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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Sociology
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Dr. Varisa Patraporn, Assistant Professor

Office: PSY-138
Phone: (562) 985-4607

Main Courses:

  • Introduction to Data Methods (SOC 270)
  • Research methods (SOC 354, 355, 696)
  • Urban sociology and policy (SOC 540)

Research Interests:

  • Race/Ethnicity, Immigration and Community Economic Development


  • B.A. (cum laude) in Political Science (Honors) and Sociology, UC Irvine
  • Master of Public Policy, UCLA
  • Ph.D. Urban Planning, UCLA

Selected publications: