Associate Professor, Sociology Department
Director, International Development Studies and Peace Corps Prep. Programs
Field Of Study:
Women's and Gender Studies
Southeast Asian Studies
My research has taken me to many parts of Asia, and I've lived and worked in rural Thailand for nearly five years (first as a Peace Corps volunteer and later as a researcher), as well as Vietnam and Japan. In my research, I employ both qualitative, quantitative, and mixed approaches.
I am currently working on several projects:
1) a cross-national comparative project examining access to health care and health care decision-making in remote rural areas that lack doctors and most other medical services. I completed data collection for the Thailand phase in August 2006 with the support of a Fulbright-Hays Faculty Area Studies Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. My research for the Montana phase has taken me to West Yellowstone, Stanford, Helena, Ekalaka, and Broadus.
2) a project on Thai women married to Japanese men and how their marriage and residence in Japan have impacted their gender roles and social status
3) a project on eco-tourism and sustainable development in Vietnam, with data drawn from my Fulbright Scholarship to Vietnam in 2012-13
SOCI 270.01 Intro to Development Sociology, TR 9:40-11:00, FOR 206
SOCI 371.01 Gender and Global Development, TR 12:40-2:00, LA 306
SOCI 101S.01 Introduction to Sociology, MWF, 10:10-11:00, SS 352
SOCI 355.01 Population and Society, MWF, 1:10-2:00, FA 302
Gardening, hiking, the symphony chorale, cooking and eating Asian food, travel, and reading.
Ph.D., Development Sociology, Cornell University
International Development Studies Program
Peace Corps Prep. Program
Women's and Gender Studies Program
South and Southeast Asian Studies Program
Global Public Health Program
Fulbright to Vietnam (2012-13)
Fulbright-Hays to Thailand (2007)
Fulbright-Hays to Thailand (1998-99)