Dr Rebecca King O'Riain

Sociology, National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis. NIRSA

Gaeilge agus fáilte

Senior Lecturer

Auxilia House
3.4
(01) 7083941

Biography

Rebecca Chiyoko King-O'Riain is a senior lecturer in the department of Sociology with research interests in: globalization, emotions and technology; racial/ethnic beauty pageants (Pure Beauty - University of Minnesota Press); critical race theory; qualitative methods; interracial marriage and multiracial people (Global Mixed Race - New York University Press). Her current research explores globalized interpersonal and interactive forms of bodily culture through skin altering practices in Asia and Europe, beauty pageants, and Asian popular culture (Korean and Japanese dramas).

Research Interests

Globalization, emotions and technology; racial/ethnic beauty pageants, critical race theory; qualitative methods; interracial marriage and multiracial people, skin altering practices (beauty) in Asia and Europe, Korean popular culture

Books

  Year Publication
2014 Global Mixed Race.
King-O’Riain, Rebecca Chiyoko; Small, Stephen; Mahtani, Minelle; Spickard, Paul; and Song, Miri. (2014) Global Mixed Race. : New York University Press. [Details]
2006 Pure Beauty: Judging Race in Japanese American Beauty Beauty Pageants.
King-O'Riain, Rebecca Chiyoko (2006) Pure Beauty: Judging Race in Japanese American Beauty Beauty Pageants. : University of Minnesota Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 'Purity, Racial'
Dr Rebecca Chiyoko King O'Riain (2016) 'Purity, Racial' In: The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Transkonnektiver Raum, Emotionen, und Skype: Binationale Paare in Irland'
Dr Rebecca Chiyoko King O'Riain (2015) 'Transkonnektiver Raum, Emotionen, und Skype: Binationale Paare in Irland' In: Die Ambivalenz Der Gefuhle. Springer. [Details]
2015 ''Going home' to where the heart is Mixed international families in the Republic of Ireland'
King-O'Riain, RC (2015) ''Going home' to where the heart is Mixed international families in the Republic of Ireland' In: IRISH FAMILY. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
2015 'Multiracial'
Dr Rebecca Chiyoko King O'Riain (2015) 'Multiracial' In: Keywords in Asian American Studies. New York University Press. [IR Link] [Details]
2015 '“‘Going home’ To Where The Heart Is: Mixed International Families in the Republic of Ireland.”'
Dr Rebecca Chiyoko King O'Riain (2015) '“‘Going home’ To Where The Heart Is: Mixed International Families in the Republic of Ireland.”' In: The 'Irish' Family. Routledge. [Details]
2013 '“Transnational Media Networks and the ‘Migration Nation’”'
Dr Rebecca Chiyoko King O'Riain (2013) '“Transnational Media Networks and the ‘Migration Nation’”' In: Migrations: Ireland in a Global World. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2013 'Transconnective space, emotions, and skype: The transnational emotional practices of mixed international couples in the Republic of Ireland'
King-O'Riain R. (2013) 'Transconnective space, emotions, and skype: The transnational emotional practices of mixed international couples in the Republic of Ireland' In: Internet and Emotions. [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Is no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama?'
King-O'Riain, RC (2012) 'Is no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama?' In: OBAMA AND THE BIRACIAL FACTOR: THE BATTLE FOR A NEW AMERICAN MAJORITY. BRISTOL: POLICY PRESS. [Details]
2011 'Media Perspectives on Chinese Migrants in Ireland'
King-O'Riain, RC (2011) 'Media Perspectives on Chinese Migrants in Ireland' In: GLOBALIZATION, MIGRATION AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION: IRELAND IN EUROPE AND THE WORLD. ALDERSHOT: ASHGATE PUBLISHING LTD. [Details]
2010 '“The Experience of Discrimination in Ireland: Evidence from Self-Report Data”'
King-O'Riain, Rebecca Chiyoko (2010) '“The Experience of Discrimination in Ireland: Evidence from Self-Report Data”' In: Making Equality Count: Irish and International Research Measuring Equality and Discrimination. Dublin: Liffey Press. [Details]
2010 '“Post-Culture Wars Visions of Multiculturality”'
King-O'Riain, Dr, Rebecca Chiyoko (2010) '“Post-Culture Wars Visions of Multiculturality”' In: Handbook of Cultural Sociology. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2009 'Beauty Queens'
King-Ó Riain, Rebecca Chiyoko. (2009) 'Beauty Queens' In: Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. [Details]
2008 '“Beauty Pageants”'
King-O'Riain, Rebecca Chiyoko (2008) '“Beauty Pageants”' In: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Contemporary Asian American Issues. Westport, CT, USA: Greenwood Publishing Group. [Details]
2008 'Miss China Ireland'
King-Ó Riain, Rebecca Chiyoko (2008) 'Miss China Ireland' In: Belongings: Shaping Identity in Modern Ireland. Dublin, Ireland: Irish Public Administration. [Details]
2006 'Re-Racialising the Irish State through the Census, Citizenship, and Language'
