News from the Department of Sociology

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...

UHM Sociology Department is delighted to announce our first colloquium of the semester. Join us for a free public lecture "Citizen Science and Politics of Environmental Knowledge" presented by our faculty Dr. Aya H. Kimura on Friday Jan 24 from 2 to 4pm at Saunders 244.

Aaaaand that’s a wrap of 2019! Have a nice break everyone, will see you fresh and recharged back here in a month!🎍1️⃣🈷️2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣🌄

UHM Sociology Graduate student David Riedman @K12ssdb gave a presentation on best practices for developing and using a database for graduate research at the Naval Postgraduate School last week. The presentation was for the @npschds MA program.

UHM SOC Professor David Johnson has published a book "The Culture of Capital Punishment in Japan" by @palgravecrim Available by open access
His other book was published in Japanese, アメリカ人のみた日本の死刑 by @Iwanami_Shinsho

UHM Prof. Jennifer Darrah's co-authored article, “‘Because the World Consists of Everybody’: Understandings Parents’ Preferences for Neighborhood Diversity,” is published in the City & Community, the journal for the Community and Urban Sociology of the ASA

UHM Sociology PhD student David Riedman and his database (@K12ssdb) were quoted in the New York Times story titled "A Half-Century of School Shootings Like Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland." The full article can be accessed here:

A Half-Century of School Shootings Like Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland

A Times analysis of school shooting data identified hundreds of deaths and injuries across more than 100 episodes since 1970.

UHM Sociology Ph.D student Jon Fernquest and Prof. David Johnson’s co-authored article “Governing Through Killing: The War on Drugs in the Philippines” received Honorable Mention recognition from the Asia Law & Society Association Distinguished Article Award Review Committee.

Tomorrow! Last sociology colloquium of the semester welcomes Dr. Eli Wilson, Assistant Professor of Sociology @UNM, who presents “Service Divides: Race, Class, and the Reproduction of Inequality in Los Angeles Restaurants" from 2-3PM followed by refreshments🍷🧀 at Saunders 244

'Suicided' in Hong Kong: From a Subway Exit to A Makeshift Shrine on Saturday 9th from 5pm at UHM Art Building #101. The Chinese University of Hong Kong Prof. Sealing Cheng speaks about protests against authoritarian rule in Hong Kong which have challenged the Chinese government

@UHM_Sociology @uhmanoa Big thanks to our host, Scott, a @uhmanoa student, who gave us a tour of the area, told us its history, and showed us how to prep the loʻi for taro planting with an eye to malāma aina and sustainability.

UHM Professor Dr. Jennifer Darrah offers one of the best classes on race and ethnicity @uhmanoa!!

Many important talk events are happening on campus this weekend. @UH_DURP’s housing presentation is happening after our sociology colloquium. Make your Friday a full of learning day! Both events are free and all is welcome to talk AND Pau Hana🍷🧀

UHM Sociology Professor Nandita Sharma has published an online article “Goodbye to borders” from @thefabians. “A world without borders might seem like an impossible feat, but it is the only way to truly protect the rights and liberties of working people.”

Goodbye to borders | Fabian Society

Fabian Society

Spotted UHM Professor Nandita Sharma as a panelist at the Open Borders conference! #openborders2019

Tomorrow! UHM SOC Dept Colloquium presents - Femininities, Masculinities, and the “Gender Lens” by Dr. Terrell Carver on 10/22 from 3pm at Crawford 115. @TerrellCarver is a political theorist at @SPAISBristol specialized in Marx, Engels and Marxism. 🍷🧀 reception will follow

UHM SOC graduate students/@socbreakdown co-hosts Ellen and @OmarTBird run a workshop "Podcasting and Public Sociology: Alternative Forms of Knowledge"at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology conference over this weekend in Portland. The workshop was a great success!

Widely share in your network! The Hawai‘i Sociological Association’s(HSA) 41st Annual Conference to be held at the University of Hawai’i, Hilo Feb. 22-23, 2020. The submission deadline is 11/25, and the online form and more info can be found on the website

UHM Sociology professor Ashley Rubin (@ashleytrubin) was quoted in a recent article in the Honolulu Civil Beat (@CivilBeat) titled, Honolulu’s Property Crime Problem: ‘Toursists Make Great Victims’. The full article can be accessed here:

Honolulu’s Property Crime Problem: ‘Tourists Make Great Victims’

Violent crime is down but property crime is climbing, new FBI data shows.

UHM SOC Prof Krysia Mossakowski, graduate students Omar Bird & Noreen Kohl, and their colleagues have published a research article: Does the Health of Adult Child Caregivers Vary by Employment Status in the United States? in the Journal of Aging and Health

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