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Nationally Recognized Faculty
Our nationally recognized Sociology faculty have published numerous books and earned many awards.
Sociology Graduate Students in Class with Professor Almeida
Professor Whitney Laster Pirtle during a class lecture
Fellowship Allows Professor Laster Pirtle Renewed Focus on Sociology of Race in South Africa
Professor Beattie and Graduate Student Awarded Grant to Study Teacher Retention

Sociology at
UC Merced

Sociology at UC Merced emphasizes the areas of social stratification/inequality, immigration, race/ethnicity, gender studies, education, political and collective empowerment, and globalization. With 17 faculty members, sociology registers some of the highest course enrollments on campus.

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Featured Books

Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Laura Hamilton
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Irenee Beattie
Authors: Zulema Valdez
Authors: Zulema Valdez
Authors: Zulema Valdez
Authors: Nella Van Dyke
Authors: Nella Van Dyke
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Social Movements: The Structure of Collective Mobilization
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Marjorie S. Zatz
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Laura Hamilton
Authors: Laura Hamilton
Movimientos sociales by Paul Almeida
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Daisy Verduzco Reyes
Authors: Edward Flores
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Edward Flores
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Paul Almeida

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Featured News

September 15, 2021

Professor Blythe George was awarded a Circle 3 Intergenerational Indigenous Women’s Fellowship from the Spirit Aligned Leadership Program. Through this opportunity, she is facilitating an...

September 15, 2021

Graduate student Luis Ruben Gonzalez was a keynote speaker at the II National Congress of Philosophy and Letters in El Salvador organized by the University of El Salvador on September 8th. His talk...

September 8, 2021

Professor Charlie Eaton is featured by WalletHub in an Ask the Experts segment regarding student debt in America. The article showcases 2021's states with the most and least student debt as well...