Santa Clara University

Sociology department
“Dr. Nichols has been my rock throughout the past few years in the sociology department. She is a wonderful teacher and advisor who clearly cares deeply about her students.”
Sociology Graduate, Class of 2015

Faculty Spotlight


Professor Chuck Powers

Dr. Powers focuses his scholarship on sociological theory as it applies to organizational and societal change.  His special interest in business sociology distinguishes him from most other sociologists.  Read more

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Welcome Dr. Cara Chiaraluce!

Dr. Chiaraluce conducts research in the fields of medical sociology, health inequalities, and gender and family. She recently received her Ph.D. in Sociology from University of California-Davis.  Read more


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