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Dr. Samuel C. Mindes

Dr. Samuel C. Mindes

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dr. Mindes is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Rural Sociology at Iowa State University in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. He earned his M.A. (2015) and Ph.D. (2019) in sociology from Michigan State University. His appointment at Iowa State includes research, teaching, and extension responsibilities. Before joining ISU, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Idaho, studying minority and immigrant entrepreneurship in collaboration with economists. He also worked in the Department of Sociology at Washington State University as an instructor.

His primary research areas are global migration, community development, ethnic economies and communities, and globalization. He is also interested in population studies, migrant labor, and the sociology of sport.

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  • Ph.D., Sociology, Michigan State University, 2019
  • M.A., Sociology, Michigan State University, 2015
  • B.A., Sociology, Calvin College, 2011