Ned Rinalducci, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science
Armstrong Atlantic State University
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31419-1997

Contact Information:

Email: rinaldne@mail.armstrong.edu
Phone: (912) 344-2968
Fax: (912) 344-3438

Dr. Rinalducci is a Political Sociologist whose research examines religious and ethnic political movements and cultural identity. He writes on such topics as Islamism and the Islamic revival, religious politics, ethnic politics, and ethnic nationalism.

He is a member of several academic associations including: The American Sociological Association, The Southern Sociological Society, The Georgia Sociological Association, The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, The Association of Third World Studies, The Middle East Studies Association, and The Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Seminar.

An abbreviated list of recent Professional Paper Presentations includes:

"International Social Movement Activity 1950-1995"
Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, Baltimore, April 2002.

"The Legitimation of Religious Politics"
Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, April, 2001.

"Representing Islamic Activism: A Social Movement Theory Approach"
Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America, Orlando, November, 2000.

"Collective Action Frames in Kurdish Nationalism"
Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, April, 2000.

"The Rise in Cultural (Ethnic and Religious) Collective Identity Movements"
Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, April, 1998.

"Political Opportunity Structures and Islamist Movements"
Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Society, Toronto, August, 1997.

"Authenticity Movements: A Theoretical Linkage of Ethnic Nationalist Movements and Religious Revivalist Movements" Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, Richmond, April, 1996.

"Radical Islam and Democracy"
Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Society, Washington, D.C. August, 1995.

"The Effects of State Structure on Islamic Movements in the Arab"
Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, April, 1995.


Courses Taught include: Introductory Sociology, Social Problems, Political Sociology, Ethnic and Cultural Identity and Conflict, Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Sociology of the Family, Deviance and Social Control, and Political Terrorism

Dr. Rinalducci holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Georgia State University, a M.S. in social psychology from Mississippi State University, and a B.S. in sociology and psychology from Florida State University.

His nonprofessional interests include music, college football, and anything that involves his kids.

 
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