The Photo is from the 2014 OMELDA Poster Session.
This is my faculty web site. They call me Professor Cristina
I have been teaching at CSULA since 1994 and am a Full Professor. However, I have also worked in a variety of discipline-related applied jobs. I was a Consultant to the Office of Civil Rights; a Program Evaluator for non-profit research firms such as Southwest Regional Lab; a Researcher in think tanks such as System Development Corporation (Rand affiliated); a Consultant for private sector organizations such as Exxon and Digital; and more. See my CV (Vita). Although I have several special interests within the discipline, I am currently most active in digital sociology. This flows natuarally from my other main sociological interests: (1) sociology of media, popular culture, arts, and literature, and (2) social psychology.
It has been my challenge and reward to run the MA Program in Sociology for many years. Most enjoyable are the opportunities that I have had to work with our graduate students. My forthcoming book, Interfacing Ourselves: Life in the Digital Age includes chapters authored (or co-authored) by my former graduate student mentees, based on work they completed here for their culminating projects. I also founded and organize the triannual OMELDA student conference.
Part of the mentoring effort led to my creating 4 support sites for MA students on Moodle/Canvas. These are: Sociology Thesis Prep; Sociology COMPS Prep; Sociology Portfolio Prep; and Sociology Info & Forms.