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

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Our students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with nationally and internationally recognized researchers to understand complex problems affecting society.

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Featured News

July 8, 2020

UC Merced graduate students Anabel Castillo, Veronica Lerma and Sammy Villa are recipients of the University of California’s inaugural President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellowship (PPPF). The UC Office...

July 6, 2020

Professor Laura Hamilton weighs in with the San Francisco Chronicle on the challenges of returning to in-person teaching, including age of professors, students' willingness to wear masks and...

June 22, 2020

Sociology Professor Charlie Eaton has written an opinion piece for The Hechinger Report, a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education In the face of the coronavirus, some...