Lata Murti, Ph.D

Lata Murti, Ph.D

Assistant Professor


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Lata Murti

Dr. Murti is Assistant Professor of Sociology on the Santa Maria Valley campus. She started teaching at Brandman in Fall 2011; and since then, she has taught or revised most of the sociology courses the university offers. She has also developed two new courses for the university: SOCU 436 Globalization and Social Change and SOCU 416 Sociology of Health Care.

Before coming to Brandman, Dr. Murti taught a number of different subjects in the social sciences and also Spanish at various institutions and levels. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies and Ethnicity, with a disciplinary concentration in Sociology, from the University of Southern California in 2010. When Dr. Murti is not teaching, she is writing; and her work has appeared in creative, journalistic, online, and academic publications. Her greatest inspiration is her family, comprising her parents, spouse, and two young daughters.