Cristina Bodinger-de Uriarte

Professor Cristina with her award-winning MA students
College of Natural & Social Sciences
Department of Sociology
Office Location: KH A3051
Phone: 3233432200 Email:

ANNOUNCING the 2nd biannual OMELDA student conference. The topic is Our Millennial Era: Life in the Digital Age. CLICK HERE FOR FLIER to post or share. Students who may be interested in presenting January 12 or January 13, 2017  CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION INFORMATION. College students from any campus are welcome to apply. The DEADLINE to apply is December 17, 2016. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION FORMS for the 2017 OMELDA student conference.  Send completed applications to me at 

The Photo is from the  2014 OMELDA Poster Session. 

 OMELDA Conference

This is my faculty web site. They call me Professor Cristina  

have been teaching at CSULA since 1994 and am a Full Professor. However, I have also worked in a variety of discipline-related applied jobs. I was a consultant to the Office of Civil Rights, a Program Evaluator for non-profit research firms, a Researcher in think tanks, a consultant for private sector organizations, and more (see short version of my resume/vita/CV). Although I have several special interests within the discipline, I am most active in two areas: (1) media and popular culture, and (2) social psychology. I also enjoying writing analyses of arts and literature. I am currently working with students on three of my research projects: (the social construction of love, an international comparison; the gendered presentation of success in print media; and the salience of millennials identity structures.  

t has been my challenge and reward to run the MA Program in Sociology for many years. Most enjoyable are the opportunities that I have had to work with our graduate students. Part of the mentoring effort led to my creating three support sites for the culminating project options in the MA Program. I also founded and organize the biannual OMELDA student conference.