People

Faculty

Kevin Anderson
  • Professor

Social and political theory, history of social thought, Africa and the Middle East, Sociology and Politics of Crime and Law

Erika Arenas
  • Assistant Professor

Migration, social stratification based on skin color, and the effect of social programs on socio-economic and demographic outcomes

John Baldwin
  • Professor

G. H. Mead, human sexuality, socialization, capitalism, micro-macro synthesis

Jean Beaman
  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies

Race, Ethnicity, Nation; International migration; Urban Sociology; Culture; Ethnography/Qualitative Methodology

Kum-Kum Bhavnani
  • Distinguished Professor

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  • SSMS 3024
Tristan Bridges
  • Associate Professor

Gender, Sexualities, Masculinities, Families, Cultural Sociology, Inequalities, Qualitative Methods

  • SSMS 3320 Faculty Office
  • SSMS 3439 Men & Masculinities Journal
Alicia Cast
  • Associate Professor

Social psychology, family, gender

  • SSMS 3125
Maria Charles
  • Professor
  • Broom Center Director

Gender, Transnational and Global Sociology, Intersectional Inequalities, Work, Education, Demography

  • SSMS 3421 Faculty Office
  • North Hall 1052 Broom Center
G. Reginald Daniel
  • Professor

Race and ethnic relations, critical mixed race studies, comparative race and culture, comparative and historical sociology

 

 

Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi
  • Professor

Culture, Social Theory, Sociology of Knowledge

John Foran
  • Distinguished Professor

revolutions, global justice movements, radical social change, development and globalization, Middle East studies, Latin American studies, Third World cultural studies, social theory, political sociology, comparative historical methods

  • SSMS 3417
Noah Friedkin
  • Professor

Social Networks, Influence Systems, Social Psychology, Complex Organizations

 

Lisa Hajjar
  • Professor

Sociology of law; sociology of human rights; political sociology; state theory; Middle East Studies; American Studies; law and conflict; torture; war crimes; international humanitarian law.

Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Distinguished Professor

Specializes in the global dimensions of religion in public life, South Asian religion and society, religious violence, neo-nationalism, and conflict resolution

Dana Kornberg
  • Assistant Professor

Environmental politics, urban sociology, economic sociology, global/comparative sociology, ethnography, South Asia

Yader Lanuza
  • Assistant Professor

(im)migration, race & ethnicity, education, family, culture, punishment

  • SSMS 3409 Faculty Office
  • SSMS 3407 Lab
Zakiya Luna
  • Associate Professor

social movements, human rights, reproduction, intersectionality

Jan Nederveen-Pieterse
  • Distinguished Professor

globalization, development studies, global political economy, cultural studies, emerging societies, ethnicity, multiculturalism, future studies

Geoffrey Raymond
  • Professor

Conversation Analysis, Ethnomethodology, Policing

  • SSMS 3413
  • SSMS 3410 Lab
Victor Rios
  • Professor
  • Associate Dean Division of Social Sciences

Urban ethnography, juvenile justice, Latino sociology

  • SSMS 3012
William I. Robinson
  • Distinguished Professor

Globalization, Global Political Economy, Political Sociology, Development, Latin America, Inequality, Crisis of Capitalism

Denise Segura
  • Professor

Chicana and Chicano Studies, feminist studies, gender, family, work, race-ethnic relations, education

Catherine Taylor
  • Associate Professor

Gender, work, health, social psychology, and social inequality

  • SSMS 3333 Faculty Office
  • SSMS 3428 Lab
Verta Taylor
  • Distinguished Professor
  • Department Chair

social movements, gender, sexuality, culture, health and mental health

  • SSMS 3008 Faculty Office
  • SSMS 3109 Chair Office
Sarah Thebaud
  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Graduate Studies

Gender, families, social psychology, economic sociology, organizations, work

France Winddance Twine
  • Professor
  • Department Vice Chair

The Body, Ethnography, Intimacy, Privilege, Feminist Theory, Critical Race Theory, Visual Sociology, Comparative Racial Studies (Europe/US/South Africa)

