Barbara R. Walters, PhD

Professor of Sociology, City University of New York

My key areas of research and teaching:

• Religion and Society
• CEDAW, Cultural Conflict, and Human Rights
• Organizational Development
• Sociological Theory and Research Methods
• Liturgical Offices and History for Corpus Christi
• SoTL: Teaching with Technology--Learning Communities--WAC

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Contact
Barbara.Walters@cuny.edu
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Education

Ph.D.    State University of New York at Stony Brook: Sociology, 1978

M.A.      State University of New York at Stony Brook: Sociology, 1973

M.A.      State University of New York at Stony Brook: Musicology, 1996

B.A.       Vanderbilt University: Psychology, 1970  (3-Year Graduate)

Research Fellow, SUNY Center for Literature and Culture, Paris, France, 1972-73

NIMH Post-Doctoral Research-in-Service Award: 1976-77: Sexual Identity Development and Cognitive Styles – Preschool Children , State University of New York at Stony Brook, Department of Psychiatry                                   

Dissertation:  The Politics of Aesthetic Judgment — an empirical analysis of the changing art world and patrons with “modern” art shaping the site of struggle for status and power among different groups, especially recently assimilated Jews, in fin-de-siècle France     

appointments

2017-present         Visiting Scholar, Sociology and CSRS, Notre Dame University

2011 – 2017           CUNY School of Professional Studies, Academic Director,  Sociology

2015                       Visiting Research Scholar, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University, UK

2008 –present        CUNY-Kingsborough, Professor of Sociology

2006 – 2008           CUNY-Kingsborough, Associate Professor of Sociology

                                         Editor, Distinctions: An Honors Student Journal

                                         Co-Director, Opening Doors Learning Community 

2000 – 2006           CUNY-Kingsborough, Assistant Professor of Sociology

1978 -1990            Private Sector VP Human Resources

                              Virginia Opera, Administrative Director                  

1975-76                 Vanderbilt University, Instructor/Sociology and Women’s Studies

1974-75                 College of William and Mary, Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology

1971-72                 Fellow, SUNY Center for Literature and Culture, Paris, France             

1971-74                 SUNY Stony Brook, NIMH Methodology Trainee

publications

Selected publications from the past 5 years:

Walters, Barbara R.  2017. Reading Eschatology in the Corpus Christi Office, in The Medieval Dominicans: Books, Buildings, Music, and Liturgy. Ed. by Eleanor Giraud and Christian Leitmer.  Begijnhof, Turnhout:  Brepols Publishers (forthcoming).

Walters, Barbara R. and Stephanie Perez.  2017. “Cultural Commitments and Gender Parity:  Human Rights as Implicit Religion.”  Implicit Religion 19 (4), 481-505.

Walters, Barbara R.  2016. “Integrative Learning and the Karen Diaspora.” In Schooling, Migration, and Intergenerational Relations: The Karen Diaspora and the Value of Education, by Pia Jolliffe.  Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK:  Palgrave Macmillan.  

Bonet, Giselle, and Barbara Walters.  2016.  High Impact Practices: Student Retention and Engagement.  The College Student 15 (2), 223-235.

Walters, Barbara R. 2015.  Jus Post Bellum and Transitional Justice, by Larry May and Elizabeth Edenberg.  Dialogues of Historical Justice and Memory Network News, No 55, May 7, 2015. http://historicaldialogues.org/2015/05/08/book-review-jus-post-bellum-and-transitional-justice/

Walters, Barbara R. 2015.  The Feast of Corpus Christi as a Site of Struggle.  In Laura Andreani, Ed. Il Corpus Domini. Teologia antropologia e politica.  Orvieto, IT: Edizioni del Galluzzo, pp. 139-154.

Walters, B. 2013. Catalyst for Learning: Eportfolio Resources and Research Blog:

Walters, Barbara, Ellen Smiley, George Otte, and William Bernhardt.  2011. “The CUNY Online Baccalaureate: A Transformative Cyberspace.” In Transformative Spaces:  Designing Creative Sites for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, edited by Judith Summerfield, Cheryl Smith, and Erin Martineau.  New York, NY:  Springer Publishing, pp. 107-124.

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