Sociology of everyday life, social inequalities, feminist and qualitative approaches to social research, youth and gender, sociology of food
political sociology; economic sociology; social movements; globalization; transnational networks; sociology of human rights; law & transnational conflict; urban sociology; critical sociology of development; comparative & historical sociology; (Area Specialist in Burma/Myanmar).
Sociology of families and intimate relationships, gender ideologies, gender inequality, research methods
Sociology: poverty and inequality, education, health disparities, and community-based and participatory approaches to research
Immigration, ethnicity, race, Asian American studies, and globalization
Use of the world wide web to collect survey data, comparison of online and off line societies