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12/16/2014
Graduate Group Chair Paul Almeida has been appointed to the editorial board of Anuario de Estudios Centroamericanos. Anuario is one of the oldest social science and history journals in Central America and is published by the University of Costa Rica Press.
10/15/2014
Sociology at UC Merced is a prism that offers insight and perspective into what's happening in the world. Trying to understand how people mobilize under democracies or military dictatorships? Ask Professors Nella Van Dyke, Kyle Dodson or Paul Almeida. Curious about how colleges and high schools perpetuate inequality? Reach out to Professors Laura Hamilton or Irenee Beattie. Seeking...
10/01/2014
Zulema Valdez, UC Merced (with J Wallander, S Ramirez, R DeLugan, and S Roussos) has been awarded a 3 year, NIH CBPR Grant Award for the project, “A CBPR Initiative to Address Obesity Disparities for Latinos in the California Central Valley.” The award creates a formal CBPR initiative that establishes a community-academic partnership to address obesity disparities among Latinos, with...
09/01/2014
Zulema Valdez, UC Merced, was appointed to serve a three year term on the editorial board of Contexts Magazine, Jan 2015- Dec 2017.
09/01/2014
Zulema Valdez, UC Merced, was appointed to serve a three year term on the ASA Dissertation Award Selection Committee, Jan 2015 - Dec 2017
08/22/2014
Professor Whitney Laster was awarded the Graduate Student Paper Award from Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Division on Racial and Ethnic Minorities for her paper “Racial Hierarchy and Racial Liminality in Contemporary South Africa.”
08/13/2014
Sociology Professor Edward Flores received the ASA Section on Latino/a Sociology’s Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award. Dr. Flores’ award winning book is entitled, God’s Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery, New York University Press (2013).
07/21/2014
The Sociology Department welcomes four new faculty members in July. They are Edward Flores (coming from Loyola-Chicago), Whitney Laster (from Vanderbilt), Elizabeth Whitt (from Washington University- St. Louis) and Marjorie Zatz (NSF and Arizona State University). Dr. Flores’ work focuses on race, gender, immigration and gang recovery. Prof. Laster’s research centers on racial...
07/21/2014
Professor Hamilton’s article “Sexual Subjectivity among Adolescent Girls: Social Disadvantage and Young Adult Outcomes” (with Simon Cheng, Stacy Missari, and Josef Ma) is forthcoming in Social Forces.  
07/07/2014
Professor Laster has had a paper accepted in the new sociology journal, Social Currents. The paper, “Staking Territory in the ”World White Wed“: An Exploration of the Roles of Overt and Color-blind Racism in Maintaining Boundaries on a Popular Web Site,” was co-authored with Heather H. Kettrey.    

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