People

Language Coordinator and Undergraduate Program Chair, Spanish
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Chicano/a Studies, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Spanish

Office Location: COB-2 379
P (559) 513-3383

Website

Research Interest:

  • Second language acquisition
  • Hispanic women literature
  • Hispanic culture
  • Puerto Rican literature and culture

Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Anthropology

Office Location: COB-2 302A

Website

Research Interest:

  • Archaeology
  • Quantitative methods
  • Geographic information systems
  • Hunters and gatherers
  • Andean Preceramic and Formative, Central Asia and Tibet

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Sociology

Discipline: Sociology

Office Location: COB-2 232

Research Interest:

  • Race, Gender and Class
  • Science, Knowledge and Technology
  • Organizations, Occupations and Work
  • Symbolic Interaction
  • Migration
  • Research Design
  • Statistics
  • Interviewing Methods

 

Professor of Sociology
Sociology

Discipline: Sociology

Office Location: COB-2 228

Website

Research Interest:

  • Political sociology
  • Historical comparative
  • Globalization
  • Social Movements

Professor of History
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: History

Office Location: COB-2 221
P (209) 228-4590

Research Interest:

  • Gender in the early modern Atlantic world
  • A cultural crossroads in the early modern period
  • Relationship between history and literature; specifically, the historical contexts for Shakespeare

Professor, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Literatures and Cultures

Office Location: COB-2 210
P (209) 285-9570

Research Interest:

  • Mesoamerican Indigenous literatures and cultures
  • Central American & Latina/o cultural studies

Professor of Cognitive Science
Cognitive Science

Discipline: Cognitive Science

Office Location: SSM 259A
P (209) 228-2314

Website

Research Interest:

  • Sensorimotor Neuroscience
  • Complex Systems
  • Perception
  • Action

Associate Professor of Music/Ethnomusicology
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Anthropology, Global Arts Studies Program

Office Location: COB-2 367

Website

Research Interest:

  • Ethnomusicology 
  • Anthropology
  • South Asian Studies

Associate Professor of Sociology
Sociology

Discipline: Sociology

Office Location: COB-2 230

Website

Research Interest:

  • Sociology of Education
  • Social inequality (Race/Class/Gender/Sexuality)
  • Social Capital
  • Adolescent transitions to adulthood

Professor of Psychology
Psychology

Discipline: Cognitive Science, Psychology

Office Location: SSM 347 A&B

Website

Research Interest:

  • Infant Development
  • Speech Perception
  • Language Processing
  • Cochlear Implants
  • fNIRS
  • Optical Imaging

Associate Professor of English
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: English, Literatures and Cultures

Office Location: COB-2 375
P (309) 826-9758

Website

Research Interest:

  • Medieval and Renaissance drama
  • Shakespeare and Performance
  • Theatre in Community
  • Practice as Research and Community Engaged Research
  • Performance Studies

Professor of Public Health
Public Health

Discipline: Public Health

Office Location: SSM 361B
P (209) 628-7554

Website

Research Interest:

  • Health Services Research
  • Rural Health
  • Discrete Choice Experiments
  • Behavioral Economics

Professor of Public Health
Public Health

Discipline: Anthropology, Public Health

Office Location: SSM 363B

Website

Research Interest:

  • Global health
  • Social inequalities in health/health disparities
  • Health behavior
  • Cancer
  • Oral health
  • Medical anthropology
  • Clinical trials recruitment/research participation
  • Refugees
  • Survivorship
  • Immigration

Assistant Professor of Economics
Social Sciences & Management

Discipline: Economics

Office Location: COB-2 341

Website

Research Interest:

  • Applied microeconomics
  • Behavioral economics
  • Experimental economics
  • Sociology and economics
  • Public policy education

Professor of Psychology
Psychology

Discipline: Psychology, Public Health

Office Location: SSM 308A
P (209) 228-2252

Research Interest:

  • Health communications and interventions for changing health behaviors
  • Imagery and affective processes influencing risk perceptions and behavior
  • Smoking prevention
  • Interventions for promoting adjustment during cancer treatment and survivorship
  • Genomics and risk communication
  • Self-regulation theory
  • Emotion regulation and health

