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Sociology Boasts 11 Tenure-Track Faculty Placements in Its Short History
UC Merced’s Sociology Department has already begun shaping the future of the professoriate.
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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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Social Movements: The Structure of Collective Mobilization
Authors: Paul Almeida
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Movimientos sociales by Paul Almeida
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Featured News

Several farmworkers are seen in a field.
February 3, 2023

A new landmark study by the UC Merced Community and Labor Center shows farmworkers across California are facing serious health challenges on a daily basis. The goal of the Farmworker Health Study ...

Sociology Professor Marjorie Zatz
February 2, 2023

Special Assistant to the Chancellor and sociology Professor Marjorie Zatz has been elected to the 2022 class of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), adding to the list of...

December 14, 2022

Please join us in Congratulation Amalia Perez Martin for successfully defending her dissertation showing the importance of legal mobilizaton under authoritarian regimes. Dr. Perez Martin will...