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Kathleen Overin Slobin, PhD

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

Education:
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)

Career:
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)

Civic:
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

Awards:
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)

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

Political Affiliation:
Democrat

Religion:
Unitarian Universalist

Family:
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

Hobbies:
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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