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April 24, 2023
Sociology Ph.D. candidate Luis Rubén González was interviewed by the International Network of Genocide Scholars about his research in labor mobilization, political violence, extractivism and social movements. His current research is on political violence due to extractivist...
April 7, 2023
Sociology professor Stephanie L. Canizales writes an insightful guest commentary about a California program for migrant children that could be a national model if legislators support it. Migration by unaccompanied minors remains a central topic in immigration. Adding to concerns for young...
April 4, 2023
Bobcat Day turned out to be one of the most important days in Isabella Mitchell's life. Her experience at UC Merced's open house event in April 2022 assured her that she belonged at the newest UC campus — so much so that she submitted her Statement of Intent to Register that afternoon. Fast-...
March 5, 2023
Please join us in congratulating professor Meredith Van Natta on the publication of her book Medical Legal Violence: Health Care and Immigration Enforcement Against Latinx Noncitizens Of the approximately 20 million noncitizens currently living in the United States, nearly half are “...
February 24, 2023
Please join us in congratulating sociology professor Yang Lor on the upcoming publication of his book, Unequal Choices:  How Social Class Shapes Where High-Achieving Students Apply to College High-achieving students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds are more...
February 16, 2023
While growing up in the Sacramento area, Donald Carter ('21) said he didn't see many people who looked like him pursuing higher education. As the oldest of four boys in a single-parent household, he spent most of his time setting examples instead of learning from them. But after graduating from...
February 16, 2023
Sociology Professor Charlie Eaton's study of the relationships between financialization (the growing importance of financial markets, organizations and ideas) and growing inequalities in higher education across the U.S. was cited in a recent New York Review of Books article that highlights the late...
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!

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