Grad Students
  • Caitlin Ahearn

    Subfield: Social Stratification and Mobility, Education

    Contact Information

    Email    cahearn3@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 228A
  • Nada Ali Ramadan

    Subfield: Gender, Development, Labor and Employment, Politics, Social Movements, Middle East and North Africa

    Contact Information

    Email    nadarama@ucla.edu
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  • Wisam Alshaibi

    Subfield: Comparative Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Social Theory; Political Violence & War; Archival Studies; Ba'thist Iraq; Insurgency & Nationalism

    Contact Information

    Email    wisam.alshaibi@ucla.edu
    Office 
  • Taylor Aquino

    Subfield: Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Methods, Social Stratification and Mobility

    Contact Information

    Email    taquino7@g.ucla.edu
    Office  A56-1
  • Alina Arseniev-Koehler

    Subfield: Computational sociology; Language, Sociology of health and illness; Cognitive sociology, Culture, Social media

    Contact Information

    Email    arsena@g.ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 108 - Computational Sociology Reactor
  • Clara Bergen

    Subfield: Physician-Patient Communication, Qualitative-Quantitative Mixed Methods Research, Health Behavior and Healthcare Provision in Low-Income Communities To read more about my research, visit my website: https://clarabergen.com/

    Contact Information

    Email    cbergen@ucla.edu
    Office 
  • Diya Bose

    Subfield: Gender, Sexuality, DevelopmentSouth Asia

    Contact Information

    Email    diyab@ucla.edu
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  • Abraham Calderon

    Subfield: Race and Ethnicity, International Migration, Political Sociology

    Contact Information

    Email    abrahamcalderon@ucla.edu
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  • Andrew Chalfoun

    Contact Information

    Email    achalfoun@g.ucla.edu
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  • Zeke Chen

    Subfield: International Migration, Race & Ethnicity, Social Stratification & Mobility, Quantitative Methods

    Contact Information

    Email    zchen716@ucla.edu
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  • Christina Chica

    Subfield: Comparative & Historical Sociology; Comparative Asylum Law; Gender & Sexuality; Globalization; Human Rights; Mixed Methods; Political Sociology; Race & Ethnicity; Theory

    Contact Information

    Email    cchica24@g.ucla.edu
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  • Ryan Cho

    Subfield: Social Stratification, Education, Military, Race & Ethnicity, Demography

    Contact Information

    Email    ryanwcho[at]ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 228
  • Noureddine Chtaini

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  • Angela Clague

    Subfield: Sociology of Health and Illness; Organizational Sociology; Network Analysis; Quantitative Methods; Military and Veteran

    Contact Information

    Email    angela.k.clague@ucla.edu
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  • Oscar Contreras

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  • Alexis Coopersmith

    Subfield: War & Political Violence; Elections; Political Participation; Gender

    Contact Information

    Email    acoopersmith@ucla.edu
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  • Keith Cox

    Subfield: Conversation Analysis, Medical Sociology

    Contact Information

    Email    kgcox@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 234
  • Deisy Del Real

    Subfield: International Migration, Race and Ethnicity, Undocumented Immigrants, Mercosur, Migration in South America

    Contact Information

    Email    ddelreal@ucla.edu
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  • Juan D. Delgado

    Subfield: Comparative & Historical Sociology, Political Sociology, Cultural Sociology, Social Theory, Comparative Race & Ethnicity, Social Movements & Collective Behavior.

    Contact Information

    Email    jddelgado@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 103
  • Rebecca A. DiBennardo

    Subfield: Sexualities, Gender, Law & Policy, Criminology

    Contact Information

    Email    redibennardo@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 105
  • Leydy Diossa-Jimenez

    Subfield: International Migration, Political Sociology, Citizenship and Political Rights in Latin America, Comparative & Historical Sociology

    Contact Information

    Email    ldiossa@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 289
  • Nicholas DiRago

    Subfield: urban sociology; political sociology; inequality, poverty, and mobility; organizations

    Contact Information

    Email    ndirago@g.ucla.edu
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  • Eduardo Duran

    Subfield: Cultural sociology, phenomenological sociology, classic and contemporary theory, ethnography

    Contact Information

    Email    e.duran@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 209
  • Molly Fee

    Subfield: International Migration, Forced Migration, Refugee Resettlement, Political Sociology

    Contact Information

    Email    mfee@ucla.edu
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  • Lei Feng

    Subfield: Demography, family, social stratification

    Contact Information

    Email    fenglei2014@yahoo.com
    Office  Haines 212
  • Matías Fernández

    Subfield: Political sociology, Markets, Knowledge, Historical and comparative sociology, Comparative ethnicity, Ethnography, Latin America.

