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Professor Collins' research interests include gender/sexualities/queer studies; critical globalizations, post-colonial theory and development, transnational feminist activism, urban communities, and qualitative research epistimologies.
Professor/Director of Faculty Affairs and Records
Professor Collom's research interests include Sociology of Work and Occupations, Social Movements, Social Networks, Social Inequality, and Sociology of Education.
Please note: Dr. Collom is currently the Director of Faculty Affairs and Records . He is not currently teaching within the Sociology Department.
Associate Professor/Undergraduate Advisor
Professor Malagon's research interests include Chicana and women of color feminist epistemologies, critical race theory & Latina/o critical theory, racialized masculinities in education, remedial and alternative education, Sociology of education, and urban youth identity and resistance.
Professor/Faculty Athletics Representative
Professor Perez's research interests include critical race studies, race, ethnic and indigenous relations, Native Pacific studies, Sociology of sports, education and critical pedagogy, deviance, and delinquency.
Associate Professor/Vice Chair
Professor Thacker Thomas' research interests include intimate partner, family, and interpersonal violence; gender and victimization; law enforcement and the criminal justice system; and corrections, penology, and re-entry.
Professor Torr's research interests include family, demography, migration, applied research, race/ethnicity, and health.
Department Chair Office Hours: For fall 2021, Dr. Torr has office hours appointments available in-person, via ZOOM or phone on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10-11:30am.
Please make an appointment through Dr. Torr's appointment link .
If you would like to email her, please be sure to include your name, CWID and the reason you would like to speak with her.
Professor Traylor's research interests include motherhood at the intersection of criminalization, re-entry decision-making strategies for women during the re-entry process, and the implications of criminalization and subsequent incarceration for vulnerable families and communities.