Sociology at UC Merced

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October 20, 2016
Four UC Merced graduate students got a rare opportunity to establish and strengthen relationships between the campus and the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) this summer. The students — Danielle Bermudez, Maria Mora, Rodolfo Rodriguez...
September 8, 2016
Sociology Professor Edward Orozco Flores published a sole-authored article in the journal Social Problems. The article is titled, "'Grow Your Hair Out': Chicano Gang Masculinity and Embodiment in Recovery." It will be in the...
September 1, 2016
Professor Sharla Alegria has joined the sociology department at UC Merced as its newest faculty member.  Dr. Alegria recently finished her PhD at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst. Her work focuses on systems of inequality and stratification...
August 25, 2016
Eight UC Merced Sociology Graduate Students (representing over one third of the Program) participated in the 111th Annual American Sociological Association Meetings in Seattle, Washington in late August. The Conference theme of "Rethinking Social...

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Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Edward Flores
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Authors: Nella Van Dyke
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Authors: Laura Hamilton
Authors: Nella Van Dyke
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Authors: Marjorie S. Zatz
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Authors: Zulema Valdez
Authors: Irenee Beattie
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Sociology at UC Merced emphasizes the areas of social stratification/inequality, immigration, race/ethnicity, gender studies, education, political sociology, and globalization. With 12 faculty members, sociology registers some of the highest course enrollments on campus. At the undergraduate level, we offer a major and a minor in sociology. At the graduate level, we offer a Ph.D. degree. Our nationally recognized faculty are affiliated with several graduate training initiatives on campus and frequently involve graduate and undergraduate students in ongoing research projects.

 

Sociology Chair
Paul Almeida, Professor
 
Sociology Gradutate Chair
Zulema Valdez, Associate Professor
 
Sociology Undergraduate Chair
Laura Hamilton, Associate Professor
 
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Sociology (Graduate)
 
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University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
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