Sociology at UC Merced

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April 7, 2017
Assistant Professor Sharla Alegria, along with co-authors Laurel Smith-Doerr and Timothy Sacco (University of Massachusetts)  published an article in Engaging Science, Technology, and Society. This publication is the culmination of work the team...
April 4, 2017
Maria Dueñas was just elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) as the association's student representative.  She will now serve a 3 year term between 2017 and 2019.    
March 11, 2017
UC Merced Sociology graduate student Hyunsu Oh has been notified that he will be the recipient of the 2017 Pacific Sociological Association’s Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award for his paper, “Immigration Pathway and Life Satisfaction...
February 27, 2017
Associate Professor Irenee Beattie has been elected President of the Sociology of Education Association (SEA).  The SEA is an international association of scholars in the fields of sociology and education that hosts an annual conference to share...

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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 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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