Dr. Sukari Ivester is an urban sociologist with broad interests in urban development, the social determinants of health, the politics of resistance, and urban history. With a specialization as a Brazilianist, she is currently exploring the social impacts of World Cup 2014 and Olympics 2016. Her most recent publications explore megaevents and policies of exclusion through the cases of the Baianas do Acarajé at the World Cup 2014 in Salvador da Bahia and Vila Autódromo and the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics.
Dr. Ivester serves as the faculty leader for the Brazil Study Abroad Program in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador da Bahia. She also serves as the campus faculty representative on the CSU system-wide Academic Council on International Programs (ACIP). Dr. Ivester serves as Chair of the Program Review Committee on ACIP.
Dr. Ivester earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. Following the completion of her Ph.D., Dr. Ivester was a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Ivester teaches Medical Sociology, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Travel and Tourism, Olympics and Urban Development, Research Methods, and Sociology of Brazil. She is active in the American Sociological Association, Urban Affairs Association, Latin American Studies Association, and American Historical Association.
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Ivester, S. (2019) “Forced Removals in Gentrifying Rio de Janeiro & San Francisco: Experiencing Renachist Displacement” in Gentrification around the World: Gentrifiers and the Displaced, edited by Judith DeSena and Jerome Krase. Palgrave-MacMillan.
Ivester, S. (2018) "Urban and Industrial Slavery" in The World of Antebellum America, edited by Alexandra Kindell. ABC-Clio.
Ivester, S. (2017) Removal, Resistance and the Right to the Olympic City: The Case of Vila Autódromo. Journal of Urban Affairs. Vol. 39, No. 7. pp.970-985.
Ivester, S. (2017) “Rio de Janeiro” in the SAGE Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism, edited by Marie-Pierre St-Onge. SAGE. Thousand Oakes, California.
Ivester, S. (2015). Culture, Resistance, and Policies of Exclusion at World Cup 2014: The Case of ‘Baianas do Acarajé’. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure, and Events. Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 314-324.
Ivester, S. (2011). Review of Pink Ribbon Blues: How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women’s Health by Gail Sulick. Sociology of Health & Illness, Vol. 33, No. 7.