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Religious Studies/Social-Scientific Study of Religion
Columbia University, and Union Theological Seminary
Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York
Columbia University, New York
Union Theological Seminary, New York
Religion and English Literature
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Dr. Alexander's research treats religion and social change. Informed by theories of religion and ritual as agents of change found in sociology, anthropology, Religious Studies, and Ritual Studies, his research examines social change within the overlap of religion and other social forces. A special focus has been ways in which minority and marginal social groups have engaged their religious institutions, ideologies/theologies, and ritual within the context of broader patterns of social conflict and change. Alexander currently is working on a book monograph and related journal articles on the contribution of religion and Mexican immigrant women’s leadership in their churches to assimilation of these women and their families into U.S. society and various social institutions. He is working on a co-authored journal article on performance of credibility in pursuit of political asylum, a concept emerging in the legal literature.
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Barriers Faced by Hispanic Students Transferring from Community Colleges to University: An Ethnographic Approach, edited by Bobby C. Alexander and Victor Garcia. Lewis, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press. Category: Co-Authored/Co-Edited Book
"Rites of Passage." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago, Illinois. Category: Entry in Encyclopedia
"Liminal/Liminality." Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, edited by Kocku von Stuckrad and Robert Segal. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. Category: Book Chapter
"Public Art in the Ritual Construction of Human Community." Holy Hiatus: Art as Ritual and Community, edited by Ruth Jones. London: Parthian Books. Category: Book Chapter
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“Ritual Liminality as ‘Holy Play.’” Symposium: “Holy Hiatus: Performing Ritual, Community, and Space,” Cardigan, Wales, September 25, 2010, organized by the University of West England.
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College Master and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies
School of Social Sciences (renamed EPPS)
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Department of Religious Studies
Southern Methodist University
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Member: Friends of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (Yale ISM)
Members of this body advise the Director of the Yale University ISM (2007-present).
American Academy of Religion, 1986-present
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1986-2000
University Activities and Commitees
Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (Institutional Review Board)
Faculty Advisor, UTD Intercultural Women’s Society
Faculty Advisor, UTD Baha’i Club
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CrossCurrents: The Association for Religion and Intellectual Life
Research Colloquium, with cooperation from Columbia University and Union
Theological Seminary, New York, New York, July 5-28, 2006
The Rockefeller Foundation
Residency, The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study and Conference Center
Bellagio, Italy, July 15-August 13, 2004
Bobby C. Alexander, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology in the Sociology Program, Department of Public Affairs and Policy Studies, School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences (EPPS) at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in Religious Studies in 1985; he was awarded a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology by Union Theological Seminary in New York in the same year.
Alexander teaches courses in religion in society, religion in international development, immigrants and immigration in U.S. society, immigration policy, and race and ethnicity, among others. He is a two-time recipient of the Student Choice Teaching Award presented by students in the formerly named School of Social Sciences at UTD, and has received an Outstanding EPPS Faculty Comet Award, which is based on student nominations, and a Distinguished Teacher in Diversity and Multicultural Education Award, which is presented by UTD’s Office of Diversity and Community Engagement.
Alexander has been a member of the Sociology Program Committee in EPPS and the Committee on Teaching Effectiveness, and has served on university-wide committees: University Institutional Review Board (IRB) (current); the Committee on Education Policy (CEP), which he served as Chair; the Committee on Core Curriculum (CCC); Committee on Student Scholarships, which he served as Vice Chair; and the Advisory Committee of the Office of International Education. As former Assistant Dean and College Master in the School of Social Sciences, he served on the Council of Masters, an administrative body comprised of Assistant and Associate Deans of Undergraduate Studies in their respective schools. I served as Faculty Advisor in UTD’s Office of Undergraduate Education under the Dean of Undergraduate Education. Long-time Faculty Advisor to the UTD Baha’i Club, I am advisor to the UTD Intercultural Women’s Society, and was co-advisor to the UTD Sociology Club.
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1986-2000
Teaching Awards and Nominations
Outstanding EPPS Faculty Comet Award, presented by the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences, UTD, Spring 20112 6
This award is based on student nominations.
Distinguished Teacher in Diversity and Multicultural Education Award, presented by
UTD Office of Diversity and Community Engagement, Spring 2011
Student Choice Teaching Award, presented by the students in the School of Social Sciences, UTD, Fall 1996, and Spring 2001
The award is given by students.
Nominee, Chancellor‟s Council Outstanding Teaching Award, UTD, 1996, and 1997
Nominee, Margareta Deschner Teacher Award, nominated by female students andawarded by the Women‟s Center, Southern Methodist University, 1988-1989, 1989-1990, and 1990-1991
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