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Dr. Edson Cruz

Assistant Professor, Instructional Faculty
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of Sociology
Office Location: Roosevelt Hall 212
Office Hours: Fridays 12pm-6pm
Phone: Email only
University of California, Irvine, Bachelor of Arts
University of Southern California, Master of Arts
University of Southern California, Ph.D.


Edson Cruz is Instructional Assistant Professor of Sociology. His areas of expertise are Culture, Family, Gender, Inequality, Theory, and Qualitative Methods. He uses active learning strategies in the classroom to encourage students to interpret their own lives using the academic concepts from their courses, extending the learning experience to outside of the classroom and facilitating the process of learning from their peers. His research involves time-use patterns, meanings, and consequences. He currently explores how family members cope with daily rhythms of busyness, deploying moral cultures of time-use to coordinate meaningful configurations of work, family, and leisure in everyday life.