Department Faculty

Tenure-Track Faculty

Luoman Bao
Luoman Bao
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. - Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park

Specializations: Aging and Health; Family and the Life Course; Population and Demography; Gender.

 Cristina Bodinger-deUriarte
Cristina Bodinger-deUriarte
Professor

Ph.D. - Sociology, Harvard University

Specializations: Evaluation and Applied Research; Social Psychology; Sociology of Media and Culture.

 Bradley Campbell
Bradley Campbell
Associate Professor

Ph.D. - Sociology, University of Virginia

Specializations: Criminology, Law and Society; Historical-Comparative Sociology.

 Wai Kit Choi
Wai Kit Choi
Associate Professor

Ph.D. - Sociology, UC Irvine

Specializations: Urban Sociology; Historical Sociology; Globalization.

 Katie Dingeman
Katie Dingeman
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. - Sociology, UC Irvine

Specializations: International Migration; Law and Society and Criminology; Latina/o Sociology; Gender.

 Elaine Draper
Elaine Draper
Professor

Ph.D. - Sociology, UC Berkeley
J.D. - UCLA

Specializations: Law and Society; Environment and Technology; Bioethics and Medical Sociology; Work and Organizations.

 Louis Esparza
Louis Esparza
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. - Sociology, Stony Brook University

Specializations: Historical-Comparative Sociology; Social Movements, Human Rights and International Law; Latin American Studies.

 Gabriela Fried-Amilivia
Gabriela Fried-Amilivia
Associate Professor

Ph.D. - Sociology, UCLA

Specializations: Cultural Sociology; Collective Memory and Trauma; Latin American Sociology.

 Roseann Giarrusso
Roseann Giarrusso
Professor

Ph.D. - Sociology, UCLA

Specializations: Aging and the Life Course; Family and Intergenerational Relations; Social Psychology.

 Hyojoung Kim
Hyojoung Kim
Professor

Ph.D. - Sociology, University of North Carolina

Specializations: Political Sociology; Race and Ethnicity; Research Methods.

 Anthony Roberts
Anthony Roberts
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. - Sociology, UC Riverside

Specializations: Global and Comparative Sociology/Criminology; Stratification, Labor and Work; Quantitative Methods.

 William Rosales
William Rosales
Assistant Professor

J.D. - University of Wisconsin
Ph.D. Candidate - Sociology, UCLA

Specializations: International Immigration; Race/Ethnicity/Social Stratification; Deviance/Crime/Law and Society; Quantitative Methods.

 Molly Talcott
Molly Talcott
Associate Professor

Ph.D. - Sociology, UC Santa Barbara

Specializations: Social Inequalities; Human Rights; Ethnography.

 Robert Weide
Robert Weide
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. - Sociology, New York University Park

Specializations: Criminology; Race and Ethnicity; Urban Sociology; Radical Theory.

Emeriti Faculty

 Bernie Berk
Bernie Berk
Emeriti Associate Professor

Ph.D. - Sociology, University of Michigan

Specializations: Deviance; Theory; Macro-Micro Integration.

 Steven Gordon
Steven Gordon
Emeriti Professor

Ph.D. - Sociology, UCLA

Specializations: Social Psychology; Sociology of Emotions; Socialization.

 Janet Lever
Janet Lever
Emeriti Professor

Ph.D. - Sociology, Yale University

Specializations: Gender; Human Sexuality; Alternative Family Forms.

 Ron Tsukashima
Ron Tsukashima
Emeriti Professor

Ph.D. - Sociology, UCLA

Specializations: Race and Ethnic Relations; Urban Sociology; Asian-American Studies.

Lecturers

Mohammed Aldelhamid
Lecturer

M.A. - Psychology, CSULA

Specializations: Statistics; Research Methods; Intimate Relations.

Julie Albright
Lecturer

Ph.D. - Sociology, USC

Specializations: Technology and Society; Culture and Communications; Human Sexuality.

Nicole L Bellasalma
Lecturer

M.A. - Sociology, CSULA

Specializations: Statistics.

Dinur Blum
Lecturer

Ph.D. Candidate - Sociology, UC Riverside

Specializations: Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies; Institutions and Organizations.

