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Curriculum Vitae

Stephen J. Sills
Sociology Department
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
320 Frank Porter Graham Building,
Greensboro, NC 27402‐6170
sjsills@uncg.edu

Education
2004 Doctorate of Philosophy Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, Arizona State University. Dissertation: Transnationalizing
the self: marginalized Filipino labor migrants in Taiwan.
Concentrations: Globalization; Migration; Statistical Methods.
2000 Master of Arts Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona
State University. Thesis: Social, economic and symbolic ties: an
analysis of transnationalism in Mexican communities.
1991 Bachelor of Arts Spanish, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
University of North Carolina Greensboro, Teaching certificate K‐12
Spanish

Affiliations
Organizer UNCG Human Rights Faculty Research Network (HRRN); sident Fellow
and Americorp Professional Corp member of the Center for New North Carolinians

Publications (Selected)
Sills, S. and Chowthi, N. 2011. “Indo-Guyanese Immigrants” In Bayor, R. (Ed.)
Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans Westport,
CT. Greenwood Publishing Group. [Accepted].
Sills, S. “Lebanese Immigrants” 2011 n Bayor, R. (Ed.) Multicultural America: An
Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans Westport, CT. Greenwood Publishing
Group. [Accepted].
SJ Sills and E. Blake. 2010 ”Unfair Housing Practices in Black and Brown” in Being
Brown in Dixie: Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Immigration in the New South.
Cameron D. Lippard and Charles A. Gallagher, Eds. Lynne Rienner
Publishers.
Sills, S. 2010. "Feasibility of Diabetes Prevention in Arab Americans: Final Focus
Group Report" Report for National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
Diseases Grant #1-R34-DK076663-01A1
Sills, S. and Song, C. 2009. ʺ网上调查在大学校园的应用 (The Application of Web
Surveys on College Campuses).” 社会学 (Sociology). Shanghai Academy of
Social Sciences. 4(4).
Sills, S. 2009. “Monitoring Compliance with Federal Fair Housing Laws: Paired
Testing of Rental Housing in Greensboro Report” Report for FaithAction
International House and the Greensboro Housing Coalition.
Sills, S. 2009. “Review Kevin Hewison and Ken Young, eds. Transnational Migration
and Work in Asia.” Eurasian Geography and Economics. Bellwether
Publishing.
Sills, S. and Chowthi, N. 2008. “Becoming an OFW: renegotiations in self-concept
among Filipina factory workers in Taiwan” Asian and Pacific Migration
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Journal. 17 (2).
DeHoog, R. Murphy, A. Jovanovic, S., Jones, E. and Sills, S. 2008. “A Strategic
Study of the State of Human Relations in Greensboro: Uncovering
Institutional Discrimination to Promote Equal Opportunity.” Report to the
City of Greensboro Human Relations Department.
Sills, S. 2008. "Feasibility of Diabetes Prevention in Arab Americans: Pilot Focus
Group Report" Report for National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
Diseases Grant #1-R34-DK076663-01A1 grant #
Sills, S. and Blake, E.A. 2008. "Factors Influencing Denial: A Study of Home
Mortgage Disclosure Act Data for The Greensboro - High Point Metropolitan
Statistical Area 2006" Report to the City of Greensboro Department of
Housing and Community Development and the Human Relations
Department.
Sills, S. and Blake, E. 2008. “Discrimination in Immigrant Housing: A pilot Paired-
Testing Project in Greensboro." Report to the City of Greensboro
Department of Housing and Community Development and the Human
Relations Department.
Sills, S. 2007. “Philippine Labor Migration to Taiwan: Social, Political, Demographic,
and Economic Dimensions.” Migration Letters. 4 (1). 1-14.
Petia, P. K., Robert, C. B., and Sills, S. 2007. “Consistency‐based Compliance
across Cultures.” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 43(1): 104-111.
Sills, S. 2007. “Maquilapolis.” Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre, dirs. (Film
Review). Visual Studies. Routledge. 22: 315-316.

