Bessie N. Rigakos, Ph.D.

Bessie Rigakos

Bessie N. Rigakos, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Rigakos received her Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from Wayne State University and a B.A. degree in sociology with a certificate in criminology from the University of Windsor, Canada.

Her current research explores students’ conceptions about the scientific process where student created flowcharts revealed a more nuanced understanding of the scientific process, especially in the areas of society and communication within the scientific community. Dr. Rigakos also conducts research on attitudes towards women’s beauty ideals and the body. She enjoys teaching introduction to sociology, statistics, and courses on intersecting inequalities (race, gender, sexuality, and class).

In addition to her responsibilities in sociology, Dr. Rigakos is also the chair of the Department of History and Social Science.

Research Interests

  • Body/Embodiment
  • Race/Class/Gender/Sexuality (intersectionality)
  • Women and Health
  • Medical Sociology
  • Assessment of the Scientific Process

Courses Taught

SOC 101, Introduction to Sociology

SOC 205, Social Science Statistics

SOC 320, Race and Ethnic Relations

SOC 370, Criminology

SOC 377, Global Health Issues and Interventions

SOC 451, Social Psychology

SOC 100, Experiential Learning: Community Service

SOC 360, Experiential Learning: Social Justice in Action

SOC 460, Internship in Sociology

 

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