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Karin Root

Karin Root

PhD Candidate

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PhD Candidacy, Sociology, UCD, 2011

M.A., Sociology, SUNY Binghamton, NY, 2003

B.A. Sociology, Sociology, UCD 1999


Areas of Interest

Science & Technology Studies, Internet & Media, Theory, Economic Sociology, Immigration


Current Research

"Broadband for All? Internet Infrastructure Regulation in the U.S."


Previous Research

"Who is German? Group Portrayals in the Weimar German Mainstream Newspaper DAZ 1919-1933"


Academic Experience

Teaching Assistant or Reader: Intro to Sociology, Self & Society, Social Problems, Global Social Change, Classical & Modern Sociological Theory, Immigration & Opportunity, Political Economy of International Immigration, Sociology of World Development, Collective Episodes, Social Movements, Complex Organizations, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Law, Contemporary Issues of Asian Americans, Social & Psychological Perspectives of Asian Americans, Intro to Urban Sociology, Economic Sociology, Interracial Interpersonal Dynamics, Industrialization & Social Change

Graduate Student Researcher: ME/SA Department, UCD, for Prof. Joseph Suad, 2013-14


Select Fellowships and Grants

UCD Sociology: Graduate Fellowship 2005, Research Grant 2006, Face Grant 2009, Research Grant 2010, Graduate Fellowship 2011, Graduate Fellowship 2012, Research Grant 2012


Community Service

Theory & Society Journal, UCD, Editorial Associate, 2005-ongoing; UAW 2865, UCD Head Steward 2013-14; Al-Anon, various positions, 2011-ongoing


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