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Jonathan Cordero, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Phone: (805) 493-3284


As a cultural sociologist, Jonathan Cordero studies aesthetics in contemporary culture, social geography, and contemporary California Indian identity. As an ethnohistorian and Native Californian, Jonathan studies California Indians during the Spanish Colonial and Early American periods.

He teaches courses in social theory, culture, religion, and racial and ethnic relations.



  • "Irreligious Art"
  • "Shock! Sex, Violence and Blasphemy in Pop Culture"

    A look at the sexual, violent and blasphemous aspects of pop culture and its affect on society

  • "The Nature of Contemporary Racism"

    A look at racism and its effects in today's society

  • "White Privilege"

    A look at racism and issues that bring about feelings of "white privilege"