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.

Friday 12/9/22, 12pm HST: Nathalie Rita's Dissertation Defense "No Trespass Zones: Governing the Mobility of Citizens and Migrants in the Post-Civil Rights Era" via Zoom.

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One of our Emeritus faculty, Dr. Koo, gave a book talk about his recently published book: Privilege and Anxiety.

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Dr. Steger recently hosted a lecture on globalization for the Manoa International Education Week. Check it out at: https://t.co/pN3pUtzXfx

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The Department of Sociology is sponsoring the Hawai‘i Sociological Association (HSA)
43rd Annual Conference. Visit their website for more info and to register: https://t.co/PLnMenPwbq

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Our undergrad and graduate students are getting involved in the Environmental Justice Club; a new RIO on campus! Please join them at their first meeting tomorrow.

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Dr. Wei Zhang published a collaborative work with our alumnae Sizhe Liu & Keqing Zhang "The Association between Intergenerational Support and Self-Rated Health among Chinese Older Adults: Do Resilience and Gender Matter?" in Journal of Applied Gerontology https://t.co/5XiW3md87V

Congratulations to Dr. David Takeuchi, who is our UH Sociology alumnus, for receiving the 2022 Carl Taube Award for Lifetime Contributions to Mental Health Services !!🎉

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Dr. Wei Zhang recently published an article on Demographic disparities in COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among U.S. adults in Vaccine https://t.co/ydfNyehAyj

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