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Joe Bandy

Assistant Director of Center for Teaching
Principal Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Joe Bandy is Principal Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Interim Director of the Center for Teaching.  He received his PHD from UC Santa Barbara and was Associate Professor at Bowdoin College before coming to Vanderbilt. His past research investigated the many ways that social movements have responded to economic globalization, especially efforts of U.S. and Mexican labor and environmental movements to forge transnational coalitions.  He has published widely in journals such as Social Problems, Mobilization, Critical Sociology, and Public Culture, and he has received support from the National Science Foundation, the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UCSD, and the Center for the Study of Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.  His current research focuses on teaching and learning in higher education, particularly models of inclusive and critical pedagogy, community engagement, and collaborative assessment.  Joe continues to teach courses on issues of development, globalization, class relations, labor, as well as environmental movements in Sociology, American Studies, and Climate and Environmental Studies. For more on his work, see his staff page here.