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About globalservants

Dr. Stephen Sills is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department of the University of North Carolina Greensboro teaching in the Global Social Problems concentration. He holds a PhD in Sociology from Arizona State University with concentrations in Methods and Globalization. His scholarship includes research on the feminization of labor migration, transnational identity, and social networks. Specifically he has been investigating transnationalism, transnational ties, and female migration from peripheral nations. His recent projects have included studies of transnational Mexican communities, Filipino factory workers in Taiwan, Fair Housing for immigrants in North Carolina, and International Students. He has also been developing a research program which includes projects focusing on immigrant access to social and health services in the United States and the depiction of immigrants in the media. Formerly, Dr. Sills was a Research Associate and then Director of Evaluation Research at the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University. As Director of Evaluation Research, Dr. Sills oversaw a team of investigators working on evaluations of social and health service agencies, school reform initiatives, and educational program evaluations. Dr. Sills is a former Middle and High School Spanish/ESL teacher who has lived in Spain, Costa Rica, and Taiwan. He is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the International Visual Sociologists Association, and the Southern Sociological Society.

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