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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Sociology
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ow.jpgDr. Oliver Wang, Professor

Office: PSY-140
Phone: (562) 985–4600

Main Courses:

  • Principles of Sociology (SOC 100)
  • Social Problems (SOC 142)
  • Popular Culture (SOC 447)
  • Honors Thesis (488/89H)
  • Arts, Culture and Los Angeles (UHP 101)

Research Interests: Popular culture/music, race and ethnicity, identity and community formation.


  • B.A. Sociology, U.C. Berkeley, 1994
  • M.A., Ph.D. Ethnic Studies, U.C. Berkeley, 2004

Selected publications: