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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....
May 30, 2019
Sociology Professor Whitney Pirtle highlights modern-day segregation within schools through academic tracking. The public focuses its attention on divides between schools, while tracking has created separate and unequal education systems within single schools. The segregation of America’s...
May 22, 2019
Graduate Student Veronica Lerma in conjunction with UC Merced Sociology Professor Laura Hamilton and Cornell University post-doctoral scholar Kelly Nielsen have recently published an article, “Racialized Equity Labor, University Appropriation and Student Resistance” in the prestigious...
May 21, 2019
On Sunday, immediately following the graduation ceremony, the Sociology Department held its inaugural reception for graduating seniors in Sociology in the California Room. Professor Ed Flores gave a heartfelt speech to the graduates and their families highlighting the role families played and their...
May 14, 2019
Six sociology majors are graduating with distinction this Spring – those with an overall GPA of 3.5 or above. These seniors were recognized for their achievements at an awards ceremony held Friday April 19th. Professors Paul Almeida, Ed Flores, Sharla Alegria, and Nella Van Dyke were there to...

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