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August 29, 2018
UC Merced faculty and students were featured at the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) held in Philadelphia in mid-August. Associate Professor Laura Hamilton won the Pierre Bourdieu Sociology of Education Section book award for her book Parenting to a Degree: How...
August 15, 2018
Sociology graduate students Maria De Jesus Mora, Rodolfo Rodriguez, and Alejandro Zermeno published an article this month in the journal Sociology Compass on how immigrant rights struggles inform the broader study of social movements.  The abstract and article link appear below. Link to...
July 23, 2018
Maria Duenas won the 2017-2018 Fred and Mitzie Ruiz Fellowship. This fellowship is for graduate students who contribute to diversity through their careers. Maria wrote about her commitment to the Latinx community through her research, teaching, service, and mentorship. She plans to use this...
July 15, 2018
Sociology Professor Paul Almeida and Chris Chase-Dunn recently published an article in the Annual Review of Sociology on the relationship between economic globalization processes and social movements. The abstract and digital link appear below. Abstract A growing body of scholarship...
June 15, 2018
June 15, 2018 Sociology Professor and Graduate Dean Marjorie Zatz was interviewed by the Phoenix NPR station, KJZZ, about the origins of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, how it has changed since its creation in the early 2000s, and what this means for immigrants and...
June 12, 2018
The article "Triple Jeopardy for Dominican Deportees" explores how Unlike U.S. citizens, deported immigrants often face multiple layers of punishment for committing a single crime. But Dominican nationals face another hurdle post-deportation: discrimination from the government and in...
May 3, 2018
By Lorena Anderson, UC Merced Professor Whitney Pirtle recently became the first researcher to win the prestigious Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship while employed at UC Merced — a grant that will help her finish writing a book and move her closer to gaining tenure....
May 1, 2018
Professor Irenee Beattie and graduate student Melissa Quesada have been awarded a $40,000 research grant from the California Teacher Education and Research Improvement Network (CTERIN) to study the factors associated with teacher retention in underserved schools. The interdisciplinary grant, which...
April 23, 2018
  UC Merced Sociology students and faculty actively participated in Bobcat Day festivities this past Saturday (April 21). Bobcat Day is an annual spring event where admitted students and their families visit the campus. The Sociology Club tabled the entire day. Students and faculty served...
April 18, 2018
Kimberly Ramirez Gonzalez has been advocating for youth for four years and she is committed to dedicating the rest of her life to doing so. The third-year UC Merced sociology student takes the stage April 19 alongside world-renowned entertainers and social activists such as Morgan Freeman,...

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