Karen A. Donahue
Associate Professor of Sociology
Dr. Donahue received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. For her dissertation, she did field study of imaging specialists, studying alienation and deskilling in a high technology profession. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her areas of expertise and interest include Law and Society, Criminology, Urban Sociology, Medical Sociology, and Population and Environment.
Dr. Donahue has done field research in a California research hospital, survey research in four hospitals in Ireland, and field research on population and the environment in West Africa. One of her current research interests is the history of the law of the sea using a human ecological approach. Most of her work on ocean law was completed using the League of Nations Archives located in the Library of the United Nations Office at Geneva, in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, which is the world repository for international law of the sea materials. She is currently incorporating that research into a book on the history of the law of the sea.
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