Sociology at UC Merced

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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 23, 2017
Professors Valdez and Golash-Boza published the lead article in a symposium for Ethnic and Racial Studies. The article reveals the limitations of a research program that focuses on ethnicity or race, in isolation, and instead urges a new direction that...
February 3, 2017
This spring the Sociology Department hosted Dr. Gilbert Gee, Professor of Community Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA, as our colloquium speaker.    At his talk, Dr. Gee shared findings from his current research...
January 25, 2017
Edward Orozco Flores (and his former student Jennifer Elena Cossyleon) have published "I Went Through it so You Don't Have To": Faith-Based Community Organizing for the Formerly Incarcerated, in the Journal for the Scientific Study of...

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

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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
 
Sociology (General)
 
Sociology (Graduate)
 
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University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
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