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Sociology Faculty

Bose, Sunita

Ph.D. in Sociology at the University at Albany in 2005

Associate Professor

Department: Sociology
Office: JFT 622
Phone: (845) 257-2601

Office Hours

MR03:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Or by appointment

Teaching Interests

Her courses are often cross listed with Asian Studies, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and International Relations and provide an international perspective for interested students.

Research/Creative Activity

Her substantive areas of interest include gender and families with a regional focus on South Asia. Her current research includes fieldwork in India on girl's education as well as other research on the sex ratio imbalance, gender discrimination, and marriage and families in India.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

  1. 2011-13 : 1R01HD067214-01, NICHD (with Scott South PI, and Katherine Trent, SUNY Albany)
    Family and Health Consequences of Imbalanced Sex Ratios in India

  2. 2009-11: Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad, Curriculum Development Award to India


Selected publications:

  1. Bose, Sunita, Katherine Trent, and Scott South. 2013. The effect of a male surplus on intimate partner violence in India. Economic and Political Weekly 48(35): 53-61.

  2. Trent, Katherine, Scott South, and Sunita Bose. 2013. The consequences of India’s male surplus for women’s partnering and sexual experiences. Journal of Family Issues (forthcoming)

  3. Bose, Sunita. 2012. “A Contextual Analysis of Gender Disparity in Education in India: The Relative Effects of Son Preference, Women’s Status, and Community.” Sociological Perspectives 55(1):67-91

  4. South, Scott, Katherine Trent, and Sunita Bose. 2012. India’s ‘missing women’ and men’s sexual risk behavior. Population research and Policy Review, 31(6): 777-795.

  5. Bose, Sunita. 2011. “The Effect of Women’s Status and Community on the Gender Differential in Children’s Nutrition in India.” Journal of Biosocial Sciences 43(5):513-33

Link to CV