Gordon Abra

Lecturer
Criminology
Sociology & Communication

Office Hours

Tu/Th 9:30-10:30

Office Location

SSMS 3312

Specialization

Social Psychology (small groups), Criminology, Sociology of Law, Social Networks, Video Games

Education

Bio

Dr. Abra is jointly appointed as a lecturer between the Departments of Sociology and Communication. His primary interest is in Social Power and the mechanisms of its expression and maintenance.  Recently he has become interested in the social structure and motivation of cheaters.
 
At UCSB he teaches Criminology, Communication in Multiple Contexts, Power in Communication, Law & the Legal Community, Science Communication, and Communication Honors Courses. Previously, he taught Sociology of Law, Social Psychology, Social Theory, Research Methods, and the Sociology of Gender.
 
Dr. Abra holds an M.A. & Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Arizona, and a B.A.(Hons) from the University of Calgary.

Research

Projects

Publications

Courses

Criminology, Sociology of Law, Criminal Justice, Communication in Multiple Contexts, Power in Communication, Legal Community & the Courtroom, Science Communication, and Communication Honors Courses