Until further notice, the Department of Sociology is operating remotely, and thus Saunders Hall 247 is closed for in-person business.
To contact us, please leave a voicemail at (808) 956-7693 or email socdept@hawaii.edu.
View COVID-19 news and resources provided by the University of Hawaiʻi.

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.

Thank you, Dr. Kathrine Irwin, for putting together a wonderful presentation introducing the Sociology Department especially, focusing on faculty members’ teaching and research excellence. Please visit the link to watch the video of the presentation -

Graduate Student Sociological Association created a survey to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on graduate students. Link to the survey: https://t.co/B6rD6GIXjJ.
We are accepting responses until this Saturday, Dec 19 at 11:59PM HST. We appreciate your participation.

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Please find @nsharma101 article published in a special supplemental issue of the journal, Theory and Event. Titled, "The Global COVID-19 Pandemic and the Need to Change Who We Think “We” Are."
Link - https://t.co/dkWf4sugHf

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Congratulations to @OmarTBird for receiving the 2020 Sakihara Memorial Award! Please see the link below to the newsletter, which honors Omar and also has updates about previous Sakihara Award recipients and a wonderful note from Dr. David Takeuchi. Link - https://t.co/BIWOIzeme0

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Congratulations to Manfred Steger for being part of a special issue of @GlobalizationsJ along with other contributors, including @wmignolo, @SaskiaSassen, Roland Robertson, @scurran_uw, Habibul Khondker, Valentine Moghadam, and others.

Link -https://t.co/KJNlSvNu5s

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A shout out to SOC professor Jennifer Darrah-Okike for being part of the UH Mānoa Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) team.

News link - https://t.co/0TjAiZktwu

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