Expert Directory

Pitzer College faculty experts are ready to assist the members of the media on a variety of topics. If you do not find the topic you’re looking for, contact Anna Chang at 909.607.0491 or anna_chang@pitzer.edu

Immigration:

Alicia Bonaparte, PhD

Expertise:
African American sociology, Birthing, Consumer health experiences, Criminology, Female juvenile delinquency, Healthcare professionals and consumer relationships, Hierarchy system within healthcare for sociological classes, Historical research, Immigrant healthcare, Medical sociology, Men and women in American society, Midwiferly, Reproductive health, Reproductive healthcare in California, Public policy in healthcare, Teenage pregnancy and infant mortality.

José Z. Calderón

José Calderón, PhD

Expertise:
Chicano and Latino communities; Civil rights; Critical ethnography and participant observation; Experimental and service learning; Immigration; Healthcare policies; Language rights; Labor relations; Multi-ethnic coalitions; Race and ethnic relations; Urban community development; Urban and political sociology; US/Mexico relations.

Adrian Pantoja, PhD

Adrian Pantoja, PhD

Expertise:
American politics; California government and policy; Gangs; Immigration; Health care reform; Latino political behavior; Public opinion; Race relations; Racial and ethnic politics; Urban unrest.

Brinda Sarathy

Brinda Sarathy, PhD

Expertise:
Deforestation; Environmental justice; Fighting forest fires; How to apply green living; Global climate justice; Global warming effects; Green jobs; Immigrants and natural resources; Immigration reform; National forest; Social impact of global warming.

Claudia Strauss

Claudia Strauss, PhD

Expertise:
Cognitive Anthropology; Psychological Anthroplogy; Language, Culture and Society; Race/Class/Gender Variation is in the U.S.; Social Theory and Culture Theory; Anthropology of Policy; American political culture; Public opinion about healthcare and other social welfare issues; Public opinion about immigration

Kathy Yep, PhD

Expertise:
Sociology; Asian American Studies; Immigration; Asian communities; sports; Asians in sports; culture wars and racial tension; generational difference in culture practices; Asian history; community changes; ethnic studies; social movement; gender studies; non-violent social change