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Mitras Das

Mitra Das
Mitra DasProfessor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentSociology
  • Phone(978) 934-4300
  • OfficeDugan Hall - 205J
  • EmailMitra_Das@uml.edu

Research Interests

Family studies and gender-related issues; immigration; ethnicity; social change and comparative perspective.

Education

  • Ph D: Sociology, (1975), University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA
  • MA: Sociology, (1972), University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA
  • MA: Sociology, (1964), University of Rajasthan, India, 1964 - Jaipur, India
  • BA: Sociology, (1962), University of Rajasthan - Jaipur, India

Awards and Honors

  • Dean's Merit Award, Scholarship/Research - College of Liberal Arts, University of Lowell
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Teaching - Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Who's Who in America (2010) - Marquis
  • Teaching Excellence Award (1997), Teaching - Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Who's Who in American Education (1995), Teaching
  • Fulbright Scholarship Program (1968), Scholarship/Research - University of Rajasthan
  • University and Department of Sociology Gold Medals (1964) - University of Rajasthan

Publications

  • Das, M. (2014) "Cambodian Community in Lowell, Massachusetts," Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC pp. 167
  • Das, M., Dubus, N., Silka, L. (2013) "Decades after Resettlement: Later Life Experiences of Aging Cambodian Refugees.," Humanity & Society 37:4 pp. 327
  • Das, M. (2009) "Ghandi and Beyond: Nonviolence for an Age of Terrorism," Humanity and Society 33:3 pp. 266-267
  • Das, M. (2006) "Partition and Punjabiyat in Bombay cinema: the cinematic perspectives of Yash Chopra and others," Contemporary South Asia 15:4 pp. 453-471
  • Menski, M., Akhtar, A.S., Amirali, A., Raza, M.A., Hoque, R., Benjamin, S., Ciotti, M., Das, M., Hasan, Z., Zavos, J. (2006) "Special issue: in collaboration with the British association for South Asian studies," Contemporary South Asia 15:4 pp. 377-492
  • Niessen, S., Leshkowich, A.M., Jones, C., Das, M. (2005) "The globalization of Asian dress: re-orienting fashion," Cambridge anthropology 25:3 pp. 83-85
  • Das, M., Kolack, S. (1990) "TECHNOLOGY, VALUES, AND SOCIETY: SOCIAL FORCES IN TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE," New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 1990. 171 pp. pp. 171-171
  • Das, M. (1989) "Making Sociology Attractive," Teaching Sociology 17:3 pp. 356-359
  • Das, M. (1981) "From nation to nation: a case study of Bengali independence," From nation to nation: a case study of Bengali independence pp. 200-200
  • Das, M. (1981) "Social Movements, Social Change, and Mass Communication," International Review of Modern Sociology 11:1 -- 2 pp. 127-143
  • Das, M. (1980) "The Indian Call Girls," International Journal of Sociology of the Family 10:1 pp. 156-158
  • Das, M. (1979) "India: A World in Transition," Journal of Asian and African Studies 14:1 -- 2 pp. 143
  • Das, M. (1978) "Internal Colonialism and the Movement for Bangladesh: A Sociological Analysis," Contributions to Asian Studies 12: pp. 93
  • Das, M. (1977) "Nationalism in the New States: A Sociological Analysis of the Growth of a Bengali Nation," International Journal of Contemporary Sociology 14:3-4 pp. 249-257
  • Das, M. (1977) "Ron E. Roberts and Robert Marsh Kloss, Social Movements: Between the Balcony and the Barricade (Book Review)," International Journal of Comparative Sociology 18: pp. 329
  • Das, M. (1977) "Third World Women: Factors in Their Changing Status," International Journal of Contemporary Sociology 14:3-4 pp. 300-301

