Faculty

Tenure-Track Faculty

Shweta Adur
Shweta Adur
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2296

PhD. Sociology, University of Connecticut. Research Interests: Gender; Sexuality; Immigration; Asians/Asian Americans; Human Rights; Qualitative Methodology.

Luoman Bao
Luoman Bao
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2215

Ph.D. Sociology University of Maryland, College Park. Research Interests: Aging and Health; Family and Life Course; Gender; Inequality; Demography.

Floridalma Boj Lopez
Floridalma Boj Lopez
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2217

Ph.D. American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California. Research Interests: Race and Ethnicity; Indigenous Americas; Cultural Memory.

Bradley Campbell
Bradley Campbell
Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2218

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Virginia. Research interests: Criminology; Law and Society; Historical-Comparative Sociology.

Wai Kit Choi
Wai Kit Choi
Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2214

Ph.D. Sociology, UC irvine. Research Interests: Critical Theory; Political Economy; Labor; Historical Society. 

Katie Dingeman
Katie Dingeman
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2210

Ph.D. Sociology, UC irvine. Research Interests: Migration, Law and Society; Criminology; Human Rights; Qualitative Methods.

Elaine Draper
Elaine Draper
Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2299

Ph.D. Sociology, UC Berkley; J.D., UCLA. Research Interests: Law and Society; Environment and Technology; Bioethics and Medical Sociology; Work and Organizations.

Louis Esparza
Louis Esparza
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-6348

Ph.D. Sociology, Stony Brook University. Research Interests: Historical-Comparative Sociology; Social Movements; Human Rights and International Law; Latin American Studies.

Gabriela Fried Amilivia
Gabriela Fried Amilivia
Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-6349

Ph.D. Sociology, UCLA. Research Interests: Cultural and Political Sociology; Human Rights and Political Transitions; Social Memory; Latin American Area Studies.

Roseann Giarrusso
Roseann Giarrusso
Professor and Department Chair
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2200

Ph.D. Sociology, UCLA. Research Interests: Aging and Life Course; Family and Intergenerational Relations; Quantitative Research and Methods; Social Psychology.

Kristen Hourigan
Kristen Hourigan
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2211

Ph.D. Sociology, State University of New York, Albany. Research Interests: Social Psychology; Emotion; Criminology; Qualitative Research Methods.

Hyojoung Kim
Hyojoung J. Kim
Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-5768

Ph.D. Sociology, UNC Chapel Hill. Research Interests: Political Sociology; Social Mobements; Rational Choice. 

Libby Lewis
Libby Lewis
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2211

Ph.D. African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkley. Research Interests: Social Philosophy; Race and Ethnicity; Human Sexuality; Sociology of Media and Culture; Ethnography.

Luis Nuño
Luis F. Nuño
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2209

Ph.D. Sociology, New School for Social Research. Research Interests: Urban Sociology; Social Control; Deviant Behavior; Latina/o Sociology.

William E. Rosales
William E. Rosales
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2210

Ph.D. Sociology, UCLA; J.D., University of Wisconsin. Research Interests: International Immigration; Race/Ethnicity/Social Startification; Deviance/Crime/Law and Society.

Tanya Sanabria
Tanya Sanabria
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2216

Ph.D. Sociology, UC Irvine. Research Interests: Sociology of Education; Social Inequality; Quantitative Methods.

Molly Talcott
Molly Talcott
Professor

Ph.D. Sociology, UC Santa Barbara. Research Interests: Social Inequalities; Human RIghts; Ethnography.

Robert Weide
Robert Weide
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Sociology, New York University. Research Interests: Criminology; Race and Ethnicity; Urban Sociology; Radical Theory.

Emeritus Faculty

Bernard Berk
Bernard Berk
Associate Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Michigan. Research Interests: Deviance; Sociological Theory; Macro-Micro Integration.

Cristina Bodinger-deUriarte
Cristina Bodinger-deUriarte
Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2212

Ph.D. Sociolgy, Harvard University. Resrearch Interests: Evaluation and Applied Research; Social Psychology; Sociology of Media and Culture.

Steven Gordon
Steven L. Gordon
Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Sociology, UCLA. Research Interests: Sociology of Emotions; Social Psychology; Comparative and Historical Sociology. 

Janet Lever
Janet Lever
Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Sociology, Yale University. Research Interests: Sociology of Gender; Human Sexuality; Alternative Family Forms.

Ron Tsukashima
Ron Tsukashima
Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Sociology, UCLA. Race and Ethnic relations; Urban Sociology; Asian-American Studies.

Lecturers

Mohammed Abdelhamid
Mohammed Abdelhamid
Lecturer

M.A. Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles. Research Interests: Statistics; Research Methods; Intimate Relations

Julie Albright
Julie Albright
Lecturer

Ph.D. Sociology and Clinical MFT, USC. Research Interests: Marriage and Family; Culture and Communications; Technology and Society; Human Sexuality.

