Faculty Spotlight

New Faculty

The Department of Sociology welcomes five new faculty to Cal Poly Pomona: Dr. Caryn Bell Gerstenberger (Ph.D., UC Riverside), Dr. Bianca N. Haro (Ph.D., UCLA), Dr. Amanda Rodriguez-Newhall (Ph.D., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), Dr. Sekani Robinson (Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara, and Dr. Alejandro Zermeño (Ph.D., UC Merced). These new faculty bring intellectual diversity to our department, possessing a range of timely research interests, which include educational inequalities faced by Latina high school students (Dr. Haro), gender and intimate partner violence (Dr. Gerstenberger), indigenous resurgence and health outcomes among Mexican Americans (Dr. Zermeño), anti-racism and youth civic engagement (Dr. Rodriguez-Newhall), and the impact of race and gender on Black women in ballet (Dr. Robinson).