Heeju Shin

Assistant Professor

Office:  Bolton Hall, Room 730
Phone: 414/229-4859
E-mail: shin2@uwm.edu

Fall Office Hours (Sept. 2–Dec. 11, 2014): Wednesdays 10:00-12:00 and by appointment


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Areas of Specialization:

Development in Latin America; Social Demography; Poverty and Inequality; Health Disparities; Labor and Time Use

Teaching Schedule

Fall 2014
Sociol 261-201: Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology (pdf)
Sociol 476-001: Sociology of International Public Health
Summer 2014
Sociol 261-201:  Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology (pdf)
Spring 2014
Sociol 472-001: Population and Society (pdf)
Fall 2013
Sociol 476-201: Sociology of International Public Health (pdf)

Selected Publications:

Shin, Heeju. 2014. "Migration, Labor Market, and Prevalence of Female-Headed Households in Mexico" International Review of Modern Sociology 40 (1) (in print)

Britton, Marcus, and Heeju Shin. 2013. "Metropolitan Residential Segregation and Very Preterm Birth Among African American and Mexican-Origin Women." (pdf) Social Science & Medicine 98: 37-45.

Shin, Heeju. 2013. "Single Motherhood and Family Strategies in Urban Mexico and South Korea." International Journal of Sociology of the Family 39 (2).

Shin, Heeju. 2013. "Coresident Extended Kin and Time Allocation Among Employed Mothers in Mexico." Journal of Family Issues 34: 918-951.

Ellison, Christopher, Heeju Shin, and David Leal. 2011. "The Contact Hypothesis and Attitudes toward Latinos in the United States." Social Science Quarterly 92:938–958.

Villarreal, Andres & Heeju Shin. 2008. “Unraveling the Economic Paradox of Female-headed Households in Mexico: The Role of Family Networks,” Sociological Quarterly 49: 565–595.

Shin, Heeju. 2007. “Child Health in Peru: Importance of Regional Variation and Community Effects on Children‟s Height and Weight.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 48: 418–433