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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...
May 8, 2019
The editors of Research in the Sociology of Health Care recently accepted Sociology graduate student Hyunsu Oh’s second solo paper for publication! Look for Oh’s paper, 'The Impact of Racial Discrimination on Health Disparities among Asian Americans,' to appear in volume 38...
May 3, 2019
Finals are a busy time for students, but that didn’t stop UC Merced’s sociology undergraduates from kicking off their first annual Alpha Kappa Delta Research Symposium on April 19. Alpha Kappa Delta is a nearly 100-year-old honor society for students with a focus in sociology. Graduating senior...
April 25, 2019
The number of people being deported from the United States is at a historic high and one UC Merced professor is on the ground-level, meeting with family members of those affected to better understand the traumatic consequences of deportation. Sociology Professor Tanya Golash-Boza conducted a study...
April 22, 2019
On Friday, March 15th, Tulare County elected officials and community leaders met to discuss the 2020 Census. While the census may be more than a year away, this Census will face greater challenges than those in previous years—from untested questions to a shift to online forms. According...
April 19, 2019
The sociology department participated extensively on Bobcat Day (April 13) with some 5,000 parents and students visiting campus. Many thanks to Yajaira Ceciliano, Hala Alnagar, Ashley Metzger and Maria Mora for their help manning the Sociology table on Bobcat Day. We received much interest from...
April 12, 2019
Professor Charlie Eaton appeared in the CNBC segment called “How the Ivy League Stays so Rich: College Endowments,” which pursues a number of answers to questions including why tuition continues to rise when schools have massive endowments, according to CNBC. An endowment refers to the...

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