Kevin Whitehead
  • Associate Professor

Race and racism; social categories and identities; ethnomethodology and conversation analysis; interactions in conversational and institutional settings; conflicts and violence in interactions

  • SSMS 3411 Faculty Office
  • SSMS 3410 Conversation Analysis Lab
Howard Winant
  • Distinguished Professor

race and racism, political sociology, comparative/historical sociology, social theory

Terrell Winder
  • Assistant Professor

Race & Ethnicity; Gender & Sexuality; Urban Sociology; Social Psychology; Education; Qualitative Methodology; Medical Sociology; Mixed Methodology

Hannah Wohl
  • Assistant Professor

Creative industries, culture, markets, valuation, sociological theory, ethnography

Lecturers

Gordon Abra
  • Lecturer

Criminology, Law & Society, Legal Communication, Social Psychology (small groups), Communicating Science, Power, Sociology of Science, Cheating, Methodology, Statistics

  • SSMS 3312
  • Monday Wednesday 10:00am - 11:00am
Janice Baldwin
  • Senior Lecturer

Human Sexuality, Gender, AIDS

Raymond Clémençon
  • Senior Lecturer

Global environmental governance, climate change, sustainable development, political economy, international organizations and governance

 

Elena Raymond
  • Lecturer

Sociolinguistics, language and gender, language and identity, gender identity, gender and migration, language and youth, youth culture and globalization

Tara Tober
  • Lecturer

Cultural Sociology, Collective Memory, Inequality, Comparative/Historical Sociology, Ireland

Emeriti Faculty

Richard Appelbaum
  • Professor Emeritus

World-system theory; global production and labor; science, technology, and society

Denise Bielby
  • Professor Emeritus

Culture, gender, work, and social psychology/life-course

 

William Bielby
  • Professor Emeritus

Organizational inequality, workplace discrimination, media & popular culture.

Jon Cruz
  • Professor Emeritus

Social theory, culture, race and ethnicity,knowledge

Sarah Fenstermaker
  • Professor Emeritus

Work and gender, feminist inquiry, feminist theory, research methods

 

Sethard Fisher
  • Professor Emeritus

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Richard Flacks
  • Professor Emeritus

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Roger Friedland
  • Professor Emeritus

Cultural theory; architecture; religious nationalism; institutional theory; space, time and social theory

 

 

Avery Gordon
  • Professor Emeritus

Social theory, radical thought and practice, militarism, imprisonment, art and literature

Gene Lerner
  • Professor Emeritus

conversation analysis, social life of very young children, social aspects of syntax

George Lipsitz
  • Professor Emeritus

Race, Culture and Social identities, 20th-century U.S. history, urban history and culture, social movements

 

Fernando Lopez-Alves
  • Professor Emeritus

Comparative historical sociology, comparative politics, globalization. Latin American politics, organized labor

 

 

Harvey Molotch
  • Professor Emeritus

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Thomas Scheff
  • Professor Emeritus

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Beth Schneider
  • Professor Emeritus

Sexuality, feminist and gender studies, social movements, health/AIDS, lesbian/gay studies

 

Gary Schulman
  • Professor Emeritus

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Bruce Straits
  • Professor Emeritus

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John Sutton
  • Professor Emeritus

Organizations, law, crime and punishment, comparative sociology, culture

 

Jonathan Turner
  • Professor Emeritus

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Thomas Wilson
  • Professor Emeritus

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Raymond Wong
  • Professor Emeritus

Social stratification, comparative sociology, methods and statistics, sociology of economic change, demography

Don Zimmerman
  • Professor Emeritus

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Affiliated Faculty

Paul Amar
  • Affiliated Faculty
  • Comparative Politics
  • Middle East Politics
  • Social Movements and Revolution
  • Critical Security Studies
  • Police and Military Studies
  • Human Rights / Socio-Legal Studies
  • Latin American Studies (especially Brazil, liberalization, human rights, sexuality/race/religion, urban inequality, state theory, regionalism)
  • Middle East Studies (esp. Egypt, Persian Gulf, Lebanon, regionalism, public security, state theory, globalization, urban development, morality, masculinity, gender/sexuality)
  • Theories of state, governance, institutional and legal change
  • Queer Theory
  • Post-Colonial Studies
Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval
  • Affiliated Faculty

