Dana Y. Takagi
|Division||Social Sciences Division|
|Affiliations||Latin American & Latino Studies, |
|Web Site||Faculty Webpage|
|Office||Rachel Carson College, Sociology, Room 329|
|Office Hours||Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:35 - 11:30; and by appointment|
|Campus Mail Stop||College Eight Faculty Services|
|1156 High Street|
Santa Cruz, CA
Inequality and Identity, Methods, Race, Theory, Higher Education, Nationalism and Indigeneity, Buddhist, Philosophy
Biography, Education and Training
1986 - Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
1979 - M.A., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
1976 - B.A., Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
Dana Takagi is a professor of Sociology at UCSC, since 1987; before coming to UCSC, she taught at UC Irvine in the program in social ecology. She is a committed to empirically based research, theoretical innovation, and linking interdisciplinary knowledge to understanding the world-as-it is.
Honors, Awards and Grants
- 2002 – 04. President, Association for Asian American Studies.
- 1997 – 98. Humanities Research Institute Fellow, UC Irvine.
- 1994. Gustavus Myers Center for Human Rights: Outstanding Book Award.
- 2011 – 2012. Principal Investigator: Committee on Research at the University of California – Santa Cruz. $1,500.
- 2009 – 2010. Committee on Research, University of California - Santa Cruz, Generation Next Funds for RA and preparation of manuscript, GN2GO: By Us, For Us, About Us. Co-edited with L.Thompson. $1,500.
- 2006. Center for Justice, Tolerance and Community pending RA assistance for research on faith-based approaches to social justice. $5,000.
- 1998. The Retreat from Race: Asian American Admissions and Racial Politics. Rutgers University Press. 2nd edition. NEW INTRODUCTION.
- 1995. Thinking Theory, Special Issue for Amerasia Journal. UCLA. Co-edited with Michael Omi.
- 1992. The Retreat from Race: Asian American Admissions and Racial Politics. Rutgers University Press.
Contributions to Books
- 2014. "Poverty" in Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia. Sage.
- 2014. "Inequality" in Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia. Sage.
- 2014. "First Precepts on Democracy and Research: Iteration, Collaboration and Reflection." Cultural Studies--Critical Methodologies.
- 2011. "On Disciplinary Change: For Professor Fujimoto." Chuo Law Review.
- 2008. "Form and Emptiness: Globalization and Buddhism." Amerasia Journal.
Public Lecture or Forum Participation
- 2011. "Asian American Identities" for the Stanford Asian American Student Organization, Stanford University.
- 2007. Keynote Address for the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education Oakland.
- 2003. Presidential Address for the Association of Asian American Studies in Boston.
Papers Presented at Professional Meetings
- 2014. "Everything Changes: On Becoming" for the Symposium Sexuality Matters, Association of Black Sociologists, Pre-Conference, at the American Sociological Association in San Francisco.
- 2011. "The Precarious Place of Race," for the Sovereignty and Race Conference at the University of California – Los Angeles.
- 2004. Presidential Address, "On Affect," Association for Asian American Studies, Boston.
Inequality and Identity, Social Problems, Research Methods, Quantitative Methods
Courses TaughtSOCY 103A Statistical Methods
SOCY 103B Research Methods
SOCY 119 Sociology of Knowledge
SOCY 169 Social Inequality
SOCY 178 Social Problems
SOCY 203 Social Methods
SOCY 204 Quantitative Analysis
SOCY 240 Inequality and Identity