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Visiting Professor: Profesor Steven A. Tuch (George Washington University, Washington, DC)

From October till December 2023, the Institute of Sociology will be hosting Prof. Steven A. Tuch from George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Professor Tuch is going to teach a class within the framework of our newly-offered course Sociology in an International Context: Variety of Perspectives. We hope that this course becomes a series of lectures and meetings with guest scholars from abroad, introducing their academic institutions and interests – and Professor Tuch is beginning this series.

Read more about Prof. Tuch and his course.

Professor Steven A. Tuch

Steven A. Tuch is Professor of Sociology and of Public Policy and Public Administration and an affiliated faculty member in the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies in the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. His research and teaching interests focus on racial and ethnic inequality, public opinion in capitalist and post-communist nations, and quantitative methodology, areas in which he regularly publishes and teaches.

He is coauthor (with Paul M. Kellstedt and Guy D. Whitten) of The Fundamentals of Social Research; An SPSS Companion for The Fundamentals of Social Research; A Stata Companion for The Fundamentals of Social Research; and An R Companion for The Fundamentals of Social Research (all published by Cambridge University Press, 2022); coauthor (with William V. D'Antonio and Josiah R. Baker) of Religion, Politics and Polarization: How Religiopolitical Conflict is Changing Congress and American Democracy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013); coauthor (with Ronald Weitzer) of Race and Policing in America: Conflict and Reform (Cambridge University Press, 2006); coeditor (with Yoku Shaw-Taylor) of The Other African Americans: Contemporary African and Caribbean Immigrants in the United States (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007); coeditor (with Jack K. Martin) of Racial Attitudes in the 1990s: Continuity and Change (Praeger, 1997); and author or coauthor of more than fifty scholarly journal articles and book chapters.

His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute of Justice. He has twice been a Fulbright Fellow in the Institute of Sociology at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

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Course Summary
Sociology in an International Context: The View from America
(15h, 3 ECTS, BA and MA level)

This course examines the academic discipline of sociology using as an exemplar the department of sociology at George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, DC. We will explore the varied theoretical and methodological approaches to the discipline employed by GWU sociologists, their range of sub-disciplinary specializations, and the department curriculum, which includes courses in sociology, criminal justice, and human services and social justice. We will also read and discuss some of Professor Tuch’s published research in the area of racial and ethnic intergroup relations. Students who are interested in studying abroad will find the course especially helpful.

Time and place: 
seven meetings plus consultations: October 25th, November 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, December 6th, 13th 
Wednesdays, 3:40 - 5:10 pm
the Institute of Sociology
room 81, second floor.

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