Faculty

Sarath Menon-Chembottil

Sarath Menon-Chembottil

Email: smenon@uh.edu
Phone : 713 743 3940
Office location : PGH 478

Current CV

Biographical Summary

Professor Sarath Menon-Chembottil specializes in the areas of sociology of religion and the cultural, economic, and social consequences of globalization in India. He has an earned doctorate from the College of Education with specialization in the sociology of education, and Master's degrees in anthropology and sociology, both from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

He teaches courses in sociology of religion, globalization, and race & ethnicity. His current research focuses on the social, cultural, and economic consequences of globalization in India and religious social movements. He is also working on a book about religious social movements in the Indian state of Kerala.

Education

  • Ed.D. Doctorate in Education with specialization in the Sociology of Education, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • M.A. Sociology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

Research Interests

  • Religion and globalization
  • Cultural, economic, and social consequences of globalization
  • Demography and migration in Asia and the Middle East

Course(s) taught

  • Sociology of Religion in India
  • Sociology of Globalization;
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Sociology of Deviance
  • Cultural Anthropology

Publications

Love Jihad: Numbers Game or Faithful Fanaticism? In Sociology, Custom UH Custom edition. Pearson 2011.