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Steve Nava - Social Sciences and Humanities


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“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.” ~ Paulo Freire

Steve Nava, Ph.D.

Steve Nava

MTWTh 12:20pm-1:20pm and By appointment.


Course Syllabi


Sociology of Race, Class, and Gender; Sociology of Education; Sociology of Women and Men
Ph.D., Sociology, UCSC, 2010; M.S., Sociology, UT San Antonio
Born in a humble neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas, I got involved in ethnographic research on local Chicana/o and multi-racial and multi-gendered social justice non-profits while I attended university. I moved to California in 2001 to attend graduate school at UC Santa Cruz where I studied media, activism, and social change. I am currently doing collaborative research on student equity and theories of social change and racial and gender representation.
Winter 2018
CRN Course Title
01953 SOC -001.-FY1 Introduction to Sociology
34296 SOC -001.-FY2 Introduction to Sociology
34969 SOC -001.-R1D Introduction to Sociology
34961 SOC -028.-01 Sociology of Women and Men
34962 WMST-028.-01 Sociology of Women and Men
Spring 2018
CRN Course Title
45422 SOC -035.-01 Marriage, Family, and Intimate Relationships
45423 SOC -035.-02 Marriage, Family, and Intimate Relationships
43857 SOC -035.-03 Marriage, Family, and Intimate Relationships
45638 WMST-029.-01S Masculinities in U.S. Culture and Society

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Social Sciences and Humanities

Last Updated: 8/2/17