Professor of Literature
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: English, Literatures and Cultures

Office Location: COB-2 371
P (209) 233-1072

Website

Research Interest:

  • American literature and culture — from 18th century poet Joel Barlow to the television cartoon Beavis and Butt-Head
  • Ethical and esthetic debates of the nineteenth-century, concentrating on the works of Mark Twain, American literary humor, literary sentimentalism and domesticity
  • Affective neuroscience
  • Literary aesthetics

Assistant Professor of Art History
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Arts, Global Arts Studies Program, History, Literatures and Cultures, Media Arts Technique Program

Office Location: COB-2 358-01
P (209) 228-2321

Website

Research Interest:

  • Islamic and South Asian Art and Architecture
  • Popular Visual Cultures
  • Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Space and Identity

Assistant Professor of Public Health
Public Health

Discipline: Psychology, Public Health

Office Location: SSM 361A
P (209) 228-4786

Research Interest:

  • Environmental Health
  • Effects of Air Quality on Health
  • Valley Fever
  • Forest Fires
  • Asthma

Associate Professor of Political Science
Political Science

Discipline: Political Science

Office Location: COB-2 322

Website

Research Interest:

  • International Organizations
  • Comparative Political Institutions
  • Human Rights

Assistant Professor of Economics
Social Sciences & Management

Discipline: Economics

Office Location: COB-2 328

Website

Research Interest:

  • Economic growth, health economics and macroeconomics

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Political Science

Discipline: Political Science

Office Location: COB-2 310
P (209) 228-3617

Website

Research Interest:

Associate Professor of History
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: History

Office Location: COB-2 277
P (209) 756-4512

Website

Research Interest:

  • Atlantic History
  • Early American History
  • African Diaspora 

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Political Science

Discipline: Political Science

Office Location: COB-2 352-01

Website

Research Interest:

  • Political Behavior
  • Comparative Politics
  • Southern Africa

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Anthropology, Chicano/a Studies

Office Location: COB-2 353A
P (209) 228-4032

Website

Research Interest:

  • Community
  • Collective identity
  • The nation-state
  • Migration and transnationalism
  • Political anthropology
  • Indigenous peoples of the Americas
  • Social memory
  • Museums
  • Community-engaged scholarship

Associate Professor of Psychology
Psychology

Discipline: Psychology

Office Location: SSM 312A
P (209) 228-4549

Website

Research Interest:

  • Structural equation models
  • Finite mixture models
  • Longitudinal models
  • Bayesian latent variable modeling
  • Bayesian model mis-specification
  • Categorical latent variable models

Assistant Professor of Art History
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Arts, Global Arts Studies Program, History

Office Location: COB-2 359-01

Website

Research Interest:

  • Art Patronage
  • Family
  • Gender
  • Women
  • Memory
  • Italian Renaissance Art

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Sociology

Discipline: Sociology

Office Location: COB-2 229
P (209) 201-7124

Website

Research Interest:

  • Political sociology
  • Quantitative methodology
  • Social change
  • Social stratification

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Sociology

Discipline: Sociology

Office Location: COB-2 219

Research Interest:

  • Inequality
  • Organizations
  • Political sociology
  • Social policy
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Elites

Associate Professor of Sociology
Sociology

Discipline: Sociology

Office Location: COB-2 231
P (562) 656-9838

Website

Research Interest:

  • Religion
  • Social Movements
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Immigration

Associate Professor of Literature
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: English, Literatures and Cultures

Office Location: COB-2 383

Website

Research Interest:

Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment in Economics
Social Sciences & Management

Discipline: Economics

Office Location: COB-2 347

Research Interest:

  • Experimental Economics
  • Labor Economics

Lecturer with Security of Employment in Writing
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Writing Studies

Office Location: COB-1 327
P (209) 228-2384

Research Interest:

