Dr. Joanna Kaftan
Dr. Joanna KaftanAssociate Professor of SociologySocial Sciences
Joanna Kaftan started teaching at UH-D in 2005. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Kaftan is presently the coordinator for Sociology, Anthropology and Social Science courses at the University of Houston-Downtown.
Doctorate degree: Sociology (University of Notre Dame)
- SOC 1303 Principles of Sociology
- SOS 2304 Research Methods in the Social Sciences
- SOS 3312 Statistics in the Social Sciences
- SOC 4301 Power and Society
- SOC 4317 Religion in a Changing Society
Dr. Kaftan has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame. Her quantitative as well as qualitative research has centered on issues of national identity, national commemoration, immigration, democratization and religion. These areas of research are represented in her published articles and conference presentations.
Dr. Kaftan's research has centered on issues of national identity, national commemoration, immigration, democratization and religion. Her earlier work focused on national identity in Poland during democratization. Her present work centers on national identity in the United States.
"Immigration Reform as a Moral Question: Elite and Non-Elite Evangelical Attitudes of Migration Reform in the U.S.A." Politics and Religion 2 (2014): 187-211.
"National Identity During Periods of Controversy: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Phoenix, Arizona" Nations and Nationalism 19 (2013):167-186.
"Elite Strategies in a Global World: A Typology of Polish Patriots," Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 11(2011): 194-213.
"Changing the National Past: The Challenge of Recreating the Democratic Polish Nation after 1989," Nations and Nationalism 13 (2007): 301-320.
2009 Faculty Development Grant, University of Houston-Downtown
2001-2002 Eli and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award, nominee, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
2001-2002 Philip Moore Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
2000-2001 Dissertation Fellowship, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Notre Dame, Indiana
1999-2000 Fulbright Full Grant to Poland, United States Department of State