Suzel Bozada-Deas

Suzel Bozada-Deas
  • Lecturer in Sociology
  • ABD, University of Southern California

Contact Information

  • Email:
  • Voicemail: 707.664.3398
  • Fax: 707.664.3920
  • Office: Stevenson 2084

Areas of Expertise:

Gender with an emphasis on masculinities, Ethnic/Race Relations, Intersectionality, Sociology of Latinos, Sociology of Place, Culture, Qualitative Research Methods, Rural Sociology

Academic Interests:

Suzel Bozada-Deas is currently a PhD candidate in Sociology with a certificate in Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. Suzel comes to sociology with a strong cross-disciplinary background. As an undergraduate at Stanford University, she double majored in Human Biology and Anthropology. She received her master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Southern California while expanding her coursework to include cultural geography, gender and sexuality studies from other disciplinary perspectives, and ethnic studies. These diverse perspectives provide her with a rich set of tools for working in a relatively new sub-specialty in sociology called intersectionality.
Her current dissertation is a study of masculinity in rural South Texas drawing on theories of social inequality. This work demonstrates that masculinity shapes race, class, and citizenship status at the same time it is shaped by them.

Courses Offered:

  • SOCI 201: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 300: Sociological Research Methods
  • SOCI 306: Careers in Sociology
  • SOCI 312: Sociology of Gender
  • SOCI 345: Sociology of Families
  • SOCI 363: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
  • WGS 285: Men and Masculinity
  • WGS 375: Race, Class, and Gender
  • WGS 311: Masculinity in Film
  • WGS 390: Gender and Work
  • CALS 400: Latina Feminism

Courses Co-Taught:

  • CALS 480: Senior Seminar
  • CALS 458: Research Issues and Information Literacy

Selected Publications:

  • Michael A. Messner & Suzel Bozada-Deas 2009. "Separating the men from the moms: The making of adult sex segregation in youth sports" Gender & Society 23: 49-71.
    *Reprinted in Joan Z. Spade, ed. 2010. The Kaleidoscope of Gender. Pine Forge Press.
    *Reprinted in David Newman & Jodi O'Brien, eds. 2010. Sociology: Exploring the architecture of everyday life. Pine Forge Press.
  • Bozada-Deas, Suzel 2002. “Syllabus for Masculinity and Film (taught Spring 2001).” The ASA Sociology of Gender: Syllabi & Other Instructional Materials (Fifth Edition). Edited by Amy Blackstone and Betsy Lucal. Washington, D.C.: The American Sociological Association.