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

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Featured News

August 5, 2020

For months, as the coronavirus has found its way into more communities across the nation, experts have sounded the alarm: The pandemic will not hurt everyone equally. In California, that’s...

August 3, 2020

We are excited to announce that graduate student Maria D. Duenas won first place for Alpha Kappa Delta's 2020 Graduate Student Paper Competition for her second year paper titled, "Three...

July 29, 2020

Earlier this week, the New York Times published an analysis of national data that found that Black and Latinx Americans are three times as likely to catch COVID-19 compared to whites. To...