Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2006, University of Indiana
Areas of Interest
medical sociology, public health, criminology, Latino studies, racial and ethnic stratification, quantitative methods
BioMy research centers on how the life chances of individuals are structured along the lines of race and ethnicity. One of the most persistent problems in the social sciences is understanding why some racial and ethnic minorities tend to fare worse in the labor market, have lower academic achievement, and lower levels of physical and mental health than their White counterparts in the "lands of opportunity." Drawing on work in the areas of criminology, race relations, stratification, and medical sociology, my primary research and teaching interests focus on exploring the impact that income inequality, segregation/racism, and discrimination have on the health of youth of color in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. Currently, I'm exploring how these structural conditions at the neighborhood and school levels impact the physical/mental health of Latino youth and their families in a multi-level context. I'm also examining how these structural conditions affect the mental health of recent immigrants.
Burgos, Giovani and Fernando Rivera. 2009. "The (In)Significance of Race and Discrimination among Latino Youth: The Case of Adolescent Depression." Sociological Focus 42:29-50.
Igartua, Karine J., Brett Thombs, Giovani Burgos, and Richard Montoro. 2009. "Concordance and Discrepancy in Sexual Identity, Attraction, and Behaviour among Adolescents." Journal of Adolescent Health 44:1-7.Kirkmeyer, Laurence, Morton Weinfeld, Giovani Burgos, Guillaume Galbaud du Fort, Jean-Claude Lasry, Allan Young. 2007. Use of Health Care Services for Psychological Distress by Immigrants in an Urban Multicultural Milieu.” The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 52(5):295-304.
News & Events
|•IHSS will present Rick DesRochers, Long Island University-Post Campus, Department of Theatre, October 14, 2:30 PM, SBS N403, "The Family Act Goes to School - The Marx Brothers, Vaudeville, and Americanization."|
•Michael Kimmel and Gloria Steinem co-author New York Times opinion piece on consensual sex on college campuses entitled "Yes Is Better Than No."
•Kristen Shorette receives ASA Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline Award for her project, "Freedom from Discrimination as Human Right? The Global Human Rights Regime and the Diffusion of Affirmative Action since 1965"
•Carrie Shandra selected as a Fellow of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research's Switzer Research Program
•Nicholas Wilson, Yale University, September 29, 2014, 1:00 PM, SBS N403, "Corruption and the Making of Modern Bureaucracy: Evidence from the British Empire in India."
•IHSS will present Steven Skiena, Stony Brook University, Department of Computer Science, September 18, 2:30 PM, SBS N403, "Who's Bigger? Where Historical Figures Really Rank.
|•Suzan Walters was named a 2014 Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award Recipient by SAGE.|
|•Cathy Marrone receives the Sister Margareet Ann Landry Lifetime Achievement Award at the Stony Brook Student Life Awards Ceremony|
•Study by Arnout van de Rijt and Michael Restivo published in PNAS and featured in The Economist
•Brooke Ellison, Ph.D. 2012, Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy and Management at Stony Brook University, was selected by the World Economic Forum as a 2014 Global Leader.
|•Tarun Banerjee receives Sociology Department's Judith Tanur Dissertation Research Award.
•Crystal Fleming receives Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
•IHSS will present Lawrence Frohman, Stony Brook University, Department of History, February 12th, 11:30 AM, SBS N320, "Surveillance, Security, Divinity"
|Michael Schwartz named Distinguished Teaching Professor by the State University of New York Board of Trustees|
|• Professor Adam Possamai, University of West Sydney, to speak on "Contemporary Religion and Australian Aborigines", Wednesday, October 30th, 3:00 PM, Stony Brook Manhattan, sponsored by the Dept. of Sociology, SBU Institute for Global Studies, and International Academic Programs and Services
•Memory in the Disciplines Workshop welcomes Professor Suparna Rajaram, Stony Brook University, "Collaborative Memory: A Cognitive Perspective", Wednesday, October 30th, 2:30 PM, SBS N403
•IHSS co Sponsored with the Department of History presents Patrick Weil, CNRS and Yale Law School, October 30th, 4:30 PM, SBS N320, "From Emma Goldman to Edward Snowden: How Denationalization of "Radical" Americans Reshaped American Citizenship
•IHSS presents Robert Chase, Stony Brook History Department, October 22nd, 2:30 PM, SBS N320, "Slaves of the State Revolt: The Prisoners' Rights Movement and the Construction of the Carceral State"
|•Arnout van de Rijt wins $275k NSF grant for in vivo experimental research on arbitrary social inequality
•Screening of the film, ESCAPE FIRE, Tuesday, September 17th, 4:00 PM, SBS N403
•IHSS presents Clayton Fordahl, Stony Brook Sociology Department, September 24th, 2:30 PM, SBS N405, Imperium in imperio: Martyrdom, the Roman Empire, and the Creation of Christian Sovereignty"
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