Ph.D. 1982, Sociology, Loyola University of Chicago
Marilyn Fernandez joined the SCU Department of Sociology in 1992 and retired in 2019. Her research interests and publications are in the areas of Asian American domestic violence services, and sociology of development. Her publications include The New Frontier: Merit Vs. Caste in the Indian IT Sector (2018, Oxford University Press); 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 crossing social boundaries and the roles that social, cultural, and economic capital play in the transitions.
Before retiring, she taught courses in Human Services, Quantitative Methods and Applied Statistics, Population Studies, and occasionally directed the research capstone course.
She is a former Vice President of the Pacific Sociological Association and former Co-editor (with Charles Powers) of the journal Sociological Perspectives.
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