Department of Psychology and Sociology

Staff and Faculty

Kristina Bernal-Marichalar

Adjunct Instructor of Sociology

Serves as: Sociology International Honor Society faculty sponsor.
Dual–enrollment faculty member.


  • Presented a paper on youth gang membership and its early determinants at the Southwest Sociological Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Research interests:

  • Youth gangs
  • multicultural education
  • family marriage
  • sociology of death
  • cultural capital
  • public and higher education issues
  • guidance and counseling
  • women's issues
  • social problems.

Courses taught at TAMUK:

  • Sociology 1201 Introduction to Arts and Sciences
  • Sociology 1301 Principles of Sociology
  • Sociology 2361 Pluralistic Society
  • Sociology 1306 Social Problems
  • Sociology/Psych 2305 Women Gender Studies
  • Sociology 4383 Social Theory
  • Sociology 4342 Sociology of Death

Family Information:

Mrs. Bernal-Marichalar and her husband Marco, have three dogs: Bebe, Duke and Gus Gus. Enjoy the beach and traveling. Mrs. Bernal-Marichalar is the director of an afterschool care and summer learning program in Kingsville, Texas. Mrs. Bernal-Marichalar and her husband are involved in numerous charity projects across the Rio Grande Valley and Coastal Bend.

Contact Information

Department of Psychology & Sociology
Manning 202
MSC 177 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-2350
fax: 361-593-2707

Kristina Bernal-Marichalar