Kamini M. Grahame, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Sociology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Professor-in-Charge, Community Psychology and Social Change
Program Coordinator, Minor in Women's Studies
Office Phone
Office Location
Olmsted Building, W311
W311 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057
Biography

Prior to my appointment at Penn State, I was Associate Professor at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. I taught as an adjunct at several colleges/universities in Massachusetts and Ontario. I also worked in community based organizations for a short period. I have published in journals such as Human Studies, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, Qualitative Sociology. I present my work at regional, national and international conferences.

Research Interests

Effect of globalization on the Transformation of Communities, Families and Individuals

Transnational Family Experiences - focus on Indo-Trinidadian families

Experiences of Indo-Trinidadian migrants to the U.K. and their transnational connections to family members in the U.S., Canada, and Trinidad

Lives of Asian immigrant women in the U.S.

Education

Ph.D., Sociology and equity studies in education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

M.A., Sociology, University of Toronto

B.A., (Honours) Sociology (Major) and Philosophy (minor)

Course Schedule
Senior Research Seminar
U.S. Immigration
Race and Ethnic Inequality
Feminine/Masculine
Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Sociology of Family
Current Issues Globalization: Problems and Prospects
Current Issues: Immigration in the Global Era
Introduction to Human Services Organizations
Current Issues: Globalization, Migration and Social Transformation
Gender, Occupations and Professions
Social Impacts on Psychological Functioning
Practicum