Noriko Milman received her BA in women's studies and sociology, and her MA and PhD in sociology, all from UCLA. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst before joining the faculty at USF in 2012. She currently teaches several courses, including Introduction to Sociology, Research Methods, Sociology of Education, and Urban Education.
Prior to pursuing a doctoral degree, Noriko was a first-grade teacher in an urban school, where she was named Educator of the Year. Inspired by her experiences as a school teacher, her research interests include the sociology of education, race and ethnicity, social psychology, and social control. Specifically, she explores how classroom practices discipline the bodies and behaviors of students in urban elementary schools. Her work has been published in Social Justice, Sociological Studies of Children & Youth, and Contexts.
- PhD, Sociology, UCLA
- MA, Sociology, UCLA
- BA, Women's Studies and Sociology, UCLA
- 2009-2012: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
- 1998-2001: First-grade teacher, Compton Unified School District
- Sociology of education, race and ethnicity, social psychology, and social control
- How school personnel inform the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) among students
- Selected Publications
DuCros, F., C. Chin, J. Lee, N. Yuen, M. Deo, and N. Milman. 2018. “Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on TV.” Contexts 17(4):12-17.
Milman, N. 2011. “Focused: How Students Construct Attentiveness in First Grade Classrooms.” Sociological Studies of Children and Youth 14:77-107.
Chin, C., F. DuCros, M. Deo, J. Lee, N. Milman, and N. Yuen. 2017. Tokens on the Small Screen: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Prime Time and Streaming Television. California: AAPIsOnTv.com
- Awards & Distinctions
2018 Mentor of the Year, University of San Francisco
2017-2019 Faculty Gratitude Award, USF Muscat Scholars Program
2015 Faculty Changemaker Award, USF Asian Pacific Islander Unity Graduation
2012 Outstanding Author Contribution, Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence
California Teachers Association Scholarship for Members
Educator of the Year