Welcome to Sociology and Ethnic Studies!

Sociology focuses on the role of social organization in human interactions, societal structure and the dynamics of social life using both applied and conceptual methods. Ethnic Studies offers a critical and interdisciplinary approach to the study of various ethnic groups within our nation highlighting the history, literature, and perspectives of various ethnic groups. All of our degrees and majors aim to create a more just society by preparing our students to engage as adept critical thinkers and global citizens.


Ethnic Studies

Full-Time Faculty

Jose Arrieta, M.A. Assistant Professor of Chicano Studies

Pete Lopez, M.A. Professor of Chicano Studies

Keidra Morris, Ph.D., Department Chair, Professor of African American Studies

Adjunct Faculty

Ismael De la O, M.A.

Jose Hernandez, M.A.

Jessica Lee, M.A.

Antwann Simpkins, M.A.


Full-Time Faculty

Ian Breckenridge-Jackson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Sociology

Anne Marie Hassan, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Sociology

Sally Raskoff, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology

Laura Scott, M. A. Professor of Sociology

Darby Southgate, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology

Adjunct Faculty

Michelle Fowles, M.A.

Emal Gerami, M.A.

Erika Holiday, M.A.

Leslie Labertew, M.A.

Steven Sherwood, Ph.D.

Alyssa Stenberg, M.A.

Tremaine Truitt, M.A.

Jesse Valadez, M. A.