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
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
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
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, 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.