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Meet the new Sociology faculty members

The Sociology Department welcomes Javier Auyero, Nestor Rodriguez and Tetyana Pudrovska to the faculty

Posted: August 27, 2008

A native from Argentina, Javier Auyero came to the United States in 1992 and received his PhD from the New School for Social Research in 1998. He taught at the State University of New York-Stony Brook from 1998 to 2008. He is the author of Poor People's Politics (Duke University Press, 2001), Contentious Lives (Duke University Press, 2003), and Routine Politics and Collective Violence in Argentina (Cambridge University Press, 2007) for which he received the best book award from the political sociology section of the American Sociological Association. Javier has received fellowships and grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the National Science Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. He is the current editor of the journal Qualitative Sociology.

Nestor Rodriguez was born in from Corpus Christi, Texas. He recently was professor and chair in the Department of Sociology, and director of the Center for Immigration Research, at the University of Houston. He has conducted international research in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador, and has traveled and lectured in China and Japan. His present research focuses on Guatemalan migration, U.S. deportations to Mexico and Central America, the unauthorized migration of unaccompanied minors, evolving relations between Latinos and African Americans/Asian Americans, and ethical and human rights issues of border enforcement.

Tetyana Pudrovska is a demographer of aging and health. Her research examines how social, psychological, and biological factors interact to shape physical and mental health of middle-aged and older adults. In particular, she focuses on the ways in which marital and parental statuses and transitions affect mental health of men and women in midlife and old age. Her PhD dissertation has explored psychological implications of motherhood and fatherhood at midlife. Further, Dr Pudrovska is broadly interested in life-course influences on psychological resilience in old age. Recently, Dr Pudrovska has started a new project examining genetic influences on the association between family statuses and psychological well-being, and the interactive effects of environmental challenges and genotype on mental health in late life.

The Sociology Department welcomes them!

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