Community Studies

2017-18 General Catalog

213 Oakes Academic Building
(831) 459-2371

Program Statement | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests


William H. Friedland, Emeritus

Nancy Stoller, Emerita

David T. Wellman, Emeritus

Carter Wilson, Emeritus

Deborah A. Woo, Emerita


Leslie Lopez
Political economy of education and cultural production, social movements in Latin America/U.S., journalism and oral history, literacy and language, immigration, youth

Andrea Steiner
Health policy, critical public health, social gerontology, ageism, women’s health activism, numeracy education in social justice

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David Brundage (History)
American immigration history, with particular focus on the Irish in America and on transnational immigrant politics; U.S. labor and social history; modern Irish history

Heather E. Bullock (Psychology)
Poverty and economic inequality, welfare policy, feminist psychology, intersections of classism, racism, and sexism

Nancy N. Chen (Anthropology)
Medical anthropology, visual anthropology, urban anthropology, Asian American identity, mental health, food, China

Dana Frank (History)
Late 19th- and 20th-century U.S. social history, including women's, labor, and working-class history, race and ethnicity; modern Honduras; U.S. history in transnational perspective

Julie Guthman (Social Sciences)
Sustainable agriculture and alternative food movements, international political economy of food and agriculture, politics of obesity, political ecology, race and food, critical human geography

Craig W. Haney (Psychology)
Applications of social psychological principles to legal settings, assessment of the psychological effects of living and working in institutional environments, social contextual origins of violence, development of alternative legal and institutional forms

David E. Kaun, Emeritus

Regina D. Langhout (Psychology)
School-community-university collaboration; how schooling and neighborhood experiences are informed by social class, race, and gender; young people and empowerment; participatory action research

Craig Reinarman (Sociology)
Political sociology; law, crime, and social justice; drugs and society

Patricia Zavella, (Latin American and Latino Studies)
Transnational migration by Mexicans, poverty, family, sexuality, labor, social networks, feminist studies, Chicana/o-Latina/o studies, ethnographic research methods

Associate Professor

Eva Bertram, (Politics)
American politics, public policy, political economy, and political history, including social policy and the welfare state , and the changing character of work and labor markets in the United States.

Miriam Greenberg (Sociology)
Urban sociology, media studies, cultural studies, political economy, globalization, and urban political ecology

Steven McKay (Sociology)
Work and labor markets; globalization and social change; political sociology; race; masculinity; migration; ethnography/qualitative methods

Mary Beth Pudup (Social Sciences)
Urban and regional political economy, historical geography of the U.S., public policy, community gardening and urban agriculture, non-profit sector


Revised: 09/01/17