender Studies

Southeast Asian Studies

Research Interests

Research Interests:

My research has taken me to many parts of Asia, and I've lived and worked in rural Thailand for nearly five years (first as a Peace Corps volunteer and later as a researcher), as well as Vietnam and Japan. In my research, I employ both qualitative, quantitative, and mixed approaches.


I am currently working on several projects:

1)       a cross-national comparative project examining access to health care and health care decision-making in remote rural areas that lack doctors and most other medical services. I completed data collection for the Thailand phase in August 2006 with the support of a Fulbright-Hays Faculty Area Studies Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. My research for the Montana phase has taken me to West Yellowstone, Stanford, Helena, Ekalaka, and Broadus.

2)      a project on Thai women married to Japanese men and how their marriage and residence in Japan have impacted their gender roles and social status

3)      a project on eco-tourism and sustainable development in Vietnam, with data drawn from my Fulbright Scholarship to Vietnam in 2012-13


SOCI 101.01  Introduction to Sociology

MWF 10:10-11, SS 352


SOCI 355 Population and Society

MWF; 12:10-1:00, LA 306



Gardening, hiking, the symphony chorale, cooking and eating Asian food, travel, and reading.


See CV


International Development Studies Program

Peace Corps Prep. Program

Women's and Gender Studies Program

South and Southeast Asian Studies Program

Global Public Health Program


Fulbright to Vietnam (2012-13)

Fulbright-Hays to Thailand (2007)

Fulbright-Hays to Thailand (1998-99)

Teresa R. Sobieszczyk
(406) 243-4868