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College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Faculty Research Concentrations

Border and Latino Studies, and Race and Ethnicity

Research interests include Latino studies, migration and immigration to the US-Mexico border, race and ethnic relations, and transnationalism.

Cultural, Media and Communication Studies

Research interests include multimedia sociology, sociology of art, and sociology of culture.

Family and Child Development

Research interests include interracial marriage, minority children, sociology of adolescence, sociology of childhood, sociology of family, and sociology of gender.

Health and Illness

Research interests include adolescent health, child malnutrition, mental health, public health, psychology of health/illness, and reproductive health.


Research interests include multifaceted linkages between religion and various social institutions and sociology of Islam.


The Department offers both classical and contemporary social theories.