Belal Hossain

Contact Information

456 Social Sciences & Humanities
Stillwater, OK 74078-4062
(405) 744-6105 (Main Office)
  (405) 744-5780

Curriculum Vitae


Fall 2021 Office Hours

Face to face and Zoom: W 10:00am - 11:00am
And by appointment.

Fall 2021 Class Schedule

SOC 1113 - Introductory Sociology: 11:30am - 12:20pm MWF - Stout 040

Fall 2021 Teaching Assistant Assignment

SOC 4133 - Social Research Methods - Dr. McLaughlin


  • 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


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.