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  Sabrina Alimahomed, Assistant Professor Email: 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. More info.
Nielan Barnes, Associate Professor Email: 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. CSULB since 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.
Carole Campbell Carole Campbell, Professor Email: 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. CSULB since 1986. AIDS, gender roles, and sexuality; AIDS and family policies
Michael Chavez, Assistant Professor Email: Office: PSY-129 Phone: (562) 985–4610 Main Teaching Areas: Youth, Social Problems, Juvenile Delinquency
Norma Chinchilla Norma Chinchilla, Professor Email: 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. CSULB since 1982. Women and social movements in Latin America; Central American immigration; Global cities: the case of Los Angeles.
Jeff Davis Jeff Davis, Professor Email: 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. CSULB since 1997. Ethnic minority mental health; Occupational conditions and mental health; Social psychology of ethnic conflict.
Shelley Eriksen Shelley Eriksen, Professor Email: 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. More info.
J. William Gibson J. William Gibson, Professor Email: 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. CSULB since 1990. Cultural sociology; Political and military sociology; Sociology of the environment.
Jan Haldipur Jan Haldipur, Assistant Professor Email: Office: PSY-139 Phone: (562) 985–5711 Main Teaching Areas: Urban Sociology; Crime, Law, and Deviance; Race and Ethnic Relations; Qualitative Methods Education & Research Interests: BA, Sociology, George Washington University, 2005 MSW, University of Pennsylvania, 2007 PhD, Sociology, City University of New York-Graduate Center, 2015
Gary Hytrek Gary Hytrek, Professor Email: Office: PSY-127 Phone: (562) 985–2091 Main Teaching Areas: Social Change, Sociology of Globalization Education & Research Interests: BA Political Science, 1985, California State University, Bakersfield; MA Latin American Studies, 1988, UCLA; MA Sociology, 1990, UCLA; PhD Sociology, 1996, UCLA. CSULB since 2002. Sociology of Globalization; Globalization, restructuring, and community development; Globalization and Democracy; Social Change in Latin America.
Nancy Martin, Assistant Professor Email: 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. CSULB since 2007. Sociology of Gender; Sociology of Religion; Social Movements.
  Leakhena Nou, Associate Professor Email: 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. CSULB since 2005. 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.
osuna Steven Osuna, Assistant Professor Email: 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. More info.


Varisa Patraporn, Assistant Professor Email: Office: PSY-138 Phone: (562) 985–4607 Main Research/Teaching Areas: Race/Ethnicity, Immigration and Community Economic Development, Quantitative Methodologies. More info.
  Oliver Wang, Associate Professor Email: Office: PSY-140 Phone: (562) 985–4600 Main Research/Teaching Areas: Race/ethnicity, popular culture, social problems. More info.
Jake Wilson, Associate Professor Email: 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. More info.
 Kerry Woodward 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. 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.
Kristine Zentgraf Kristine Zentgraf, Professor (Department Chair) Email: 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. CSULB since 1995. Poverty; Stratification; Race and Ethnicity; Economic Restructuring.