Vikas Gumbhir, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology & Criminology

Dr. Gumbhir teaches a variety of courses, including Introduction to Criminal Justice, Research Methods, Sociology of Policing, Social Issues in Film, Social History of Rock and Roll, and Inequality, Crime, and Urban Life. His research interests include...

Contact Information

  • Fall 2018
    Monday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Wednesday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Thursday: 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

    Or by Appointment.

  • 509-313-6495

Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Oregon, 2005.

B.A. Regis University, Denver, 1995.


Dr. Gumbhir teaches a variety of courses, including Introduction to Criminal Justice, Research Methods, Sociology of Policing, Social Issues in Film, Social History of Rock and Roll, and Inequality, Crime, and Urban Life.  His research interests include racial profiling, critical criminology, and media representations of crime and the criminal justice system.  He is also involved with the department's undergraduate research program.