    Contact Information

    Email    matfernan@ucla.edu
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  • Josefina Flores Morales

    Subfield: Immigration, Education, Aging, and Health 

    Contact Information

    Email    flores.morales@ucla.edu
    Office  A56-5
  • Hilary Flowers

    Subfield: Gender, Social Demography, Family

    Contact Information

    Email    hflowers@g.ucla.edu
    Office  Haines A56
  • Matthew P. Fox

    Subfield: Criminal Justice (Comparative Law, Court Systems, Criminal Law, Juries, Legal Diffusion) and Sociology (Criminology, Economic Sociology [Organizational Theory], Policy Diffusion, Sociology of Culture and Knowledge, Sociology of Law [specifically Criminal Law])

    Contact Information

    Email    matt.fox45@gmail.com
    Office  106A Haines Hall
  • Chiara Galli

    Subfield: international migration, migration and asylum policy, unaccompanied minors, central american immigration, ethnography

    Contact Information

    Email    cgalli@ucla.edu
    Office 
  • Rocío R. García

    Subfield: Race, Class, Gender; Latinx and Black feminist theories; sociology of knowledge; Latinx sociology; culture; reproduction; social movements; qualitative methods; immigration and migration

    Contact Information

    Email    rgarcia1@g.ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 261B
  • Pablo Geraldo Bastías

    Subfield: Stratification and Inequality, Quantitative and Computational Methods, Technical and Vocational Education

    Contact Information

    Email    pdgeraldo@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 228
  • Sima Ghaddar

    Subfield: political sociology, the anthropology of the state, social movements, historical sociology and contemporary social theory, Middle Eastern Studies

    Contact Information

    Email    simasghaddar@g.ucla.edu
    Office 
  • Neil Gong

    Subfield: medical sociology, urban sociology, law, knowledge, mental health, ethnography

    Contact Information

    Email    ngong@ucla.edu
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  • Ian Gray

    Subfield: Sociology of Expertise; Economic Sociology; Science and Technology Studies; Organizational Theory; Digital Methods.

    Contact Information

    Email    igray@ucla.edu
    Office 
  • Zachary Griffen

    Subfield: Sociology of Knowledge, Expertise, and Science; Economic Sociology; Sociology of Culture; Comparative Historical Sociology; Sociology of Education; Sociology of Health

    Contact Information

    Email    zwgriffe@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines A50
  • Clara Hanson

    Subfield: Computational methods,  science and technology studies, culture

    Contact Information

    Email    clarahanson@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines A56-5
  • Ariel Hart

    Subfield: Medical Sociology; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements; Critical Race Theory; Gender and Sexuality; Black Feminist Thought

    Contact Information

    Email    ANHart@mednet.ucla.edu
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  • Andrew C. Herman

    Subfield: Political Sociology, Information (and Data) and Society, Technology, Institutions

    Contact Information

    Email    andrewcherman@ucla.edu
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  • Joel Herrera

    Subfield: Development, political sociology, Latin America

    Contact Information

    Email    jsherrera@ucla.edu
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  • Amelia M. J. Hill

    Subfield: Conversation Analysis, Race, Gender, Inequality, Ethnomethodology

    Contact Information

    Email    amjhill@ucla.edu
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  • Nathan Hoffmann

    Subfield: international migration, social stratification, education

    Contact Information

    Email    nathanihoff@g.ucla.edu
    Office  A56
  • Bowei Hu

    Subfield: Social Inequality & Economic Sociology

    Contact Information

    Email    boweihu@ucla.edu
    Office 
  • Jessica Huerta

    Subfield: Gender, Family, Organizational Analysis, Military and Veterans

    Contact Information

    Email    jhuerta@ucla.edu
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  • Isaac Jilbert

    Subfield: Comparative Historical Sociology, Organizations, Economic Sociology

    Contact Information

    Email    ijilber1@ucla.edu
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  • Sara Johnsen

    Subfield: Social Stratification & Mobility; Sociology of the Family; Education

    Contact Information

    Email    sjohnsen@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 105
  • Jay Johnson

