• Ziarat Hossain is a professor of Family Studies in the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences (COEHS) in the Department of Individual, Family and Community Education. He is also the program director for the Family Studies program at UNM. His research interests include Fathering, Early Childhood Development and Gender Roles.
  • Current research projects include: Fathers' Role in Urban Squatter Families in Bangladesh; Parenting and Community Impacts on Children’s Academic Achievement and Socio-Emotional Development in Hispanic/Latino(a) Families; Fathers’ and Mothers’ Involvement with School-Age Children and Its Relationship to Children’s Academic Achievement and Social Development in Mexican Immigrant Families; and Relationships between Fathers’ Involvement and Children’s Social Development and Academic Achievement in Bangladeshi Families.
  • Hossain has been at UNM for 10 years including assistant professor (2005-08) and an associate professor since 2008. Prior to UNM, Hossain served as an assistant (1994-2000) and associate professor (2000-05) at Ft. Lewis College in Durango, Colo.
  • Hossain is a former Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies at the University Putra Malaysia (UPM), in Serdang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • He is a past-president of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR), a national, multi-disciplinary professional organization whose members are professionals and students from various disciplines in the fields of behavioral and social sciences.
  • He has refereed and written more than 50 Journal articles, manuscripts and book chapters.
  • Hossain earned his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in Child and Family Studies in 1992. His dissertation was titled: African-American Fathers within Dual-Earner Families: Caregiving, Functional Style, Support, and Developmental History with an additional area of concentration in Cross-Cultural Research Methodology.
  • Hossain served a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Miami Medical School (Miami, Fla.) from 1992-94.
  • Hossain earned a Bachelor of Science from Jahangirnagar University (Bangladesh), Population Geography (with Honors) in 1981 with a minor in Economics and Political Science. He earned two Master's degrees including an MS from Jahangirnagar University in Human Geography in 1985 and an MA from the University of Manitoba (Canada) also in Human Geography in 1988.

Additional areas of interest
Hossain's other research interests include children's schooling, Globalization and Indigenous Cultures and Ethnic and International Families.

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