News from the Department of Sociology

PhD candidate Rumika Suzuki Hillyer has been awarded the Takie S. Lebra Scholarship from the Center for Japanese Studies (@UHM_CJS) for AY 22-23. She is finishing up her dissertation that explores tastes and social class of Nikkei Brazilians living in Japan. Congrats, Rumika!

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Dr. Aya Kimura a co-editor of this new special collection of Citizen Science: Theory and Practice. The issue focuses on citizen science (participatory knowledge making), disasters, and infrastructures. https://t.co/co62Ht6fHj

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Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Noreen Kohl as the winner of the department's Sakihara Award for this year! Her dissertation title is, "Is there a Long-Term Impact of Accumulated Police Encounters on Mental Health and Life Chances Among Young Adults in the United States?"

Congrats to CSS awardees @UHM_Sociology’s Wei Zhang for BOR Excellence in Teaching and @on_ws_studies’s Lani Teves for Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research and Creative Work. Watch the awards ceremony: 3:30pm, May 2 at https://t.co/gd34B7TJrL

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Congratulations to Dr. Wei Zhang for receiving a 2022 Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching! Join the awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2 at Kennedy Theatre, or watch the livestream of the ceremony here: https://t.co/9ZEn7BN8kB

Congratulations to PhD student Rachel Engel, who has been awarded a 2021-2022 Graduate Student Organization Merit Based Award for Research! Rachel is working at UHERO on housing issues in Hawaiʻi, providing vital support for marginalized communities. @UHEROnews @RachelEngel18

Image for the Tweet beginning: Congratulations to PhD student Rachel

I’m excited to receive the @SSSP1org Lindesmith Graduate Student Paper Award from the Law and Society Division for my paper, “A Right to Mobility: A Critical Examination into Citizenship, Property Relations, and the US Civil Rights Movement.” Looking forward to presenting in LA!

Mahalo to Dr. Barbara Joyce (Undergraduate Advisor) and Dr. Aya Kimura (Undergraduate Studies Committee Chair) for representing our department at The Mānoa Experience this weekend! Thousands of prospective students & their families attended the campus-wide open house. (1/2)

Image for the Tweet beginning: Mahalo to Dr. Barbara Joyce

Please join us next Tuesday Mar. 23 at 3PM HST for a colloquium with Dr. Ming Wen, "Racial and ethnic mental health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of experienced and perceived discrimination." Please register to attend! https://t.co/fT2TRAkiCv

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PhD Candidate Morsaline Mojid has been awarded a $10,000 Soroptimist Founder Region Fellowship grant to support her dissertation research! Her title is "How Much do 'Protective Strategies' Protect Refugees? Studying the Situation of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh." @SoroptiTweet

The gang finally tackles a topic we've been nervous about - #religion! We rely on #Durkheim's theories to discuss how #religion is a social fact and what functions it serves in society? Tune in here!
#soctwitter #sociology
https://t.co/eNGFqJWYs0

Dr. Katherine Irwin has published a new article, "'You Kind of Find Yourself Helpless': Teens' Identity Constructions and Responses to Childhood Trauma," in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography! Check it out here: https://t.co/9ObdBqAXJJ

Image for the Tweet beginning: Dr. Katherine Irwin has published

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 at 3pm HST: Dr. Yean-Ju Lee, Associate Professor from our Department of Sociology, will speak on [“Doing Gender” and Union Instability in South Korea and Beyond] for our first Spring 2022 colloquium!
Please register to attend: https://t.co/xqkpwP0ZBq

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Congratulations to Ying Chen for also being awarded a Graduate Dean's Scholarship to help support her important research, including her thesis that will be a qualitative study of Chinese women who practice permaculture in the 21st Century!

Congratulations to Joy Lacanienta for being awarded a Graduate Dean's Scholarship to help support her dissertation, examining the intersections and effects of chronic stressors and trauma on the well-being of mothers of color who are DV survivors, via the criminal justice system!

Dr. Aya Kimura's co-authored article, with Dr. Sarah Blacker and Dr. Abby Kinchy, is featured on London School of Economics and Political Science Impact blog, in "When collaboration becomes co-optation: Citizen Science as Public Relations." @LSEImpactBlog

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When collaboration becomes co-optation: Citizen Science as Public Relations

Citizen science and its counterpart citizen social science are becoming increasingly established as research tools to ...

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 at 3pm HST: Dr. Yean-Ju Lee, Associate Professor from our Department of Sociology, will speak on [“Doing Gender” and Union Instability in South Korea and Beyond] for our first Spring 2022 colloquium!
Please register to attend: https://t.co/xqkpwP0ZBq

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New ep alert!🚨Hooked on shows like #90DayFiance? Well, you're in luck! @JuliaHMeszaros joins us to discuss the romance tourism business. She describes the social, economic & class-based forces that push women & men to engage in this industry.
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https://t.co/8JHqvVKJSq

Affiliate faculty Dr. Cullen Hayashida has co-published a new article, "The Past, Present and Future Direction of
Government-Supported Active Aging Initiatives in Japan:
A Work in Progress" in Social Sciences. Read it here:

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The Past, Present and Future Direction of Government-Supported Active Aging Initiatives in Japan: A Work in Progress

Active aging programs are seen as an important strategy for the long-term sustainability of Japan given population a...

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Graduate student Laura Rouse has published her first article, "Peace Education Alternatives to the Troubled Teen Industry: Exploring Options in Restorative Justice" in the Internet Journal of Restorative Justice. @laurarouse_ https://t.co/lxi93LAWAy

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