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School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences engages students in cutting-edge scholarship to better understand the world through understanding people – their beliefs, stories, cultures, organizations, friends, family, thoughts, hopes, feelings, and actions. Our synergistic blend of academic disciplines, perspectives, and methods enhances the capacity to tackle problems, intimate and large-scale, and to improve lives in local and global communities. Over fifty research-active faculty lead a dozen undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees, including internationally-recognized programs in Social Justice & Human Rights, Forensic Psychology, and Social Technologies. From day one, our students are at the front-line of research and innovation, conducting experiments within high-tech psychology, social media, and gaming labs. Through these hands-on research experiences and small-classroom teaching, they gain perspective, context, and skills that they will carry throughout their lives, wherever they’ll take on the world.

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Expertise
Jennifer Keahey
Assistant Professor

Keahey is a development sociologist who studies social justice in food and agriculture, post-authoritarian transitions to sustainability, multi-paradigmatic and participatory methods, and development ethics.

Douglas Kelley
Professor

Kelley's research has focused on how we humanize one another in our personal relationships.

Linda Kim
Senior Lecturer

Kim has published in the areas of transnational social movements and popular culture. Her areas of teaching specializations include the intersections of gender/sexuality/race/class inequalities and global social change.

Andrew Kirby
Professor

A senior sustainability scholar and urbanist, Kirby is also actively engaged in bibliometric research, and active in The Journal of Urban Affairs and Publications.

Lecturer
Kristin Koptiuch
Associate Professor

Koptiuch is a cultural anthropologist and urban ethnographer who tries to practice anthro as much performance art as social science. Global urbanism, transnational migration, diversity/inequality, digital humanities.

Erin Kube
Instructor
Trudy Kuo
Lecturer, Psychology

Trudy Kuo earned her doctorate in psychology at the University of Arizona, with a focus on cognition and neural system.

Sangmi Lee
Assistant Professor

Lee's current research focuses on how Hmong living in the diaspora have maintained extensive kinship networks and various cultural and economic practices across national borders.

Gary Lemons
Faculty Associate

For the past 30 years, Lemons has been teaching sociology at several different colleges and universities ranging from race relations and intro to sociology to deviance. He started teaching at ASU in 2012.

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