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February 11, 2019
Dr. Sandra Smith, Professor and Chair of the UC Berkeley Department of Sociology, visited UC Merced on Thursday, February 7. Professor Smith was hosted by the UC Merced Sociology Department and gave a talk entitled "The Overrepresentation of Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Criminal...
January 28, 2019
UC Merced professor Edward Flores spent 18 months, with time in both LA and Chicago, examining how religion mixed with political advocacy helped people who were formerly incarcerated reintegrate into society. Professor Flores explores these issues in his new book, Jesus Saved an Ex-Con. Listen...
January 16, 2019
Sociology professors Irenee Beattie and Nella Van Dyke were recently awarded a $50,000 research grant from the prestigious Spencer Foundation. Their project, entitled “Gender Expression, Academic Social Ties, and LGBTQ+ College Student Outcomes,” will be the first to quantitatively...
December 20, 2018
The University of California Office of the President announced its biennial Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) grants, funding 16 collaborative projects encompassing issues from management of the citrus industry and homelessness to immigration and equality. UC Merced sociology...
December 20, 2018
The University of California Office of the President announced its biannual Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) grants, funding 16 collaborative projects encompassing issues from management of the citrus industry and homelessness to immigration and equality. UC Merced sociology...
November 15, 2018
Professor Edward Flores’ book, Jesus saved an Ex-Con: Political Activism and Redemption After Incarceration, is an examination of the efforts of faith-based community organizations to expand the rights of the formerly incarcerated. Read more: https://nyupress.org/books/9781479884148/...
November 13, 2018
Congratulations to Sociology Professor Laura Hamilton, whose co-authored book, Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality, has been chosen as one of the most influential books of the past 20 years by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read more: https://www.chronicle.com/interactives...
November 2, 2018
UC Merced Sociology graduate Amalia Perez Martin recently published an article in NACLA analyzing the new Cuban constitution. In this article, Amalia argues that the legal loopholes in the draft of the new constitution have political consequences. They may leave certain basic rights vulnerable,...
November 2, 2018
UCM Sociology graduate student Hyunsu Oh recently published a sole-authored paper in the American Sociological Association journal SOCIUS entitled, “Institutional Supports and Life Satisfaction: The Case of Cross-border Marriage Migrants in South Korea.” In the article he demonstrates...
November 2, 2018
Maria Duenas has been appointed as a Student Advisory Editor to the editorial board of the journal, Social Problems. Social Problems is the official journal of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and one of the top journals in sociology.

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