ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SOCIOLOGY
BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Enoch Lamptey is currently a full-time professor at Bristol Community College. He obtained his doctorate degree in Sociology from the University of Akron, Ohio in 2017. Prior to obtaining his PhD in the US and his master’s degree in Sociology and Gender from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom (England). In terms of research, he is interested in topics ranging from family/marital relationships and health outcomes, medical sociology (health inequalities), social stratification, specifically class, gender, and race/ethnicity in the US, civic engagement, democracy, and community engagement. His dissertation at the University of Akron focused on the contextual effects of the relationship between marriage/family processes, gender, and health in a developing country such as Ghana. Aside from his dissertation research area,he is currently working on a paper titled “Negative Acculturation, Socio-economic Status, and Immigrants’ Health: Re-Examining the “Hispanic Paradox” and the Interaction Effect of SES and Duration in the US on the Health of Foreign-Born Immigrants”, which is about to be submitted to the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Using a nationally representative data from the NHIS (pooled data from 2010-2014; sample size=85,314), I examined the interconnections between duration in the US and SES on self-reported health and hypertension. Additionally, he has a couple of co-publications on studies ranging on topics such as the association between religious beliefs and intimate partner violence in Ghana, and Acculturation Effect and Birth-Weight among Immigrants in the US. With respect to teaching, whilst at the University of Akron, he taught courses such as sociology of health and illness, introduction to sociology, and sociology of the family. he then had a one-year full time visiting professor position at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. At Carroll College, he taught causes which included medical sociology, gender, health and medicine, social problems, research methods, sociology of gender, and introduction to sociology. He is currently teaching sociology of social problems and principles of sociology at Bristol Community College, MA.