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June 10, 2021
Maria's second year paper titled "Discursive Interactions: Racial Ideologies, Discourses, and Socialization in Latinx Families," won Honorable Mention in the Society for the Study of Social Problems Racial and Ethnic Minorites Division's Student Paper Competition. Please join...
June 7, 2021
"The University of California system offers an ideal case to study intra-system resource distribution. In most states, regional universities make the largest contributions to equity and diversity for state residents, while flagship research universities are mostly exempt from this...
May 21, 2021
From the Bloomberg article:  Apollo Global Management Inc. is known for its no-holds-barred deal making. But not long ago, the private equity firm pitched itself to pension funds and other wealthy institutions as an emerging force in "impact" investing, the movement to make money...
May 18, 2021
For the Sociology Department's Law & Society class podcast project (based on this template), student teams researched an issue relevant to contemporary law and society in the United States. They developed collective expertise in a specific topic within one area of legal governance:...
May 6, 2021
California is getting a closer look at exactly how workers in high-risk industries across the state have borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time, UC Merced's Community and Labor Center (CLC) has analyzed the increase in the number of pandemic-era deaths of working-age people...
April 27, 2021
While this year's ceremony looked quite different from years past due to the coronavirus pandemic, the presentation of the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance remained an important celebration. Alicia Garza, author, civil rights activist and co-founder of...
April 27, 2021
Name: Keanu Velasquez Major: Sociology Major and Psychology Minor Year: Graduating May 2021, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Commencement Student Speaker Hometown: San Francisco What clubs or organizations were you part of at UC Merced? I was a member of the Pilipino-American...
April 19, 2021
"For generations, people of color have had to pass for survival. Now white people are wearing the experiences of racialized people like a costume-- and getting called out for it.  "Passing... was about survival. And in doing so, there were so many risks involved. You couldn't...
April 15, 2021
Dr. Whitney Pirtle (Sociology) and Tashelle Wright (Public Health) are researchers at the UC Merced. Their most recent work takes an intersectional approach to exploring and analyzing preventable health disparities among Black women and women of color. Pirtle and Wright address the implications of...
April 13, 2021
Alicia Garza, civil rights activist and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, will be honored as the 13th recipient of the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance during a virtual award ceremony on April 20. Garza was raised...

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