News from the Department of Sociology

A student found 1941’s Social Process in Hawaii at the University of Auckland! The SPIH is a journal published by the UHM Department of Sociology. The committee is currently in full gear preparing a new volume for the department’s 100th year anniversary in October — stay tuned!

Interested in sociology class this summer? Registration for @UHManoa summer sessions has started -see the listing of 19 diverse subjects offered as online courses:

#BREAKING At this time, in-person courses at UH are scheduled to resume Monday, April 13. #HINews #Coronavirus

#BREAKINGNEWS UH President Lassner announces class changes in face of COVID-19 situation.

16:30 TODAY - UHM Sociology dept is cosponsoring a lecture w/@UH_DURP - Exposure Outliers: Children, Families, and Disaster Recovery in an Age of Environmental Extremes at Crawford 115 by Lori Peek, a director of the Natural Hazards Center and a sociology professor at

UHM Dr. Krysia Mossakowski's Sociology of Mental Health class welcomed Chief Susan Ballard of the Honolulu Police Department as their guest speaker. Students had a very rare opportunity to learn how @honolulupolice is dealing with the issues of mental illness and homelessness

UHM Sociology PhD student Morsaline Mojid will be moderating a Syrian documentary film screening event hosted by the International Women’s Group at East West Center Participant Association on Thursday 3/5 at 5:30pm at Hale Halawai (on campus) The event is free and open to anybody

UHM Professor Aya Kimura published an article in Citizen Science: Theory and Practice. The article reports on the #CitizenScience and the Food System workshop, which took place at @uhmanoa in Spring 2018 with the support of the National Science Foundation

UHM graduate student Keqing Zhang published a co-authored article with Professor Wei Zhang and others in Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Anxiety about aging, resilience and health Status among Chinese older adults: Findings from Honolulu and Wuhan

A special lecture - Exposure Outliers: Children, Families, and Disaster Recovery in an Age of Environmental Extremes on 3/10 @16:30 at Saunders 116 by Lori Peek, a director of the Natural Hazards Center and a sociology professor at @CUBoulder. This talk is cosponsored w/ @UH_DURP

UHM Professor Aya Kimura's book, Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists: The Gender Politics of Food Contamination after Fukushima was featured in Science Connected Magazine (@scienceconn) article. See the full book review from here;

Nuclear Radiation, Citizen Science, and Civic Engagement - Science Connected Magazine

A compelling study of grassroots crowdsourcing of radiation data and food safety concerns following the Fukushima nuclear radiation disaster.

Interested in Sociology Graduate program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa? Let's hear from the current students about their sociological journeys in the program!
Department of Sociology - UH Mānoa via

TODAY our Sociology colloquium by Dr. Hagen Koo: "Privilege and Anxiety: The Upper Middle Class in the Neoliberal Era" 3pm at Saunders 244. Here's to give you a sense of Dr. Koo's Sociological Journey through his research of Korea

🚨UHM Professor Dr. Nandita Sharma has published a new book titled,
Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants is available in various formats from @DukePress, Amazon, and other sellers. Congratulations Dr. Sharma!

THIS FRIDAY! Next UHM Sociology colloquium is presented by our Emeritus Dr. Hagen Koo, titled "Privilege and Anxiety: The Upper Middle Class in the Neoliberal Era" on Friday Feb. 7th at 3pm at Saunders 244. 🍷🧀 reception will follow

Another great turn out of colloquium presented by our faculty Dr. Aya Kimura today! Thank you everyone for coming today and yesterday’s talk by @ashleytrubin. See you soon again in 2 weeks for the next colloquium featuring our Emeritus Dr. Hagen Koo!

@ashleytrubin treated us to a great #WomensStudies colloquium today on the history of prisons (and what she calls ‘human pets’). We are lucky to have her on the team for @UHM_Sociology!

Not familiar with the work/field of Dr. Rubin? This TEDx talk presented by @ashleytrubin, which just reached over 3000 views, will get you intrigued for her today’s talk for Women’s Studies Colloquium at KUY 305 from noon. See you there!

UHM Sociology Department is excited to announce that Professor Nandita Sharma will serve as the Benjamin Meaker Distinguished Visiting Professorship at the University of Bristol, UK during the Spring of 2020. Congratulations, Dr. Sharma!

UHM Sociology Graduate student Nathalie Rita was nominated for the Frances Davis Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for a Graduate Assistant. Congratulations Nathalie!

🚨 Save the date: UHM Sociology Prof. Dr. Ashley Rubin @ashleytrubin is giving a talk titled “What took so long to use prisons as places of punishment? A History of Incarceration in the Western World” for the Women’s Studies colloquium next Thursday the 23rd at noon: KUY 305.

UHM Sociology PhD student, David Riedman's (@K12ssdb) research project at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security was cited in a recent New York Times article "An Overlooked Danger: School Shootings After Hours." The full article can be accessed here:

An Overlooked Danger: School Shootings After Hours

Since mid-August, gunfire has erupted more than 20 times at or near school sporting events around the country, more shootings than took place during s...

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