Sociology Staff

Sociology@UCSC staff is a group of interracial international politically charged women who are educated in the fields of community studies, creative writing, critical dance theory and performance management, feminist studies, Latin American studies and sociology. They most sincerely love the various and extensive roles they play within the department and its community.

Department Manager

Jessica Lawrence

  • Title
    • Department Manager
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2831
  • Email
  • Office Location Rachel Carson College, Sociology, Room 221
  • Mailstop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services
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Department and Faculty Support

Barbara Laurence

  • Title
    • Managing Editor, Capitalism Nature Socialism
    • Faculty Services Manager-Rachel Carson College
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3516, 831-459-4541, cell- 831-359-9215
  • Email
  • Office Location Rachel Carson College, Sociology, Room 233
  • Office Hours 10:00-2:00 Monday - Friday
  • Mailstop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services
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Colleen K Massengale

  • Title
    • Sociology Department Assistant
    • SJRC Administrative Assistant
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
    • Science & Justice Research Center
  • Phone
    831-459-2653 (SOCY), 831-459-2849 (SJRC)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location Rachel Carson College, Sociology, Room 223; Oakes College, SJRC, Room 233
  • Office Hours SJRC: Monday (8-12), Tuesday/Wednesday (8AM-5PM) Sociology: Monday (1-5), Thursday/Friday (8AM-5PM)
  • Mailstop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services
  • Summary of Expertise
    • Events, Colloquium Series, Professionalization Workshops
    • Finances and Fundraising
    • Website and Outreach
    • Faculty Research Administration and Award Support
    • Read more ...
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Program Coordination and Advising

Darshani Alahan

  • Title
    • Department Programs Coordinator
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Phone
    831-502-7036
  • Email
  • Office Location 225 Rachel Carson College
  • Mailstop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services
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Perla Garcia Miranda

  • Title
    • Graduate Program Coordinator
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3168
  • Email
  • Office Location Rachel Carson College, Room 220
  • Mailstop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services
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Tina Nikfarjam

  • Title
    • Undergraduate Program Coordinator
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Phone
    831-459-4497
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location Rachel Carson College, Room 226 for Drop-in Advising hours during regular academic year.; Rachel Carson College, Room 224
  • Office Hours Advising availability posted online
  • Mailstop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services
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Undergraduate Peer Advisors

Peer advisors can assist undergraduate students with an overview of our majors/minors, create academic plans, course recommendations, course substitutions, and other general advice. Learn more about our Peer Advisor Program and view their drop-in advising availabilty during the regular academic year.

Peer Advisors can be contacted at:
831-459-4888
Rachel Carson College Rm 226
(Not available in the Summer)