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Farnad J. Darnell

Farnad received his Ph.D. in sociology from Wayne State University, his Master of Arts in Sociology from Humboldt State University, in Arcata, California, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.  His areas of specialization include social psychology and identity, social theory (macro and micro), Islam and gender, marriage and family studies, the sociology of religion, and broader gender studies.  He has taught at Eastern Michigan University, the University of Maryland – College Park, and for the NCPACE program teaching aboard U.S. Navy ships on deployment.  Some of his research opportunities have included: assessing gun use among juveniles in New Mexico, the study of good and evil prosocial behavior and altruism, and the Holocaust, evaluation research on retention among high-risk youth at Humboldt State University, evaluation research on the delivery of intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, and evaluation of an after-school academic enrichment program with Higher Achievement Program in Washington, DC.  His academic research includes transnational adoption and identity among adult Korean adoptees, and Iranian American cultural identity formation.

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