Sociology (323) 343-2200

Mohammed Abdelhamid
Adjunct Faculty of Sociology; M.A., Cal State L.A.
Contact: (323) 343-2200

  • Statistics
  • Research methods
  • Intimate relationship

Fluent in: Arabic.

Dinur Blum
Adjunct Faculty of Sociology; Ph.D., UC Riverside
Contact: (323) 343-2200

  • Social causes of mass shootings in the U.S.
  • Student-athletes and higher education
  • Social effects from COVID-19

Cristina Bodinger-deUriarte
Professor of Sociology; Ph.D., Harvard University
Contact: (323) 343-2212

  • Social psychology
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Identity formation
  • Life span
  • Sociology of culture, particularly media, music, literature and the arts
  • Applied sociology
  • Hate crimes

Elaine Draper
Professor of Sociology; Ph.D., UC Berkeley; J.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-2299

  • Government consulting
  • Health and health policy
  • Bioethics
  • Biomedical technologies
  • Health and environmental hazards
  • Government and corporate policy

Rick Fraser
Sociology Lecturer; Ph.D., University of Southern California
Contact: (323) 343-6352

  • Child custody
  • Los Angeles Superior Courts

Janet Lever
Emerita Professor of Sociology; Ph.D., Yale University
Contact: (323) 343-2200

  • Gender studies
  • Leisure studies
  • Applied sociology
  • Social consequences of human sexuality
  • Sex and health policy issues
  • Sex on the Internet
  • Body imagery

Luis F. Nuño
Assistant Professor of Sociology; Ph.D., New School for Social Research
Contact: (323) 343-2209

  • Urban sociology
  • Social control
  • Policing
  • Prisoner reentry
  • Immigration

Fluent in: Spanish.

Charity Perry
Professor of Sociology; Ph.D., University of Louisiana Monroe
Contact: (323) 343-6352

  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Stepfamily and blended family
  • High-conflict divorce and parenting

Gunnar Valgeirsson
Lecturer of Sociology; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Contact: (323) 343-2212

  • Sociology of drug use
  • Sports and business

Fluent in: Icelandic, German, Danish.