Christina N. Baker

Assistant Professor of American Multicultural Studies
Ph.D. Sociology, 2007, University of California, Irvine
Office: Nichols Hall 210

Professional and Personal Interests

I became interested in studying issues related to racial and gender identity and inequality when I was a Sociology student at UCLA. This interest led me to study Sociology as a graduate student at UC Irvine. As a graduate student, I examined racial and gender imagery in the media, as well as the academic and social experiences of underrepresented minority students in higher education. After graduating from UC Irvine, I completed a postdoctoral research fellowship with the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity at University of Notre Dame. I remain interested conducting research and teaching courses about issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, media and education, and I look forward to sharing these interests with the Sonoma State University campus.

Selected Course Offerings

  • Ethnic Groups in America (AMCS 210)
  • Ethnic Images in Film and Media (AMCS 392)
  • Multiculturalism and Education (AMCS 445)

Selected Publications

  • Baker, Christina N. and Belinda Robnett. (forthcoming) “ Race, Social Support and College Student Retention: A Case Study.” Journal of College Student Development.
  • Baker, Christina N. 2008. “ Under-represented College Students and Extracurricular Involvement: The Effects of Various Student Organizations on Academic Performance.” Social Psychology of Education. 11(3): 273-298.
  • Baker, Christina N. 2005. “ Images of Women’ s Sexuality in Advertisements: A Content Analysis of Black- and White- oriented Men’ s and Women’ s Magazines.” Sex Roles: A Journal of Research. 52: 13-27.