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

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Featured News

March 8, 2021

Black and Latinx students are entering college at a far higher rate than ever before, but higher education in America remains racially divided and unequal. And California may well stand at the...

March 4, 2021

Sociology Professors Charlie Eaton and Camila Alvarez contributed to the launch of the new "Du Boisian Visualization Tool Kit" website with collaborators Frederick Wherry, Anthony Starks,...

February 26, 2021

Sociology graduate student Maria Escobar and Professor Tanya Golash-Boza recently published "Constructing Citizenship, “Legality,” and “Illegality” in Comparative...