Lasers, Aliens, & Black Holes is taught by Professor Ziad Munson. The average student rating for the overall quality of the course the last time he offered it (in 2015) was 4.93 out of 5.
Dr. Munson is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Lehigh. His research and teaching focuses on social movement mobilization and political violence. He is the author of The Making of Pro-Life Activists, a study of recruitment and mobilization in the American pro-life movement (University of Chicago Press, 2009), and Abortion Politics, an examination of the century-old history of the abortion debate (Polity, 2018). He is also the author of various articles on social movements, religion, terrorism, and civil society. His latest research project focuses on understanding the political geography of America’s suburbs, particularly the dramatic changes that have occurred in conservative politics. Munson received his BA from the University of Chicago in 1993 and his PhD from Harvard University in 2002. Beyond his professional work, Ziad enjoys cooking, hiking, playing soccer, and-- yes-- reading science fiction novels.