MAJOR RESEARCH PROJECTS
(select list)

research
Research and fieldwork conducted in various communities: Latinos (in and out of US), Southeast Asian, Hmong, Russian Refugees, and Alaskan Natives

Applied Anthropology Fieldwork on public health policies
related to Latino alcohol & substance abuse affecting family and school life

Hayward, California

Family-School Connections in Latinos (in and out of US), Russian Refugees,
and Alaskan Natives

Carpinteria, California and other communities

Home and school relationships:  The role of the family in education
Carpinteria, CA and other communities


Community Environmental Public Health Perspective
in Education

Northern California

Effective Family, School, Community Partnerships
El Paso, Texas

Storytelling
In ethnically diverse southern and northern California
Supported by the Chicana/Latina Research Center
University of California, Davis

Sociocultural adjustment of Hmong families
Isla Vista, California


Symbolic nature of parental involvement and court decided policy in Latino, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Mien communities
Oakland, California

Ethnographic account of the uses of literacy for personal and employment needs
San Jose, California



Teaching ethnographic research methodology to Alaskan Native Students

University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Fairbanks, Alaska


Family-school factors in academic success and failure of high school Hispanic students
Commerce City, Colorado

Family literacy and socialization of children to school
Redwood City, California

Non-fiction Books
college
prickly
cult
latino
power
protean
empower
school