  • Creative Writing

Professor of Psychological Sciences
Psychology

Discipline: Cognitive Science, Psychology, Public Health

Office Location: SSM 306B
P (209) 228-4641

Website

Research Interest:

  • Normal and abnormal neuropsychological development and genetics
  • Etiology of learning-language disorders

Associate Professor of Economics
Social Sciences & Management

Discipline: Economics

Office Location: COB-2 332
P (209) 382-4125

Website

Research Interest:

  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Personnel Economics
  • Barriers faced in minority groups in labor market
  • Evaluation of policies that address inequities in education and labor market outcomes

Associate Professor of Literature and Language
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: English, Literatures and Cultures

Office Location: COB-2 377
P (209) 205-8218

Website

Research Interest:

  • American literature
  • American fiction and fashion
  • California literature and culture
  • Literature of the Central Valley
  • Literature and culture of the Great Depression
  • Literature and photography

Professor of Sociology
Sociology

Discipline: Chicano/a Studies, Sociology

Office Location: COB-2 224
P (209) 205-6179

Website

Research Interest:

  • Immigration policy
  • Deportations
  • Mass incarceration
  • Human rights
  • U.S. Latinos/as
  • Latin America

Assistant Professor of Public Health
Public Health

Discipline: Public Health

Office Location: SSM 360B
P (209) 228-2498

Research Interest:

  • Lifecourse determinants of internalizing disorder
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Effects of psychological disorder on physical health and economic outcomes
  • Psychiatric epidemiology

Assistant Professor of Public Health
Public Health

Discipline: Chicano/a Studies, Psychology, Public Health

Office Location: SSM 359A
P (209) 228-2332

Website

Research Interest:

  • Health Disparities
  • Social Epidemiology/Social Determinants of Health
  • Tobacco Control
  • Oral Health
  • Latino Health
  • Immigrant/Refugee Health

Assistant Professor of Economics
Social Sciences & Management

Discipline: Economics

Office Location: COB-2 327

Website

Research Interest:

  • Economic History
  • Labor Economics
  • Crime
  • Housing

 

Assistant Professor of Public Health
Public Health

Discipline: Public Health

Office Location: SSM 256B
P (209) 228-3615

Website

Research Interest:

  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Perinatal epidemiology
  • Maternal and child health
  • Valley fever
  • Chronic diseases

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology

Discipline: Psychology

Office Location: SSM 354
P (209) 205-6873

Website

Research Interest:

  • Maternal-child health
  • Depression
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • Childhood obesity
  • Social support

Associate Professor of Sociology
Sociology

Discipline: Sociology

Office Location: COB-2 225
P (209) 201-6938

Website

Research Interest:

  • Gender
  • Education
  • Family
  • Sexuality
  • Social inequality
  • Mixed methods

Professor of Political Science
Political Science

Discipline: Political Science

Office Location: COB-2 312
P (209) 228-4037

Website

Research Interest:

  • Judicial politics
  • Interest group involvement in the courts
  • Supreme Court precedent
  • Public opinion on courts and law
  • Elections and voting behavior

Assistant Professor of Literature
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: American Studies, English, Literatures and Cultures, Philosophy

Office Location: COB-2 373
P (209) 228-4384

Website

Research Interest:

  • Nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and African American literature and culture
  • Transnational American studies
  • Literature and philosophy
  • Søren Kierkegaard
  • Global human rights
  • Narrative Medicine

Professor of Cognitive Science
Social Sciences & Management

Discipline: Cognitive Science, Political Science

Office Location: SSM 208A
P (209) 228-4334

Website

Research Interest:

  • Psychology and cognitive science, focusing on reasoning, memory and categorization.

