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Dr. Heidi Ballard

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Associate Professor

University of New Mexico, Ph.D. – Sociology, 1996
University of New Mexico, M.A. – Sociology, 1990
The Ohio State University, B.A., 1986.

Research and Teaching Interests
Global Sociology, Social Change, Sustainability, Environmental Sociology, Theory, Race and Ethnicity.

Professional Affiliations and Awards

  • 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Peace and Justice Award
  • 2010 - Excellence in Education Faculty in Ohio, Ohio Magazine
  • 1996 - Outstanding Teaching Award, University of New Mexico
  • Association of Humanist Sociology - member 1997-present
  • American Sociological Association member 1997-present.
  • Ballard, Heidi., “A Review of The Theory Toolbox: Critical Concepts for the Humanities and Social Sciences, in Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 34, No. 2,: pp.206-208, March 2005.
  • Ballard, Heidi.,”Women, Work and Family: Policy Challenges for the Twenty-First Century,” in Jose a Cruz, Beky Da Cruz and Andrew Dowdle (eds.), American Politics: Transformation and Change (pp.145-155). Boston.: Pearson Publishing. 2004.; Ballard, Heidi., “A Review of Zygmunt Baumann: Prophet of Postmodernity,” in Contemporary Sociology, Volume31, No.1:97-98, November 2002.
  • Ballard, Heidi., “A Review of Power and Property in Social Theory: An Intellectual Rivalry by Dick Pels, in Contemporary Sociology, Volume 29, No.2,: 431-432, March 2000.
Personal Note to Students
Dream big and do not be afraid to ask.

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