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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.
October 1, 2018
Professor Eugenio Sosa, a sociologist from the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), visited campus the week of September 24. He met with students and faculty on multiple occasions, offered a guest lecture in an immigration course, and gave a talk on social movements and democratic...
September 19, 2018
Two of UC Merced’s newest postdoctoral researchers, Colleen Cheverko and Maria-Elena Young, received the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (CPFP) for 2018-2019. The fellowships, which are for one year with a potential one-year renewal, provide professional development and faculty mentoring to...
August 30, 2018
Assistant Professor Sharla Alegria has been selected to serve on the editorial board of the American Sociological Review (ASR). Her position will begin in January 2019. The ASR is the flagship journal of the American Sociological Association and one of the most selective and prestigious journals...
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...

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