Department of Sociology

Syed Raza

MPH, Columbia University

Syed Raza


  • Office: RLP 3rd Floor — Cubicle 38
  • Office Hours: By Appointment


Theory; Comparative Historical Analysis; Global Ethnography; Political Economy; Power and Understandings


Syed Raza is a first year doctoral student. Before starting his sociological studies, he was the Research Analyst and Project Manager at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he focused on developmental delays, congenital disorders, and disabilities among children, particularly autism. He completed his Master of Public Health degree with a certificate in the Social Determinants of Health from the interdisciplinary department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University. His substantive research experience has varied from mental health disorders to the opioid epidemic, and from labor struggles to climate change activism. He plans to turn this smorgasbord of research interests into a coherent research program during his doctoral studies. 

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