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Kathleen Overin Slobin, PhD

Slobin, KathleenOccupation: Sociology Educator (Retired); Researcher; Consultant
Born: Santa Ana, California, July 18, 1942

PhD in Medical Sociology, University of California, San Francisco (1991)
MPA, California State University, Hayward (Now California State University, East Bay) (1984)
MFA in Fine Arts-Painting, California College of the Arts (1980)
BA in Psychology, Pomona College, Claremont, CA (1964)

Professor Emeritus, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND (2007-Present)
Professor, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND (2004-2007)
Chair, Department of Sociology-Anthropology, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND (2003-2006)
Director, Women’s Studies, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND (1997-2002)
Associate Professor, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND (1997-2004)
Assistant Professor, Sociology, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND (1991-1996)
Staff Research Associate, University of California (1990)
Research Assistant, University of California (1986-1990)
Associate Director, Continuing Education Department of Psychiatry, University of California (1983-1986)
Coordinator, Education, National Energy Foundation, San Francisco, CA (1982)
Instructor, Fine Arts, Indian Valley Community College, Novato, CA (1981-1982)

Career Related:
Researcher, Consultant, West River Regional Medical Center, Hettinger, ND (1994-Present); Instructor, Cappadocia University Community College, Mustafapasa, Turkey (2010-2011); Research associate, Center for Study of Women in Society, Graduate Center, City University of New York (2002-2003); African Women Refugee Agus., Fargo, ND (2002, 1993-1995)

Storyteller, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA (2010-Present); Docent, California Academy Sciences (2008-Present)

Creative Works:
Speaker, California Pacific Medical Center (2018-Present); Author, Journal, Book Chapter, “Repairing Broken Rules: Care Seeking Narratives for Menstrual Problems in Mali,” Medical Anthropology Quarterly (1998); Editor, SWS Network News, Society for Women Sociologists (1997-2000); Co-Author, Journal, Book Chapter, “Refugees in the Fargo Community: A Research Agenda” (1996); Author, “Healing Through the Youth of Symbolic Technology Among the Dogon of Mali,” High Plains Applied Anthropology (1996); Author, Journal, Book Chapter, “Field Work and Subjectivity: On the Ritualization of Being a Burned Child”, Symbolic Interaction (1995); Contributor, Articles to Professional Journals, Book Chapters

Inducted into Tapestry of Diverse Talents (2006); President’s Development Award, American Sociological Association (2006); President’s Professional Development Award, Women’s World, Kampala, Uganda (2002); Bison Ambassador’s Teaching Award, North Dakota State University (1999); Bison Ambassador’s Teaching Award, North Dakota State University (1997); Anthony Fellow, University of California, San Francisco (1988); First Place Award, Graduate Student Research Day, Social Science Division, University of California, San Francisco (1987)

American Sociological Association; African Studies Association; Society for Symbolic Interaction

Political Affiliation:

Unitarian Universalist

Daughter of Courtenay Stuyvesant Overin and Janet Kathleen (Raitt) Church
Children: Heida Q. Slobin Shoemaker; Shem Slobin
Grandchildren: Hazel Shoemaker; Katrina & Marcel Shoemaker (Twins)
Family: Sheryl; Wendy Oberin; Holly Oberin

Painting; Music; Wildlife photography; Theater; Symphony; Galleries

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in American Education – 2007-2008, 8th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2006-2007, 7th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2004-2005, 24th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1997-1998, 20th Edition (pub. 1997)

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