Department ofSociology

Faculty and Staff

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    Fay Boyle Professor and Chair

    Enrique Pumar

    Economic Sociology, International Migration, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Development, Comparative Historical Sociology, and Hispanic Societies.

    408-554-4780
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    Lecturer and Department Internship Coordinator

    Cara Chiaraluce

    Social Inequalities and Social Problems, Sex and Gender, Marriage and Family, Childhood and Youth, Social Psychology

    408-554-4510
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    Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer

    Tracy DeHaan

    Suicide, New Media, Social Psychology, Gender, Sexuality, Family, and Food

    408-554-6846
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    Professor

    Marilyn Fernandez

    Asian American Families and Communities, Domestic Violence, Programs and Evaluation, Assessment of Multicultural Education, Sociology of Development

    408-554-4432
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    Professor

    Alma Garcia

    Mexican American Communities, Political Economy of Latin American Development, Oral History Research

    408-554-4511
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    Assistant Professor, Sociology Department

    Patrick Lopez-Aguado

    Race and Incarceration, Juvenile Justice, Youth and Street Cultures, Urban Ethnography

    408-554-5178
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    Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer

    Katia Moles

    Social Stratification, Social Justice, Critical Pedagogy, and Public Health/Policy

    408-554-2794
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    Associate Professor, Sociology Department

    Laura Nichols

    Applied Sociology, Inequalities, Experiences of First Generation College Student

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    Associate Professor

    Laura Robinson

    New Media, Digital Inequality, Culture, Sociology of Communication and Media, Cross-National Sociology, U.S. and Western Europe, Brazil and Latin America

    408-554-4509
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Visiting Research Scholars

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    Executive Director of the US-China Catholic Association

    Michael Agliardo, S.J.

    Sociology of Religion, Environmental Sociology, and Sociology of Culture
    (2017-2019)

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Dr. Michael Agliardo, S.J. (2017-2019), Dr. Cid Martinez (Spring 2018), Dr. Gabe Ignatow (Spring 2017), and Dr. Cecilia MacDowell Santos (Spring 2016)