Sociology Faculty

Rebecca A London
  • Pronouns she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Affiliations Institute for Social Transformation, Education Department, Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California
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  • Office Location
    • Rachel Carson College Academic Building, 202
  • Office Hours Mondays 9-10:30 on zoom, Tuesdays 9-10:30 in person, sign up at:
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Schools and Academic Achievement, Community-based Research, Health and Wellness, School Reform and School Policy, Youth Studies, Sociology
  • Courses SOCY 3A Evaluation of Evidence, SOCY 148 Educational Inequality, SOCY 141 Social Welfare, SOCY 196S Senior Seminar: Community-Engaged Research, SOCY 203 Research Methods, SOCY 250 Grantwriting seminar

Research Interests

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Research interests include: education; children, youth and families; social policy; health and well-being; social inequality; cross-sector analyses; community-engaged research; quantitative methods; mixed methods

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. Human Development and Social Policy, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1996

M.A. Economics, Northwestern University, 1994