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November 3, 2023
Sociology assistant professor Meredith Van Natta worked alongside illustrator Matteo Farinella to publish the Bobcat Comic: Medical Legal Violence as part of this year's UCM Center for Humanities Bobcat Comics Program. Based on Dr. Van Natta's recent book, the comic highlights the shifting...
November 2, 2023
One of the major challenges of this century is democratically engaging institutions and large numbers of people with strategies to mitigate global warming by minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. A new study by sociology Professor Paul Almeida and colleagues in the Nature Portfolio’s journal npj...
October 27, 2023
Stephanie L. Canizales, assistant professor of sociology and author of the forthcoming book “Sin Padres, Ni Papeles,” has published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times about the impact of immigration policy on child labor. In "Opinion: Our failed immigration policy is causing a child...
October 24, 2023
Sociology PhD student Gabriela Flores shared insight from her longitudinal research with Latinx college students attending Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) and their parents in a recent blog post for ImmigrantEdNext. "Gabriela’s work calls attention to the need to raise awareness...
October 17, 2023
Professor Charlie Eaton has been awarded the 2023 Pierre Bourdieu Award for Best Book in the Sociology of Education by the American Sociological Association. His book, Bankers in the Ivory Tower, exposes the intimate relationship between big finance and higher education inequality in America....
October 4, 2023
Congratulations to sociology graduate student, Melissa Quesada, who was awarded the UC President's Pre-Professoriate Fellowship and the Sage Publications Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award! The UC President's Pre-Professoriate Fellowship aims to enhance faculty diversity and...
October 2, 2023
Professor Paul Almeida and Ph. D. candidate Luis Rubén González Márquez published "Interpreting Repressive and Economic Threats: Música contestataria and Collective Resistance in Central America" in Latin American Perspectives. "Repressive and economic threats drive much of the...
September 5, 2023
Zulema Valdez has been selected as UC Merced’s associate vice chancellor for Equity, Justice and Inclusive Excellence (EJIE). In making the announcement, Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer Delia Saenz said, "Professor Valdez brings substantial leadership experience to this new role in that...
July 10, 2023
UC Merced doctoral student Luis Rubén González Marquez was awarded the American Sociological Association Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (ASA DDRIG), funded by the National Science Foundation, for his research on renewable energy conflicts in Central America. The grant started May...
June 12, 2023
New students or those who have not yet chosen their majors will have an array of options before them. Five new majors and several new emphases, ranging across all three schools, are all coming online in 2024 and are recruiting students now. New bachelor’s of science degrees: chemical engineering...

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