Faculty Attend International Sociological Association (ISA) Annual Meeting in Japan | Department of Sociology
September 8, 2014

Faculty Attend International Sociological Association (ISA) Annual Meeting in Japan

Two UNT faculty members and one UNT PhD Alumnus attended the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19, 2014.

Dr. Lisa Zottarelli (UNT PhD Alumnus) presented the paper "Predicted and Observed Child Health Indicators in Haiti: Exploring the Impact of the 2010 Earthquake at National and Regional Levels" (co-authored with Dr. Thankam Sunil (also UNT PhD Alumnus). Dr. Zottarelli is Chair of the Department of History, Economics, Anthropology and Political Science at San Antonio College. Dr. Sunil is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Health Disparities Research at the University of Texas-San Antonio.

Dr. Cynthia Cready (Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in UNT's Department of Sociology) also participated in the conference. She co-organized and co-chaired the "Family and Elder Care" paper session jointly sponsored by RC11 Research Committee on Sociology of Aging and RC06 Research Committee on Family Research. She also presented the paper "Physical Activity Programs Promoting Health, Families and Community among Elders: An Exploratory Study" (co-authored with Jean Seward and Shigeaki Meguro). She also caught up with Dr. Tianji Cai (former UNT Assistant Professor of Sociology) over lunch. He presented the paper "A Modeler's Choices for Missing Not at Random Scenario," which he co-authored with Michael NiƱo, UNT Sociology doctoral candidate. Dr. Cai is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Macau.

Dr. Rudy Seward (Sociology Professor Emeritus, photo above) served as Primary Programme Coordinator for ISA's Committee on Family Research (RC06). In this position, he recruited organizers for 28 sessions, negotiated with other research committees to make 13 of these joint sessions, and supervised the RC06 program. Dr. Seward presented two papers "Fathers, welfare and gender," coauthored with M. Rush, and "Impact of Long Distance Commuting on Israel and United States Couples' Satisfaction: More Exploration" coauthored with J. Landesman.