Presentations (Selected)
Sills, S. and Dar, A. 2010. “Seeing the Social World: A Review of Visual Sociology
Methods.” Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Sills, S. 2010. “Triumphs and Travails of Becoming a United States Citizen: A
Modern Discussion on Immigration and Naturalization.” Panel Discussion at
the Soapbox Salon - Face to Face Greensboro.
Sills, S. 2010. “Inequalities and Newcomers: Barriers to Immigrant Incorporation”
Keynote Speaker - Fair Housing Month Program, City of Greensboro Human
Relations Department.
Sills, S. 2010. “Impact of Global Downturn on Filipina Factory Workers.” Linda
Arnold Carlisle Research Grant Lecture
Sills, S. 2010. “Monitoring Compliance with Federal Fair Housing Laws”
Greensboro Housing Summit Greensboro Housing Coalition.
Sills, S. 2009. “Linking the Macro and the Micro: Teaching Enrique’s Journey” Lloyd
International Honors College
Sills, S. 2009. “A Discussion on Human Rights and Fair Housing” Human Rights
Lecture Series. UNCG Warren Ashby Residential College.
Sills, S. 2009. “Impediments to Fair Housing for Immigrants in Greensboro”
Greensboro Housing Summit Greensboro Housing Coalition.
Sills, S., Jaber, L., and Pinelli, N. 2009. “Sex and Self-Disclosure: Methodological
Issues of Mixed Sex Focus Groups in Arab-Americans” Southern Sociological
Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Sills, S. 2009. “Fair and Healthy Homes: Disparities in Immigrant Housing.”
Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Sills, S. and Jaber, L. 2008. “Sex and Self-Disclosure: Methodological Issues of
Mixed Sex Focus Groups in Arab-Americans” 5th National Conference on
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Health Issues in the Arab American Community Dearborn, Michigan.


Sills, S., Jaber, L., and Pinelli, N. 2008. “Knowledge and Perception of Diabetes Risk
Among Arab-Americans” 5th National Conference on Health Issues in the
Arab American Community Dearborn, Michigan.
Sills, S. Clapp, J. and Nassar, S. 2008. “A Comprehensive Understanding of the
Development of Transnational Identity among Migrants: the Role of
Context” Society for the Study of Social Problems, Boston, MA
Sills, S. and Blake, E. 2008. “Barriers to Immigrant Incorporation: Discrimination in
Immigrant rental Housing” Society for the Study of Social Problems, Boston,
MA
Sills, S. 2008. “Virtual Uprising: Burmese Bloggers and the Online Rights
Movement in Myanmar.” Society for the Study of Social Problems, Boston,
MA
Song, C. and Sills, S. 2008. “Methods and Results from the 2007 International
Students Survey: a multi-method project involving undergraduate research
method students” Pacific Sociological Association Meeting.
Sills, S. and Clapp, J. 2008. “Religion and Acculturation Among International
Students” Poster presented at Southern Sociological Society Annual
Meeting, Richmond, VA.
Sills, S. and Chowthi, N. 2008. “Interethnic Relations and Reactive Ethnicity: The
Development of Filipino Guest Workers' In-group Identity in Taiwan.”
Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Richmond, VA.
Sills, S. 2008. “Virtual Uprising: Burmese Bloggers and the Online Rights
Movement in Myanmar.” Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting,
Richmond, VA.