Dinur Blum
Dinur Blum
Lecturer

Ph.D. Sociology, UC Riverside. Research Interests: Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance; Culture; Higher Education; Qualitative Approaches.

Victor Corona
Victor Corona
Lecturer

Ph.D. Sociology, Columbia University. Research Interests: Sociology of Culture; Urban Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Ethnography.

Geraldine Date
Geraldine Date
Lecturer

M.S. Gerontology and M.S.W., USC. Research Interests: Aging and Social Gerontology; Community; Social Welfare/Social Work; Mental Health.

Miles Davison
Miles Davison
Lecturer

Ph.D. Candidate Sociology, UC Irvine. Research interests: Sociology of Education; Race/Ethnicity; Restorative Justice. 

Rick Fraser
Rick Fraser
Lecturer
Phone/Ext:
323-343-6352

Ph.D. Sociology and Clinical M.F.T., USC. M. Div., Fuller Theological Seminary. Research Interesys: Marriage and Family; Religion; Organizations.

Gilbert Garcia
Gilbert Garcia
Lecturer

Ph.D. Candidate Sociology, UC Riverside. Research Interests: Social Inequality; Race Ethnic Relations; Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods.

James Hein
James Hein
Lecturer

Ph.D. Sociology, Ohio State University. Research Interests: Political Sociology; Social Movements; Environmental Sociology.

Ruzanna Karmiryan
Ruzanna Karmiryan
Lecturer

M.A. Sociology, California State University, Los Angeles. Research Interests: Emotions; Socialization; Family, Children and Youth; Aging/Social Gerontology; Race, Class and Gender.

Soo Mee Kim
Soo Mee Kim
Lecturer

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Illinois. Research Interests: Political Sociology; Urban Sociology; Immigration; Globalization and Transnational Sociology; Asian American Studies; Visual Sociology.

Yvonne Yen Liu
Yvonne Yen Liu
Lecturer

M.A. Sociology, The City University of New York. Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements; Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods.

Danny Madrid
Danny Madrid
Lecturer

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Nebraska, Omaha. Research Interests: Gentrification; Urban Youth Subcultures; Policy Implications of Race/Ethnicity.

Ted Manley
Theodoric Manley
Lecturer

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Chicago. Research Interests: Urban and Community Studies; Social Policy; Intergroup Relations,

Nathan Martel
Nathan Martel
Lecturer

M.A. Sociology, California State University, Los Angeles. Research Interests: Sociology of Culture; Theory; Consumers and Consumption.

Michael McKail
Michael McKail
Lecturer

Ph.D. Candidate Sociology, UC Riverside. Research Interests: Race/Gender/Class Inequality; Social Theory; Political Economy.

Gayane Mkrttchian
Gayane Mkrttchian
Lecturer

M.A. Sociology, California State University, Los Angeles. Research interests: Aging and Life Course; Family and Intergenerational Relations; Children and Youth; Sociology of Law. 

Marcel Morales
Marcellino J. Morales
Lecturer

Ph.D. Education, University of La Verne. Research Interests: Human Sexuality; Inequality; Social Psychology.

Charity Perry
Charity Perry
Lecturer

Ph.D., M.F.T., University of Louisiana Monroe. Research Interests: Family Relations; Gender; Domestic Violence.

Norella Putney
Norella Putney
Lecturer

Ph.D. Sociology, USC. Research Interests: Aging and Life Course; Family and Intergenerational Relations; Gender.

Dmitri Seals
Dmitri Seals
Lecturer

Ph.D. Candidate Sociology, UC Berkley. Research Interests: Urban Sociology; Class and Gender; Political Sociology; Culturual Sociology; Mixed Methods; Social Theory.

Melanie Stagnaro
Melanie Stagnaro
Lecturer
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2028

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Florida. Research Interests: Aging and Life Course; Quantitative Methods; Gender.

Jeff Stone
Jeffrey D. Stone
Lecturer
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2028

Ph.D. Public Health, UCLA. Research Interests: Psychiatric Epidemiology; Medical Sociology; Survey Research; Evaluation Research; Statistics.

Gunnar Valgeirsson
Gunnar Valgeirsson
Lecturer
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2212

Ph.D. Sociology, Bowling Green State University. Research Interests: Stratification of Class, Race and Gender. Sociology of Sport; Violence in American Society; Drug Use and Public Policy.

Carin Wong
Carin Wong
Lecturer

Ph.D. Occupational Science, USC. Research Interests: Gerontology; Health Services; Long-Term Care.

Michelle Ysais
Michelle Ysais
Lecturer

Ph.D. Sociology, UC Riverside. Research Interests: Race and Ethnic Relations; Domestic Violence; Deviance.