Professor of History, Emeritus
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: History

Website

Research Interest:

  • History
  • American diplomatic history
  • Nuclear history
  • History of the Cold War

Associate Professor of Political Science
Political Science

Discipline: Political Science

Office Location: COB-2 323

Website

Research Interest:

  • American politics
  • Political behavior
  • Political psychology
  • Biology and politics

Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment in Economics
Social Sciences & Management

Discipline: Economics

Office Location: COB-2 346
P (209) 228-2486

Website

Research Interest:

  • Microeconomics
  • Applied econometrics
  • Economics of innovation

Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science
Cognitive Science, Psychology

Discipline: Cognitive Science, Psychology

Office Location: SSM 255A

Website

Research Interest:

  • Group prejudice
  • Morality
  • Threat Psychology
  • Human-robot interaction

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology

Discipline: Psychology

Office Location: SSM 252B

Website

Research Interest:

  • Health Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Self/Identity
  • Decision-Making and Behavior
  • Responding to Bad News

Associate Professor of Political Science
Political Science

Discipline: Political Science

Office Location: COB-2 313

Website

Research Interest:

  • Media and information flow
  • Public opinion
  • Authoritarian politics
  • China

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Anthropology

Office Location: SSM 300A
P (209) 228-4026

Website

Research Interest:

  • Anthropological archaeology
  • Ethnohistory
  • Colonial encounters in the Americas
  • Prehistoric demography
  • Ancient hunter-gatherer societies of western North America

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Anthropology

Office Location: SSM 351A

Website

Research Interest:

  • Culture and theory
  • Globalization and transnational governance/migration
  • Race, decolonization and citizenship
  • Violence and insecurity
  • Gender and feminist theory
  • History of anthropology; Uganda, East Africa, Africa/South Asian/diaspora studies

Professor of Economics
Social Sciences & Management

Discipline: Economics, Political Science

Office Location: COB-2 325

Website

Research Interest:

  • Environmental economics
  • Law and economics
  • Industrial organization
  • Agricultural policy and markets
  • Finance

Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment in Philosophy
Cognitive Science

Discipline: Cognitive Science, Philosophy

Office Location: SSM 259B

Website

Research Interest:

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Moral and political philosophy
  • History of philosophy

 

 

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Cognitive Science

Discipline: Cognitive Science, Philosophy

Office Location: SSM 257A
P (209) 600-9654

Website

Research Interest:

  • Attention
  • Perception
  • Consciousness
  • Action

Assistant Professor of Economics
Social Sciences & Management

Discipline: Economics

Office Location: COB-2 333

Website

Research Interest:

  • Public Economics: Employment, Education, Personnel Economics, Social Insurance, Taxation

Assistant Professor of Public Health
Public Health

Discipline: Public Health

Office Location: SSM 358B
P (209) 777-5837

Website

Research Interest:

 
  • Biological Control
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Vector Ecology
  • Populations Genetics, Speciation

 

Associate Professor of English
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: English, Literatures and Cultures

Office Location: COB-2 385

Research Interest:

  • Nineteenth-century British literature and culture
  • Cognitive approaches to the study of literature
  • Gender and sexuality studies

Assistant Professor of Music
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Arts, Global Arts Studies Program

Office Location: COB-2 363

Website

Research Interest:

  • Music and dance, especially as they relate to:
  • Social power
  • National identity
  • Gender and sexuality 
  • Cultural ownership

Professor of Cognitive Science
Cognitive Science

Discipline: Cognitive Science

Office Location: SSM 262B

Website

Research Interest:

  • Reading
  • Speech
  • Neural networks
  • Complex systems

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology

Discipline: Psychology

Office Location: SSM 304A

Website

Research Interest:

  • Psychometrics especially structural equation modeling
  • Sample size planning and related issues (e.g., effect size, power, confidence interval, meta-analysis, philosophy of science)
  • Longitudinal/multilevel data analysis
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Meta-analysis
  • Missing data analysis

Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment in Economics
Social Sciences & Management

Discipline: Economics

Office Location: COB-2 345

Research Interest:

  • Economic history
  • Economic growth
  • Financial economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Money and banking

Chancellor
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Philosophy

P (209) 228-4417

Website

Research Interest:

  • Continental and humanistic philosophy

Assistant Professor of World Heritage
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: World Heritage

Office Location: COB-2 212
P (209) 720-7124

Website

Research Interest:

