Samuel Mindes


Samuel Mindes

  • Email:    Phone: (616) 745-7633
  • Year Started: 2013
  • Office: Berkey Hall, room 8

Samuel Mindes is a fourth year PhD candidate in the department of Sociology, having received his masters in the department in 2015. After receiving his bachelor's degree in sociology from Calvin College, he worked as an English teacher in the Marshall Islands and American Samoa as a volunteer for WorldTeach, a non-profit based out of Cambridge, MA. Sam's interests in sociology include international migration, international development, and social research methods. His dissertation research focuses on emigration from the United States to Canada and Mexico. This work will add to the understanding of migration in the North American Migration System. Sam is very interested in teaching, and he has a particular interest in incorporating interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches. During the 2016-2017 academic year, he was a Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Teaching Fellow at James Madison College at MSU. In the IIT Fellowship Program, he worked closely with a core group of James Madison faculty to engage in structured discussions on pedagogy and practice, on interdisciplinary course design and curriculum development, and on general interaction with undergraduates.

Samuel's personal website can be found here.

Research Areas: International Migration, International Development, Social Research Methods, Quantitative Methods
Selected Publications:

Dentzman, Katherine & Samuel C. H. Mindes. Forthcoming. “Labor and the problem of herbicide resistance: How immigration policies in the U.S. and Canada impact technological development in grain crops.” In Immigration, Immigrants, Agriculture and Food in North America (working title), edited by Julian Agyeman and Sydney Giacalone. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. 

Liu, Hui, Corrine Reczek, Samuel C. H. Mindes, Shannon Shen. 2017. “The health disparities of same-sex cohabitors at the intersection of race-ethnicity and gender”. Sociological Perspectives, 60(3), 620-639. doi:10.1177/073112146663685

Note: awarded Honorable Mention for the Distinguished Contribution to Sociological PerspectivesAward at the 2018 meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association

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