Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies
Office: Psy 131 / Phone: 562-985-4760 / Fax: 562-985-2090
Address: Department of Sociology
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840

Norma Stoltz Chinchilla has been a member of the CSULB faculty since 1983. She teaches courses in social stratification (SOC 420), social change (SOC 357), women in global perspective (W/ST 401), Central American and Carribean People in the U.S. (SOC 341 / CHLS 352), and international social conflicts (I/ST 317 and 318). Her recent research focuses on women's movements in Latin America and Central American immigration to Los Angeles. She was Fullbright Fellow to Guatemala in 1965 and received one of two CSULB Distinguished Faculty Scholarly and Creative Achievement awards for 1996-1997. Her recent book, Seeking Community in a Global City: Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles (Temple University Press, 2001), co-authored with Nora Hamilton, Professor of Political Science at University of Southern California, was awarded the 2002 prize for Best Book published in the area of Race/Ethnicity and Foreign Policy/Globalization by the American Political Science Association (APSA).


Dear Friends,

Would any of you like to go with me to the Amazon this summer? The trip is one I have taken twice and enjoyed so much I want to go on again. The boat carries 20 passengers and 5 crew members and departs from Manaus, Brazil to go up (mostly) the Rio Negro and returns 8 days later. No email, no television, no computers, no phones, just amazing scenery, animals, birds, interesting fellow passengers, delightful crew members and local culture. The trip was begun some six years ago by Ron Chilcote, a retired professor from U.C. Riverside and is now being continued by Kim Tally. I travelled once with each of them and had such a wonderful time that I have offered to help organize this year's trip.

The flyer gives more details and information is also available on Kim Tally's website Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Norma (Stoltz) Chinchilla

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