Sociology at UC Merced

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May 17, 2017
The UC Merced Library’s digital assets team is playing an important role in providing access to a swath of modern history that will contribute to research and society. The team has been asked to digitize about 127,000 pages from 49 archival collections...
May 12, 2017
Three out of the eight students selected for the 2017 Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (SSHA) are sociology majors (Jovita Angel, Dakari Finister, Sarai Velasquez). A fourth student is a sociology...
May 8, 2017
Often, when people talk about or study refugees, the focus is on policy, rescue operations or terrorism. Rarely is the conversation centered on refugees as human beings. But a new collaboration among five UC campuses — including UC Merced — is working to...
May 3, 2017
On May 3 the Sociology Department celebrated the graduation of 58 seniors.  Graduating students enjoyed a cake with their individual names listed. 8 majors were recognized with graduating in sociology with distinction (Jovita Angel, Dakari Finister...

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Authors: Nella Van Dyke
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Marjorie S. Zatz
Authors: Paul Almeida
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Authors: Edward Flores
Authors: Laura Hamilton
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Laura Hamilton
Authors: Zulema Valdez
Authors: Irenee Beattie
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Zulema Valdez
Authors: Zulema Valdez
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza

Graduate Studies in Sociology Poster

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Sociology at UC Merced emphasizes the areas of social stratification/inequality, immigration, race/ethnicity, gender studies, education, political and collective empowerment, and globalization. With 11 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. Indeed, in a recent external program review by outside experts, the final report concluded that the sociology "program is very well aligned with the institutional priorities of UC Merced. UC Merced’s focus on teaching, research, and public service – is directly connected with the Sociology unit’s priorities and mission. The faculty members in this unit appear to be deeply engaged in their teaching, as evidenced not only by their stated commitment to students, but also from the perspectives of the graduate and undergraduate students we interviewed. Their research is well-renowned; this is a group of faculty members who are making path-breaking and essential contributions to sociological knowledge."

 

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