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08/25/2016
Eight UC Merced Sociology Graduate Students (representing over one third of the Program) participated in the 111th Annual American Sociological Association Meetings in Seattle, Washington in late August. The Conference theme of "Rethinking Social Movements: Can Changing the Conversation Change the World?" created much excitement in advance.  Carolina Molina, Maria Duenas, Alejandro...
08/05/2016
UC Merced signed an Agreement of Academic Cooperation with the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) in January.  As a first step in this cooperation, UC Merced sent a delegation of 4 graduate students (Maria Mora, Rodolfo Rodriguez, Danielle Bermudez, and Alejandro Zermeño) to the III National Sociology Conference in Honduras (August 2-August 6).  The US embassy in...
07/15/2016
The Universidad Centroamericana - "Jose Simeon Canas" (UCA) in El Salvador has published the Spanish Translation of Professor Almeida's book, Mobilizing Democracy: Globalization and Citizen Protest (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). The Spanish language translation is titled, Neoliberalismo y Movimientos Populares en Centroamerica.  Almeida has presented Neoliberalismo at...
06/19/2016
Professor Tanya Golash-Boza's new book, Deported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor, and Global Capitalism, has been chosen by the American Sociological Association Latina/o Section for the Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award.  The Award Committee commented on the impressive data collection and Golash-Boza's ability to make macro-micro links between...
05/18/2016
Professor Irenee Beattie has published an article on inequality in higher education in the Journal of Higher Education, a top interdisciplinary journal, along with her co-author, Professor Megan Thiele at San Jose State University.  The article, “Connecting in Class? College Class Size and Inequality in Academic Social Capital” analyzes survey data that was collected with the...
05/10/2016
So-called “helicopter parents” — those who hover over their children even into and through their college years — are often criticized for creating overly sheltered, unprepared young adults who boomerang back home. In her new book, “Parenting to a Degree: How Family Matters for College Women’s Success” — published this week by University of Chicago Press — UC Merced Professor Laura Hamilton finds...
05/10/2016
So-called “helicopter parents” — those who hover over their children even into and through their college years — are often criticized for creating overly sheltered, unprepared young adults who boomerang back home. UC Merced Professor Laura Hamilton In her new book, “Parenting to a Degree: How Family Matters for College Women’s Success” —...
04/16/2016
Professor Hamilton has been selected as one of only five scholars for the 2016 Early Career Researchers award from the prestigious William T Grant Foundation.  The grant will provide five years of funding for her research on the conditions leading to successful outcomes for disadvantaged college students.   Congratulations Dr. Hamilton!!!!
04/12/2016
A single mother in Guatemala works at a factory owned by a U.S. company, but doesn’t make enough money to support her family. She immigrates to the U.S. and finds a low-paying job with no benefits and no unemployment insurance, and when she gets injured, her son has to find a job. But he has overstayed his visa. He is arrested in Los Angeles in a case of mistaken identity, having committed no...
02/25/2016
Third year UC Merced Sociology graduate student Marcus Shaw shared the findings of his research at Cal State University Stanislaus' Sociology Colloquium Series on February 25. He presented his invited talk,"Parental Incarceration and the Intergenerational Demobilization of Minority Youth." The results of his study show that having a once incarcerated parent...

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