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A Warm Welcome to our New Assistant Professors

August 10, 2017

The Department of Sociology is very pleased to welcome the addition of two new tenure-track assistant professors to our faculty roster this fall. They bring a great deal of expertise to our department and we're thrilled to have them on board.

Our new assistant professors are:
Hassan Abdel Salam - Professor Abdel Salam received his B.Sc. in psychology, a B.C.L and an LL.B. degree in law from McGill University, an LL.M. from York University, and his Ph.D. in sociology from New York University (obtained in 2016). Hassan is a joint hire with the Human Rights Program based in the Institute for Global Studies. Hassan's interests include law, religion, culture, global sociology, as well as comparative and historical sociology. His work examines the histories of Muslim societies and human rights, as well as the intersecting connections between Islamic history and human rights. 
Michael L. Walker -  Professor Walker received his B.A. in economics from the University of California-Riverside where he also completed his Ph.D. in sociology in 2014. Michael’s broad research interests include social control, stratification, and inequality, which he pursues through studies of criminal justice generally, and jails specifically. He plans to continue examining jails as a social laboratory where mental health and his more general interests intersect.