S. Michael Gaddis

Dr. S. Michael Gaddis is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UCLA whose research focuses on racial discrimination, educational inequality, and mental health. He often uses experiments to examine  levels of discrimination in employment and housing as well as the conditions under which racial discrimination occurs. In other research, he investigates differences in mental health conditions, stigma, and use of formal and informal mental health treatment on college campuses. Overall, his research provides evidence of inequality in the U.S. related to race, social class, and education.

Aliza Luft

Jeffrey Guhin

My research interests include education, culture, religion, and theory. My first book, coming in December 2020 from Oxford University Press, is titled Agents of God: Boundaries and Authority in Muslim and Christian SchoolsMy work centers around a few key theoretical concerns: (1) the cognitive, social, and institutional processes through which people’s values and orienting commitments are developed and (2) the relationship between authority and moral life.

Karida L. Brown

Kevan Harris

I'm a historical sociologist studying development and social change in the global South.

Marcus Anthony Hunter

Dr. Marcus Anthony Hunter is the Scott Waugh Endowed Chair in the Division of the Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology, and served as the Inaugural chair of the department of African American Studies at UCLA. He is author of three books: Black Citymakers: How The Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America (Oxford University Press, 2013), Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life (University of California Press, 2018) coauthored with Zandria F. Robinson, and The New Black Sociologists (Routledge, 2018).

Min Zhou

She is currenly Director of UCLA Asia Pacific Center (2016+). She was the Inaugural Chair of the Department of Asian American Studies (2001-05) at UCLA. During 2013 to 2016, she served as Tan Lark Sye Chair Professor, Head of Sociology Division, and Director of the Chinese Heritage Centre at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her main research interests include migration and development, race and ethnicity, Asia and Asia America, Chinese diaspora, and urban sociology.

Ching Kwan Lee

work, globalization, political sociology, development of the global south, comparative ethnography, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, and Africa.

Abigail Saguy

To date, I have pursued these interests through four main lines of inquiry that examine: 1) how and why the United States and France developed very different legal and corporate approaches to sexual harassment; 2) how and why fatness has come to be understood as a public health crisis and the consequences of understanding body weight in this way; 3) how and why various groups talk of “coming out” as members of these groups to resist stigma and collectively mobilize for social change; and 4) how the term gender neutrality has been used in and out of the courts and across the women’s r

Megan Sweeney

My research centers broadly on the nature, determinants, and consequences of trends and differentials in family patterns. I am particularly interested in the economic underpinnings of family life. Sometimes I directly investigate the association between economic and family processes, such as in my work on cohort change in marriage formation or my research on the work-family interface in later life.