The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences offers advisement sessions to all students.

For generic information and questions, students can refer to the Advising Hub webpage which is meant to bring together all the different advising and counseling offices to make it easier for you to find the updated, reliable information you need.

Advising Hub

Academic Advising

ACCESS provides advising for undergraduate students majoring or wanting to major in any of the departments and programs listed in the access website. ACCESS Center is located in Clark Hall 240.

ACCESS Success Center


Fall 2019 Sociology Major Advising: Drop-Ins 

  • Dr. Faustina DuCros: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm-4pm in DMH 212 

  • Dr Elizabeth Sweet: Mondays and Wednesdays 2PM-4PM in DMH 212


Fall 2019 Sociology Major Advising

  • You must meet with Sociology Major Advisor to Apply for Graduation. Schedule an appointment or drop in to office hours with Dr. DuCros / Dr. Sweet when you are ready to apply for graduation.
  • Please meet with a major advisor at least once a semester to ensure you are on track for graduation. In addition to major advising, you are strongly encouraged to seek advising regarding your other graduation requirements from an advisor at the ACCESS Center.


Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Science Major Advisors 



Office Hours



Dr. Faustina DuCros 

(Sociology Major Advisor)

 Tuesday &   Thursday         2PM-4PM

DMH 212

Race and Ethnicity; Internal Migration; Immigration; Sociology of Black Communities and Latina/os; Education; Qualitative Methods

Dr. Elizabeth Sweet 

(Sociology Major Advisor)

 Monday &   Wednesday      2PM-4PM

DMH 212

Childhood, Gender, Family, Statistics, and Quantitative Methods 

Dr. Maria Alaniz 

  Tuesday                3-3:30 PM  &

  5:30 - 6 PM

DMH 220

Sociology of Education; Race and Ethnic Relations

Dr. Armaline William

 Monday &   Wednesday            3 - 4:30 PM

DMH 216

Political Sociology; Critical Race Theory; Human Rights; Qualitative / Ethnographics Methods/ Educational Policy Reform; Drug Policy Reform

Dr. Tanya Bakhru

(Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Coordinator) 

  Monday            3PM-5PM

DMH 213

Transnational Feminism; Women and Globalization; Reproductive Health and Rights

Dr. Natalie Boero

(Graduate Advisor)

  Monday                  3 - 6 PM or by     appt.

DMH 211

Community Reseach and Social Change; Sociolgy of Human Rights ( emphasis on Migrant Rights); Third World Sociology 

Dr. Jack Caraves

 Tuesday                 6 -7 PM

 Wednesday           4 -5 PM

DMH 220

Gender and Sexuality, Trans & Queer People of Color, Race and Ethnicity, Women of Color Feminism, Immigration and Spirrituality

Dr. Peter Chua 

 Tuesday &   Thursday       12PM-1PM

DMH 223

Community Research and Social Change 

Dr. Hien Do

(Asian American Studies Program Coordinator)

 Thursday               2 - 3 PM

DMH 221

Vietnamese Americans; Asian American Communities; Asian American Studies Program 

Dr. Shahin Gerami 

 Monday &   Wednesday         10 - 10:25 AM

DMH 238A

Women and Islam; Global Women; Women's Studies Program

Dr. Yvonne Kwan

 Monday &   Wednesday      1:45 - 2:45 PM

DMH 213


Dr. Scott Myers-Lipton

 Tuesday &   Thursday       12PM-1PM 

DMH 210

Social Action, Poverty, Wealth and Privilege

Dr. Joanne Rondilla

 Tuesday                 3 - 5 PM or by     appt. 

DMH 223

Colorism, Colonialism, Popular Culture, Filipino/ Asian American Studies, and Ethnic Studies

Dr. Preston Rudy 

  Monday            5:45 - 6:45 PM

  Wednesday      8:50 - 9:20 PM,     Thursday             10:30 - 11 AM 

DMH 222

Theory; Social Change; Inequality; Work and Organizations; Labor Movements 

Dr. Megan Thiele 

On leave for Fall 2019 

DMH 224

Sociology of Higher Education; Social Stratifications; Environmental Sociology; Statistics and Quantitative Methods