Sangeeta Parashar

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Associate Professor, Sociology

Dickson Hall 310
973 655-7168
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BA:University of Delhi
MA:Iowa State University
MS:Iowa State University
PhD:University of Maryland, College Park
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I am trained in the broad fields of social demography and international development. My research interests are structured around two major themes: social inequalities in (1) work and (2) maternal and child health, located within the political economy of the region. In addition to compositional factors such as gender, race, caste, class, and religion, I focus on location as an important dimension of stratification. Current research projects examine occupational segregation by sex and race in South Africa, the dual burden of undernutrition and obesity in India, and social inequalities in health and access to health services.

Select Publications:
Parashar, S. (2014). "Marginalized by Race and Place: A Multilevel Analysis of Occupational Sex Segregation in Post-Apartheid South Africa." International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 34(11/12): 747-770

Parashar, S. and Y. Wang. (2014). Divisions and Integration: The Expansion of Global Capitalism. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Allard, F. and S. Parashar. (2013). “Comparing Undergraduate Satisfaction with Faculty and Professional Advisers: A Multi-Method Approach.” The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal.

Allard, F. and S. Parashar. (2012). “Higher Education: A Conspiracy? How Students View Their Chances in A Four Year Institution.” The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal.

Parashar, S. and Y. Wang. (2011). Inequality in a Globalizing World: Perspectives, Processes, and Experiences. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Presser, H., J. Gornick, and S. Parashar. (2008). “Gender and Nonstandard Work Hours in 12 European Countries.” Monthly Labor Review 131(2): 83-103.

Presser, H., M. K. Hattori, S. Parashar, S. Raley, and Z. Sa. (2006). “Demographic Change and Response: Social Context and the Practice of Birth Control in Six Countries.” Journal of Population Research 23(2): 135-163.

Martin, S. and S. Parashar. (2006). “Women’s Changing Attitudes towards Divorce, 1974-2002: Evidence for an Educational Crossover.” Journal of Marriage and the Family 68(1): 29-40.

Parashar, S. (2005). “Moving beyond the Mother-Child Dyad: Women’s Education, Child Immunization, and the Importance of Context in Rural India.” Social Science & Medicine 61(5): 989-1000.

Courses Taught:
INTL 100: Introduction to Global Issues
SOCI 113: Social Problems
SOCI 220: Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations
SOCI 240: Statistics for Social Research
SOCI 313: Social Theory and Critical Analysis
SOCI 315: Social Inequality
SOCI 318: Sociology of Population
SOCI 400: Senor Project


Social Inequality; Social Demography; Globalization, Development, and Social Change; Health and Population Policy

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  • Monday 9:45 am - 11:15 am
  • Thursday 9:45 am - 11:15 am