    Subfield: international migration, political sociology, forced migration studies, cities, South Africa

    Contact Information

    Email    jamesgjohnson@ucla.edu
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  • Zep Kalb

    Subfield: Political Sociology, Historical Sociology, Social Movements, Labor, Middle East

    Contact Information

    Email    zepkalb@g.ucla.edu
    Office 
  • Rebecca Kaufman

    Subfield: Medical Sociology, Reproduction, Gender, Ethnography 

    Contact Information

    Email    rkaufmanr@g.ucla.edu
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  • Harleen Kaur

    Subfield: Race/Ethnicity; International Migration; Comparative Ethnicity, Race & Nationalism

    Contact Information

    Email    harleenkaur@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines A56-7
  • Nihal Kayali

    Subfield: Political Sociology, International Migration, Comparative Ethnicity and Nationalism, Middle East Studies

    Contact Information

    Email    nihalkayali@ucla.edu
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  • Bernard Koch

    Subfield: Science of Science, Culture, Cultural Evolution, Computational Social Science

    Contact Information

    Email    bernardkoch@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 108 - Computational Sociology Reactor
  • Sera Kwon

    Subfield: Race & Ethnicity; Social Movements; Qualitative Methods

    Contact Information

    Email    seraskwon@g.ucla.edu
    Office 
  • Tianjian Lai

    Subfield: International Migration, Race and Ethnicity, Social Stratification, Youth Development

    Contact Information

    Email    tianjian0lai@ucla.edu
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  • Andrew N. Le

    Subfield: International Migration, Political Economy, Religion, Organizations, Comparative Ethnicity, Race, and Nationalism, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia

    Contact Information

    Email    AndrewNLe@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 111
  • Yewon Andrea Lee

    Subfield: Urban sociology, Political sociology, Social Movements, Labor and Work, Gentrification, Ethnographic Methods, Comparative Historical Methods

    Contact Information

    Email    yewon.lee@ucla.edu
    Office 
  • Ruey-Ying Liu

    Subfield: Conversation Analysis, Social Interaction

    Contact Information

    Email    rueyying@ucla.edu
    Office 
  • Summer Lopez Colorado

    Subfield: Race and Ethnicity, Social Stratification, Education, Mixed Methods, Urban and Suburban sociology

    Contact Information

    Email    slopezcolorado@ucla.edu
    Office  A56-11
  • Saskia Maltz

    Subfield: Conversation Analysis, Medical Sociology

    Contact Information

    Email    smaltz@ucla.edu
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  • Jorge D. Mancillas

    Subfield: Urban/Suburban Ethnography; Poverty; Cultural Sociology; Death, Dying, and Bereavement; Social Violence; Theory

    Contact Information

    Email    jdmancillas@ucla.edu
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  • Paul Martinez

    Subfield: Race and Ethnicity, Education, Immigration, Social Stratification, and Mobility.

    Contact Information

    Email    martinep@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 50A
  • Mirian Martinez-Aranda

    Subfield: International migration, Immigrant detention, Deportation, Gender, Medical Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Ethnography.

    Contact Information

    Email    mmeux@ucla.edu
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  • Oscar J. Mayorga

    Subfield: Subfield: Race & Ethnicity, Sociology of Knowledge, Economy Sociology, Quantitative and Computational Methods

    Contact Information

    Email    omayorga@ucla.edu
    Office  A50 Haines Hall
  • Amanda McArthur

    Subfield: Conversation Analysis, Medical Sociology/ Communication in Health Care, Quantitative & Mixed Methods

    Contact Information

    Email    ammcarth [at] ucla.edu
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  • Lucrecia Mena Meléndez

    Subfield: Sociology of Health, Immigrant Health, International Migration, International Development, Demography, Emigrant Policies and Politics, State-Diaspora Relations, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods.Field Exams:International Migration (Spring 2017)Social Demography (Summer 2017)

    Contact Information

    Email    luckymena@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 106A
  • Cory Mengual

    Subfield: Subfields: Social Stratification & Mobility; Political Sociology; Collective Action/Social Change; Social Networks; Social Movements & Collective Behavior

    Contact Information

    Email    cmengual@g.ucla.edu
    Office  A56-11
  • Kristella Montiegel

    Subfield: Conversation Analysis, Language and Social Interaction, Media, Communication Studies 

    Contact Information

    Email    kmontiegel@ucla.edu
    Office 
  • Kyle Nelson

    Subfield: Urban and Community Sociology, Law and Society, Self and Society, Organizations and Institutions, Housing and Legal Policy, Race and Ethnicity, Theory, and Ethnography.

