Dr Shinya Uekusa

PhD in Sociology (University of Auckland), MA in Sociology (California State University San Marcos), BA in Sociology (California State University San Marcos), BA in Spanish (California State University San Marcos)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Research | Current

Sociology of disasters, resilience, social vulnerability, immigration, Pierre Bourdieu

Recent Publications
Uekusa, S. (forthcoming). "Methodological challenges in social vulnerability and resilience research: Reflections on studies in the Canterbury and Tohoku disasters." Social Science Quarterly (online first).

Teaching | Current

Past (GTA - University of Auckland)

SOC100: Issues and themes in sociology
SOC105: Cultural studies and society
SOC225: Outsiders - Youth and adult subcultures

Past (Adjunct Professor - California State University San Marcos)

SOC201: Introduction to statistics for social science (2 semesters)
SOC317: Youth and society (4 semesters)
SOC360: Quantitative reseach methods
SOC361: Qualitative research methods (2 semesters)
SOC416: Families in poverty (2 semesters)
SOC499: Independent studies

Areas of expertise

Sociology of disasters, sociology of language, immigration, race/ethnicity, Pierre Bourdieu, quantitative research methods, qualitative research methods

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Peer reviewing

Journals: AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous People Sage, USA), International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elseveir: UK), Journal of Sociology (Sage, USA), Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses (Routledge: UK), Social Science Quarterly (Wiley-Blackwell, USA).

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Uekusa, S. (2019). Methodological challenges in social vulnerability and resilience research: Reflections on studies in the Canterbury and Tohoku disasters. Social Science Quarterly, 1-16. 10.1111/ssqu.12617
  • Uekusa, S. (2019). Disaster linguicism: Linguistic minorities in disasters. Language in Society10.1017/S0047404519000150
  • Uekusa, S. (2018). The Critical Surf Studies Reader. ALTERNATIVE-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, 14 (2), 185-186. 10.1177/1177180118767145
  • Uekusa, S. (2018). Surfing with Bourdieu! A Qualitative Analysis of the Fluid Power Relations among Surfers in the Line-Ups. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography10.1177/0891241618802879
  • Uekusa, S., & Lee, S. (2018). Strategic invisibilization, hypervisibility and empowerment among marriage-migrant women in rural Japan. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies10.1080/1369183X.2018.1500885
  • Uekusa, S. (2018). Rethinking resilience: Bourdieu's contribution to disaster research. RESILIENCE-INTERNATIONAL POLICIES PRACTICES AND DISCOURSES, 6 (3), 181-195. 10.1080/21693293.2017.1308635
  • Uekusa, S., & Matthewman, S. (2017). Vulnerable and resilient? Immigrants and refugees in the 2010–2011 Canterbury and Tohoku disasters. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 22, 355-361. 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.02.006
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42144
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Steve Matthewman
  • Uekusa, S. (2017). Social vulnerability in disasters: Immigrant and refugee experiences in Canterbury and Tohoku. In W. Waugh, Z. Han (Eds.) Recovery from catastrophic disaster in Asia (pp. 127-144). Emerald Publishing Limited. 10.1108/S2040-726220160000018006

Contact details

Primary office location

HSB - EAST - Bldg 201E
Level 9, Room 910
New Zealand

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