Naomi Joseph

Naomi Joseph
Graduate Student

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Race, Social Movements, Gender, Asian American Studies


B.A., Michigan State University

M.A., UC, Santa Barbara 

M.P.P., University of Michigan


Naomi Joseph (she/her/hers) joined the UCSB Sociology department in 2018 as a PhD student. She studies South Asian American social movements, activism, and culture. Before coming to UCSB, she worked as a Senior Analyst for Abt Associates in the DC metro area, and as a Program Officer at Financial Services Volunteer Corps. Naomi is a co-convener of the UCSB Asian American Studies Collective, and past President of the UCSB Asian Pacific Islander Graduate Student Alliance. She was awarded the Dixon-Lexy Service Award from UCSB in 2020, and the Graduate Enrichment Fellowship from the UCSB Sociology Department in 2021. Naomi holds a Masters in Sociology from UCSB, a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and Bachelors degrees in International Relations and English from Michigan State University.


As Instructor of Record: "Freedom Fighters: Studying the Science of Social Movements" with UCSB Summer Research Associates, Summer 2020

As Teaching Assistant:

Introduction to Sociology

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Sociology of Gender

Studying People at Firsthand: Observational Methods in Sociology

Globalization and Resistance

Introduction to Ethnomethodology