Indiana University Bloomington

Dina Okamoto

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology

Dina Okamoto

Office: Ballantine 744
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Research Interests
Race and ethnicity; immigration; social movements/collective behavior; poverty and inequality; social psychology

Area Involvement
Prof. Okamoto’s current projects investigate the civic and political incorporation of immigrants in the United States, intergroup relations between native-born and immigrant groups in new and re-emerging gateways, and the role of community-based organizations in the lives of immigrant youth.  Prof. Okamoto is currently finishing a book on pan-ethnic group formation and identity among Asian Americans.

 Selected Honors and Awards

  • Russell Sage Foundation, Summer Visiting Scholar, New York, 2012 and 2009.
  • Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, 2011-12.
  • Early Career Award, American Sociological Association, Section on Asia and Asian America, 2008.
  • Faculty Development Award, UC Davis, 2007.
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, Consortium for Women and Research, UC Davis, 2005-2005.
  • Russell Sage Foundation, Visiting Scholar, New York, 2004-2005.