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Dr. Gabe  Ignatow
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Dr. Gabe Ignatow
Associate Professor-Sociology
Contact address   AL     Office LocationMail Box: 311157, Chilton, Room No.: 390E 
Email  ignatow@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-3616    home page home page   
Keywords sociological theory,text mining,new media,information policy   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy Sociology Stanford University 2003
Master of Arts Sociology Stanford University 2000
Bachelor of Arts/Echols Interdisciplinary Scholar Liberal Arts University of Virginia 1998
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015SOCI4260002Topics in Sociology Download Syllabus
Fall 2015SOCI4260001Topics in Sociology Download Syllabus
Fall 2015SOCI3200001Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Summer 5W2 2015SOCI4620001Sociology of Culture Download Syllabus
Spring 2015SOCI4620001Sociology of Culture Download Syllabus
Spring 2015SOCI3200002Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Spring 2015SOCI1510003Introduction to Sociology Download Syllabus
Summer 3W1 2014SOCI4260001Topics in Sociology Download Syllabus
Spring 2014SOCI4260001Topics in Sociology Download Syllabus
Spring 2014SOCI3200003Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Fall 2013SOCI4260002Topics in Sociology Download Syllabus
Fall 2013SOCI3200002Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Summer 5W2 2013SOCI3200001Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Summer 3W1 2013SOCI4260001Topics in Sociology Download Syllabus
Spring 2013SOCI4260001Globalization Download Syllabus
Spring 2013SOCI3200003Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Fall 2012SOCI4260002Sociology of Morality Download Syllabus
Fall 2012SOCI3200002Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Summer 2011SOCI3200001Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Summer 2012SOCI4260001Sociology of Culture Download Syllabus
Summer 2011SOCI4260001Sociology of Culture Download Syllabus
Summer 2011SOCI3200001Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Spring 2012SOCI4260001Topics in Sociology Download Syllabus
Spring 2012SOCI3200005Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Spring 2011SOCI4260001Globalization Download Syllabus
Spring 2011SOCI3200004Sociological Theory Download Syllabus
Spring 2010SOCI4260002Sociology of Morality123Download Syllabus
Spring 2010SOCI4260001Globalization153Download Syllabus
Spring 2010SOCI4000004Sociological Theory.156Download Syllabus
Fall 2011SOCI4260002Topics in Sociology Download Syllabus
Fall 2011SOCI3200002Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Fall 2010SOCI4260002Sociology of Morality Download Syllabus
Fall 2010SOCI3200002Sociological Theory Download Syllabus
Fall 2009UCRS1980002Co-taught freshman seminar on globalization0Download Syllabus
Fall 2009SOCI6500791Comparative Sociology and Graduate Research Developmen3Download Syllabus
Fall 2009SOCI6500001Comparative Sociology and Graduate Research Developmen12Download Syllabus
Fall 2009SOCI5260002Comparative Sociology and Graduate Research Developmen15Download Syllabus
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Areas of Specialization
sociological theory, text mining, new media, information policy
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2015-PresentAdministrative FellowAcademic AffairsOffice of the ProvostUniversity of North Texas
2015-PresentLeadership FellowAcademic AffairsOffice of the ProvostUniversity of North Texas
2012-PresentAssociate ProfessorSociology University of North Texas
2012-2013Graduate Program Co-DirectorDepartment of Sociology University of North Texas
2011-2012Undergraduate Program DirectorDepartment of Sociology University of North Texas
2007-2012Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Sociology University of North Texas
2005-2007Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Sociology and Anthropology Bar-Ilan University, Israel
2003-2005Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Sociology Koç University, Turkey
2001-2003InstructorDepartment of Sociology Stanford University
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
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  YearPublication  Type
Social Isolation, Drunkenness, and Cigarette Use among Adolescents
Michael Nino, Tianji CaI and Gabe Ignatow
Addictive Behaviors
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Sociology
Wayne Brekhus and Gabe Ignatow
Oxford University Press
Books Edited
Generational Peers and Alcohol Misuse
research article
Michael Nino, Tianji Cai, Gabe Ignatow and Philip Yang
International Migration Review
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
An Introduction to Text Mining
undergraduate textbook
Gabe Ignatow and Rada Mihalcea
Text Mining: A Guidebook for the Social Sciences
Gabe Ignatow and Rada Mihalcea
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2013-PresentStudies in Media and Communicationseditorial board member 
2012-PresentSociological Forumeditorial board member 
2012-PresentJournal for the Theory of Social Behavioureditorial board member 
toggle toggle Lectures/Symposia
2015Topic Discovery with Sentiment AnalysisInvited presenterDuke University
2015Methodological Implications of Embodied Cognition as Sociological MicrofoundationInvited presenterEastern Sociological Society
2015How to Study Morality OnlineInvited presenterOriel College, Oxford University
2014Hermeneutics and Realism in the Digital EraInvited keynote speakerThe New School, NYC
2014What Should the Sociology of Culture and Cognition Look Like?Invited presenterEastern Sociological Society
2014Pierre Bourdieu as Theorist of the DigitalInvited panelistAmerican Sociological Association
2014Cognitive Sociology, Practice Theory, and ‘Unified Cognitive Science’Invited presenterAmerican Sociological Association
2013Presider and discussant for Digital Media and Social Change regular session, 2013 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.  
2011Measuring Morality Mini-ConferenceInvited discussantDuke University Department of Sociology
2010Using wikis for group assignmentsInvited lectureUNT Transformative Instruction Initiative
2010Federation Job Search WorkshopPresenterUNT-TWU-Texas A&M-Commerce Sociology Federation
2010Globalization Discussion PanelPanel discussantTexas Academy of Mathematics and Science
2009Globalization and Public Libraries in Developing CountriesInvited lectureUNT Model International Organization
2007-2010Academic writing and publishing seminarWorkshop co-chairUNT Sociology Department
  Invited talksPrinceton University, Department of Sociology
  Invited talksUniversity of Haifa, Israel, Department of Sociology
  Invited talksSabanci University, Turkey, Social Sciences Unit
  Invited talksBogazici University, Turkey, Department of Sociology
  Invited talksKadir Has University, Turkey, Department of Communication Studies
  Invited talksHoly Cross College, Department of Sociology
toggle toggle  News
Iranian-Americans embracing new Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish
Dallas Morning News