    Contact Information

    Email    kylenelson@ucla.edu
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  • Luis Manuel Olguin

    News leaks, and press/state transparency. Money exchanges, networks, and reciprocity. Spanish conversation.

    Subfield: Conversation Analysis, Cultural Sociology, Linguistic Anthropology. 

    Contact Information

    Email    lmolguin@ucla.edu
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  • Yotala Oszkay Febres-Cordero

    Subfield: Social Movements, Organizations, Economic Sociology, Computational Sociology, Comparative Historical Methods, Quantitative Methods

    Contact Information

    Email    yotalao@ucla.edu
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  • Pei Palmgren

    Subfield: Political Sociology, International Migration, Development, Southeast Asia, Ethnography

    Contact Information

    Email    peipalm@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines A50
  • Sue Park

    Subfield: Ethnography, International Migration, Race and Ethnicity

    Contact Information

    Email    suehpark[at]ucla.edu
    Office 
  • Sung S. Park

    Subfield: Family; Demography; Immigration; Race; Social Stratification; Aging; Life Course

    Contact Information

    Email    sung.s.park@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 213A
  • Ian Peacock

    Subfield: economic sociology, organizations, and international migration

    Contact Information

    Email    ipeacock@ucla.edu
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  • Anjana Radhakrishnan

    Subfield: Gender; Conversation Analysis; International Migration

    Contact Information

    Email    anjanagrk@g.ucla.edu
    Office  A56-12
  • Allison Ramirez

    Subfield: Settler Colonialism, Economy, Culture, Race, Comparative & Historical Sociology, and Ethnography 

    Contact Information

    Email    allramirez@g.ucla.edu
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  • Mallory Rees

    Subfield: Gender, Organizations and Work, Social Psychology 

    Contact Information

    Email    mer294@g.ucla.edu
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  • Qiaoyan Li Rosenberg

    Subfield: International Migration; Globalization; Economic Sociology; East Asia; Qualitative Methods.

    Contact Information

    Email    qdrosenberg@ucla.edu
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  • Debanjan Roychoudhury

    Subfield: Urban Sociology, Policing, Race & Ethnicity

    Contact Information

    Email    droychoudhury@ucla.edu
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  • Carla Salazar Gonzalez

    Subfield: Social stratification, race and ethnicity, social demography, international migration

    Contact Information

    Email    carlas@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines A58C
  • Casandra D. Salgado

    Subfield: Race and Ethnicity; International Migration; Social Stratification; Latina/o Sociology; Inequality

    Contact Information

    Email    casandrasalgado@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 109
  • Amberia Sargent

    Subfield: Gender, Race, and Qualitative Methods

    Contact Information

    Email    amberia.sargent@ucla.edu
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  • David Schieber

    Subfield: Work and Organizations, Culture, Health, Gender, Economic Sociology

    Contact Information

    Email    dws939@g.ucla.edu
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  • Kevin Shih

    Subfield: Economic sociology, sociology of culture, internet, markets, mass media, network analysis, computational sociology

    Contact Information

    Email    kevin.shih@ucla.edu
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  • Jihyun J Shim

    Subfield: Race & Ethnicity, Culture, Sociology of the Arts, Gender & Sexuality

    Contact Information

    Email    shimj@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines A56
  • Antwann Michael Simpkins

    Subfield: Carcerality; Black Feminist Thought; Race and Ethnicity; Law and Society; Critical Race Theory; Gender; Urban and Suburban Methods Specialization: Archival Ethnography; Geographic Information Systems

    Contact Information

    Email    antwanns@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines A56
  • Eleni Skaperdas

    Subfield: Medical Sociology, Women's Health, Knowledge, STS, Social Theory, Ethnography

    Contact Information

    Email    eleniskaperdas@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 261A
  • Lina Stepick

    Subfield: Urban Sociology, Social Movements, Race & Ethnicity, Political Sociology

    Contact Information

    Email    lstepick@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 111
  • Carmella N. Stoddard

    Substantive Topics: Sociology of Celebrity, Intergroup Relations, Relationship Formation, Media Representation

    Subfield: Computational Sociology, Social Networks, Social Theory, Critical Theory, Culture, Social Psychology, Race & Ethnicity, Quantitative Methods

    Contact Information

    Email    cstoddard@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 289 (Next Door to Prof. Rossman in Haines 287)
  • Gabriel Suchodolski

    Subfield: Political Sociology; Social Movements; Development; Infrastructure and Land-use Policies; Environment & Natural Resources; Welfare Policies; Comparative-Historical Sociology; Ethnographic Methods; Brazil & India.

