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February 24, 2021
Two faculty members and three graduate students who are working on food systems, food security and food sustainability research have received small grants through the UC Global Food Initiative (GFI) to bolster their projects. “COVID-19 has really dampened research, so we wanted to find ways to...
February 19, 2021
A new report from the UC Collaborative to Promote Immigrant and Student Equity (UC PromISE) that summarizes results of a study of children of immigrants attending the University of California indicates that immigration policies have a negative effect on the students. Sociology Professor...
February 10, 2021
Social justice movements and conspiracy theories have become a hallmark of our time, but how do we know which inflammatory statements are legally protected and which are not? Sociology Professor Nella Van Dyke sheds light on the legal and social ramifications of free speech in this Q&A. Van...
February 8, 2021
Black History Month may feel different this February, after a year of the coronavirus and historic protests for social justice. While coming together couldn’t be more important, under current conditions few are able to gather to celebrate Black History Month and the many contributions Black people...
February 1, 2021
This brief presents results from Harvesting Safety study, a random sample survey of 301 households conducted in rural communities among three San Joaquin Valley counties. The survey asked questions related to income, and health and safety concerning households and workers. Findings suggest high...
February 1, 2021
A Project Labor Agreement (PLA) guaranteeing wage levels, training standards, local hires, and other working conditions for municipal public construction projects is currently under local government consideration in Fresno, California. This study finds that from January 2013 to October 2020, an...
January 29, 2021
Professor Tanya Golash-Boza shares her experiences and takes a close look at racist housing policies in the mid-twentieth century to see how they can help us understand gentrification patterns today. Her scholarship helps us understand how racism and capitalism structure our lives and what we need...
December 17, 2020
Please join us in congratulating UC Merced 2020-2021 Black Research Fellowship recipients for their award winning projects! Professor Irenee Beattie, along with Ph.D. student Melissa Quesada and Professor Whitney Pirtle have been recognized for their submission, “Unpacking ‘Black...
December 11, 2020
For colleges and universities this year, back to school has been tumultuous. For universities, this crisis has been long in the making, its vectors not just the spray of coronavirus-laden droplets unleashed over the past months but also jagged budget lines plunging across decades. During the past...

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