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BOOK My first book project “Contentious Migrants: How Protests Create a Diaspora” reveals the elements and processes that work together to form a diaspora. Diasporas do not simply emerge from migration and dispersal; they need to be created within social…

MEDIA AND PUBLIC DISCOURSE

MEDIA AND PUBLIC DISCOURSE I am interested in how issues are talked about in mass media and uses both quantitative and qualitative techniques in analyzing discourse. I conducted a study on the news framing of immigration in two policy debates—on…

MULTILATERAL PROCESSES AND INTERNATIONAL PROTESTS

MULTILATERAL PROCESSES AND INTERNATIONAL PROTESTS I first developed interest in conducting research during my time at the Third World Studies Center of the University of the Philippines-Diliman. From 2001-2008, I studied the political economy of negotiations in the World Trade Organization, mobilizations…

Blog

BLOG I am a Contributing Editor for Mobilizing Ideas, which publishes interdisciplinary perspectives on social movements, social change, and the public sphere. It is hosted by the Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame.…

Service

SERVICE I am active in academic service. I a member of the American Sociological Association, Association for Asian Studies, Association of Asian American Studies, European Association for Southeast Asian Studies, and International Studies Association, where I have organized sessions and…

MENTORING

MENTORING I have supervised the following students in their Mentored Advanced Projects and Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships: Dylan Bremner and Mariyah Jahangiri (Sociology), “Racial Barriers to Participation in the Climate Justice Movement,” Spring 2020 Maya Kusonoki-Martin (Sociology Major with Linguistics…

Core Courses

CORE COURSES Introduction to Sociology As an academic discipline, sociology provides the conceptual tools necessary to identify, understand, and respond to social problems. But more than a field of study, sociology is a way of seeing the world, which can…

ELECTIVES

ELECTIVES Mass Media and Society This course takes a global and transnational approach to the study of the production and consumption of mass media content in both developed and developing countries. It will examine theories on the relationship between mass…

FIRST-YEAR TUTORIAL

FIRST-YEAR TUTORIAL Spectacle and Surveillance: Cracking the Black Mirror In the fall of 2019, I taught a first-year tutorial at Grinnell College that explores how technology has influenced how we consume ideas and information and understand how our consumption allows…

Teaching

TEACHING My teaching focuses on facilitating the process of learning through critical engagement of theoretical texts and empirical studies, self-reflection, dialogue, and fieldwork. I use a variety of participatory teaching methods to help students understand and analyze the material thoroughly.…