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December 2, 2019
Quinceañeras are an integral part of the experiences of young women in Latin America and throughout the United States. They signal a celebratory moment in the lives of teenage girls and, in many families, are seen as a necessary rite of passage. “But there is a growing generation of...
November 21, 2019
The American Society of Criminology (ASC) has elected Vice Provost and Graduate Dean and sociology Professor Marjorie Zatz as an ASC Fellow — the society’s highest honor — in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of criminology. The society celebrated Zatz’s achievements during...
October 25, 2019
Professor Charlie Eaton discusses the for-profit and nonprofit approach of energy management in California as fires and power outages spread. As the lights went out across California this month, residents wondered if we will ever fix PG&E – the nation’s largest for-profit...
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 explore how gentrified and diverse neighborhoods help or hinder prisoners' reintegration into...
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 the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs competition administered by the Fellowships Office of...
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 to national level mobilizations led by labor unions and their allies against the privatization of...
June 6, 2019
  The University of California Press recently published a book by Sociology Professor Paul Almeida entitled, Social Movements: The Structure of Collective Mobilization. The work outlines the fundamental properties of social movements, including chapters focusing on:...
June 5, 2019
This National Science Foundaton program provides pedagogical training and career mentoring to prepare historically underrepresented doctoral students in their pursuit of teaching and research-focused faculty careers at colleges and universities. Maria is receiving fellowships for this summer and...
May 31, 2019
Surrounded by faculty, family and friends, Rocio was given her medal at the Outstanding Student Awards reception on May 17, just in time to walk across the commencement stage wearing a symbol of her success. She was also recognized for her accomplishments as a graduate of distinction by Sociology...
May 30, 2019
The American Society of Criminology has named Marjorie Zatz an ASC Fellow in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of criminology. The Society will celebrate Dean Zatz’s achievements during an award ceremony at the upcoming ASC meeting on November 13 in San Francisco....

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