Dr. Kubo sees learning as an experience of transformation and empowerment.
Professional Title: Assistant Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Family Formation; Adoption; Race and Ethnic Relations
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Sociology and Child Studies
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Sociology of Family; Sociology of Aging; Transnational Family Formation; Race and Ethnic Relations; Race in a Global Perspective; Research Methods
Education: BA, MA, East Asian Studies, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities; PhD, Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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A crucial lesson students take from Dr. Kubo's courses is how to see the social world with a new scope through which to analyze social phenomena from multiple perspectives. Through utilizing and challenging students’ thoughts in class discussion, her aim is to collectively develop an understanding of reading materials then to critically engage with the readings as a group. Dr. Kubo specializes in sociology of family, race and ethnic relations, and transnational studies. Her research examines the welfare of children and adoptive family formation, in particular how race influences US parents’ transnational adoption decisions/practices.
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Credit Towards Graduate Education - Lesley Dividend
Foreign Language Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Child Homelessness Initiative
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