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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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Featured Books

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Authors: Zulema Valdez
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Authors: Yang Lor
Authors: Laura Hamilton
Movimientos sociales by Paul Almeida
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Nella Van Dyke
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Laura Hamilton
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Social Movements: The Structure of Collective Mobilization
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Edward Flores
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Daisy Verduzco Reyes
Authors: Whitney Pirtle
Authors: Meredith Van Natta
Authors: Edward Flores
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Laura Hamilton
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Authors: Irenee Beattie
Authors: Charlie Eaton
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Zulema Valdez
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
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Authors: Nella Van Dyke
Authors: Paul Almeida

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Sociology Virtual Information Session

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Featured News

May 15, 2024

An online workshop this week aims to deconstruct one of humanity’s most destructive traits: genocide. UC Merced’s Department of Cognitive and Information Sciences is bringing together an...

René Becerra, Heather Daniels, Melissa Quesada, and Jovana Ramos
May 13, 2024
René Becerra, Heather Daniels, Melissa Quesada, and Jovana Ramos received PhD degrees at Spring 2024 Commencement.
Graduating students honored by UC Merced
May 12, 2024

*/ Thirteen graduating students were honored by UC Merced’s School of Social Science, Humanities and Arts for outstanding academic careers. At a reception held May 9, Interim Dean Heather Bortfeld...