The West Virginia University Department of Sociology and Anthropology has hired visiting assistant professor Kazuyo Kubo to the department’s faculty.

Kubo specializes in sociology of the family, as well as race and ethnic relations and studies of transnational family formation. Her research examines the adoptive family structure, specifically how race influences parents’ transnational adoption decisions and practices.

Kubo will be teaching three sociology classes this fall: Ethnic Groups, Sociology of Aging, and Women and Men in Society.

Kubo received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in East Asian studies from University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She then went on to earn her doctoral degree in sociology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign.

In the past, Kubo has taught courses in sociology of family, race and ethnic relations, migration, research methods and sociology of aging.

For more information, contact Kazuyo Kubo, at 304-293-5801 or



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