"Anchor baby" is a slur against Mexicans
Los Angeles Times

Is "anchor baby" a derogatory term? A history of the debate
Washington Post

toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2015 2015 Theoretical Foundations for Digital Text Analysis | IACR
International Association for Critical Realism Annual Conference
2014 2014 “Topic Modeling with Sentiment Evaluation for Analysis of Political Polarization.”
(with Nick Evangelopoulos and Konstantinos Zougris) American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
2014 2014 “Hermeneutics and Realism in the Digital Era.” | The New School
Invited keynote address to the Phenomenology and Social Structures Conference. The New School, New York, NY.
toggle toggle Intramural Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2008Junior Faculty Summer FellowshipUNT$5,000Research ScientistCompleted
2008Research Opportunities Program GrantUniversity of North Texas$5,000OtherCompleted
toggle toggle Consulting Activities
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)*Company/OrganizationRoleFundingWork Performed
2013-PresentGrad School CounselorSenior Personnel company co-founder, software development, data collection and management
2013-PresentIgnition Social ScienceSenior Personnel company co-founder, data analysis, report writing, website content
2012-PresentDealentra CorporationSenior Personnel development of software recommendation engnes for shopping and dining apps
toggle toggle Peer Reviewer Activities
YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
 American Sociological Review 
 Sociology Compass 
 Pine Forge Press 
 Routledge Books 
 The Sociological Quarterly 
 Qualitative Sociology 
 Social Science Research Council Interdisciplinary Dissertation Research Fellowship 
 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Session Chair 
 American Sociological Association Culture Section Suzanne Langer Prize Committee, Chair 
 Journal of Criminal Justice 
 Ethnicity & Health 
 Oxford University Press 
 Citizenship Studies 
 Comparative Sociology 
 The Sociological Quarterly 
 Sociological Forum 
 Social Forces 
 Sociological Theory 
 Sociological Inquiry 
 Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior 
 Environmental Politics 
 Society & Natural Resources 
 Field Methods 
 American Journal of Sociology 
 Drustvena istrazivanja (Croatia) 
 Studies in Media and Communications 
toggle toggle Affiliations
 Faculty Fellow
Yale University Center for Cultural Sociology
University of North Texas Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute
Castleberry Peace Institute
UNT Jewish Studies
toggle toggle Teaching
Comparative and Global Sociology

