Sociology at UC Merced

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September 28, 2017
Everyone is invited to a special event featuring UCLA Professor Jemima Pierre, speaking on “Africa and the Project of Black Studies” as part of a workshop entitled “The Critical Politics of Diversity in the Multiversity: Towards Africana Studies in the...
September 15, 2017
On Friday morning, the sociology colloquium series sponsored a talk by Professor Jennifer Singh from Georgia Tech University with dozens of students and faculty in attendance. Drawing on the analytic framework of intersectionality developed by Black...
September 14, 2017
Faculty, graduate students, and family celebrated the incoming academic year with a picnic at Lake Yosemite. New faculty members, graduate students, and sociology club officers were introduced at the evening activity.
August 29, 2017
Professor Charlie Eaton has joined UC Merced Sociology as its newest faculty member. Charlie received his PhD from UC Berkeley. He studies how organizations shape inequality through politics, public policy, and the economy. His current research traces...

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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
Irenee Beattie, Associate Professor
 
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University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
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