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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 sociology of science, knowledge and technology. Her research focuses on decision-making processes in science, predictors of public attitudes toward science and technology and social dimensions of health.

  • Sociology of Science, Knowledge, and Technology
  • Risk Perception and Communication
  • Science Communication
  • 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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