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September 1, 2014
Zulema Valdez, UC Merced, was appointed to serve a three year term on the editorial board of Contexts Magazine, Jan 2015- Dec 2017.
September 1, 2014
Zulema Valdez, UC Merced, was appointed to serve a three year term on the ASA Dissertation Award Selection Committee, Jan 2015 - Dec 2017
August 22, 2014
Professor Whitney Laster was awarded the Graduate Student Paper Award from Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Division on Racial and Ethnic Minorities for her paper “Racial Hierarchy and Racial Liminality in Contemporary South Africa.”
August 13, 2014
Sociology Professor Edward Flores received the ASA Section on Latino/a Sociology’s Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award. Dr. Flores’ award winning book is entitled, God’s Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery, New York University Press (2013).
July 21, 2014
The Sociology Department welcomes four new faculty members in July. They are Edward Flores (coming from Loyola-Chicago), Whitney Laster (from Vanderbilt), Elizabeth Whitt (from Washington University- St. Louis) and Marjorie Zatz (NSF and Arizona State University). Dr. Flores’ work focuses on...
July 21, 2014
Professor Hamilton’s article “Sexual Subjectivity among Adolescent Girls: Social Disadvantage and Young Adult Outcomes” (with Simon Cheng, Stacy Missari, and Josef Ma) is forthcoming in Social Forces.  
July 7, 2014
Professor Laster has had a paper accepted in the new sociology journal, Social Currents. The paper, “Staking Territory in the ”World White Wed“: An Exploration of the Roles of Overt and Color-blind Racism in Maintaining Boundaries on a Popular Web Site,” was co-authored with...
June 16, 2014
Tanya Golash-Boza was awarded a University of California Humanities Research Institute Short-Term Residential Fellowship for “The Other Immigrants: 21st Century ”White“ Immigrants and Migration Studies in the U.S.” (with Ana Aparicio, Jemima Pierre, and David Torres-Rouff...
June 5, 2014
Paul Almeida was elected to serve as Chair of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Political Economy of the World System (PEWS) for 2015–2016.  
June 2, 2014
Almeida’s study on mobilization against globalization and economic liberalization processes was published this month. The book, Mobilizing Democracy: Globalization and Citizen Protest, examines the formation of oppositional groups and alliances at the local level throughout Central America...