Dina G. Okamoto



Dina G. Okamoto is Class of 1948 Herman B Wells Professor and Director of the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) at Indiana University. Her research focuses on the intersection of race, ethnicity, immigration, and social movements.  Dina’s current projects investigate the civic and political incorporation of immigrants, the emergence of new panethnic categories, and how community-based organizations deal with increasing ethnic, racial, and language diversity.  She is author of Redefining Race: Asian American Panethnicity and Shifting Ethnic Boundaries (Russell Sage Foundation, 2014) and is currently completing a book on how ethnoracial diversity shapes civic engagement and intergroup attitudes in 21st-century America.