Social and Behavioral Sciences (Sociology)
330 Willie and Jacqueline Gilchrist Education and Psychology Complex
Campus Box 851
Shyamal K Das is an Associate Professor of Sociology. He also serves as the Coordinator
of Sociology program at the Department of Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Social
Work. He joined ECSU in the fall of 2010. Before joining ECSU, Dr. Das taught at Fayetteville
State University and Minot State University. He obtained his M.A. in Development Studies
from the Institute of Social Studies (The Netherlands), and PhD in Sociology from
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Dr. Das is actively involved in research. His recent research interests include Quantitative Application in Sociological Reasoning, Culture and Islamism, Development and Gender, and Criminality. He published numerous articles in these areas in both peer reviewed journals and books. Dr. Das' recent articles appeared in journals such as International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Journal of Race, Sex, and Crime, Urban Education, Sociological Bulletin, Personality and Individual Differences, Sociation Today, Social Studies, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Biosocial Science, Natural Science etc. His recent publication addresses issues such as sex trafficking, inertia of culture, biosocial determinants of criminality, effects of religiosity on one’s perception about premarital sex, the empowerment trajectories of sex workers etc. In addition to his published research, Dr. Das presented numerous papers at conferences including American Society of Criminology, American Sociological Association, and International Sociological Association.
Dr. Das has worked as a member of the Editorial Board of Urban Education. He is an active member of the American Society of Criminology, American Sociological Association, and Southern Sociological Society. While at Fayetteville State University, he received the award for outstanding research and accomplishments.
PhD, Southern Illinois University (1999-2005)