Antonio V. Menéndez Alarcón
Professor of Sociology
Director International Studies Program
Office: Jordan Hall
Phone: (317) 940-9284
FAX: (317) 940-9754
Ph.D. Sociology, University of Notre Dame, 1991
MA in Sociology, Université de Paris, 1983
Departmental Specialty Areas
Comparative and International Sociology, Globalization, Culture
and Communication, Ethnic Relations, European Societies, Latin
Additional Research Areas
Media and Communication, International Relations, Identity and
Nation-State, European Union, and Political Sociology.
Professor Menéndez is a comparative sociologist
whose research and scholarship have examined issues of ethnicity,
cultural identity, media and power, and the process of European
integration using multiple research methods. His most recent books
include Safeguarding German-American
Relations in the New Century: Understanding and Accepting Mutual
Differences. Editor, in collaboration with Hermann Kurthen
and Stefan Immerfall. Lanham, MD: Lexington Publishers: 2006; and
The Cultural Realm of European
Integration. Greenwood Press, 2004. Another publication from
1992, Power and Television in Latin
America received the Choice
Magazine's 1994 Outstanding
Academic Book Award. Previous books published in Spanish
include The Dominican Student
(Santo Domingo: Intec, 1987), Spanish Migration to the Dominican
Republic (Oviedo: Consejo de Comunidades Asturanas, 1993),
and an earlier edited work in collaboration with Jose Alcantara.
Human Being and Society.
(Santo Domingo: Intec, 1987).
has published many articles in professional journals in English,
French, and Spanish, such as Research in Political Sociology,
International Journal of Cultural Studies, International Review of
Sociology, International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, and
International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society as
well as in edited volumes.
Professor Menéndez's current research interests lie in (1)
investigating the cultural influences on international relations;
namely, analyzing how conceptions of cultural identity, sense of
belonging, and nation determine decision making in the
international arena; (2) exploring ideologies of nationalism and
the connections between popular culture, everyday life, and broader
social processes such as globalization and transnationalism.
Dr. Menendez speaks French, English, Spanish and has a working
knowledge of German.
IS410/SO335 - Global Society
SO323 - Racial and Ethnic Relations
SO333 - European Societies
SO331 - Latin American Societies
SO349 - Social Movements
IS101 - Introduction to International Studies