Aliza Luft

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office  291 Haines Hall
Phone  310-206-2724
My research asks questions about violence.

Specifically, I study the causes and consequences of violence, moral judgment and decision-making, and how social and behavioral boundaries are constituted and change. These interests are reflected in my current book project as well as my published papers and ongoing research. Please visit my website,, to learn more. 


Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison (Ph.D. Minor in Political Science).

M.S., Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison.

M.A., Education, University of California-Berkeley (Emphasis in Human Development).

B.A., Sociology, History, Religion, Bates College, Lewiston, ME.