Sociology at UC Merced

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December 20, 2016
Professor Dodson has  a new article (“TSMOs and Protest Participation”) published in Socius (a new American Sociological Association journal focusing on cutting edge research). The study examines the relationship between transnational...
December 16, 2016
The American Sociology Association's Magazine Contexts featured an online story about public sociology at UC Merced. The blog discusses a teach-in event on the campus in December to inform the Merced community about the consequences of the...
December 8, 2016
Sociology graduate student Marcus Shaw has published an article in the latest issue of Sociology Compass titled, "The racial implications of the effects of parental incarceration on intergenerational mobility." In this publication,...
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...

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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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