Faculty

Dr. Lina Rincon
Dr. Lina Rincon, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., State University of New York

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 338
Phone Number: 508.626.5717
Email: lrincon@framingham.edu

Spring 2018 Office Hours:

Dr. Rincón's research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of immigration, globalization, and race studies. She uses a comparative and global lens in teaching these subjects. Dr. Rincón's teaching is inspired by her research: her most recent study concerned the migration and incorporation experience of Latino professionals in the information technologies industries in the United States. In this research, she examines the racial and legal marginality professional migrants experience and their responses to it.

Areas of Specialization: Immigration, Globalization and Race and Ethnic Relations.

Courses regularly taught:

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology

SOCI 248 Race and Ethnic Relations

Dr. Kaan Agartan
Dr. Kaan Agartan, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 342
Phone Number: 508.626.4854
Email: kagartan@framingham.edu

Spring 2018: Sabbatical

Dr. Kaan Agartan holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Binghamton University. He has authored and co-authored publications which appeared in European Journal of Turkish Studies, Journal of International Affairs, and Capital and Class. He is the co-editor of Reading Karl Polanyi for the Twenty-first Century: Market Economy as a Political Project (Palgrave, 2007). His current research focuses on the relationship between social citizenship and the transformation of work patterns under neoliberalism.

Areas of specialization: Comparative economic and social development; labor studies; critical globalization studies; economic sociology; political sociology and historical sociology.

Courses regularly taught:

SOCI 101  Introduction to Sociology

SOCI 301  Sociological Theory

SOCI 320  Uncovering Meaning in the Social World

SOCI 340  Sociology of Work

SOCI 357  Sociological Perspectives on Globalization

SOCI 356 Social Movements

SOCI 495  Sociology Senior Thesis Seminar

CRIM 222  Global Criminology

GLST 101  Introduction to Global Studies

GLST 201 Case Studies in Globalization

Dr. Zeynep Gonen

Ph.D: Binghamton University

Office: O'Connor 314
Phone Number: 508.626.4822
Email: zgonen@framingham.edu

Spring 2018 Office Hours: M 3:30-5:00; F 9-10:00

Zeynep Gönen has received her PhD from Binghamton University Sociology Department in 2011. Her work focuses on the subjects of law, punishment, policing and criminalization from a global and historical comparative perspective. Her first book The Politics of Crime in Turkey  (I.B.Tauris, 2016), explores the new forms of policing and criminalization of the racialized urban poor in contemporary Turkey. Her interests also include political sociology, gender, urban studies, home, and body, both in relation to the her broader research area of penality and outside of it.

Alexander Hartwiger
Dr. Alexander Hartwiger

Assistant Professor

Office: May Hall 221
Phone Number: 508.626.4806
Email: ahartwiger@framingham.edu

B.A., M.A., Appalachian State University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Teaching and Research Interests: Contemporary World Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Literature and Human Rights, Cosmopolitan Pedagogy

Stefan Papaioannou

Assistant Professor

Office: May Hall 306
Phone Number: 508.626.4816
Email: spapaioannou@framingham.edu

Stefan Papaioannou teaches modern European history, world history, and Middle Eastern history. His specific expertise lies in the history of the Balkans and Eastern Europe, political violence, and ethnic conflict. He is currently working on a book manuscript that examines the experiences of civilian populations living in the region of Macedonia as the area was contested by Greece, Bulgaria, and Serbia during the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913 and in the First World War. The doctoral dissertation on which the manuscript is based, entitled “Balkan Wars between the Lines: Violence and Civilians in Macedonia, 1912-1918,” has been awarded the John O. Iatrides Dissertation Prize for the best English-language dissertation on a Greek subject by the Modern Greek Studies Association (2013), as well as the Richard T. Farrell Prize for the best dissertation in the History Department at the University of Maryland (2012-2013.) Dr. Papaioannou has presented his work on the history of irregular violence, on urban social history, and on Western images of the Balkans at conferences in the United States and Europe.

Luis D. Rosero, PhD

Associate Professor

Office: Crocker 102
Phone Number: 508.215.5716
Email: lrosero@framingham.edu

Earned a B.A. in Economics from Wheaton College, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Professor Rosero's research interests include the interaction of international finance and economic development, Latin American economic integration, and the use of alternative economic policies to promote sustainable economic growth. His recent research publications have appeared in the Journal of Economic Integration, Latin American Policy, and Critical Sociology. He has presented his research at several international, national and regional conferences, including the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA), Eastern Economic Association (EEA), the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), and the International Political Science Association (IPSA). In addition to his research on international economics, Dr. Rosero co-authored numerous reports aimed at analyzing demographic and economic trends and their impact on the economic development of the City of Boston during his time with the Boston Redevelopment Authority.