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Sociology at the University of Hawaiʻi

The Department of Sociology at UH Mānoa examines patterns and dynamics of social relations, while paying special attention to issues of social justice. The department covers many major dimensions of sociology and over time has developed academic expertise and excellence in the following domains:

  1. Race, ethnicity, gender, and class
  2. Health, aging, and medical sociology
  3. Asia, Pacific, and Hawaiʻi in regional and global contexts
  4. Crime, law, and social control
  5. Nationalism, globalization, and sustainability

You will find a highly engaged faculty - both in research and teaching - that take an active interest in making our interconnected world a better place.

Professor Aya Kimura's recent article titled, "Citizen Science and Social Movements: A Case of Participatory Monitoring of Genetically Modified Crops in Japan" is out from Sociological Review (@TheSocReview).
Here is the link - https://t.co/9nlKzuFpTE

Image for the Tweet beginning: Professor Aya Kimura's recent article

Dr. Aya Kimura penned an op-ed titled, "Citizen Science, a Space that Enables the Sharing of Societal Concerns" in Asahi Shinbun Newspaper.
Here is the link -
https://t.co/mFJUGDuiMJ

Image for the Tweet beginning: Dr. Aya Kimura penned an

Hey @UHM_Sociology @CSS_UHManoa students interested in prisons and punishment! Come study the causes, consequences, and future of mass incarceration with me this summer in SOC 432! (Online, asynchronous, and humanely designed for our current extra-difficult context.)

Image for the Tweet beginning: Hey @UHM_Sociology @CSS_UHManoa students interested

Graduate student Jason Alexander recently was awarded a Dean's Award for Excellence by Kyushu University's Graduate School of Humanities for his master's thesis entitled, "The Racial Ideology of Naisen Yūwa."

Sociology alumni Hannah Liebreich accepted position of Visiting Assistant Professor at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.

Image for the Tweet beginning: Sociology alumni Hannah Liebreich accepted

Professor Wei Zhang co-authored an article, "Disparities in Dental Service Use among Adult Populations in the United States" published in JDR Clinical & Translational Research.
Here is the link -
https://t.co/sbHbNvfHML
#jdrctr

Image for the Tweet beginning: Professor Wei Zhang co-authored an

UHM SOC alumni Penn Pantumsinchai and graduate student Ellen Meiser published an article in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence about how food media presentations of chefs influence violent behaviors in everyday restaurants' kitchens. Link here-

Image for the Tweet beginning: UHM SOC alumni Penn PantumsinchaiImage for the Tweet beginning: UHM SOC alumni Penn Pantumsinchai

Professor Krysia Mossakowski co-authored an article titled, "Black-White Differences in the Link Between Offspring College Attainment and Parents’ Depressive Symptom Trajectories" in Research on Aging.
Here is the link- https://t.co/3pHHWZWEh6

Image for the Tweet beginning: Professor Krysia Mossakowski co-authored anImage for the Tweet beginning: Professor Krysia Mossakowski co-authored an
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