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Sabrina Alimahomed, Assistant Professor
Office: PSY 134 Phone: (562) 985-7892
Main Teaching/Research Areas: Race, gender, class, sexuality; race and ethnic relations; transnational feminisms; War on Terror; U.S. Muslim communities; homeland security; women of color feminisms.
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CSULB since 2010.

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Nielan Barnes, Associate Professor
Office: PSY-141 Phone: (562) 985–4608
Main Teaching Areas: Principles of Sociology, Medical Sociology, Health & Medicine in Latin America, Qualitative Methods & Community-Based Research
Education & Research Interests: B.A. (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) Women’s Studies, San Diego State University, 1994; M.A. Latin American Studies, University of California, San Diego, 1998; M.A. Sociology, University of California, San Diego, 2001; Ph.D. Sociology, University of California, San Diego, 2005.

Non-profit sector and organizations; Sociology of Health and Medicine; Transnational Social Movements; Gender and Sexuality; Sociology of AIDS; Globalization, Social Inequality and Health.

CSULB since 2005.

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Carole Campbell, Professor
Office: PSY-128 Phone: (562) 985–4617
Main Teaching Areas: AIDS, Social Problems, Sexuality
Education & Research Interests: University of Albuquerque, 1978; Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1984. 

AIDS, gender roles, and sexuality; AIDS and family policies.

CSULB since 1986.

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Michael Chavez, Assistant Professor
Office: PSY-129
Phone: (562) 985–4610
Main Teaching Areas: Youth, Social Problems.

CSULB since 2014.

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Norma Chinchilla, Professor
Office: PSY-131
Phone: (562) 985–4760
Main Teaching Areas: Social Change, Social Stratification, Gender in Global Perspective ,International Social Conflict
Education & Research Interests: B.A., Raymond College, U. of Pacific, 1965; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1973. Joint Appointment with Women’s Studies. 

Women and social movements in Latin America; Central American immigration; Global cities: the case of Los Angeles.

CSULB since 1982.

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Jeff Davis, Professor
Office: PSY-137 Phone: (562) 985–4601
Main Teaching Areas: Social Psychology, Mental Health, Social Stratification
Education & Research Interests: B.A., North Carolina Central University, 1987; Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1997.

Ethnic minority mental health; Occupational conditions and mental health; Social psychology of ethnic conflict.

CSULB since 1997.

Image of Shelley Eriksen Shelley Eriksen, Professor
Office: LA3-103C
Phone: (562) 985-2124
Main Research/Teaching Areas: Gender, race & class; families; health & medicine; sociology of the body; research methods; violence studies & prevention.
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J. William Gibson, Professor
Office: PSY-136
Phone: (562) 985–4606
Main Teaching Areas: Contemporary Theory, Qualitative Methods, Sociology of the Environment
Education & Research Interests: B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1973; Ph.D., Yale University, 1985. 

Cultural sociology; Political and military sociology; Sociology of the environment.

CSULB since 1990.

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Jan Haldipur, Assistant Professor
Office: PSY-139
Phone: (562) 985–5711
Main Teaching Areas: Urban Sociology; Crime, Law, and Deviance; Race and Ethnic Relations; Qualitative Methods
Education: BA, Sociology, George Washington University, 2005 MSW, University of Pennsylvania, 2007 PhD, Sociology, City University of New York-Graduate Center, 2015.

CSULB since 2015.

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Nancy Martin, Assistant Professor
Office: PSY-135
Phone: (562) 985–9381
Main Teaching Areas: Principles of Sociology, Statistics, Sociology of Religion
Education & Research Interests: B.S. Engineering, Cornell University, 1986; M.A. Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2000; Ph.D. Sociology, University of Arizona, 2007. 

Sociology of Gender; Sociology of Religion; Social Movements.

CSULB since 2007.


Chantrey J. Murphy, Assistant Professor
Office: PSY-126
Phone: (562) 985–5650
Main Teaching Areas: Social Psychology, Quantitative Research Methods
Education & Research Interests: B.A. Sociology, Winthrop University; M.A. Sociology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Ph.D. Sociology, Texas A&M University. 

Social Psychology; Group Processes; Self & Identity; Experimental Methods; Theory Development; Incarcerated Populations

CSULB since 2016.

Leakhena Nou, Associate Professor
Office: PSY-143
Phone: (562) 985–7439
Main Teaching Areas: Social Psychology, Child Abuse & Prevention, Sociology of Women, Sociology of Southeast Asian Health
Education & Research Interests: B.A. California State University, Fullerton, (Sociology) 1991; M.S.W. Columbia University, New York City, (Social Work) 1993; M.A. University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Honolulu, (Sociology) 1997; Ph.D. University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Honolulu, (Sociology) 2002. 

Southeast Asian and Asia Pacific Studies; Asian American Studies; Social Psychology; Medical Sociology; Sociology of Health and Mental Health; Social Movements and Identity Construction; Sociology of the Family; Sociology of Organizations; Race, Class, and Gender Stratification.

CSULB since 2005.

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Steven Osuna, Assistant Professor
Office: PSY-137
Phone: (562) 985–4604
Main Research/Teaching Areas: Racial and class formation; transnationalism, globalization and immigration; policing, militarization, and criminalization; social theory; political economy; cultural studies.
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CSULB since 2015.


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Varisa Patraporn, Assistant Professor
Office: PSY-138
Phone: (562) 985–4607
Main Research/Teaching Areas: Race/Ethnicity, Immigration and Community Economic Development, Quantitative Methodologies.
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CSULB since 2012.


Esa Syeed, Assistant Professor
Office: PSY-125
Phone: (562) 985–5690
Main Research/Teaching Areas: Urban education, social movements, qualitative methods, race/ethnicity.

Education: BA: Georgetown University; MA: American University; PhD: New York University

CSULB since 2016.

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Oliver Wang, Associate Professor
Office: PSY-140
Phone: (562) 985–4600
Main Research/Teaching Areas: Race/ethnicity, popular culture, social problems.
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CSULB since 2006. 

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Jake Wilson, Associate Professor
Office: PSY-132
Phone: (562) 985–7379
Main Research/Teaching Areas: Race, Racism, and Labor; Racialized-Gendered Divisions in the Working-Class; Whiteness; Masculinities; Environmental Justice; Anarchism.
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CSULB since 2008.

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Kerry Woodward, Associate Professor
Office: PSY-142
Phone: (562) 985-4236
Main Teaching Areas: Social Problems, Classical Theory, Sociology of Families, Poverty and Public Policy.
Education & Research Interests: BA Women’s Studies, Smith College, 1995; MA Sociology, New School for Social Research, 1998 PhD Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 2009. CSULB since 2009.

Main Research Poverty and welfare reform; child welfare and the foster care system; social inequality, particularly the intersections of race, class, and gender; social justice; theory.

CSULB since 2009.

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Kristine Zentgraf, Professor (Department Chair)
Office: PSY-133
Phone: (562) 985–1689
Main Teaching Areas: Classic Theory, Social Stratification
Education & Research Interests: BA, CSULB, 1987; MA, UCLA, 1989, Ph.D. UCLA, 1998.

Main Research Areas: Poverty; Stratification; Race and Ethnicity; Economic Restructuring.

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CSULB since 1995.