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Dina Okamoto

Department of Sociology

Expert Bio

Dina Okamoto is the Herman B Wells Professor of Sociology and director of the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society at Indiana University. She is author of “Redefining Race: Asian American Panethnicity and Shifting Ethnic Boundaries” (Russell Sage Foundation, 2014) and has published numerous research articles in the areas of immigration, race and ethnicity.

Her projects investigate intergroup relations between native-born and immigrant groups; the civic and political incorporation of immigrants; the role of community-based organizations in the lives of immigrant parents and youth; and how groups cooperate and organize across various dimensions of difference.

Areas of Expertise

Race and ethnic relations, immigration.

Other Information

Immigrant-Native Relations in 21st-Century America: Intergroup Contact, Trust, and Civic Engagement”

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