Belal Hossain

Contact Information

401 Murray Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078-4062
(405) 744-7368 (Graduate Office)
  (405) 744-5780
  belal.hossain@okstate.edu

Curriculum Vitae

 

Spring 2020 Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Or by appointment

Spring 2020 Teaching Assistant Courses

SOC 4243 - Quantitative Methods in Sociology - Dr. Fullerton
SOC 4493 - Sociology of Environmental Hazards and Disasters - Dr. Johnson

Education

  • M.A. in Sociology, Middle Tennesee State University, 2017
  • B.S. in Sociology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2012

Research Interests

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Political Economy of Environmental Change
  • Social Inequality
  • Vulnerability, Disaster, and Climate Change
  • Water Resources and Society
  • Public Health
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Social Theory

Bio

I am a Ph.D. student, with a focus in environmental sociology, social inequality, and quantitative methods. I earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and a master’s degree in sociology at Middle Tennessee State University, USA. My research examines the ways in which political-economic dynamics at the global and regional scale affect various forms of environmental degradation including but are not limited to water resources, biodiversity, and ecological footprint. I also investigate how coastal communities in Bangladesh especially vulnerable social groups disproportionately share socio-economic and health burdens of climate change and natural hazards. Along with quantitative techniques, I employ GIS and comparative-historical methods in my research. Apart from my interests in empirical research, I am passionate about history and social theory and examine the ways in which the progressive reading of history as well as the universalist and humanist assumption implicit in social theory in general limits our understanding to and obfuscates our future about the emancipation of human and non-human being in modern society.