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Faculty Image Teresa Sobieszczyk
Office: Social Sciences 303
Phone: 406-243-4868
Fax: 406-243-5951
Email: teresa.sobieszczyk@mso.umt.edu
Curriculum Vita: View/Download CV

 

Current Position:

Associate Professor, Sociology Department

Director, International Development Studies and Peace Corps Prep. Programs

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

Courses:

FALL 2015:

SOCI 270.01 Intro to Development Sociology, TR 9:40-11:00, FOR 206

SOCI 371.01 Gender and Global Development, TR 12:40-2:00, LA 306

SPRING 2016:

SOCI 101S.01 Introduction to Sociology, MWF, 10:10-11:00, SS 352

SOCI 355.01 Population and Society, MWF, 1:10-2:00, FA 302

Hobbies:

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

Education:

Ph.D., Development Sociology, Cornell University

Affiliations:

International Development Studies Program

Peace Corps Prep. Program

Women's and Gender Studies Program

South and Southeast Asian Studies Program

Global Public Health Program

Honors/Awards:

Fulbright to Vietnam (2012-13)

Fulbright-Hays to Thailand (2007)

Fulbright-Hays to Thailand (1998-99)

Other Publications:

See CV