Eight UC Merced Sociology Graduate Students (representing over one third of the Program) participated in the 111th Annual American Sociological Association Meetings in Seattle, Washington in late August. The Conference theme of "Rethinking Social Movements: Can Changing the Conversation Change the World?" created much excitement in advance. Carolina Molina, Maria Duenas, Alejandro Zermeno, Maria Mora, Michelle Yeung, Katie Daniels, Ashley Metzger, and Benigno Merlin traveled from Merced to the national sociology meetings. Students had the opportunity to meet prominent scholars within their research specialties and fellow graduate students at universities across the country and world, as well as attend many panel sessions.
Professor Paul Almeida with graduate students Maria Dueñas,
Alejandro Zermeño, and Carolina Molina.
UC Merced graduate students Alejandro Zermeño and Maria Mora with
Dr. Aldon Morris, a top race and social movement scholar at Northwestern University.