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10/20/2016
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 and Alejandro Zermeño — traveled to Honduras to present their research to the third National Conference of Honduran Sociology at UNAH. Funding came...
09/08/2016
Sociology Professor Edward Orozco Flores published a sole-authored article in the journal Social Problems. The article is titled, "'Grow Your Hair Out': Chicano Gang Masculinity and Embodiment in Recovery." It will be in the November 2016 issue, and is now available online.
09/01/2016
Professor Sharla Alegria has joined the sociology department at UC Merced as its newest faculty member.  Dr. Alegria recently finished her PhD at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst. Her work focuses on systems of inequality and stratification by race, class, gender, and immigration status in high technology sectors of the economy.   Welcome aboard Professor Alegria!!!!
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” —...

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