Sociology of everyday life, social inequalities, feminist and qualitative approaches to social research, youth and gender, sociology of food
political sociology; economic sociology; social movements; globalization; transnational networks; sociology of human rights; law & transnational conflict; urban sociology; critical sociology of development; comparative & historical sociology; (Area Specialist in Burma/Myanmar).
Sociology of families and intimate relationships, gender ideologies, gender inequality, research methods
poverty and inequality, education, health disparities, and community-based and participatory approaches to research
Immigration, ethnicity, race, Asian American studies, and globalization
Day laborers, credentials and human capital, immigration policies, immigrant integration including concepts of social capital, English proficiency, socioeconomic attainment, interview techniques and data collection methods for both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Use of the world wide web to collect survey data, comparison of online and off line societies