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, class.
  2. Health, aging, 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.

How capitalism exploits our fear of old age Getting older isn’t all loss and no gain. We may actually become happier and more emotionally resilient | @schlovefest in @oDTransform

Since the first private prison opened in the US in 1984, the imprisoned population increased by 194% while the country’s population by only 36%. Christian Dippel @uclaanderson also found that private prisons moderately increased sentence lengths @voxeu

How private prisons affect sentencing

The first private prison in the US opened in 1984. Over the next three decades, the imprisoned population increased by 194% while the country’s ...

"when we see people being less friendly toward one individual relative to another, we often attribute the unfriendliness to the target. Believing that we like them less because they do not seem to be very friendly" via

"For millions of American children, paying for school lunch is a luxury they simply cannot afford." As students prepare to go back to school, thousands of children in each state will rely on the #freeandreducedlunch progam.

1 in 5 children live below the poverty line: Here are the states with the highest number of kids dependent on free lunches

More than 30 million kids around around the country rely on free or reduced price lunches, but some states need more help than others.

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