15 UCM undergraduate Sociology majors attended the California Sociological Association annual conference in Sacramento this past Friday and Saturday. They attended half a dozen talks, networked with peers, grad students, and faculty from other campuses, and toured the state capitol building. Four of the students from the UROC program presented research in which they served as assistants this past...
Yesterday the UCM sociology undergraduate program was accepted as a chapter in the Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) national sociology honors society under the chapter name: Alpha Psi of California.  Alpha Kappa Delta seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as...
Outstanding contributions in service to professional organizations, academic institutions and the advancement of criminal justice have earned Graduate Dean Marjorie Zatz the Julius Debro Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on People of Color and Crime. She will be honored at a luncheon ceremony today in Philadelphia as part of the ASC’s annual conference, where she will also...
Sociology professor Charlie Eaton's research was cited today in a major New York Times investigative report on the use of off-shore accounts by wealthy colleges to avoid taxes on endowments. Professor Eaton has studied how elite private colleges have maintained small and mostly wealthy student bodies despite increasing public subsidies for private endowments. He is quoted in the Times saying...
Professor Tanya Golash-Boza and Graduate Student Yajaira Ceciliano published a chapter in the book After Deportation: Ethnographic Perspectives edited by Khosravi Shahram and published by Springer (2017). This chapter analyses the experiences of isolation, precarity, and resilience of Dominican deportees. They argue that the ability of Dominican deportees to re-...
                        Topics ranging from ethnobotany, public health and feminism to agriculture, urban growth and social movements are among the highlights of the Mesoamerican Studies Center’s upcoming conference at UC Merced. “Mesoamericans in California: Immigrants’ Resistance, Social Movements, Rights, and...
Undergraduate Chair Dr. Irenee Beattie coordinated the presence of the Sociology Department at UCM Homecoming on October 21, 2017. Sociology graduate students and undergraduate representatives from the Sociology Club tabled for the entire day.
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 UC System.” Pierre, a professor of anthropology and African studies, will speak at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in the Crescent Arch Room. The...
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 feminist scholars, Dr. Singh presented her research using a multi-level qualitative analysis based on in-depth interviews with Black women who are...
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.


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