Congratulations to Sociology Dept alumnus Dr. Ioana Sendroui on her new job at Hong Kong University!

August 9, 2022 by Hongyi Li and Suzanne Jaeger

Dr. Ioana Sendroiu, a graduate of the UofT Sociology PhD program, joined the University of Hong Kong on August 1, 2022 as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. Since leaving the University of Toronto, Dr Sendroiu completed a Raphael Morrison Dorman Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Weatherhead Scholars Program at Harvard University, a Global Perspectives on Society Teaching Fellow at NYU Shanghai, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods. Her research focuses on crisis management, resilience, and hopefulness in the face of emergencies. Her work considers, for example, how insecure statuses, unsettled moments, or uncertain contexts are understood by individuals and shape the malleability of social structures. Her current project looks at hope and hopelessness as responses to climate change. In the first year of her new position at the Hong Kong University, Dr. Sendroiu will teach Introduction to Sociology.