Ph.D. University of Southern California, Sociology
M.A. University of Southern California, Sociology
B.A. Pepperdine University, Communications and Sociology
The focus of my research and teaching is race-ethnicity, religion, identity, and social change. I am most interested in uncovering the dynamics of contemporary issues like diversity, religious innovation, and generational differences in self-understanding. My courses are often seminar style and are best characterized by a cooperative process of critical thinking and analytical dialogue.
Much of my scholarship and teaching is represented in the books I have written: