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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)December 13, 2002

(Mahwah) – Dr. Henri Lustiger-Thaler, associate professor of sociology at Ramapo College of New Jersey, was named president of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Social Classes and Social Movements.

In conjunction with his appointment, he is organizing two conferences: a regional conference on Asian Movements,” to be held at Hitosubashi University in Tokyo July 2 and 3; and the International Institute of Sociology conference scheduled July 7 to 11 in Beijing. In addition, Thaler was invited to join the Editorial Board of the Monograph Series of Current Sociology. During his tenure as president of the Research Committee, his goals are to increase membership, reach out to student groups, and create more institutional relationships between research universities and those colleges and universities focused on teaching.

The author of five books on social movements, globalization, and youth and urban movements, Thaler has two books coming out in 2003: Rhetoric and Actors and In Search of the Subject. In addition, he has written numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters in books on the issues stated above, as well as those associated with collective memory in post-war Germany.

Thaler earned a B.A. degree from Loyola College, an M.A. from Carleton University and a Ph.D. from the Université de Montréal. He completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge, Kings College (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences). In addition to his position at Ramapo College, he has held visiting professorships at Dartmouth College and at the University of Rome at La Sapienza.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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