Herb Barringer is Professor of Sociology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is a native of Montana, went to college in San Diego, and has lived permanently in Hawaii since 1967. He received his Ph.D. at Northwestern University, and has spent much of the past forty years in Korea, doing migration research. Recently he has been studying Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians. He teaches courses in research methods, race relations and social deviance. He still can’t speak pidgin properly.