  • Digital cultural heritage
  • Digital archaeology
  • Human-centered design
  • 3D visualization
  • Historic preservation
  • GIS
  • Remote sensing
  • Serious games for heritage
  • Virtual museum and exhibit design

 

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Political Science

Discipline: Political Science

Office Location: COB-2 314

Website

Research Interest:

  • Experiments
  • Models of political decision-making
  • Strategic cognition and learning in games

Professor of Latin American Literature
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Literatures and Cultures

Office Location: COB-2 222
P (209) 228-4595

Website

Research Interest:

  • Cultural production by and about Latin American authors of Asian descent
  • The literary and cultural representations of the relationship between human rights, racialization, gender, migration, and authoritarianism

Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Chicano/a Studies, Foreign Languages, Spanish

Office Location: COB-2 214

Research Interest:

  • Medical Discourse (Spanish in Healthcare, Intercultural Communication)
  • Sociolinguistics (Code-switching, Language Attitudes and Ideologies)
  • Heritage Language Pedagogy
  • Discourse Analysis (Systemic Functional Linguistics, Conceptual Metaphor Theory)

Professor of Cognitive Science
Cognitive Science

Discipline: Cognitive Science

Office Location: SSM 206A
P (209) 228-4389

Website

Research Interest:


  • Service science
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Distributed cognition

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology

Discipline: Psychology

Office Location: SSM 302B
P (209) 228-2429

Website

Research Interest:

  • Emotional development
  • Empathy
  • Interpersonal processes
  • Conflict management
  • Culture

Associate Professor of History
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, History

Office Location: COB-2 273
P (209) 205-8691

Website

Research Interest:

  • U.S. diplomatic history
  • Nuclear history
  • War and morality
  • Twentieth century U.S. social movements
  • African American history

Professor of Literature and Language
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Chicano/a Studies, English, Literatures and Cultures, Spanish

Office Location: COB-2 220
P (209) 217-7255

Website

Research Interest:

  • Chicano/a and Latino/a literature
  • Film studies
  • Literary theory
  • Children's literature

Professor of Cognitive Science & McClatchy Chair in Communications
Cognitive Science

Discipline: Cognitive Science, Political Science

Office Location: SSM 263B
P (209) 228-2954

Website

Research Interest:

  • Cognitive science
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Linguistics
  • Semantics
  • Metaphor
  • Language and society
  • Climate communication

Associate Professor of Political Science
Political Science

Discipline: Political Science

Office Location: COB-2 320
P (209) 228-4598

Website

Research Interest:

  • American political institutions, especially the U.S. Congress - theory and practice of agenda setting and partisanship
  • Legislative term limits
  • Election administration
  • Positive political theory

Associate Dean, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts and Associate Professor of Anthropology
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Anthropology, Cognitive Science

Office Location: SSM 300B

Website

Research Interest:

Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies/History
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Office Location: COB-2 275

Website

Research Interest:

  • Critical Race & Ethnic Studies
  • Critical Adoption Studies
  • American Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Asian American Studies
  • Family and Kinship Studies
  • Critical Pedagogy

 

Professor of Political Science
Political Science

Discipline: Cognitive Science, Political Science

Office Location: COB-2 324
P (209) 228-4036

Website

Research Interest:

  • American politics
  • Voting behavior
  • Public opinion
  • Political psychology
  • Direct democracy

Associate Professor of Cognitive Science
Cognitive Science

Discipline: Cognitive Science

Office Location: SSM 262A
P (209) 228-4101

Website

Research Interest:

  • Computational cognitive neuroscience
  • Connectionism
  • Cognitive control
  • Learning from direct instruction
  • Rule-guided behavior
  • Concept formation
  • Working memory
  • Implicit/explicit learning
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence

Senior Lecturer SOE of Writing Emeritus
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Writing Studies

Research Interest:

Assistant Professor of Public Health
Public Health

Discipline: Public Health

Office Location: SSM 355B
P (209) 228-3618

Website

Research Interest:

  • Obesity policy
  • Nutrition
  • Food security
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Advocacy coalitions
  • State health policymaking

