Dr. Kristine Zentgraf, Professor & Department Chair
Phone: (562) 985-1689
- Classical Sociological Theory (Soc. 356)
- Sociology of Migration and Immigration (Soc. 358)
- BA, Sociology, California State University, Long Beach, 1986
- MA, Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1989
- Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998
- Co-Coordinator of the Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition (2006-present). My activities with LBIRC include working with organizers to plan and execute community events and resources including educational forums, legal clinics and know your rights forums, ESL and citizenship classes, to name a few. I am involved in the training and mentoring of youth leaders, conduct community presentation about issues related to immigration and immigration reform and work on tasks related to funding and organizational development and sustainability.
- Board Member of the Edwin and Dorothy Baker Foundation of Long Beach, CA, a foundation that is engaged in charitable activities directed toward extracurricular, educational and recreational programs to benefit children in Long Beach (2012-present).
- Founding member of the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community (Summer 2008-2011).
- Norma Stoltz Chinchilla y Kristine Zentgraf . 2013. “Madres mexicanas que emigran: motivos, contextos, costos y beneficios” in Manuela Camus, editor, En torno a la migración,la pobreza y el género. Universidad de Guadalajara: Guadalajara, Mexico, 41-69.
- Zentgraf, Kristine M. and Norma Stoltz Chinchilla. 2012. “Transnational Family Separation: A Framework for Analysis.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 38 (2)
- Contemporary Readings in Social Problems. Edited by Anna Leon-Guerrero and Kristine Zentgraf. Sage Publications. 2008.
- America Transformed: Globalization, Inequality and Power. Gary Hytrek and Kristine M. Zentgraf. Oxford University Press. 2008.
- “Why Women Migrate: Salvadoran and Guatemalan Women in Los Angeles” in Latino Los Angeles: Transformations, Communities and Activism, edited by Enrique Ochoa and Gilda Laura Ochoa. Arizona University Press, 2005.
- “Immigration and Women’s Empowerment.” Gender and Society, Vol. 16, No. 5: 625-646, October 2002.
- “Through Economic Restructuring, Recession and Rebound: The Continuing Importance of Latina Immigrant Labor in the Los Angeles Economy.” In Asian and Latino Immigrants in a Restructuring Economy: The Metamorphosis of Los Angeles, edited by Marta Lopez-Garza and David R. Diaz. Stanford University Press.
- Women of Distinction Award 2015. Awarded by California Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, 70th District to honor women who exemplify leadership and have shown a dedicated commitment to helping others.
- California State University, Long Beach. University Community Service Award, 2010-2011.
- California State University, Long Beach. University Distinguished Faculty Award, 2004- 2005.