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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 11 faculty members, sociology registers some of the highest course enrollments on campus.

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Featured Books

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

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Featured News

August 13, 2019

Professor Tanya Golash-Boza has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for her project "Prisoner Re-Entry and Gentrification." With this funding, Professor Golash-Boza will...

July 16, 2019

Please join us in congratulating Melissa Quesada, Katie Daniels, Maria Duenas and Veronica Lerma; four outstanding UC Merced Sociology scholars who have been accorded honorable mention status in...

July 1, 2019

A social movement’s cause can be as diverse as the people who spur it in the first place —examples abound, from community organizations initiating struggles for neighborhood sidewalks and clean water...