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The Sociology bookcase on the second floor of Classroom and Office 2 Building.
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: Nella Van Dyke
Social Movements: The Structure of Collective Mobilization
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Paul Almeida
Movimientos sociales by Paul Almeida
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Nella Van Dyke
Authors: Marjorie S. Zatz
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Laura Hamilton
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Zulema Valdez
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Edward Flores
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Laura Hamilton
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Zulema Valdez
Authors: Daisy Verduzco Reyes
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Edward Flores
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Zulema Valdez
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Irenee Beattie

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Featured News

October 23, 2020

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This brief presents results from the largest random sample survey conducted in the City of Fresno since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic: the Fresno Speaks 2020 Survey....

October 20, 2020

The A. Wade Smith Award for Teaching, Mentorship, and Service was established in 1998. According to the association, named in honor of A. Wade Smith, Ph.D., a tireless advocate for racial justice,...

October 19, 2020

Altura Collaborates with UC Merced for Environmental Sociology Course.   Altura is excited to announce our support of what might be the first ever environmental studies class using real-...