Sara Amin - Discipline Coordinator Sociology

Email: sara.amin@usp.ac.fj

Phone: +679 32 32654

Sara N. Amin is Senior Lecturer and Discipline Coordinator of Sociology. She completed her PhD in Sociology at McGill University and has a background in mathematics (BSc, McGill) and international development (BA, McGill).  Prior to joining USP, she worked at the Asian University for Women (Chittagong, Bangladesh) and was an International Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University.  Her research and teaching interests center on the sociology of identity, gender, migration and education.  Her research has been funded by various organizations including the British Academy, the Australian Research Council, Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council, the Fulbright Foundation and the Ford Foundation.   She is passionate about teaching and using research to empower students and communities. Sara is Bangladeshi-Canadian and grew up in Thailand.

Courses taught:

SO212: Race & Ethnicity [Semester 2]
SO300: Research Methods in Sociology [Semester 1]
SO311: Crime & Deviance [Semester 1]
SO409: Social development [Semester 2]

Research Interests / Expertise: migration, identity, religion, gender, education, crime & deviance, research methods