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February 3, 2017
This spring the Sociology Department hosted Dr. Gilbert Gee, Professor of Community Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA, as our colloquium speaker.    At his talk, Dr. Gee shared findings from his current research on racism and health inequalities over the...
January 25, 2017
Edward Orozco Flores (and his former student Jennifer Elena Cossyleon) have published "I Went Through it so You Don't Have To": Faith-Based Community Organizing for the Formerly Incarcerated, in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. The article examines how civil...
January 15, 2017
Professor Valdez and colleagues published two articles focusing on food access in the Central Valley. These articles, published in Preventing Chronic Disease and the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, identify the factors that constrain healthy food access in rural food deserts, including...
December 20, 2016
Professor Dodson has  a new article (“TSMOs and Protest Participation”) published in Socius (a new American Sociological Association journal focusing on cutting edge research). The study examines the relationship between transnational social movement organizations (TSMOs) and...
December 16, 2016
The American Sociology Association's Magazine Contexts featured an online story about public sociology at UC Merced. The blog discusses a teach-in event on the campus in December to inform the Merced community about the consequences of the November presidential elections for society and...
December 8, 2016
Sociology graduate student Marcus Shaw has published an article in the latest issue of Sociology Compass titled, "The racial implications of the effects of parental incarceration on intergenerational mobility." In this publication, Marcus examines the current state of the...
October 20, 2016
Four UC Merced graduate students got a rare opportunity to establish and strengthen relationships between the campus and the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) this summer. The students — Danielle Bermudez, Maria Mora, Rodolfo Rodriguez and Alejandro Zermeño — traveled to Honduras to...
September 8, 2016
Sociology Professor Edward Orozco Flores published a sole-authored article in the journal Social Problems. The article is titled, "'Grow Your Hair Out': Chicano Gang Masculinity and Embodiment in Recovery." It will be in the November 2016 issue, and is now available...
September 1, 2016
Professor Sharla Alegria has joined the sociology department at UC Merced as its newest faculty member.  Dr. Alegria recently finished her PhD at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst. Her work focuses on systems of inequality and stratification by race, class, gender, and immigration...
August 25, 2016
Eight UC Merced Sociology Graduate Students (representing over one third of the Program) participated in the 111th Annual American Sociological Association Meetings in Seattle, Washington in late August. The Conference theme of "Rethinking Social Movements: Can Changing the Conversation Change...

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