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Sociology

Discipline: Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Sociology

Office Location: COB-2 223

Website

Research Interest:

  • Race and Ethnicity 
  • Social Stratification 
  • Social Psychology 
  • Sociology of Health and Illness 
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Comparative Sociology 

Associate Professor of History
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: History

Office Location: COB-2 218
P (209) 228-4593

Research Interest:

  • History of 16th and 17th century Iran, with a particular emphasis on historiography, or the tradition of chronicle writing during the Safavid dynasty

Distinguished Professor of Art, Emerita
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Arts

Website

Research Interest:

  • Costume design (for theatre, opera, ballet, dance, film and television)
  • History of costume design
  • History of clothing and fashion, drawing and watercolor painting

Assistant Professor of Public Health
Public Health

Discipline: Cognitive Science, Public Health

Office Location: SSM 357A

Research Interest:

  • Health communication – targeted media campaigns; message tailoring; social marketing; media advocacy; communication inequalities; information seeking; health and science journalism

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Anthropology

Office Location: SSM 353B
P (209) 228-4550

Research Interest:

  • Medical anthropology: maternal and child health
  • Psychological anthropology: emotions and romance
  • Gender
  • Religion: magic, witchcraft and folk Catholicism
  • Folklore
  • Latin America, African Diaspora and Africa

Professor of Literatures and Languages
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Office Location: COB-2 216

Website

Research Interest:

  • Iberian Literatures from the 19th to the 21st centuries
  • Contemporary Maghribi Literature Written in European Languages
  • Subsaharan literature
  • Borderland studies
  • African migrations to Europe
  • 20th century Spanish-American literature

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Political Science

Discipline: Political Science

Office Location: COB-2 318

Website

Research Interest:

  • International and domestic institutional constraints on state repression
  • International criminal courts and tribunals
  • Domestic conflict, especially state repression, mobilized dissent, and civil war

Dean and Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline:

P (209) 228-7843

Research Interest:

Assistant Professor of Economics
Social Sciences & Management

Discipline: Economics

Office Location: COB-2 329

Website

Research Interest:

  • Development Economics
  • Labor and Migration Economics
  • Education Economics

Professor of World Heritage
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Geography, World Heritage

Office Location: COB-2 217

Research Interest:

  • Digital humanities
  • Area studies and integrating geospatial technologies in the study of the social sciences.

Assistant Professor of History
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: History

Office Location: COB-2 279

Research Interest:

  • African history, especially social history of the 20th century Kenya
  • History of Development
  • Agricultural and Rural History
  • Decolonization and Independence Studies

Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment in Economics
Social Sciences & Management

Discipline: Economics

Office Location: COB-2 343

Research Interest:

  • Applied Econometrics
  • International Finance
  • Economic Development
  • Latin American Economies
  • Macroeconomics

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Political Science

Discipline: Political Science

Office Location: COB-2 349-01

Research Interest:

  • Political Behavior
  • American Politics
  • Political Geography

Professor of Economics
Social Sciences & Management

Discipline: Economics, Public Health

Office Location: COB-2 331
P (209) 205-6461

Website

Research Interest:

  • Fisheries research
  • Experimental economics
  • Health economics

Associate Professor of Psychology
Psychology

Discipline: Psychology

Office Location: SSM
P (209) 228-4362

Website

Research Interest:

  • Cognitive development
  • Language acquisition
  • Psychological reasoning

Assistant Professor of Economics
Social Sciences & Management

Discipline: Economics

Office Location: COB-2 330

Website

Research Interest:

  • Focus on Developing Economies

Assistant Professor of Cognitive Linguistics
Cognitive Science

Discipline: Cognitive Science

Office Location: SSM 257B

Website

Research Interest:

  • Phonology: rhythm, tone, harmony
  • Phonology-morphosyntax interface
  • Computational corpus linguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Connection between music and language cognition

Assistant Professor of History
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: History

Office Location: COB-2 271
P (209) 228-4263

Research Interest:

