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

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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

A machine developed in Professor Reza Ehsani's lab improves almond harvests by reducing the amount of dust stirred up as the nuts are gathered from the ground.
July 29, 2021

With a new $20 million federal grant, UC Merced becomes part of a multi-institutional research collaborative to develop artificial intelligence — or AI — solutions to tackle some of agriculture’s...

Interdisciplinary Humanities Ph.D. student Sabrina Rawson
July 26, 2021

As part of its commitment to inclusive excellence in graduate research and education, UC Merced has awarded its new Chancellor’s Fellowship for Inclusive Excellence to four incoming Ph.D. students...

July 22, 2021

More than 100 sociology undergraduate students got the opportunity to conduct research about social movements and civic engagement in Central America. A UC Merced professor, along with colleagues...