Dr. Peyman Hekmatpour is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University - Tulsa. His research focuses on Global & Transnational Sociology, Quantitative Methods, Environmental Sociology, and Religion. More specifically, Peyman's research uses advanced quantitative methods of data analysis to examine the intersection of cultural and material factors, as well as local and global forces contributing to the perpetuation of global stratification and inequalities observed within and between nations. His research has been published in top-tier academic journals, including Environmental Research, Social Problems, British Journal of Sociology, Comparative Sociology, and International Journal of Sociology.
Peyman received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma in 2022. He was selected the OU Department of Sociology Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year in 2019. Peyman was also awarded the Nancy L. Mergler Dissertation Completion Fellowship at the University of Oklahoma.
As a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at OSU - Tulsa, Peyman teaches the following courses: Social Research Methods (SOC 4133), Social Stratification (SOC 4383), and Race & Ethnic Relations (SOC 3133). Prior to joining the Department of Sociology at OSU and as a graduate teaching assistant, Peyman taught classes such as Introduction to Sociology (SOC 1113), Social Problems (SOC 1523), and Methods of Social Research (SOC 3133) in the Department of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma.
Peyman has a substantial experience in longitudinal and cross-sectional data management, dataset construction, and running and interpreting the results of econometric models, hierarchical linear modeling (HLM), confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), and structural equation modeling (SEM). He uses multiple statistical packages and programming languages, including STATA, R, and Python.
He co-founded the Dialogue of Contemporary Sociology (DOCS) workshop in the department of sociology at OU. which was developed to encourage graduate and undergraduate students to discuss the most recent findings in the field in order to pick up both substantive and methodological ideas that can help them with their own research.