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Tony Waters


Tony Waters started teaching at Chico State in 1996.  He normally teaches classes in Classical Social Theory, Population, Criminology, and International Engagement.  While at Chico State, he has also been a guest professor in Tanzania, Germany, and Thailand, and he encourages students to study abroad, and seek professions abroad.  Before working at Chico State, he was in the Peace Corps in Thailand, and worked with refugees in both Thailand and Tanzania. 

Tony is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (MS in Biological Sciences) and UC Davis (MA and PhD in Sociology). Besides Sociology, he is interested in languages, particularly Thai, German, and Swahili.  He once gave Chinese a try, but that was really difficult! 

Among his publications are Weber’s Rationalism and Modern Society (2015), When Killing is a Crime (2007), and Bureaucratizing the Good Samaritan (2001).  Currently he has research projects dealing with the 2015 Ceasefire in Myanmar, and Southeast Asian issues.  When not in Chico, he is often in Chiangmai, Thailand, and Lueneburg, Germany. 

Tony writes op-ed for The in new window) of Yangon, Myanmar/Burma occasionally, usually about issues involvement the politics of development assistance agencies.  

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Portrait of Tony Waters