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July 12, 2021
Liminal Belonging in El Nuevo South: The Geographies of Inclusion and Exclusion for Hispanic Young Adults within Northwest Arkansas.   Based on interviews with thirty‐five Hispanic young adults in northwest Arkansas, Maria's research investigates experiences of social and emplaced...
July 7, 2021
Professor Stephanie Canizales receives a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation titled: "Transnational aspirations: Unaccompanied Latinx immigrant youth's undocumented labor migration, financial responsibilities, and opportunities for mobility in young adulthood." "This study...
July 7, 2021
Andrea Polonijo, assistant professor of sociology, publishes "Opinion: Normal may be a long way off for about 10 million immunocompromised Americans" on The San Diego Union-Tribune.  "Forty-seven percent of Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and the Centers for...
June 29, 2021
"Delegates to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters convention voted overwhelmingly for a nationwide push to organize hundreds of thousands of Amazon's warehouse and delivery workers, a formidable task given the e-commerce behemoth's fierce antiunion stance. The new effort is...
June 29, 2021
Professor Almeida recently co-authored an article in the journal Social Problems with colleagues from Honduras, Costa Rica, and El Salvador (Professors Eugenio Sosa, Allen Cordero Ulate, and Ricardo Argueta). The study found that those individuals participating in past social movement type...
June 24, 2021
Farmworkers can learn more about their labor rights and workplace safety protections as a mobile informational caravan makes multiple stops across the Central Valley this weekend. UC Merced's Community and Labor Center is one of several partners involved in the outreach effort being launched by the...
June 18, 2021
"The coronavirus spreads very quickly within households, and so close ties among extended households have emerged as detrimental factors for Hispanic Americans. A Health Affairs study also found that Hispanic Californians were eight times as likely as white residents to live in a 'high...
June 18, 2021
"In the United States, Women owe the majority of the outstanding $1.7 trillion dollars in student loans. As of 2020, women held almost $929 billion in outstanding student debt.  And according to a new report from The American Association of University Women, Black women carry about 20...
June 14, 2021
A recent brief by the Roosevelt Institute analyzed how $50,000 of student debt forgiveness would impact household wealth and argues that wealth paints a more complete picture of borrowers' financial status and more accurately accounts for racial disparities. "We were...
June 10, 2021
Charlie Eaton, Laura Hamilton, and co-authors Adam Goldstein and Fred Wherry show that student debt cancellation is progressive and central to building the Black middle class. Read about it in the Roosevelt Institute brief. 

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