Sociology (323) 343-2200

Mohammed Abdelhamid
Adjunct Faculty of Sociology; M.A., Cal State L.A.
Contact: (323) 343-2200
E-mail: mabdelh@hotmail.com

  • Statistics
  • Research methods
  • Intimate relationship

Fluent in: Arabic.


Cristina Bodinger-deUriarte
Professor of Sociology; Ph.D., Harvard University
Contact: (323) 343-2212
E-mail: cboding@calstatela.edu

  • Social psychology
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Identity formation
  • Life span
  • Sociology of culture, particularly media, music, literature and the arts
  • Applied sociology
  • Hate crimes

Elaine Draper
Professor of Sociology; Ph.D., UC Berkeley; J.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-2299
E-mail: edraper@calstatela.edu

  • Government consulting
  • Health and health policy
  • Bioethics
  • Biomedical technologies
  • Health and environmental hazards
  • Government and corporate policy

Rick Fraser
Sociology Lecturer; Ph.D., University of Southern California
Contact: (323) 343-6352
E-mail: rfraser@calstatela.edu

  • Child custody
  • Los Angeles Superior Courts

Janet Lever
Professor of Sociology; Ph.D., Yale University
Contact: (323) 343-2214
E-mail: jlever@calstatela.edu

  • Gender studies
  • Leisure studies
  • Applied sociology
  • Social consequences of human sexuality
  • Sex and health policy issues
  • Sex on the Internet
  • Body imagery

Ronald Tsukashima
Professor of Sociology; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-2213
E-mail: rtsukas@calstatela.edu

  • Social problems
  • Race and social conflict
  • Urban social change
  • Immigrant Japanese-Americans
  • Ethnic entrepreneurship among Asian American immigrants
  • Black/Jewish relations

Gunnar Valgeirsson
Lecturer of Sociology; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Contact: (323) 343-2212
E-mail: gvalgei@calstatela.edu

  • Sociology of drug use
  • Sports and business

Fluent in: Icelandic, German, Danish.