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   John D. Foster, Ph.D.

   Associate Professor of Sociology 

Contact Information:


Office: Dawson Hicks 252

Phone: (870) 575-8169

1200 North University Drive, Mail Slot 4988

Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. in Sociology (2006): University of Florida
M.A. in Sociology (2002): University of Florida
B.A. in Sociology (1999): University of Minnesota


Courses Taught:

2310 Introduction to Sociology; 2320 Social Problems; 3305 Urban Community; 3315 Inequality in America; 3320 Race and Ethnic Relations; 3326 Sociology of Sex and Gender; 3390 Sociology of Sport; 4310 Introduction to Social Research; 4313 Seminar in Sociology; 4331 Sociological Theory; 4340 Population Problems; 4351 Readings in Sociology; 4360 Independent Studies


Research Interests:

Dr. Foster’s research interests lie predominantly in the area of race relations. He is currently involved in progressing four main lines of research in this vein: (1) race discourse, (2) media representations of race and ethnicity, (3) Southeast Asian Americans (particularly Cambodian Americans), and (4) interracial relationships.