Race, labor, empire, social movements, urban studies, Latin American studies, Central America, Marxism, liberation theology

 

  • 1706 South Hall, 1714 South Hall
Mary Hancock
  • Affiliated Faculty

Sociocultural Anthropology (South Asia, social theory, nationalism, religion, cultural studies, feminist theory, public memory)

Barbara Herr Harthorn
  • Affiliated Faculty

Sociocultural Anthropology (medical anthropology, psychological anthropology, risk and perception, environmental and health inequality, science, technology and society, gender, race and new technologies, public engagement/deliberation, immigration and health, mixed methods for social research, collaborative interdisciplinary research)

  • HSSB 2074 (Anthropology), HSSB 2059 (Anthropology Lab)
Laury Oaks
  • Affiliated Faculty

Sexual and reproductive politics; health advocacy movements; feminist analysis of public health, medicine and science; qualitative research methods

  • 4714 South Hall
John S.W. Park
  • Affiliated Faculty

Ph. D, University of California, Berkeley, Jurisprudence and Social Policy

Immigration law and policy, race theory, political theory and public law.

  • HSSB 5050
David Pellow
  • Affiliated Faculty

Environmental Justice Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies, Social Change, and Social Movements

Leila J. Rupp
  • Affiliated Faculty

Women's Movements,

Sexualities,

Transnational History

  • 4710 South Hall
Vilna Bashi Treitler
  • Affiliated Faculty

Race, ethnicity, international migration, global inequality

  • 3631 South Hall

Staff

Lisa Blanco
  • Business Officer
  • Manages Sociology's administrative office
  • Handles confidential faculty and staff matters for the department and insures compliance with and implementation of procedures and policies
  • Addresses space, equipment, computing, or other facility’s needs
  • Oversees department payroll 

 

  • 805-893-2085
  • SSMS 3113
Christine Gorgita
  • Academic Personnel Assistant.
  • Administers the department merit and promotion processing for tenure, retention, and other advancements.
  • Processes all faculty and lecturer recruitment for permanent and short-term hires.

 

                       

 

  • 805-893-2043
  • SSMS 3117
Madhu Khemani
  • Office Assistant
  • Issues SSMS room and mailbox keys
  • Orders supplies
  • Handles mail distribution
  • 805-893-3118
  • SSMS 3005
Erika Klukovich
  • Graduate Program Coordinator
  • Oversees the graduate program
  • Provides administrative counseling to current and prospective graduate students
  • Handles payroll for TAs and Associates

 

  • 805-893-3328
  • SSMS 3111
Melissa Martinez
  • Financial Coordinator
  • Balances department monthly ledgers and tracks faculty research expenditures
  • Processes reimbursements, invoices, and contracts
  • Hires student assistants and readers and addresses payroll questions

 

  • 805-893-4324
  • SSMS 3115
Vera Reyes
  • Undergraduate Advisor
  • Provides counseling to Sociology majors and prospective majors
  • Assists with curriculum planning and course development

 

  • 805-893-3314
  • SSMS 3119
Kim Summerfield
  • Student Affairs Manager
  • Oversees undergraduate program
  • Provides counseling to Sociology majors and prospective majors
  • Prepares curriculum plans

 

  • 805-893-3314
  • SSMS 3119

Graduate Students

Trevor Auldridge Reveles
  • Graduate Student

Education; Health and Well-being; Rural, Suburban, and Urban Sociology; Children and Youth; Ethnography; Race, Class, and Gender; Community-Engaged Research

 Cristina Awadalla
  • Graduate Student

Aesthetics, Political Culture, Feminist Theories and Activism, Central America

  • Graduate Student

19th century U.S. historical feminisms,  Intersectionality studies, Feminist epistemology, Social movements, Historical and collective memory

  • Graduate Student

Gender, Social movements, Violence, Criminology, Critical theory, Participatory research

Mariah Clegg
  • Graduate Student

Environmental sociology, Critical environmental justice, Energy democracy, Prison ecology, Labor, Political sociology, Science and technology studies, Infrastructure, Marxism, Anarchism. 

