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Meij, Jan-Martijn (PhD)

Assistant Professor
Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Office: MH 0184
Phone: 239-590-1884

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PhD, Sociology (with specializations in Environmental Sociology, Social Inequality, Social Psychology) Oklahoma State University, 2009
MA, International Business Strategy & Marketing, Radboud University, 2001
BE, Economics, Hogeschool Arnhem-Nijmegen, 1998

Research and Teaching Interests

Social inequality, social psychology, environmental sociology, social movements, popular culture, media literacy
I also involve students in my research: come talk to me if you want to join a growing number of students who have presented our work at regional conferences like the Midwest Sociological Society!

Courses Offered

SYG 2010 Social Problems
SYG 2012 Global Sociology
SYG 3011 Social Issues in Society
SYA 3010 Sociological Theory
SYA 3310 Qualitative Research Methods
SYD 4602 Community Based Entrepreneurs
SYD 4513 Environment, Health & Justice
SYP 4631 Sociology Through Film


  • Music Sociology: Examining the Role of Music in Social Life (co-editor) Routledge, 2014

Grants & Awards

  • Honors College Faculty Fellowship 2017-2022
  • Winner of the Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 2017-2018
  • Awarded $8,800 Seidler Summer Research Fund for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration Summer 2017
  • Awarded $15,000 Honors Summer Research Fund Summer 2018