Sociology at UC Merced

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October 1, 2018
Professor Eugenio Sosa, a sociologist from the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), visited campus the week of September 24. He met with students and faculty on multiple occasions, offered a guest lecture in an immigration course, and gave...
September 19, 2018
Two of UC Merced’s newest postdoctoral researchers, Colleen Cheverko and Maria-Elena Young, received the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (CPFP) for 2018-2019. The fellowships, which are for one year with a potential one-year renewal, provide...
August 30, 2018
Assistant Professor Sharla Alegria has been selected to serve on the editorial board of the American Sociological Review (ASR). Her position will begin in January 2019. The ASR is the flagship journal of the American Sociological Association and one of...
August 29, 2018
UC Merced faculty and students were featured at the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) held in Philadelphia in mid-August. Associate Professor Laura Hamilton won the Pierre Bourdieu Sociology of Education Section book...

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

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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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5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
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