  • Graduate Student

Culture, popular culture, play, fandom/audience studies, DIY

 

  • Graduate Student

LGBTQ Inequalities, Public Opinion, Gender, Sexuality, Social Change, Demography

  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student

Conversation Analysis, Ethnomethodology, Policing, Criminology, Science and Technology Studies, Critical Data Studies

  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student

Utopian Studies, Sociology of Communities, Society-Nature relations, Decolonial Epistemologies.

 Jennifer David
  • Graduate Student

Gender, sexuality, feminist theory, queer theory, intersectionality, social psychology, qualitative & mixed methods, narrative analysis

  • Graduate Student

migration, gender & sexuality, race, political economy, Central America, incarceration, postcolonial feminist theory

  • Graduate Student

Medical Sociology; Community Health; Health Policy; Health Services; Equity; HIV/AIDS; Immigration; Theory; Queer of Color Analysis; Race, Class, and Gender; Latina/o/x Studies; Social Movements

  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student

Migration, Political economy, Labor, Globalization, Political sociology

  • Virtually
  • Graduate Student

Marxist theory, socialist theory, dialectics, ecology, race and class, sociology of law, social movements, communology

 

  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student

Gender, Masculinities, Friendship, Intimacy, Feminist theory, Intersectionality, Social psychology

Matthew Fritzler
  • Graduate Student

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  • Graduate Student

Medical Sociology, Sociology of Knowledge, Economic Sociology, Organizations, Culture, Health disparities, Qualitative Methods

 


 

  • Graduate Student
Charlotte Hoppen
  • Graduate Student

Gender and Sexuality, Education, Organizational Culture, Sexual Violence

 

  • Graduate Student

Latinx Sociology, Masculinity, Education, and Critical Youth Studies

  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student

Race and Racism; Law, Crime, and Punishment; Policing; Black Feminism; Social Movements; Critical Race Theory; Black Europe and African Diaspora Studies; Culture, Media, & Discourse; Hip Hop

  • Graduate Student

Climate change, power, politics, ecology, social movements, futures

 

  • Graduate Student
Yucheng Liu
  • Graduate Student

Culture, Sociology of art 

  • Graduate Student

Health, immigration, race, social inequalities.

  • Graduate Student

Race and ethnicity, Latin American studies, Racialized national identity, Racial inequalities

 

Sabiha Mohyuddin
  • Graduate Student

Race and ethnicity, class, South Asian migration and identity, diaspora, transnationalism, Islamophobia, multiculturalism

  • Graduate Student
Hoai-An Nguyen
  • Graduate Student
  • Virtually
  • Graduate Student

Carceral systems, abolitionist praxis, policing, race, surveillance, social movements

  • Graduate Student
Sekani Robinson
  • Graduate Student

Race, Gender, Culture, Elites, Sociology of the Body, Work and Occupations

  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student
  • Virtually
  • Graduate Student

Race, Ethnicity, Nation; Adoption Studies; Culture; Sociology of Family; Critical Mixed Race Studies; Latinx Sociology

  • Graduate Student

Sexualities, Gender, Masculinity, Sex/Gender-Based Violence, Qualitative Methods, Inequalities

  • Graduate Student

Radical Criminology, Barrio Criminology, Barrio Pedagogy, Globalization, Revolutionary Theory, Radical Perspectives on Prisons and Corrections, Prison Pedagogy, Global Political Economy, Transnational Migration, Urban Studies

  • Graduate Student

Race and ethnicity; International migration; Political sociology; Nation and nationalism; Ethnomethodology and conversation analysis; Comparative and historical methods; German studies

  • Graduate Student

Gender, Intersectionality, Families, Latina/o/x Sociology, Qualitative Methods

 

  • Graduate Student
Ian Anthony Waller
  • Graduate Student

Astrology as a Social Phenomenon, Gender and Masculinities, Sociology of Science, Sociology of Knowledge, Sociology of Fun

  • Graduate Student