Grants (Selected)
2008 with DeHoog, R. (PI), Murphy, A., Jovanovic, S., and Jones, E., "A Strategic
sillsStudy of Human Relations in Greensboro: Uncovering Institutional
Discrimination to Promote Equal Opportunity," City of Greensboro -
Human Relations Department. [Funded]
2008 "Barriers to Immigrant Incorporation: Measuring Housing Discrimination,"
City of Greensboro - Dept. of Housing and Community Development.
[Funded]
2010 “The Relationship of Culture and Health Behaviors among Montagnards”
Undergraduate Research Award, Office of Undergraduate Research.
[Funded]
2010 with Shelly Brown-Jeffy and Matthew Barr. "So who am I now?: An
interdisciplinary oral history documentary on identity, loss of social status,
and the development of co-ethnic social support networks among
refugees from Africa." Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Award,
Office of Undergraduate Research. [Funded]
2009 “Impact of Global Downturn on Filipina Factory Workers,” Linda Arnold
Carlisle Faculty Research Grant. Women and Gender Studies Department.
[Funded]
2008 with Krycya Flores, and Lindsay Levis. “A Program Evaluation World Relief
North Carolina Refugee Resettlement Services.” 2008 Community-Based
Research Grants Office of Leadership and Service-Learning. [Funded]
2007 Disparities and Discrimination in Immigrant Housing in Greensboro, Pilot
Project, New Faculty Research Grants. UNCG Office of Research and
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Public/Private Sector Partnerships. [Funded]


2007 “A new age for Rosie the riveter: Filipina factory workers in Taiwan” 2007
Summer Excellence Research Grants. UNCG Office of Research and
Public/Private Sector Partnerships. [Funded]

Teaching and Mentoring

Courses
Honors 208: The Triad's Global Identity: Visual Ethnography of the North Carolina’s
Immigrant Communities; Sociology 201: Social Problems [Online]; Sociology 202:
Social Problems in Global Context; Sociology 301: Research Methods; Sociology
344: Global Societies ; Sociology 374 EXP: Visualizing the Triad's Global Identity ;
Sociology 375: International Field Research; Sociology 499: Internship; Sociology
616: Advanced Research Methods; Sociology 644: Sociology of Globalization

Master’s Thesis Chair


Elizabeth Blake, Sociology. “Racial Steering in Property Management Companies.”;
Natassaja Chowthi, Sociology. “Transnational Identities of Indo-Guyanese
Migrants.”; Joyce Clapp, Sociology. “The Role of Religion in Acculturation of
International Students.”

PhD Dissertations:
Farnad Darnell, Sociology. “Adoption Identity as Shared Identity Among Adult
Korean Adoptees” Wayne State University. (Committee Member)

Independent Study/Research Advisor


Juan Miranda, “The Relationship of Culture and Health Behaviors among
Montagnards” Undergraduate Research Award
Angaza Mayo-Laughinghouse “Civil Rights and Involvement in Social Movements:
Why youth become activists.” Undergraduate Research Award
Leah Gerrard, “Transnationalism and Social Support Among Female Migrants”
Undergraduate Research Award
Jennifer Horton “A Visual Analysis of North Carolina’s Immigrant Communities”
Undergraduate Research Award

Service (Selected)

Community
Consultant to Mariner's Inn “Recovery Community Services Program Peer-to-Peer
Recovery Support Services.”; Consultant to Greensboro Housing Coalition and
FaithAction International House. “Monitoring Compliance with Federal Fair Housing
Laws”; Consultant to City of Greensboro - Department of Housing and Community
Development. Consultant to Wayne State University “Feasibility of Diabetes
Prevention in Arab Americans”

Professional Service
Executive Board North Carolina Sociological Association; Editorial Board Member.
Sociological Inquiry; Executive Committee Society for the Study of Social Problems
Global Division; Grant reviewer. National Science Foundation Social and Economic
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Sciences ‐ Sociology.

University Service
Office of Leadership and Service-Learning Advisory Committee; Co-organizer
Human Rights Research Network, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Social
Sciences Concentration Committee Member, Human Rights Major Advisory
Committee Member, Latin American Studies Advisory Committee Member, Co-
Organizer “Asian Studies Film Series” Asian Studies Program, Asian Studies
Advisory Committee Member, International and Global Studies Program
Committee Member, Latin American Studies Search Committee

Department Service
Sociology Department Search Committee 2010; Sociology Department Search
Committee 2008 [Affirmative Action Officer]; Sociology Department Performance
Review Committee; Sociology Department Scribe

Professional Affiliations
North Carolina Sociological Association; Southern Sociological Society; American
Sociological Association; Society for the Study of Social Problems; International
Visual Sociologists Association