Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class

Faculty working in this research area examine how inequalities organized by categories of race, ethnicity, gender, and class are formed, maintained, and disrupted. Our work reflects theoretical and methodological depth and breadth, with faculty and students carrying out research on demands for social justice, the justice and prison system, environmental justice, immigration, colonialism, postcolonialism, nationalism, and national formation. We examine racism and anti-racism, racialized segregation, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities, ethnic identity formation and maintenance, ethnic boundary shift, and ethnic identity as a resource for coping with discrimination. Many of our faculty also examine the interconnections of racialized, gendered, and class relations.

Core Faculty

Sun-Ki Chai, Jennifer Darrah-Okike, Katherine Irwin, Aya Kimura, Krysia Mossakowski, Yean Ju Lee, Nandita Sharma

Related Courses

  • SOC 214 Introduction to Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
  • SOC 218 Introduction to Social Problems (3)
  • SOC 305 Women and Health (3)
  • SOC 311 Survey of Social Inequality and Stratification (3)
  • SOC 313 Survey of Sociology of Work (3)
  • SOC 318 Women and Social Policy (3)
  • SOC 362 Sociology of Gender (3)
  • SOC 400 Food, Body, and Women: Analysis of Biopolitics
  • SOC 411 Analysis in Social Stratification (3)
  • SOC 418 Women and Work (3)
  • SOC 435 Women and Crime (3)
  • SOC 445 Analysis in Gender Violence (3)
  • SOC 446 Gender Violence Over the Lifecycle (3)
  • SOC 451 Analysis in Marriage and the Family (3)
  • SOC 452 Marriage and Family: A Feminist Perspective (3)
  • SOC 455 Sociology of Religion (3)
  • SOC 456 Racism and Ethnicity in Hawai‘i (3)
  • SOC 492 Politics of Multiculturalism (3)
  • SOC 495 Topics in Sociology (3)