Dr. Alexander Lu

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Dr. Alexander Lu

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Office: FH 241
Phone: 843-661-1813

Ph. D. – Indiana University, 2015


Dr. Alexander Lu is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at FMU.  He earned his Ph.D. in sociology at Indiana University.  Before joining FMU, Dr. Lu was the Minority Stress and Mental Health Post-doctoral Fellow at San Francisco State University’s Health Equity Institute.  His areas of expertise are social psychology, medical sociology, race/ethnicity, traumas/disasters, violence/victimization, masculinities and emotions.  Dr. Lu’s current research projects include examining how murders transform into community traumas and analyzing how same-sex couples experience stress.  He has won awards from the American Sociological Association’s Medical Sociology, Social Psychology, and Race/Class/Gender sections.  Dr. Lu has published articles in Gender & Society; Sociological Perspectives; Sociological Spectrum; Culture, Societies, & Masculinities; and International Journal of Mass Emergencies & Disasters.  He has also published book chapters in the edited volumes Asian/Americans & Education and Hazards, Disasters & Law.  Dr. Lu teaches Principles of Sociology, Sociology of Aging and Later Life, Sociological Theory, and Sociology of Health and Medicine. 

Courses To Be Taught: 

SOCI 201: Principles of Sociology
SOCI 339: Sociological Theory
SOCI 327: Sociology of Aging and Later Life
SOCI 375: Sociology of Health and Medicine

Recent Publications: 

Lu, Alexander. 2016. “Newspaper Portrayals and Emotional Connection Strategies: Commemorating Model Minority Murder Victims.” Pp. 85-99 in Asian/Americans and Education: A Critical Analysis of the “Model Minority” as Perpetrators and Victims of Crime edited by D. Ball and N. D. Hartlep.

Lu, Alexander & Y. Joel Wong. 2014. “Stressful Experiences of Masculinity among Young U.S.-born and Immigrant Latino American Men.” Culture, Society, and Masculinities 6(2):111-28.

Lu, Alexander & Y. Joel Wong. 2013. “Stressful Experiences of Masculinity among U.S.-born and Immigrant Asian American Men.” Gender and Society 27(3):344-70.

Lu, Alexander. 2012. “Perceived Risk, Criminal Victimization, and Community Integration: Mental Health in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.” Pp. 227-52 in Disasters, Hazards, and Law edited by M. Deflem. Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Lu, Alexander. 2011. “Stress and Physical Health Deterioration in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.”Sociological Perspectives. 54(2):229-50.

Lu, Alexander. 2010. “Litigation and Subterfuge: Chinese Immigrant Mobilization during the Chinese Exclusion Era.” Sociological Spectrum 30(4):403-32.

Lu, Alexander & Joachim Singelmann. 2009. “Location Matters?: A Comparison of Placement Conditions for Hurricane Evacuees in Houston and Louisiana.” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters27(3):191-217.



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