  • Immigration
  • Labor
  • Water
  • Food
  • Race

Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science
Cognitive Science

Discipline: Cognitive Science

Office Location: SSM 255B

Website

Research Interest:

  • Complex adaptive systems
  • Social and cultural evolution
  • Cooperation
  • Decision making
  • Collective behavior
  • Biological patterns
  • Mathematical and computational modeling
  • Philosophy of science

Associate Professor of Psychology
Psychology

Discipline: Political Science, Psychology, Public Health

Office Location: SSM 310A
P (209) 228-4591

Website

Research Interest:

  • Adolescent and young adult decision-making as it pertains to risk behaviors.
  • Tobacco use initiation, continuation, and cessation
  • Risk factors for sex initiation
  • Relationship between perceptions, attitudes, and risk behaviors
  • Predictors of health-related perceptions and attitudes
  • Risk communication efficacy
  • Ethnic differences in risk behaviors
  • Longitudinal methodology

Professor of Cognitive Science
Cognitive Science

Discipline: Cognitive Science

Office Location: SSM 264A
P (209) 228-4588

Research Interest:

  • Interaction between language and vision
  • Sentence processing
  • Word recognition
  • Visual attention
  • Visual memory
  • Eye movements
  • Computational modeling

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Political Science

Discipline: Political Science

Office Location: COB-2 316

Website

Research Interest:

  • American politics
  • Political behavior
  • Political psychology
  • Electoral institutions

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology

Discipline: Psychology

Office Location: SSM 348
P (209) 228-4871

Website

Research Interest:

  • Health Psychology
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • Stress and Coping
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • Pituitary Diseases

Associate Professor of History
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, History

Office Location: COB-2 276

Research Interest:

  • Race and Ethnicity 
  • Urban History
  • Latina/o History
  • Comparative Borderlands 
  • Social Institutions
  • Community Formation 
  • Public Policy
  • California
  • US West

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Anthropology

Office Location: SSM 351B

Website

Research Interest:

  • Bioarchaeology 
  • Mortuary archaeology 
  • Identity
  • Cultural modifications of the body
  • Trauma
  • Inequality 
  • Mobility
  • Andes
  • Mesopotamia

Associate Professor of Political Science
Political Science

Discipline: Political Science

Office Location: COB-2 321
P (209) 228-4870

Website

Research Interest:

  • Urban and local politics
  • Elections
  • Political parties

Professor of Financial Management
Social Sciences & Management

Discipline: Economics, Management

Office Location: SSM 204B
P (209) 228-4640

Website

Research Interest:

  • Corporate governance and finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Tournament Theory
  • Contract theory
  • Economics of information

Associate Professor of Sociology
Sociology

Discipline: Sociology

Office Location: COB-2 226

Research Interest:

  • Intersectionality (Race, Class & Gender)
  • Latino/a sociology
  • Economic sociology
  • Entrepreneurship

Professor of Sociology
Sociology

Discipline: Political Science, Sociology

Office Location: COB-2 227

Website

Research Interest:

  • Social movements and hate crime, with an emphasis on how characteristics of the social environment influence levels of collective action
  • Social movements tactics and how personal stories influence attitudes about sexual assault and domestic violence
  • How political threats inspire social movement coalitions
  • Factors influencing right-wing mobilization

Professor of Philosophy
Cognitive Science

Discipline: Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Political Science

Office Location: SSM 263A
P (209) 228-4603

Research Interest:

  • Analysis of social conventions and investigating their proper role in moral and political philosophy
  • Exploring the relationship between conventions and justice

Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies/History
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, History

Office Location: COB-2 272

Research Interest:

  • Critical race and gender
  • Critical refugee studies
  • Feminist epistemologies
  • War and U.S. imperialism
  • Hmong American Studies
  • Southeast Asian and Asian American histories and cultures

Assistant Professor of Musicology
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Arts, Global Arts Studies Program

Office Location: COB-2 357-01
P (301) 257-0378

Research Interest:

Associate Professor of Psychology
Psychology

Discipline: Psychology

Office Location: SSM 306A
P (209) 658-1706

Website

Research Interest:

