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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

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

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Featured News

May 16, 2022

  Between 2017 and 2020, Ed (working with faculty and community collaborators) launched the Civic Capacity Research Initiative (CCRI) which resulted in a number of major projects and...

May 16, 2022

"Biden was never a big fan of using the presidency to cancel debt, but after meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus last week and facing plummeting approval ratings...

May 3, 2022

The UC Merced Community and Labor Center invites the public to the Biometric Surveillance, Immigration and Labor Virtual Symposium on Friday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Two panels of law...