Faculty

Tenure-Track Faculty


Shweta AdurShweta Adur
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext: 323-343-2296
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PhD. Sociology, University of Connecticut. Research Interests: Gender; Sexuality; Immigration; Asians/Asian Americans; Human Rights; Qualitative Methodology.

Luoman BaoLuoman Bao
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext: 323-343-2215
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Ph.D. Sociology University of Maryland, College Park. Research Interests: Aging and Health; Family and Life Course; Gender; Inequality; Demography.

 


Bradley CampbellBradley Campbell
Professor
Phone/Ext: 323-343-2218
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Ph.D. Sociology, University of Virginia. Research interests: Criminology; Law and Society; Historical-Comparative Sociology.

Wai Kit ChoiWai Kit Choi
Professor
Phone/Ext: 323-343-2214
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Ph.D. Sociology, UC irvine. Research Interests: Critical Theory; Political Economy; Labor; Historical Society.

 


Katie DingemanKatie Dingeman
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext: 323-343-2210
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Ph.D. Sociology, UC Irvine. Research Interests: Migration, Borders, Ecology, and Gender.

Elaine DraperElaine Draper
Professor
Phone/Ext: 323-343-2299
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Ph.D. Sociology, UC Berkley; J.D., UCLA. Research Interests: Law and Society; Environment and Technology; Bioethics and Medical Sociology; Work and Organizations.

 


Louis EsparzaLouis Esparza
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext: 323-343-6348
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Ph.D. Sociology, Stony Brook University. Research Interests: Historical-Comparative Sociology; Social Movements; Human Rights and International Law; Latin American Studies.

Gabriela Fried AmiliviaGabriela Fried Amilivia
Professor
Phone/Ext: 323-343-6349
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Ph.D. Sociology, UCLA. Research Interests: Cultural and Political Sociology; Human Rights and Political Transitions; Social Memory; Latin American Area Studies.

 


Roseann GiarrussoRoseann Giarrusso
Professor and Department Chair
Phone/Ext: 323-343-2200
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Ph.D. Sociology, UCLA. Research Interests: Aging and Life Course; Family and Intergenerational Relations; Quantitative Research and Methods; Social Psychology.

Kristen HouriganKristen Hourigan
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext: 323-343-2211
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Ph.D. Sociology, State University of New York, Albany. Research Interests: Social Psychology; Emotion; Criminology; Qualitative Research Methods.

 


Hyojoung KimHyojoung J. Kim
Professor
Phone/Ext: 323-343-5768
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Ph.D. Sociology, UNC Chapel Hill. Research Interests: Political Sociology; Social Mobements; Rational Choice.

Libby LewisLibby Lewis
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext: 323-343-2211
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Ph.D. African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkley. Research Interests: Social Philosophy; Race and Ethnicity; Human Sexuality; Sociology of Media and Culture; Ethnography.

 


Luis NunoLuis F. Nuño
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext: 323-343-2209
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Ph.D. Sociology, New School for Social Research. Research Interests: Urban Sociology; Social Control; Deviant Behavior; Latina/o Sociology.

William RosalesWilliam E. Rosales
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext: 323-343-2210
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Ph.D. Sociology, UCLA; J.D., University of Wisconsin. Research Interests: International Immigration; Race/Ethnicity/Social Startification; Deviance/Crime/Law and Society.

 


Tanya SanabriaTanya Sanabria
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext: 323-343-2216
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Ph.D. Sociology, UC Irvine. Research Interests: Sociology of Education; Social Inequality; Quantitative Methods.

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

 


Robert WeideRobert Weide
Assistant Professor

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

 

 

Emeritus Faculty


Bernard BerkBernard Berk
Associate Professor Emeritus

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

 

Cristina Bodinger-deUriarteCristina Bodinger-deUriarte
Professor
Phone/Ext: 323-343-2212
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Ph.D. Sociolgy, Harvard University. Resrearch Interests: Evaluation and Applied Research; Social Psychology; Sociology of Media and Culture.

 


Steven GordonSteven L. Gordon
Professor Emeritus

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

 

Janet LeverJanet Lever
Professor Emeritus

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

 


Ron TsukashimaRon Tsukashima
Professor Emeritus

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

 

 

Lecturers


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

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

 


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

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

 


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

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

 


Rick FraserRick Fraser
Lecturer
Phone/Ext: 323-343-6352
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Ph.D. Sociology and Clinical M.F.T., USC. M. Div., Fuller Theological Seminary. Research Interesys: Marriage and Family; Religion; Organizations.

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

 


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

Ruzanna KarmiryanRuzanna Karmiryan
Lecturer
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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 KimSoo Mee Kim
Lecturer
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Ph.D. Sociology, University of Illinois. Research Interests: Political Sociology; Urban Sociology; Immigration; Globalization and Transnational Sociology; Asian American Studies; Visual Sociology.

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

 


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

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

 


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

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

 


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

Marcellino MoralesMarcellino J. Morales
Lecturer
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Ph.D. Education, University of La Verne. Research Interests: Human Sexuality; Inequality; Social Psychology.

 


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

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

 


Dmitri SealsDmitri Seals
Lecturer
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Ph.D. Sociology, UC Berkeley. Research Interests: Intersectional Studies; Race, Class and Gender; Political Sociology; Cultural Sociology; Mixed Methods; Social Theory.

Melanie StagnaroMelanie Stagnaro
Lecturer
Phone/Ext: 323-343-2028
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Ph.D. Sociology, University of Florida. Research Interests: Aging and Life Course; Quantitative Methods; Gender.

 


Jeffrey StoneJeffrey D. Stone
Lecturer
Phone/Ext: 323-343-2028
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Ph.D. Public Health, UCLA. Research Interests: Psychiatric Epidemiology; Medical Sociology; Survey Research; Evaluation Research; Statistics.

Gunnar ValgeirssonGunnar Valgeirsson
Lecturer
Phone/Ext: 323-343-2212
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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 WongCarin Wong
Lecturer
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Ph.D. Occupational Science, USC. Research Interests: Gerontology; Health Services; Long-Term Care.

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