King-Ó Riain, Rebecca Chiyoko (2006) 'Re-Racialising the Irish State through the Census, Citizenship, and Language' In: Race and State. Cambridge Scholars Press. [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Miss Cherry Blossom Meets Mainstream America:'
King-Ó Riain, Rebecca Chiyoko (2005) 'Miss Cherry Blossom Meets Mainstream America:' In: East Main Street:Asian American Popular Culture. New York: New York University Press. [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Tracing Race to a Multiracial Majority in the Japanese American Community'
King-Ó Riain, Rebecca Chiyoko (2004) 'Tracing Race to a Multiracial Majority in the Japanese American Community' In: The Politics of Multiraciality. New York: State University of New York Press. [Details]
2002 'Eligible to be Japanese American: Counting on Multiraciality in Japanese American Basketball Leagues and Beauty Pageants'
King, Rebecca Chiyoko (2002) 'Eligible to be Japanese American: Counting on Multiraciality in Japanese American Basketball Leagues and Beauty Pageants' In: Contemporary Asian American Communities: Intersections and Divergences. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. [Details]
2001 'Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Mapping Discussions of Feminism, Race and Beauty on Mixed Race Japanese American Women'
King, Rebecca Chiyoko (2001) 'Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Mapping Discussions of Feminism, Race and Beauty on Mixed Race Japanese American Women' In: The Sum of Our Parts: Mixed-Heritage Asian Americans. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. [Details]
1996 'Changing Face, Changing Race: The Making and Remaking of Race in the Japanese American and African American Communities'
King, Rebecca Chiyoko and DaCosta, Kimberly McClain (1996) 'Changing Face, Changing Race: The Making and Remaking of Race in the Japanese American and African American Communities' In: The Multiracial Experience: Racial Borders as the New Frontier. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Enduring or crossing distance for love? Negotiating love and distance in the lives of mixed transnational couples'
King-O'Riain R. (2016) 'Enduring or crossing distance for love? Negotiating love and distance in the lives of mixed transnational couples'. Sociological Research Online, 21 (1) [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Emotional streaming and transconnectivity: Skype and emotion practices in transnational families in Ireland'
King-O'Riain, RC (2015) 'Emotional streaming and transconnectivity: Skype and emotion practices in transnational families in Ireland'. Global Networks, 15 :256-273 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Emotional Streaming and Transconnectivity: Skype and Emotion Practices in Transnational Families in Ireland. in Global Networks'
Dr Rebecca Chiyoko King O'Riain (2015) 'Emotional Streaming and Transconnectivity: Skype and Emotion Practices in Transnational Families in Ireland. in Global Networks'. Global Networks, 15 :256-273 [Details]
2008 'Making the Perfect Queen: The Cultural Production of Identity in Beauty Pageants'
King-O'Riain, Rebecca Chiyoko (2008) 'Making the Perfect Queen: The Cultural Production of Identity in Beauty Pageants'. SOCIOLOGY COMPASS, 2 :74-83 [Details]
2008 'Target earning/learning, settling or trampolining? Polish and Chinese immigrants in Ireland'
King-O'Riain R. (2008) 'Target earning/learning, settling or trampolining? Polish and Chinese immigrants in Ireland'. Irish Geography, 41 (2):211-223 [DOI] [Details]
2007 'Counting on the ' Celtic Tiger ' - Adding ethnic census categories in the Republic of Ireland'
King-O'Riain, RC (2007) 'Counting on the ' Celtic Tiger ' - Adding ethnic census categories in the Republic of Ireland'. Ethnicities, 7 :516-542 [DOI] [Details]
2000 'Racialization, Recognition and Rights: Lumping and Splitting Multiracial Asian Americans and the 2000 Census'
King, Rebecca Chiyoko (2000) 'Racialization, Recognition and Rights: Lumping and Splitting Multiracial Asian Americans and the 2000 Census'. JOURNAL OF ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES, 3 :191-217 [Details]
1997 'Multiraciality Reigns Supreme? Mixed Race Japanese Americans and the Cherry Blossom Queen Pageant'
King, Rebecca Chiyoko (1997) 'Multiraciality Reigns Supreme? Mixed Race Japanese Americans and the Cherry Blossom Queen Pageant'. AMERASIA JOURNAL, 23 :113-128 [IR Link] [Details]
1996 'Changing Face, Changing Race, The Remaking of Race in the Japanese American and African American Communities'
Rebecca Chiyoko King and Kimberly McClain DaCosta (1996) 'Changing Face, Changing Race, The Remaking of Race in the Japanese American and African American Communities'. The Multiracial Experience: Racial Borders as the New Frontiers, [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'Celtic Connections – Ireland’s Global Families'
Dr Rebecca Chiyoko King O'Riain (2015) 'Celtic Connections – Ireland’s Global Families' International Sociological Association - Global Dialogues, ISA . [Details]

