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. (2018). "Surfing with Bourdieu! A qualitative analysis of the fluid power relations among surfers in the water". Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, pp.1-18 (online first). https://doi.org/10.1177/0891241618802879

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. (2018). The Critical Surf Studies Reader. ALTERNATIVE-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, 14 (2), 185-186. 10.1177/1177180118767145
  • 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
    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
  • Uekusa, S., & Matthewman, S. (2016). Vulnerable and esilient? Immigrants and refugees in disasters. In N. Domingo, S. Wilkinson (Eds.) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University and The University of Auckland. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Steve Matthewman
  • Uekusa, S. (2011). The perceived role of accent in micro-level linguicism. In N. M. Awal, H. Radzi, F. M. M. Sultan, M. F. N. Nor (Eds.) Linguistics issues in multicultural contexts (pp. 73-89). Malaysia: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  • Uekusa, S. (2009). Everyday experiences of linguicism: a sociological critique of linguistic human rights (LHRs) California State University San Marcos. California State University San Marcos. Related URL.

Contact details

Primary office location

HSB - EAST - Bldg 201E
New Zealand

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