Ian Breckenridge-Jackson
Lecturer

Ph.D. - Sociology, UC Riverside

Specializations: Race Relations; Social Movements; Research Methods.

Siouxsie Calderon
Lecturer

M.S.W. - CSULA

Specializations: Social Gerontology.

Geraldine Date
Lecturer

M.S.W. - Social Work, USC
M.S.G. - Gerontology, USC

Specializations: Social Gerontology; Mental Health.

Philippe Duhart
Lecturer

Ph.D. Candidate - Sociology, UCLA

Specializations: Social Theory; Political Sociology; Political Violence and Terrorism.

Rick Fraser
Lecturer

Ph.D. - Sociology and Clinical Marriage and Family Therapy, USC

Specializations: Marriage and Family; Organizations.

Gilbert Garcia
Lecturer

Ph.D. Candidate - Sociology, UC Riverside

Specializations: Social Inequality; Medical Sociology.

Mark Graham
Lecturer

M.S. - Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, CSUN
M.A. - Psychology, CSUN

Specializations: Statistics; Research Methods.

James Hein
Lecturer

Ph.D. - Sociology, Ohio State University

Specializations: Political Sociology; Social Movements; Environmental Sociology.

Kia Heise
Lecturer

Ph.D. - Sociology, University of Minnesota

Specializations: Race/Ethnicity; Gender.

Ruzanna Karmiryan
Lecturer

M.A. - Sociology, CSULA

Specializations: Emotions; Socialization.

Soo Mee Kim
Lecturer

Ph.D. - Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Specializations: Asian-American Studies; Urban Sociology; Gender.

Shane Lachtman
Lecturer

Ph.D. - Sociology, University of Oxford

Specializations: Racial and Ethnic Inequality; Sociology of Education.

Liam Leonard
Lecturer

Ph.D. - Sociology and Politics, National University of Ireland

Specializations: Criminology; Political Sociology; Global Ecological Politics.

Nathan Martel
Lecturer

M.A. - Sociology, CSULA

Specializations: Sociology of Culture.

Michael A. McKail
Lecturer

Ph.D. Candidate - Sociology, UC Riverside

Specializations: Race, Gender and Class Inequality; Social Theory; Political Economy.

Gayane Mkrttchian
Lecturer

M.A. - Sociology, CSULA

Specializations: Social Gerontology; Socialization.

Marcellino J. Morales
Lecturer

Ph.D. - Education, University of La Verne

Specializations: Human Sexuality; Inequality; Social Psychology.

Luis F. Nuno
Lecturer

Ph.D. - Sociology and Historical Studies, New School for Social Research

Specializations: Criminological Sociology; Urban Sociology; Sociological Theory.

Daniel K. Okamura
Lecturer

M.A. - Sociology, CSULA

Specializations: Sociology of Culture; Social Theory.

Charity C. Perry
Lecturer

Ph.D. - Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Louisiana Monroe

Specializations: Family Relations; Gender; Domestic Violence.

Norella Putney
Lecturer

Ph.D. - Sociology, USC

Specializations: Social Gerontology; Family and Intergenerational Relations; Gender.

Shaun Rushforth
Lecturer

M.S.G. - Gerontology, USC

Specializations: Social Gerontology.

Dmitri Seals
Lecturer

Ph.D. Candidate - Sociology, UC Berkeley

Specializations: Urban Sociology; Social Theory; Poilitical Sociology; Cultural Sociology.

Marcie Servedio
Lecturer

Ph.D. - Psychology, UC Santa Barbara

Specializations: Clinical, Community, and Forensic Psychology; Social Psychology.

Melanie A. Stagnaro
Lecturer

Ph.D. - Sociology, University of Florida

Specializations: Social Gerontology; Research Methods.

Jeffrey D. Stone
Lecturer

Ph.D. - Public Health, UCLA

Specializations: Epidemiology of Mental Illness; Statistics; Research Methods.

Gunnar Valgeirsson
Lecturer

Ph.D. - Bowling Green State

Specializations: Globalization, Gender, Sport.

Terrell Winder
Lecturer

Ph.D. Candidate - Sociology, UCLA

Specializations: Race Relations; Qualitative Research Methods; Human Sexuality.

Michelle Ysais
Lecturer

Ph.D. - Sociology, UC Riverside

Specializations: Race and Ethnic Relations.