Ron R Aminzade

Ron R Aminzade
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Contact Me

aminzade@umn.edu
612-624-9570

Sociology
1031 Soc Sci
267 19th Ave S

Affiliations

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D: Sociology, University of Michigan, April, 1978.
  • B.A., magna cum laude: Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, Spring, 1971.

Curriculum Vitae

Specialties

  • Historical and Comparative
  • Political Sociology
  • Sociology of Development
  • Nationalism and Citizenship
  • Race Relations
  • Social Movements
  • Democratic Theory
Courses Taught
  • FSEM 1905 - Protesting Inequal
  • Soc 3090 - Topics: Social and Political Protest around the Globe
  • Soc 3301W - Politics & Society
  • Soc 3322W - Social Movements, Protest and Change
  • Soc 4090 - Transnational Activism
  • Soc 4461 - Sociology of Racial & Ethnic Conflict
  • Soc 4977V - Senior Honors Preseminar I
  • Soc 4966W - Major Project Seminar
  • Soc 4978V - Senior Honors Preseminar II
  • Soc 8011 - Sociology of Higher Education
  • Soc 8311 - Political Sociology
  • Soc 8390 - Topics: Nationalism, Citizenship, and Race in Global Perspective
  • Soc 8390 - Topics: Social Movements & Contentious Politics
  • Soc 8890 - Research Methods: Historical Sociology
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Chair: Social Science Research Council, International Dissertation Field Research Program , 2002 - 2004
  • Series Co-Editor: University of Minnesota Press , 1996 - 2015

Research

  • I am working on a collaborative research project on the politics of agricultural policy, land conflicts, and the future of small-scale farming in contemporary Tanzania,

Outreach

  • Vice President: Books for Africa, 2001 - 2005
  • Community Solutions for Africa's Development: Board of Directors, 2007 - 2009
  • Project Zawadi: Board of Directors, 2008 - 2010
Publications
Awards
  • Arthur "Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2012
  • Presidents' Civic Engagement Steward Award, 2012
  • Graduate-Professional Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 2001
  • College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 1990
  • Center for Advanced Study, Palo Alto fellow