Hubert Izienicki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology



I am an associate professor of sociology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences. My research and teaching interests include human sexuality, gender, immigration, education, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Research Overview

My research broadly covers three areas: 1) sexuality and gender; 2) educational attainment; and 3) scholarship of teaching and learning.

While I am not Scottish by birth, I am partial to kilts.

Select Publications

Hubert Izienicki. 2022. “The Big Picture: Representation of LGBTQ Characters and Themes in Picture Books available in the United States 1972-2018.” Sexualities 1-26.

Hubert Izienicki. 2021. “When Does Sexuality Matter?: Cross-Cultural Analysis of Gay Identity.” Sociological Perspectives 64(3): 450-466.

Hubert Izienicki. 2021. “The Other Diaspora: Measuring Assimilation Among Polish Gay Men in Chicago.” Polish American Studies 78(1): 83-105.

Hubert Izienicki and Scott Setchfield. 2019. “Extra Credit in the Sociology Classroom.” Teaching Sociology 47(1):32-42.

Teaching Focus

Izienicki bases his teaching on the assumption that learning starts with what matters to students and ends with what matters to me. He sees the classroom as an interactive space where we all have a great deal to learn from each other. His teaching interests include human sexuality, gender, immigration, research methods and social theory.



(219) 785-5658

Office Location:

Hammond, Porter 216D


  • Ph.D. – Sociology, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • M.S. – Sociology, Purdue University-West Lafayette
  • B.A. – Sociology, Loyola University Chicago

Areas of Expertise

  • Sexuality
  • Gender
  • Immigration
  • Social Theory
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