Gabriel AcevedoDepartment of Sociology - Mentor
Dr. Gabriel A. Acevedo holds a BA in Sociological Theory from the University of St. Thomas, and two Masters of Arts and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology and former Faculty Coordinator for the Multidisciplinary Studies Major at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Dr. Acevedo’s primary lines of research are in the Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Islam, Latino/a Religion and Spirituality, Sociology of Fatalism/Self-efficacy, Religion and Mental Health, Social Theory, and Social Movements. His publications have appeared in leading sociology and specialty area journals including Social Forces, Sociological Theory, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Social Science Quarterly, Sociological Spectrum, Narrative Inquiry and The Journal of Comparative Family Studies. His recent work is forthcoming at Journal of Family Issues, Anthropological Forum and a formal book proposal in progress “The Sociology of Fatalism: Theoretical and Empirical Applications.” Dr. Acevedo is also the faculty sponsor of Alpha Kappa Delta, an international sociology honor society at UTSA. Dr. Acevedo has received independent and collaborative research funding from the National Science Foundation, The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the Association for the Sociology of Religion. In 2015, Dr. Acevedo was selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 23 seminars and institutes supported by the NEH. The Endowment is a federal agency that supports enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions so faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines. Dr. Acevedo participated in an institute titled “American Muslims: History, Culture, and Politics.” The three-week program was held at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.