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Anwar Ouassini, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Sociology
Division of Liberal Arts
CC Room 235

PHONE: 812.348.7381
FAX: 812.348.7370


  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2013
  • M.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2005
  • B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2003

Professional Activities

  • ArteFact (2005–present)
  • World Bank Consultant (2011)
  • Southwest Institute on Religion and Civil Society (2006–2010)
  • Web Access for Civil Society Initiatives (2006–2009)

Courses Taught

  • Intro to Woman Studies
  • Women and Religion
  • Social Theory
  • Comparative Criminology
  • Criminological Theory
  • Deviance
  • Serial Killers
  • Sociology of the Arab World
  • Sociology of Sports
  • Race and Cultural Relations
  • Transnational Crimes and Comparative Criminology
  • Classical Sociological Theory
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • Collective Behavior
  • Crime and Public Policy
  • Sociology 101
  • Social Control
  • Social Movements

Research Activities

Research Interests

  • Political Sociology
  • Social Movements
  • Criminology
  • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Sociological Theory
  • Sociology of Film

Current Projects

  • Summer 2013, Monograph: Final stage of field work in Madrid, Spain with Spanish Moroccan community (work from dissertation research)
  • Summer 2013, Field work in Morocco studying transnational migrants from West and North Africa to Europe
  • Spring 2013, Monograph: Deviance and Social Control in Arab World
  • Spring 2013, Arab revolutions and Social Movement Spheres: A project on social movements in the post-Arab revolutionary context
  • Spring 2013, Collective memory, Monuments, and ethnic identity negotiation in contemporary Spain
  • Spring 2013, Immigrant Community Spheres: How migrant communities are able to find homes at the other end of the transnational chain: A comparative analysis between Mexican and Moroccan migration