Globalization Seminar

Honors Introduction to Sociology
Honors Introduction to Sociology

Internet and Society

Introduction to Sociological Theory

Sociology of Culture

Text Mining
Text Mining

toggle toggle Mentoring/Advising
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2013-PresentMyrna PapadoukaChair Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2013-PresentMichael NinoChair Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2012-PresentAli CanMember of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2012-PresentWheeler PulliamChair of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2011-PresentAnthony Guerrero-SotoChair of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2011-PresentTrent RyanChair of MA Thesis Committee 
2010-PresentAlicia EdisonMember of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2010-PresentLindsey JohnsonChair of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2010-PresentSwati SinghMember of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingSocial Dimensions of Micro-loans in Lucknow, India
2010-PresentElizabeth GabhardtChair of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingReligion and Morality Among 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Americans
2010-PresentJennifer BeardUndergraduateUndergraduate ResearchPsychosocial Development on Facebook's "Top 25"
2010-PresentDavid HowardChair of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingGamer Cultures in Cross-national Comparison
2009-PresentJessica SchuettChair of Masters Thesis CommitteeGraduate ResearchOld Media, New Media, No Media: Communications Tactics of Social Movement Organizations in the Trinity River Corridor Project
2009-PresentJoseph ComeauMember of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate ResearchRace and Reciprocity: Social Exchange in Multiracial Communities
2009-PresentCaazena HunterChair of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate ResearchRace and Reciprocity: Social Exchange in Multiracial Communities
2009-PresentShikha BatraChair of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Research 
2009-PresentDiptee NeupaneChair of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate ResearchRethinking Brain Drain and Gain: NGOs and Diaspora Philanthropy to Public Libraries in South Asia
2013Joseph CraneMcNair ScholarUndergraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2011-2013Wendy JacksonChair MA Thesis CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2011Candice LaniusUndergraduate NSF Summer Research 
2010Idris GucluMember of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingSocial Structures and the Control of Violent Crime in Turkey
2009-2010David ScottCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingSLIS Dissertation Proposal
2009Gibran Lule-HurtadoUndergraduate NSF Summer ResearchUndergraduate ResearchYoung Bolivians’ Perspectives on Globalism and Its Influence on Opinions on the New Bolivian Constitution
2009Marek DojsMA Thesis Committee Member (RTVF)Graduate Mentoring/AdvisingSights and Sounds of the Mysterious Side of Myself
2008-2009Gargi RoychowdhuryMember of Dissertation Committee (Kalyani University)Graduate Mentoring/Advising 
2007-2009Taylor FoutsUndergraduateUndergraduate ResearchPunk Kids and Hippies, Oogles and Yippies: Traveling Kids’ Sub-cultures
2007-2009Alexander T. WilliamsUndergraduate NSF Summer Research and co-author on a publicationUndergraduate ResearchThe Effects of New Media on the Immigration Debate in Texas
2008Dilek AydemirMA Thesis Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingAn Analysis of the Opinions of University Students about the Current Situation of the Headscarf Dispute in Turkey
2011-Elizabeth GabhartChair of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Sarah WebbMember of Dissertation Committee (Syracuse University Library Science) 
 Tina MimsMember of Dissertation Committee (Business) 
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2014-PresentCore Oversight CommitteeMember 
2011-PresentGraduate Student Progress Review CommitteeMember 
2010-PresentGlobal and Comparative Graduate Concentration CommitteeChair 
2008-PresentGlobal and Comparative Graduate Concentration CommitteeMember 
2011-2013UNT Global Affairs CommitteeMember 
2011-2013University Review CommitteeMember 
2009-2012Federation Sociology CommitteeMember 
2007-2012University Writing Award CommitteeMember 
2011Chair Selection CommitteeMember 
2011Full-time Lecturer (X2) Search CommitteeChair 
2011Ad hoc Honor Code Appeals CommitteeMember 
2009-2011Graduate Admissions CommitteeMember 
2010Sociology Department Graduate Curriculum CommitteeMember 
2010Ad hoc Committee for Strategic Initiatives in SociologyMember 
2010Junior Faculty Search CommitteeChair 
2009-2010Department Evaluation Report Writing CommitteeMember 
2009-2010Committee for Strategic InitiativesMember 
2009-2010Sociology Department Evaluation Report Writing CommitteeMember 
2009Junior Faculty Search CommitteeMember 
2007Junior Faculty Search CommitteeMember 
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2005-PresentEastern Sociological AssociationMemberScholarly Association
2001-PresentAmerican Sociological AssociationMemberScholarly Association
1999-2003Stanford University Comparative Sociology Workshop
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2015Leadership FellowUniversity of North Texas
2013Invited ParticipantTempleton Foundation Workshop on Christian Smith book
2013Excellence in Service AwardUNT College of Arts and Sciences
2008-Faculty FellowYale University Center for Cultural Sociology
2001Graduate FellowStanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation
2000-2001Research Assistantship, SociologyBechtel Corporation
toggle toggle Renowned Teachers
John W. Meyer
Stanford University sociologist

Jonathan Haidt
University of Virginia psychologist

Richard Rorty
University of Virginia philosopher

Joseph F. Kett
University of Virginia historian

toggle toggle Additional Information
Proficient in Hebrew and Turkish; Intermediate reading ability in French; Some reading ability in German; Basic Perl, Python, and Drupal for website maintenance

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