Charisse Levchak

Assistant Professor


Contact Information

Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall 317-11

Phone: 860-832-3141


Office Hours

Tues: 1:30 - 4:30

Thur: 2:00 - 3:00

Fri: 2:00 - 3:00

Charisse Levchak, PhD, LMSW is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Central Connecticut State University, USA. Aside from having a doctoral degree in sociology, she also has a Master of Social Work degree. She researches and teaches in the areas of  identity-based aggression, cultural competence, diversity, oppression, liberation, and social justice. 

Her first book Microaggressions and Modern Racism: Endurance and Evolution was published by Palgrave Macmillan and can be found at most book retailers and here:

Additionally, please see her personal website for more information about her work.



I am passionate about helping students achieve their academic and professional goals. I enjoy working with students, whether I am explaining a difficult concept to them, working with them on a research project, advising them on graduate school, or just serving as a listening ear.

Women of Color in the U.S.: Struggle & Triumph

Oppression and Liberation

Social Movements and Social Action

Sociology Book Club 

Race, Class, & Gender 

Honor’s Thesis 

Student Research 

Introductory Sociology



Microaggressions & macroaggressions: race-based and gender-based microaggressions

Social Justice: human rights; liberation; quality of life; opportunities 

Inequality: race and gender disparities in education, employment, wages, leadership and quality of life

Organizations: institutional diversity and policy; recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups in academia and the workforce

Family: work and family; alternative family structures; motherhood; fatherhood

Cultural Competence: cultural competence in workplaces and academic environments

Policy: social policy; institutional policy; public policy; policy review

Theory: critical race theory; feminist theory; intersectionality; multiple jeopardy; oppression frameworks

Methods: surveys; vignettes; open-ended questions; focus groups