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September 20, 2022
Department of Sociology Professor Paul Almeida is one of the coordinators, along with Professor Jorge Cadena-Roa of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), of a recent issue of the Mexican Journal of Foreign Policy, known as Revista Mexicana de Política Exterior, which focuses on...
September 18, 2022
Paul Almeida (UC Merced) and Jorge Cadena Roa (UNAM) served as coordinators for Issue No. 122 of the Revista Mexicana de Politíca Exterior on Elections and Social Movements in Latin America. The issue includes contributions from researchers at UC Merced, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Los Angeles, who...
September 14, 2022
UC Merced has awarded its second cohort of Chancellor’s Fellowship for Inclusive Excellence to four incoming Ph.D. students from the schools of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, Natural Sciences and Engineering. Their studies will contribute to the representation of Black scholars in academia...
September 1, 2022
Just seven years after it began offering graduate degrees, UC Merced’s Sociology Department has already begun shaping the future of the professoriate by placing 11 of its graduate alumni in tenure-track positions — five of those in the 2022-23 academic year. “These new faculty members shine a light...
August 26, 2022
"The federal plan would forgive up to $20,000 in student loans for Pell Grant recipients and $10,000 for other borrowers earning less than $125,000 a year. About 92% of California borrowers will be eligible for the new loan forgiveness, according to Charlie Eaton, a UC Merced associate...
August 12, 2022
Since March 2020, federal student loan repayments have been on pause. With that pause scheduled to end Aug. 31, many borrowers are anxiously waiting to see whether President Biden will offer any student loan forgiveness, as promised during his campaign. How has the pause affected...
August 8, 2022
Professor Blythe George, a Yurok citizen, published a 120-page foundational document covering numerous scenarios involving missing persons and murder cases, ranging from child runaways to the extemporaneous location of human remains. Published today, the Yurok Tribal Court’s To ‘See...
August 8, 2022
"Universities across the country are studying their relationship to slavery and are being called on by students to address their histories by making symbolic and financial reparations. During the colonial era the wealth of universities, in the form of endowments and benefactors, was...
July 8, 2022
In late June, UC Merced Sociology Graduate Students Eliana Fonsah and Luis Rubén González Marquez traveled to San Diego to present their research at the Fourth Annual Mobilization Social Movements international conference  The theme of this year’s conference centered on “...
June 30, 2022
Ph.D. candidate Melissa Quesada was named one of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)'s 2022–2023 Minority Dissertation Fellows for her research focus, "Pushed into or Pulled Away from Teaching: An Intersectional Life Course Analysis of Latinx Educational Pathways....

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