Gov. Report or Document

  Year Publication
2009 The Experience of Discrimination in Ireland: Analysis of the QNHS Equality Module.
Russell, Helen; Fran McGinnity; Rebecca Chiyoko King-O’Riain; and Emma Quinn (2009) The Experience of Discrimination in Ireland: Analysis of the QNHS Equality Module. Gov. Report or Document [IR Link] [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2016 Global Love on Skype.
Dr Rebecca Chiyoko King O'Riain (2016) Global Love on Skype. Magazine Article [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
1999 Defining Japanese American.
King-Ó Riain, R.C. (1999) Defining Japanese American. Newspaper Articles [Details]
1997 Taking the Beauty Out of Beauty Pageants.
King-Ó Riain, R.C. (1997) Taking the Beauty Out of Beauty Pageants. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2010 Broadcasting In the New Ireland: Mapping and Envisioning Cultural Diversity.
Titley, Gavan, Aphra Kerr and Rebecca Chiyoko King-O’Riain (2010) Broadcasting In the New Ireland: Mapping and Envisioning Cultural Diversity. Technical Publication [IR Link] [Details]
2006 Polish Migrant Workers in Ireland.
K. Kropiwiec and R. King-Ó Riain (2006) Polish Migrant Workers in Ireland. Technical Publication [IR Link] [Details]
2006 Chinese Students in Ireland.
Y. Yun Wang and R. King-Ó Riain (2006) Chinese Students in Ireland. Technical Publication [IR Link] [Details]
1998 “Intermarriages and Hapas” Nikkei Heritage.
Kich, G., King-Ó Riain, R.C. and Shinagawa, L. (1998) “Intermarriages and Hapas” Nikkei Heritage. Technical Publication [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2003 IRCHSS Postdoctoral Fellowship Trinity College Dublin

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of San Francisco Assistant/Associate Professor 03-SEP-95 / 01-JAN-04

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1998 University of California Berkeley PhD Sociology

Teaching Interests

Structures of Inequality, Research Methods, Research Design for PhD Students, Race/Ethnicity, Social Worlds of Children, Social Worlds of the GAA