See below for a list of supporting faculty members within the Sociology Department.

Robert Bulman  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ph. D. Sociology, UC Berkeley, 1999
  • M.A. Sociology, UC Berkeley, 1992
  • B.A. Sociology, UC Santa Cruz, 1989

Presentations:

Conference Papers

  • Film and American Culture: The Case of the High School Film. Bulman, Robert C.
    Teachers, Teaching, and the Movies
    I am one of two keynote speakers at this conference at the College of Charleston.
    (October 2007)
  • The Choreography of Gender: Ballroom Dancing and the Complexity of Gender Identity. Yamanashi, Allison and Bulman, Robert C.
    American Sociological Association, New York, NY
    (August 2007)
  • Having Fun, But Taking it Seriously: Using Teen Films in a Sociology of Education Class. Bulman, Robert C.
    American Sociological Association, New York, NY
    (August 2007)
  • The Progressive Potential of School Vouchers. Bulman, Robert C.
    American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada
    (August 2006)
  • Notes Toward a Sociology of Film. Bulman, Robert C.
    Pacific Sociological Association, Hollywood, CA
    (April 2006)
  • What do Sociology, Chemistry, and Religious Studies Have in Common?. Martinelli, Phylis and Bulman, Robert C.
    California Sociological Association, Sacramento, CA
    (November 2005)
  • The Cultural Calculus of School Choice. Bulman, Robert C.
    The Napa Colloquium on School Choice
    I was an invited speaker at this conference sponsored by The Christian Brothers.
    (June 2005)
  • Cinematic Study Abroad: The High School Film in Comparative Perspective. Bulman, Robert C.
    American Sociological Association, San Francisco
    (August 2004)
  • Challenging the Culture of Privilege: Class Conflict in the Private School Film. Bulman, Robert C.
    Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco
    (April 16, 2004)
  • Expressing Yourself in a Culture of Conformity: Contradictions in Adolescent Cinema. Bulman, Robert C.
    Saint Mary's Faculty Research Forum
    (April 2003)
  • Fighting the Culture of Popularity: Contradictions in Suburban School Cinema. Bulman, Robert C.
    California Sociological Association, Berkeley, CA
    (2003)
  • The Social Construction of Natural Disasters: An Interdisciplinary and Cooperative Teaching Method. Bulman, Robert C.
    American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL
    (August 2002)
  • Teachers in the 'Hood: Hollywood's Middle-Class Fantasy. Bulman, Robert C.
    American Sociological Association, Anaheim, CA
    (August 18, 2001)
  • The Charter School Conundrum: A Progressive School Reform or a Conservative Social Policy?. Bulman, Robert C.
    PSA meetings, San Francisco
    I organized this panel for the PSA meetings in San Francisco in April.
    (April 2001)

Public Lectures

  • Hollywood Film and American Culture. Bulman, Robert C.
    Sociology Department, College of Charleston
    (October 2007)
  • Hollywood Film and American Culture. Bulman, Robert C.
    Kiwanis Club Meeting, Moraga, CA
    (May 2007)
  • Hollywood Goes to High School. Bulman, Robert C.
    Socialization class at San Jose State University
    (November 2006)
  • Hollywood Goes to High School. Bulman, Robert C.
    Hollywood Goes to High School class, at Portland State University
    This class was inspired by and organized around my book.
    (July 2006)
  • Hollywood Goes to High School. Bulman, Robert C.
    Sociology of Film class, Sacramento State University
    (June 2005)
  • Hollywood Goes to High School. Bulman, Robert C.
    Saint Mary's College of California
    A public lecture given at Saint Mary's College of California
    (February 2005)

Publications:

  • Bulman, Robert. (2014). Hollywood Goes to High School: Cinema, Schools and American Culture, Second Edition. New York, NY: Worth Publishers
  • Bulman, Robert. (2013). Book Review: Dance with Me: Ballroom Dancing and the Promise of Instant Intimacy . Social Forces, Vol. doi:10.1093/sf/sot058 , NA.
  • Bulman, Robert. (2011, March11). A Win-Win: Helping the Poor and Helping Ourselves. The Davis Enterprise, B-7.
  • Bulman, Robert. (2010). Class in the Classroom: Hollywoods Distorted View of Inequality. In Sutherland, Jean-Anne and Feltey, Kathryn(Eds.), Cinematic Sociology: Social Life in Film. Sage.
  • Bulman, Robert C. & McCants, Nicole S. (2008). Enlightened Teenage Masculinity. Contexts: Understanding People in their Social Worlds, Vol. 7, Iss. 3, 68-69.
  • Bulman, Robert. (2007). Building Bridges: A Report on the Napa Colloquium on School Choice. In Family Choice in Education and the Lasallian Educational Mission. Napa, California: The Brothers of the Christian Schools, District of San Francisco.
  • Bulman, Robert C. (2007). Response to the essay, 'One Nation, Slightly Divisible" by David Brooks. In The Presence of Others: Voices and Images that Call for Response. Bedford/St. Martins.
  • Bulman, Robert C. (2007). Can a Living Legend be Inauthentic?. Contexts: Understanding People in their Social Worlds, Vol. 6, Iss. Fall.
  • Leib, Allison Yamanashi & Bulman, Robert C. (2007). The Choreography of Gender: Masculinity, Femininity, and the Complex Dance of Identity in the Ballroom. Men and Masculinities, Vol. December.
  • Bulman, Robert C. (2006). Shall We DanceSport? The World of Competitive Ballroom Dancing. Contexts: Understanding People in their Social Worlds, Vol. 5, Iss. 1.
  • Bulman, Robert C. (2006). Review of Hollywood Films About Schools by Ronald Chennault. Teachers College Record, online, Vol. www.tcr.org.
  • Bulman, Robert C. (2005). Hollywood Goes to High School: Cinema, Schools, and American Culture. New York: Worth Publishers
  • Bulman, Robert C. (2005). Coach Carter: The Urban Cowboy Rides Again. Contexts: Understanding People in their Social Worlds, Vol. 4, Iss. 3.
  • Bulman, Robert C. (2004). School-Choice Stories: The Role of Culture. Sociological Inquiry, Vol. 74, Iss. 4.
  • Bulman, Robert C. (2002). Teachers in the 'Hood: Hollywood's Middle-Class Fantasy. The Urban Review, Vol. 34, Iss. 3.
  • Bulman, Robert C. & Kirp, David L. (1999). The Shifting Politics of School Choice. In School Choice and Social Controversy: Politics, Policy, and Law. Washington D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.
Maps & Directories

Mailing Address

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
Google Map | Campus Map | PO Boxes