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Cristina Ortiz

Assistant Professor of Sociology

B.A., University of California, Berkeley
A.M., Social Sciences, University of Chicago
A.M., School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Ph.D., School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

Programs: Sociology

Professor Cristina Ortiz’s research focuses on parents’ strategies for teaching their children about race and culture. Her current project examines how societal factors, specifically, the current social and political environment, influence the racial and cultural socialization processes in families of all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Her previous research utilized in-depth interviews and participant observations to explore the strategies that parents in dual-minority multiracial families use to racially and culturally socialize their children. 

Professor Ortiz has been trained extensively in qualitative research methods. Over the past ten years she has sought out training on the following research methods: ethnography, intensive interviewing and constructivist grounded theory.

Professor Ortiz teaches courses in sociology and social work.

SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 241 Social Work Practice: Organizations, Communities and Institutions
SOCI 242 Social Work Practice: Groups and Families
SOCI 243 Social Work Practice: Individuals
SOCI 346 Intersections of Privilege
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