Presentations

  • Study of Food: Understanding Social Problems - 83rd ESS Annual Meeting, March 2013 - Boston
  • From one world to another: giving voice to my immigrant experience - 2012 ESS Annual Meeting, February 2012 - New York
  • Empowering the Mind: Lessons from Teaching Sociology - Association for Humanist Sociology, Annual Meeting, November 2009 - New Orleans
  • Coming to America: Migration Stories as Pedagogy - Conference on Sociological Imagination, April 2009 - Springfield, MA
  • Humanistic Sociology: The Power of Personal Narratives - What is to be Done? Public Sociology in Politics and Practice, 2008 Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology, November 2008 - Boston
  • Importance of Diversity: Why it Matters - Crossing Borders: Activist Scholarship, Globalization, and Social Justice, The Society for the Study of Social Problems, 58th Annual Meeting, August 2008 - Boston
  • - 2nd Global Network Conference on Democracy and Governance, April 2008 - Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge
  • Challenges of Migration: Tradition v. Modern - The Immigrant Experience, New England Sociological Association, Spring Conference, April 2008 - Bridgewater, Massachusetts
  • Migration and Dilemmas of Parenting: Example of Cultural Challenges - Great Divides: Transgressing Boundaries, American Sociological Association 101st Annual Meeting, August 2006 - Montreal, Canada
  • Global Migration and Family Revolutions: The Case of Cambodians - Learning from Diverse Voices: Seminar on Southeast Asian Refugees in the Mill City, Changing Families, Communities and Institutions, June 2005 - Lowell
  • - First International Conference in Global Network, April 2005 - Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge
  • - 2005 International Bridge Builders Conference: From the Grassroots to the Global Arena, February 2005 - Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge
  • Global Migration and Sexual Revolution: Case of Cambodian Refugees - 36th World Congress of Sociology, July 2004 - Beijing, China
  • Personal Lives and Social Processes: Challenges and Opportunities in Coming to America Engaging with Uncertainties, Global and Local Actions - Conference of Association for Asian American Studies, March 2004 - Boston
  • "The Learning-Centered Syllabus as a Teaching Tool, June 2003 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Southeast Asian Refugee Conference, May 2003 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Issues of Assimilation: Case of Cambodians Refugees in Lowell, April 2001 - Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • Minority Women in Higher Education: Issues of Equity - 70th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, March 2000 - Baltimore
  • Cambodian Women in Lowell: Issues of Assimilation - 68th Annual Meeting of Eastern Sociological Society, March 1998 - Philadelphia
  • - Spring Conference of Massachusetts Sociological Conference on Families, Diversity and Change, 1989 - Massachusetts
  • "Teaching Sociology through Family Studies" - Families,Diversity and Change, Spring Conference, April 1989 - Lowell
  • "Technology and Social Transformation: The case of Lowell" - Humanities, Science and Technology, 2nd Annual Conference, April 1989 - Michigan
  • "Human/Social Factors in Technological Change: Relevance and Application" - Humanities, Science and Technology, 1st Annual Conference, March 1988 - Michigan
  • "How to make Sociology attractive" - 56th Annual Meeting, Eastern Sociological Society, 1986
  • "Religious Revitalization and Nation Building: Examination of Islamic revitalization in Iran" - XIth World Congress of Sociology, 1986 - New Delhi, India
  • "Sociological Impact of Integration", 1984 - University of Lowell/Bay State Skills Corporation Institute of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • "Nonviolence and the Politics of Protest: Gandhi and Social Movements in the West" - 10th Annual Meeting of the New England Association for Asian Studies, 1984
  • "Robots and the Impact on Society", 1983 - Bengal Engineering College, Calcutta, India
  • "Robots and Work" - Symposium on Impact of technology in China and the West, 1982 - Beijing Polytechnic University, Republic of China
  • "Gandhi: The Emancipation of women" - Conference on Gandhi and the American Perspective, 1981
  • "Minority Women and Women's Movement" - Womenergy, Women's Conference, 1980 - Lowell
  • "Women and change in India", 1977 - Connecticut
  • "The Effect of Sociology on the Student" - Spring Conference, 1977 - Massachusetts
  • Gandhian Ideology and Non-violence" - Symposium on Development Processes and Developing Areas, July 1970 - University of Calgary

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Healy Grant (), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Das, M.
  • Research Grant to study Matrimonial Advertisements in (), -
    Das, M.
  • (1998), Grant - University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Das, M.
  • Grant from the Council on Diversity (1998), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Das, M. (Principal)
  • Healy Endowment Grant (1993), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Das, M.
  • (1990), Grant - Funds for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education
    Das, M.
  • (1981), Grant - National Endowment for the Humanities
    Das, M.
  • Pilot Grant (1979), Grant - National Endowment for the Humanities
    Das, M.
  • Research Grant to study Matrimonial Advertisements in Modern India (1979), Grant - Indian Council of Social Science
    Das, M.
  • Recipient University Grants Commission Junior Fellowship (1965), Fellowship - University of Rajasthan
    Das, M.