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Sociology & Anthropology

Physical Address:
101 Phinney Hall

Mailing Address:
Sociology & Anthropology Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Phone: 208-885-6751

Fax: 208-885-2034

Email: socanth@uidaho.edu

Web: Sociology and Anthropology Department

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Dilshani Sarathchandra

Dilshani Sarathchandra

Assistant Professor

Office

Phinney Hall 114

Phone

208-885-6664

Mailing Address

Department of Sociology & Anthropology
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 1110
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1110

Dilshani Sarathchandra is an assistant professor of Sociology.

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Michigan State University, 2013
  • M.A., Sociology, Michigan State University, 2010
  • B.Sc., Plant Biotechnology, University of Colombo, 2005

Dilshani Sarathchandra works primarily in the interdisciplinary fields of science and technology studies and risk analysis. Her research focuses on decision making in science and predictors of public attitudes towards science and scientists. Through her work, Sarathchandra seeks to enhance our understanding of factors that influence the production, use and perception of science. Sarathchandra enjoys exploring and writing about sociopolitical matters related to Sri Lanka where she was born and raised. She is enthusiastic about mentoring students, including international students who are pursuing higher education in U.S. universities and colleges. 

  • Science and Technology Studies

  • Science Communication

  • Risk Analysis

  • Research Methods

  • Dilshani Sarathchandra. 2018. “Risky Science? Perception & Negotiation of Risk in University Bioscience.” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society. doi: 10.1177/0270467617751826.
  • Dilshani Sarathchandra, Mark C. Navin, Mark A. Largent, and Aaron M. McCright. 2018. “A Survey Instrument for Measuring Vaccine Acceptance” Preventive Medicine 109 (2018): 1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.01.006.
  • Kristin Haltinner and Dilshani Sarathchandra. 2018. Climate Change Skepticism as a Psychological Coping Strategy. Sociology Compass 2018;e12586. https://doi.org/10.1111/soc4.12586.
  • Dilshani Sarathchandra, Kristin Haltinner, Nicole Lichtenberg, and Hailee Tracy. 2018. “It’s Broader than Just My Work Here: Gender Variations in Accounts of Success among Engineers in U.S. Academia.” Social Sciences 7(3): 32. doi:10.3390/socsci7030032.
  • Dilshani Sarathchandra. 2018. “Making Room for a Postcolonial Critique in the Introductory STS Curriculum” p. 233-241 in Teaching Economic Inequality & Capitalism in Contemporary America, edited by K. Haltinner and L. Hormel. Springer, Cham. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71141-6_20.
  • Dilshani Sarathchandra. 2018. “Using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk for Experimental Research in Sociology.” SAGE Research Methods Cases. doi: 10.4135/9781526439567.
  • Dilshani Sarathchandra and Aaron M. McCright. 2017. “The Effects of Media Coverage of Scientific Retractions on Risk Perceptions.” SAGE Open 7(2): 1-11. doi: 10.1177/2158244017709324.
  • John Mihelich, Dilshani Sarathchandra, Leontina Hormel, Debbie A. Storrs, and Michelle M. Wiest. 2017. “Public Understanding of Science and K-12 STEM Education Outcomes: Effects of Idaho Parents' Orientation Toward Science on Student Attitudes Toward Science” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 2016 36(3): 164-178. doi: 10.1177/0270467616687217.
  • Kristin Haltinner and Dilshani Sarathchandra. 2017. “Tea Party Health Narratives and Belief Polarization: The Journey to Killing Grandma.” AIMS Public Health 4(6): 557-578. doi: 10.3934/publichealth.2017.6.557.
  • John Mihelich, Dilshani Sarathchandra, Leontina Hormel, Traci Craig, and Debbie A. Storrs. 2016. “The Cultural Negotiation of Publics-Science Relations: Effects of Idaho Residents’ Orientation Toward Science on Support for K-12 STEM Education.” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 2015 35(5-6): 166-177. doi: 10.1177/0270467616633554.
  • Cedric A.L. Taylor and Dilshani Sarathchandra. 2016. “Migrant Selectivity or Cultural Buffering? Investigating the Black Immigrant Health Advantage in Low Birth Weight.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 18(2): 390-396. doi: 10.1007/s10903-015-0194-0.
  • Siddarth Chandra and Dilshani Sarathchandra. 2014. “The Influenza Pandemic of 1918–19 in Sri Lanka: Its Demographic Cost, Timing, and Propagation.” Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. doi: 10.1111/irv.12238.
  • Dilshani Sarathchandra and Toby Ten Eyck. 2013. “To Tell the Truth: Keys in Newspaper Portrayals of the Public during Food Scares.” Food, Culture, and Society 16(1): 107-124. doi: 10.2752/175174413X13500468045489.

Sociology & Anthropology

Physical Address:
101 Phinney Hall

Mailing Address:
Sociology & Anthropology Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Phone: 208-885-6751

Fax: 208-885-2034

Email: socanth@uidaho.edu

Web: Sociology and Anthropology Department

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