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Sociology College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Meet Us

Staff

Amy Liu

Department Chair

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  • Specialty & Interests: Asian and Asian American Studies, Family and Aging, Health and Mental Health, Needs Assessment, Opinion Polls, Program Evaluations, Race Relations, Survey

Millicent Ballesteros

Administrative Support Coordinator

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Alexa-Lynn Hylaris

Administrative Support Assistant

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  • Location: AMD 450
  • Phone: (916) 278-6522
  • Pronouns: She/Her

Faculty

Ayad Al-Qazzaz

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Arab American Community, Islamic Culture and Religion, Muslim American Community, Political Sociology Societies of the Middle East and North Africa (including the Arab World)

Manuel Barajas

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  • Office Hours: Tues./Thurs. 3 - 4 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Race, Class, and Gender Inequalities, Labor Migration / Immigration / Transnationalism Studies, Chicana/o Sociology and Latino Studies, Ethnic & Race Relations, The Xaripu Community Across Borders

Ellen Berg

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  • Office Hours: Mon. and Wed. 12:00p.m. - 1:30p.m. or Email for appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: Family, Statistics

Jacqueline Brooks

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment.
  • Specialty & Interests: Research Methods, Race and Ethnic Minorities, Sociology of Gender, Sociological Stratification, Sociological Theory

Jacqueline Carrigan

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  • Office Hours: Mon. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Tues. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wed. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. (In-Person in AMD 454C or email for appt.)
  • Specialty & Interests: Demography, Marxist Sociology, Research Methods

Gabrielle Gonzales

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 10 a.m. - noon Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Social inequality, Sociology of Health and the Body, Latin American Studies

Aya Kimura Ida

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  • Office Hours:
    Mon./Wed. 3 - 4 p.m.
    Fri. 11 a.m. - noon Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Social Psychology, Race and Ethnicity, Mental Health and Illness

Anne Luna

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  • Office Hours: Office hours are by appointment only. The advising link is available on Canvas under Start Here.
  • Specialty & Interests: Social Theory, Social Inequalities, Environmental Sociology, Social Movements, Sociology of Gender, Native American Sociology

Patricia Morris

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Wed. 12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. Email to schedule appointment for zoom or in person if needed outside of the hours posted.
  • Specialty & Interests: Research Methods, Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis, Sociology of Emotions, Sociology of Work, Social Psychology

Heidy Sarabia

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Wed. 3 - 4 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Globalization, U.S.-Mexico Border, Immigration and Citizenship, Law and Society, Social Movements, Research Methods

Amanda Shigihara

Graduate Coordinator

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  • Office Hours: Tue. and Thurs. 4:30p.m. - 6:00p.m. (In-person) Or by appointments.
  • Specialty & Interests: Social Psychology; Deviance, Crime, and Law; Life Course; Work and Occupations; Qualitative Methods; Sociological Theory

Charles Varano

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment.
  • Specialty & Interests: Education, Social Stratification, Urban Sociology, Work & Organizations

Kevin Wehr

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment.
  • Specialty & Interests: Environmental Sociology, Political Sociology, Criminology, Social Movements, Social Theory

Lecturers

John Aldecoa

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment.
  • Specialty & Interests: Sociological Theory; Social Psychology; Identities and Identity Development; Morality; Religion

Paul Bianchi

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Wed. 11 a.m. - noon Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: American Individualism, Race and Ethnic Relations, Criminology, and Sociological Theory

Paul Burke

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  • Office Hours: Please e-mail for an appointment.
  • Specialty & Interests: Political Sociology, Race and Class Relations, Sociology of Law, Labor and the Sociology of Work and Organizations

Mark Carnero

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Wed. 3 - 4 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Social Justice, Education, Mass Media, Structural Racism, Colonization & De-Colonial Resistance

Courtney Caviness

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment.

Yanyi Djamba

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  • Office Hours: Thurs. 3 - 3:45 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Demography, Gender, Marriage and the Family, Research Methods, Sociology of Health and Medicine

Tania DoCarmo

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  • Office Hours: Mondays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (via zoom & by appt., sign up using calendar app)
  • Specialty & Interests: Global Sociology, Law & Society, Im/migration, Citizenship, Transnational Crime

Danielle Duckett

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  • Office Hours: Mon. and Wed. 10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m., or schedule via SetMore (https://tinyurl.com/DuckettOfficeHour) or Email
  • Specialty & Interests: Crime and Deviance, Sociology of Gender and Women's Studies, Social Methods Research, Social Inequalities and Stratification

Michelle Durden

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  • Office Hours: Mon. noon - 1:30 p.m. Tues. 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (via Zoom). Canvas, Email, or Zoom by appointment (link will be sent when appointment is made)
  • Specialty & Interests: Sociology of Gender, Social Psychology, Social Problems, Identity

Tina Fitzgerald

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  • Office Hours: Thurs. 11 a.m. - noon Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Quantitative Research Methods, Statistics, Sociology of The Family

Melissa Gosdin

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment.

Christian Lewis

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  • Office Hours: Tues./Thurs./Fri. 5 - 6 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Race and Ethnicity, Social Psychology, Race/Gender/Class Inequalities, The Sociology of Work and Occupations, Social Stratification, Sociology of Education, Self and Identity, Sociology of Emotions

Nathen Menard

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  • Office Hours: Fri. noon - 1 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Race and Ethnicity, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Disasters, Social Psychology, Social Inequality, Social Change Organizations, and Social Interactions.

Thien-Huong Ninh

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 5:00p.m. - 7:15p.m., Thurs. 6:30p.m. - 7:15p.m. Zoom link on Canvas.
  • Specialty & Interests: Statistics, Research Methods, Race & Ethnicity, Immigration, Gender & Family, Globalization, Religion

Christopher Pappas

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  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:15p.m. - 4:15p.m. Office hours in-person (mask required). Students should Email to schedule Zoom office hours.
  • Specialty & Interests: Culture (including popular culture and music), Multicultural and Ethnic Studies, Stratification and Inequality, Sexuality, Sociology of Gender Sociological Theory

Tomás Rodríguez

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Tue., 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Start your Canvas session anytime within these hours.
  • Specialty & Interests: Immigration & Immigrant Adaptation, Race & Ethnic Relations, Social Stratification, Educational Inequality, Men and Masculinities

Miguel Ruiz

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  • Office Hours:
    Mon. noon - 1 p.m. Zoom
    Tues. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Zoom
    Wed. noon - 1 p.m. Zoom
    Thurs. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Civil Rights Movements, Sociology of Sports, Political Sociology, Cultural Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Bernadette Tello

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  • Office Hours:
    Tues. 10:30 a.m. - noon Zoom
    Thurs. 8:30 - 10 a.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Social Theory, Race relations, and Gender Inequalities

Rosemary Varesio

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Wed. noon - 1 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Social Theory, Gender Inequalities, and Deviance.

Debra Welkley

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  • Office Hours: Zoom - Tue. 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. / Wed. 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. or E-mail for appointment. Zoom link provided on syllabus and through Canvas.
  • Specialty & Interests: Critical Thinking; Ethnic and Race Relations; Gender Studies; Qualitative Research; Mentoring; Marriage and Family

Ayanna Yonemura

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 1 - 4 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Nationalism, Gender, American Studies/Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies, African American Studies, Immigration, Urban Planning/Urban Studies

Emeritus

Carole Barnes

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Ernest Cowles

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Dean Dorn

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Rodney Kingsnorth

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Judson Landis

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David Lee

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Randall MacIntosh

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Todd Migliaccio

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Total Members: 45