Professor of Sociology
Davison Hall 202G
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DegreesPHD, 1995, SUNY Univ Cntr Stony Brook; MA, 1993, SUNY Univ Cntr Stony Brook; MSW, 1991, SUNY Univ Cntr Stony Brook; BSC, 1978, Univ Wisc Madison
BioIn September of 2012 I became chair of the Sociology Department. I also was the producer of a complex event - Expressions of Democracy - that took place the day before Hofstra hosted the 2nd presidential debate. The event included a juried art exhibit entitled "Social Realism 2012," a choreography competition and performance by 10 dance groups entitled "Democracy Dance Project 2012, an original play commissioned and performed for the debate entitled "The Bonus Army," and 13 historical performances recreating pivotal moments in American Democracy entitled "Democracy in Performance. There were five directors, 160 performers, six venues and 2,000 audience members participating in these various events. From January 2007-May 2012, I have served as the Executive Director of the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), a university-based institute designed to strengthen democratic values by encouraging students to actively participate as knowledgeable citizens in their campus, local, state, national and global communities. CCE sponsors a paid student leadership intern program and hosts a range of events including an Earth Day festival, a public issues conference for students (Day of Dialogue), Civil Rights Day, and our multicultural mixer, among many other programs and events. From 2005-2011, I have served as one of the editors of the Rose Series, a social policy-focused book series sponsored by the American Sociological Association and published by Russell Sage. From April 2010-September 2012, I was a member of the Board of Directors of Edeyo, a non-profit organization that is building and operating a school in Port au Prince, Haiti. Courses Offered Recently: Power, Protest and Your Future in America's Democracy (SOC 014F) Parenting, Poverty and Social Policy (SOC 37) Political Sociology (SOC 135) Environmental Sociology (SOC 252) US Policy and the Global Environment (SOC 014F) What's an Education For? (SOC 014) I taught on the Culture and Expression Honors course faculty team in Spring 2011. Research and Teaching Interests social policy, public policy, social movements and advocacy, civic engagement, poverty and homelessness, environmental sociology, gender, political sociology, social constructionist theory Selected Publications and Submitted Works Sheinheit, Ian and Cynthia J. Bogard. Good Ol’ Boy Talk vs. The Blogosphere in the Case of Former Senator George Allen.'? Forthcoming in Mass Communications and Society; Green, David M. and Cynthia J. Bogard. The Making of Friends and Enemies: Assessing the Determinants of International Identity Construction. Published August 2012 in Democracy and Security; “Climate Change, Haiti and the ‘Indispensable Institution’ – Community Schools.'? Accepted book chapter in, World Turning: Race, Class, Gender and Global Climate Change, publisher TBA [forthcoming]; Bogard, Cynthia J., Ian Sheinheit and Reneé Clarke. 2008. “Information They Can Trust: Increasing Youth Voter Turnout at the University.'? PS: Political Science and Politics 41(3):541- 46.[Please note: both co-authors were undergraduates at the time of paper acceptance.] Bogard, Cynthia J. 2003. Seasons Such as These: How Homelessness Took Shape in America. New York: Aldine de Gruyter. Bogard, Cynthia J. 2003. "Addressing the Whys of Social Constructionism: 'Explaining' Social Problems." Pp. 209-235 in Challenges and Choices: Constructionist Perspectives on Social Problems, edited by James A. Holstein and Gale Miller. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.
Teaching InterestsBogard teaches political sociology, poverty and social policy courses regularly. She also teaches sociology of environmentalism, education, contemporary social theory and sociology of gender.
Research InterestsBogard is primarily interested in the social construction of knowledge and has worked on how framing social issues influences policy outcomes for many years. She has studied homelessness policy as a key exemplar. Most recently, she has applied social constructionist ideas to electoral and international politics. She has also written about education policy in Haiti.
Recent Courses Taught
|SOC 004||(BH) CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY||Undergraduate|
|SOC 014F||(BH) PWR, PRTST, AMER DEMOC||Undergraduate|
|SOC 037||(BH) PRNTG,PVRTY,SOC PLCY||Undergraduate|
|SOC 100||HONORS ESSAY||Undergraduate|
|SOC 132B||FIELD WORK||Undergraduate|
|SOC 151||WOMEN & PRISON||Undergraduate|
|SOC 2037||(BH) PRNTG,PVRTY,SOC PLCY||Graduate|