Hiromi Ishizawa is Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology. Her primary research goal is to understand diversity in immigrants’ pathways of incorporation into a host society. In particular, she focuses on the residential and familial contexts in which immigrants and their children reside, and how these contexts affect whether and the manner in which they are integrated into American society. In the academic year 2015-2016, she was a visiting scholar at the Kyoto University in Japan (ranked second nationally). She worked on a collaborative research project with Dr. Takenoshita (Keio University, Japan) to examine how social integration and transnationalism affect life satisfaction among immigrants.
She has developed a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She teaches courses that relate directly to her research expertise, immigration as well as research methods classes. Her research interest in civil society and volunteerism also stems from a teaching interest in community-engaged scholarship.