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

Office
Location: SS 305
Hours: Monday and Wednesday 1:15-3:00 or by appointment

Contact
Phone: (406) 243-4868
Fax: (406)243-5951
Email: teresa.sobieszczyk@mso.umt.edu


Projects

Selling a Cow for an MRI: Barriers to Health Care in Remote Rural Areas of Thailand

Moving Out but Not Up:  The Marriage Migration of Thai Women in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Modeling Sustainable Tourism:  A Case Study of Mango Bay Resort,  Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Where There Is No Doctor:  Four Remote Rural Communities' Struggles to Retain Mid-Level Providers in Montana

Education

Ph.D., Development Sociology, Cornell University

Hobbies

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

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

Field of Study

Development Sociology

Social Demography

Research Methods

Women's and Gender Studies

Southeast Asian Studies

Courses

SOCI 101.01  Introduction to Sociology

MWF 10:10-11, SS 352

 

SOCI 355 Population and Society


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

 

Honors

Fulbright to Vietnam (2012-13)

Fulbright-Hays to Thailand (2007)

Fulbright-Hays to Thailand (1998-99)

Publications

See CV