Sociology at UC Merced

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November 15, 2018
Professor Edward Flores’ book, Jesus Saved an Ex-Con: Political Activism and Redemption After Incarceration, is an examination of the efforts of faith-based community organizations to expand the rights of the formerly incarcerated. Read more:...
November 13, 2018
Congratulations to Sociology Professor Laura Hamilton, whose co-authored book, Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality, has been chosen as one of the most influential books of the past 20 years by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read...
November 2, 2018
Maria Duenas has been appointed as a Student Advisory Editor to the editorial board of the journal, Social Problems. Social Problems is the official journal of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and one of the top journals in sociology.
November 2, 2018
UCM Sociology graduate student Hyunsu Oh recently published a sole-authored paper in the American Sociological Association journal SOCIUS entitled, “Institutional Supports and Life Satisfaction: The Case of Cross-border Marriage Migrants in South...

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Welcome

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
Irenee Beattie, Associate Professor
 
Sociology Undergraduate Chair
Edward Flores, Associate Professor
 
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University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
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