Dr. Katy Pinto

College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Sociology


(310) 243-3180

Website: katypinto.com


Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006
M.A., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999
B.A., Sociology and Spanish, San Diego State University, 1997

Fellowships and Awards

Visiting Professor, 2016-2017, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2007, Center for Family Studies and Department of Sociology, UCR.

Research Interests

Sociology of the Family
Latina/o Sociology
Social Stratification
Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
Sociology of Teaching and Learning

Social Problems Research Lab

My research lab trains students in Social Science research by focusing on data collection, management, and analysis and prepares students who are interested in seeking graduate education in sociology and related disciplines. We focus on research examining racial and gender inequalities in range of settings including higher education, work, and family. The lab also assists community organizations with program evaluation.

Representative Publications

Pinto, Katy M. & Huizinga, Dorota (2018). “Institutional Barriers and Faculty Persistence: Understanding Faculty Grant-Seeking at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution” The Journal of Faculty Development, 32, vol. 1, 65-72.

Pinto, Katy M. (2014). Book Review. “The Maid’s Daughter: Living inside and outside of the American Dream.” Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, 43, 112-114.

Pinto, Katy M. and Scott Coltrane. (2013) “Understanding Structure and Culture in the Division of Household Labor for Mexican Immigrant Families,” in Gender Roles in Immigrant Families, editors Susan Chuang and Cathrine Tamis-LeMonda.

Pinto, Katy M. and Scott Coltrane (2009). “Divisions of Labor in Mexican Origin and Anglo Families: Structure and Culture.” Sex Roles, 60, pgs.482-495.

Courses Taught

University 101: Personal, Social and Intellectual Development
Sociology 102: Understanding Social Relations
Sociology 320: The Family
Sociology 305: Methods of Sociological Research
Sociology 505/506: Seminar in Sociological Research
Sociology 518: Seminar in Marriage and Family
Sociology 595: Graduate Writing in Sociology

Representative Campus Leadership

Graduate Council, Chair
Graduate Coordinator, Department of Sociology
Graduate Studies and Research Faculty Fellow
Deputy Directory of Assessment
Natural and Behavioral Sciences, Retention Tenure and Promotion Chair
Academic Senate, Parliamentarian
Academic Senate, Faculty Policy Committee Chair
Facilitator, Writing Your Journal Article in 12 weeks, Faculty Development Center
Latino Faculty and Staff Association Tardeada

Media Interviews

Telemundo, Los Angeles, Stay at Home Fathers, nightly news with Edgar Muñoz (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHDh1-Hf9-U)

Latinas y Café Leadership Podcast, How Top Latinas Broke Barriers. Latino Role Models Success, interview by Armando F. Sanchez. Feb 20, 2016.

Mentorships Crucial to Recruitment of Hispanics in Higher Ed for Diverse Issues in Higher Education, interview by Reginald Stuart. September 2015