    Contact Information

    Email    g1such@ucla.edu
    Office  A56 Haines Hall
  • John Sullivan

    Residential Segregation, Neighborhood population change, Residential mobility through the life course.

    Subfield: Demography

    Contact Information

    Email    sulli406@g.ucla.edu
    Office  206 Haines Hall
  • Kali Tambreé

    Subfield: Race & Ethnicity; The Black Atlantic; Death and Dying; Black Subjectivity; Expression; Sites of Community

    Contact Information

    Email    katambree@g.ucla.edu
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  • Jacob Thomas

    Subfield: International Migration, Social Stratification, Transnational (Im)mobility and Inequality, Sociology of Independent Travel and Tourism, Comparative Migration Policy and Law, Social Networks, Mixed Methods Research

    Contact Information

    Email    j.thomas@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines A58b
  • Caroline Tietbohl

    Subfield: Sociology of Medicine, Health and Illness, Aging, Physician-Patient Interaction, Healthcare Systems, Ethnography, Qualitative Methods, Conversation Analysis

    Contact Information

    Email    ctietbohl@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 216B
  • Michael Tran

    Subfield: Race and Ethnicity, Media, Culture

    Contact Information

    Email    mtran2@ucla.edu
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  • Jennifer Uribe

    Subfield: Comparative Race & Ethnicity; Race & Nationalism; International Migration; Gender; Qualitative methods

    Contact Information

    Email    jenniferuribe@g.ucla.edu
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  • Ariana J. Valle

    Subfield: Race and Ethnicity, (Im)migration, Latina/o Sociology, Political Sociology, Qualitative Methodology, Caribbean and Central American communities in the U.S.

    Contact Information

    Email    ajvalle@ucla.edu
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  • Amber Villalobos

    Subfield: Social Stratification/Mobility; Education; Demography

    Contact Information

    Email    avillalobos@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines 228 A
  • Arthur Wang

    Subfield: Sociology of Education, International Migration, Race and Ethnicity

    Contact Information

    Email    arthurwang07@ucla.edu
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  • Gilad Wenig

    Subfield: Political Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Security Studies; the Middle East

    Contact Information

    Email    gwenig@ucla.edu
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  • Anthony James Williams

    Subfield: Incarceration; Social Movements; Race & Ethnicity; Gender & Sexuality

    Contact Information

    Email    antwilliams@g.ucla.edu
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  • Sandy Xu

    Subfield: Political Sociology, Economic Sociology, Comparative Historical Sociology, Sociology of Medicine and Health, Socialist and Post-Socialist States, Disability, Labor, Welfare

    Contact Information

    Email    sandyxu@ucla.edu
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  • Ashelee Yang

    Subfield: International Migration; Ethnography; Interactional Dynamics; Sociology of Religion; Race & Ethnicity; Chinese American Community; East Asia; Medical Sociology.

    Contact Information

    Email    asheleeyang@g.ucla.edu
    Office  Haines A56
  • Emily Yen

    Subfield: Urban Sociology, Ethnography, Labor, Poltical Sociology, Organizational Sociology, Networks

    Contact Information

    Email    emilyhelenyen@gmail.com
    Office  Haines A52
  • Gary Yeritsian

    I am a sociologist of media and communication. My dissertation deals with the contradictions of audience participation, investigating both controlled 'participation from above' and spontaneous 'participation from below' with respect to video games, fan culture, and social media. I am currently developing a project that explores the relationship between the sociohistorical construction of time and the changing rhythms of prevailing media forms. Courses I have taught have included classical and contemporary sociological theory, self and society, critical theory, and urban sociology.

    Subfield: Theory, Media, Culture

    Contact Information

    Email    gyeritsian@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines A58B
  • Daniel Zipp

    Subfield: Poltical Sociology, Labor, Historical/Comparative, Ethnography

    Contact Information

    Email    dyzipp@ucla.edu
    Office  Haines A56