Dr. Karen Kobayashi is an Associate Professor in
the Department of Sociology and a Research Affiliate with the Centre
on Aging. She is a social gerontologist who uses a life course perspective
to explore the intersections of structural, cultural, and individual
factors/experiences affecting health and aging in the Canadian population.
She believes that in order to develop a better understanding of
the nexus between micro- and macro-levels of analysis in sociological
theory, a mixed-method approach to research is needed.
Karen Kobayashiís main current research interests
- Ethnicity and immigrant status
- Family dynamics and intergenerational relationships
- Health and illness
- Research methods
Home page: http://web.uvic.ca/~kmkobay