Faculty


Stephanie Sears

Department Chair
(415) 422-5482

Stephanie Sears received her BA in psychology from Stanford University, and her MA and PhD from Yale University's joint program in African American...

Education:

PhD and MA, African American Studies and Sociology, Yale University

Courses:

Social Problems, Esther Madriz: Hip Hop in Global Perspective, Community Organizing, Directed Study, Directed Reading

Joshua Gamson

Professor
(415) 422-5217

Joshua Gamson received his BA from Swarthmore College, and his MA and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, and previously taught at...

Education:

MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley | BA, Swarthmore College

Courses:

Davies Seminar, Intro to Sociology, Research Methods, Sociology of Pop Culture, Directed Study, Senior Thesis Workshop

Danny Gascón

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4132

Danny Gascón received his MA and BA in Criminal Justice at California State University, San Bernardino, and earned his PhD in Criminology, Law &...

Education:

BA, Criminal Justice, California State University, San Bernadino | MA, Criminal Justice, California State University, San Bernadino | PhD, Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine

Courses:

Latin@-Chican@ Cult & Society, Latin@-Chican@ Culture and Society, Sociology of Law, Juvenile Justice, Criminology, Urban Policing, Current Issues in Sociology, Fieldwork in Sociology, Directed Reading

George Gmelch

Professor

George Gmelch is professor of Anthropology at the University of San Francisco. He did his undergraduate work at Stanford and his PhD at UCSB. He is a...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Courses:

Intro to Anthropology, Cultures Through Film, Research Seminar III

Sharon Gmelch

Professor
(415) 422-4453

Sharon Bohn Gmelch earned her PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her interests include visual...

Education:

PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara

Courses:

Cultures Through Film, Women's Lives/Cultures, Alaska: Culture, Environment and Tourism

Noriko Milman

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-5173

Noriko Milman received her BA in Women's Studies and Sociology, and her MA and PhD in Sociology, all from UCLA. She was a Visiting Assistant...

Education:

PhD, Sociology, UCLA | MA, Sociology, UCLA | BA, Women's Studies and Sociology, UCLA

Courses:

Foreword: Comtemporary Issues, Intro to Teaching Profession, Intro to Sociology, U.S. Inequalities and Social Justice, Research Methods, Urban Education, Social Worlds of Children, Sociology of Education, Current Issues in Sociology, Directed Study, Directed Reading

Dan Morgan

Adjunct Faculty
(415) 422-4155

Dan Morgan has published articles in the fields of education and sociology, and is coauthor of an Introductory Sociology textbook, Welcome to...

Courses:

Foreword: Comtemporary Issues, Writing in Sociology, Intro to Sociology, Writing in Sociology, Directed Study, Directed Reading, Expedition USF, Couse Development, Perspectives in Transgender and Gender Identities

Nicole Raeburn

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5760

Nikki has a longstanding passion for sociology, social justice, good food and good films, traveling, dancing, laughing, and spending time with family...

Education:

PhD, Ohio State University

Courses:

Diversity/Amer Families, Feminism and the Body, Sex and Sexualities, Current Issues in Sociology, Directed Reading, Sociology Capstone Sem

Kimberly Richman

Professor
(415) 422-5414

Kimberly Richman received her BA at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, and her MA and PhD in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Irvine | MA, University of California, Irvine | BA, Pitzer College

Courses:

Sociology of Law, Deviance and Social Control, Criminology, Senior Thesis Workshop, Sociology Capstone Sem

Evelyn Rodriguez

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6112

Evelyn I. Rodriguez is a second-generation Pinay, who was born in Honolulu, raised in San Diego, and is now an Associate Professor for the University...

Education:

BA, Sociology, University of California, San Diego | MA, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley | PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Foreword: Comtemporary Issues, Special Topics, Directed Study, Research Seminar III, Asians and Pacific Islanders in U.S. Society, People of Mixed Descent, Research Methods, Current Issues in Sociology, Career Exploration & Planning, Directed Study, Sociology Capstone Sem

Sadia Saeed

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4673

Before joining the Department of Sociology at the University of San Francisco, Sadia Saeed held postdoctoral fellowships at the Maurer School of Law...

Education:

PhD, Sociology, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor | MA, University of Notre Dame, Indiana | BSc (Honors), Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

Courses:

Directed Study, Global Inequalities and Social Justice, Sociological Theory, Current Issues in Sociology

Cecília Santos

Professor
(415) 422-5624

Cecília MacDowell Santos received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master in Law from the University of São...

Education:

PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, | MA, Law, University of São Paulo

Courses:

Brazilian Culture & Society, Introduction to Globalization, Gender, Development and Globalization, Global Inequalities and Social Justice, Sociology of Law, Brazilian Culture & Soc, Current Issues in Sociology, Directed Reading

Hwaji Shin

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4375

Her research focuses on the political sociology, with an emphasis on social movement; race and ethnicity; inter-group conflicts; categorial and spatial inequality, particularly in urban settings; globalization; colonialism; and on the history, theory and sociology of migration, citizenship, and nationalism. She also has a professional training in comparative and historical methods, political ethnography, and basic quantitative methods.

Education:

PhD, SUNY Stony Brook

Courses:

Intro to Sociology, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Sociological Theory, Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity, Directed Study

Laura Thomson

Adjunct Professor

Katherine Thomson is a UCSF graduate with a PhD in Medical Sociology and research interests in minority health, health disparities, and the social...

Education:

PhD in Medical Sociology from UCSF

Courses:

Social Worlds of Children, Current Issues in Sociology, Directed Reading

Jennifer Turpin

Professor

Jennifer Turpin joined USF's faculty in 1991 after receiving her doctorate in Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. She has received USF's...

Education:

PhD, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

Michael Webber

Professor
(415) 422-2648

Michael J. Webber served as the Dean of the School of Management from 2011 to 2014. He was first Dean of the newly renamed School of Management and...

Education:

PhD, Sociology, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1990 | MA, Sociology, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1985 | MS, Industrial Relations, Cardiff University, 1983 | BA, Politics and History, Aberystwyth University, 1979

Stephen Zavestoski

Professor
(415) 422-5485

Stephen Zavestoski received his BA from the University of Notre Dame, and his MA and PhD from Washington State University. He teaches courses in the...

Education:

PhD, Washington State University | MA, Washington State University | BA, University of Notre Dame

Courses:

Environment and Society, Nature Immersion, Health and Environment, Methods in Environ Studies, Special Topics, Capstone Practicum in Environmental Studies, Research for Advanced Undergraduates, Davies Seminar, Directed Study

Contact Info

Department of Sociology

Kalmanovitz Hall 252 (415) 422-6671 (415) 422-5671