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

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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

January 20, 2022

Congratulations to three of our Sociology graduate students on their faculty appointments!  Please join us in wishing Yajaira Ceciliano-Navarro, Veronica Lerma-Gonzalez, and Maria Escobar...

January 7, 2022

A message from UC President Michael V. Drake on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol Thursday, January 6, 2022 University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., released...

January 5, 2022

Nella Van Dyke, Natasha Hagaman, Irenee Beattie, and Hala Alnagar just published a paper in Socius, titled "Coming Out (or not) on College Applications: Institutional and Interpersonal...