  • Statistical analysis of difficult or unusual problems in psychology and education
  • Developing new statistical methods for problems that do not yet have good solutions
  • Field of meta-analysis, working on issues related to random- and mixed-effects statistical models and on the problem of publication bias
  • Response theory

Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences
Psychology

Discipline: Psychology, Public Health

Office Location: SSM 314A
P (209) 756-5731

Website

Research Interest:

  • Health psychology and developmental psychopathology
  • Interactions between behavior and health in children and adolescents
  • Disparities in health and health-related behaviours in vulnerable groups of children and adolescences

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology

Discipline: Cognitive Science, Psychology

Office Location: SSM 304B
P (209) 228-4634

Website

Research Interest:

  • Emotion
  • Social development
  • Developmental transitions
 

Associate Professor of Art History
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: American Studies, Arts, Global Arts Studies Program, History

Office Location: COB-2 361-01

Website

Research Interest:

  • 20th century American and Asian art
  • American modernism and its global impact
  • Asian-American art
  • Museum collections and curatorial practices
  • Visual culture

Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, and Professor of Sociology
Sociology

Discipline: Sociology

Office Location: SSB 311
P (209) 228-2317

Research Interest:

  • The study of higher education

Professor of Psychology
Psychology

Discipline: Psychology

Office Location: SSM 308A
P (209) 228-4614

Website

Research Interest:

  • Diabetes
  • Health
  • Pediatric Psychology

Assistant Professor of Public Health
Public Health

Discipline: Anthropology, Public Health

Office Location: SSM 360A

Website

Research Interest:

  • Evolutionary genetics with a specific focus upon obtaining a deeper understanding of the genetics of taste perception and how such an understanding can be used to study a variety of health related issues

Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Psychology

Discipline: Psychology

Website

Research Interest:

Professor Woodward's research interests include:

  • Mathematical and statistical aspects of psychological measurement theory
  • Statistical genetics
  • Applied cognitive psychology
  • Technology transfer focused on early mathematics education

Some practical applications of his work are:

  • Estimating the number of heroin addicts in the United States
  • Analyzing the processes of verbal memory storage and retrieval
  • Studying genetic and environmental influences in complex mental illness

Recently, Professor Woodward's research has focused on prenatal factors that increase risk for schizophrenia and developing multimedia approaches for teaching quantitative concepts and skills to young children.

Assistant Professor of Economics
Social Sciences & Management

Discipline: Economics

Office Location: COB-2 326

Website

Research Interest:

  • International Trade
  • Immigration
  • Economic Growth

Assistant Professor of Art History
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Arts, Global Arts Studies Program, History

Office Location: COB-2 365

Website

Research Interest:

  • Contemporary Japanese art and criticism
  • Avant-garde art
  • Poststructuralism 
  • Posthumanism
  • Ecology and aesthetics
  • Design

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Cognitive Science

Discipline: Cognitive Science, Philosophy

Office Location: SSM 261B

Website

Research Interest:

  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy of cognitive science
  • Phenomenology (especially Husserl)
  • Neural networks

Lecturer with Security of Employment in Writing
Humanities and World Cultures

Discipline: Writing Studies

Office Location: COB-1 301
P (209) 228-4173

Website

Research Interest:

  • Writing Program Administration
  • Pedagogy & Assessment
  • Science and Technical Writing

Marjorie Zatz
Vice Provost and Graduate Dean, and Professor of Sociology
Sociology

Discipline: Sociology

Office Location: SSB 318
P (209) 228-2408

Research Interest:

  • Immigration policy
  • Immigration, crime and victimization
  • Race, gender, and juvenile and criminal court processing and sanctioning
  • Chicano gangs
  • Latin American legal systems

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology

Discipline: Psychology

Office Location: SSM 359B
P (209) 228-4787

Website

Research Interest:

  • Social psychological processes as applied to health
  • How do perseverative cognitions function as a mechanism to create and extend stress responses
  • How does perceiving emotion in others affect decision making about them
  • Can psychosocial interventions be developed to improve health and well-being