Meet Bruce Friesen
Associate Chair/ History, Sociology, Geography and Legal Studies; Associate Professor, Sociology
Phone: (813) 257-3464
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
1980 Rocky Mountain College, BRE
1983 University of Waterloo, B.A.
1986 University of Calgary, M.A.
1993 University of Calgary, Ph.D.
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Honors Program Courses
Bruce Friesen specializes in applied sociology and the sociology of human rights, which he blends with his ongoing interest in evolution, society and behavior. His most recent book is Moral Systems and the Evolution of Human Rights
Friesen serves as department co-chair and internship coordinator, and as a faculty advisor to UNICEF at UT. In the past, Friesen has served as president of Sociologists Without Borders (U.S.) and as chair of the Human Rights Section of the ASA.
Friesen is the recipient of more than two dozen teaching awards and commendations. Most recently, he was awarded the College of Social Science, Math and Education’s (CSSME) Teaching Excellence Award in 2013 and the CSSME Service Award in 2011.