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February 3, 2023
A new landmark study by the UC Merced Community and Labor Center shows farmworkers across California are facing serious health challenges on a daily basis. The goal of the Farmworker Health Study was to examine agricultural worker health and well-being, in addition to health care access, local...
February 2, 2023
Special Assistant to the Chancellor and sociology Professor Marjorie Zatz has been elected to the 2022 class of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), adding to the list of previous UC Merced recipients. She is the first social scientist from UC Merced to be elected an AAAS...
December 14, 2022
Please join us in Congratulation Amalia Perez Martin for successfully defending her dissertation showing the importance of legal mobilizaton under authoritarian regimes. Dr. Perez Martin will begin her career next month as an assistant professor in Sociology at Cal State University Sacramento!
November 3, 2022
The Center for the Humanities is hosting in-person and virtual events to give some insight into how professors share their research through comics. The center's Bobcat Comics series aims to showcase different types of research in an easy-to-understand format. Four new comics are being launched...
October 26, 2022
Sociology Professor Charlie Eaton was a recent guest on the "Dr. Phil" talk show, where he discussed President Joe Biden's plan to cancel billions of dollars in federal student loans. Ultimately, Eaton believes it will be "transformative for more than 40 million people who are going to have their...
October 3, 2022
It is my pleasure to inform you that, after a systemwide search process, Dr. Tanya Golash-Boza, Professor of Sociology at UC Merced, has accepted the position of Executive Director, UC Washington Center (UCDC). UCDC is an 11-story systemwide residential, instructional, and research center that...
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...

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