Professor of Sociology
Office: O'Connor Hall 331
Her research interests and publications are in the areas of Asian American families and communities, domestic violence services, and sociology of development. Her publications include: Restorative Justice for Domestic Violence Victims: An Integrated Approach to Their Hunger for Healing (2010, Lexington Books); Altered Lives, Enduring Community: Japanese Americans Remember Their World War II Incarceration with Stephen Fugita (2004, University of Washington Press); articles on Asian American immigrants published in Sociological Perspectives, International Migration Review, Journal of Asian American Studies, Asian American Policy Review. Other articles have also appeared in Sociological Inquiry, Administration and Society, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Women & Criminal Justice, Journal of Applied Sociology, Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare. Her current research is on the role of Caste in the Indian Informational Technology Sector. She is also a former Vice President of the Pacific Sociological Association and former Co-editor (with Charles Powers) of the journal Sociological Perspectives.
She teaches courses in Human Services, Quantitative Methods and Applied Statistics, Population Studies, and occasionally directs the research capstone course.