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The Dept. of Sociology will host commencement on Monday, May 13, 2024 at 9am in Zellerbach Hall. More information will be provided at a later date.



Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position: . A reasonable estimate for this position is $66,259 - $94,470.

Percent time: 17% to 100%

Click on link below to learn more.   CONGRATULATIONS MARION FOURCADE!
David Harding, Department Chair has an article out now in the SF Chronicle.   An excellent read. Click Link Below to read full article!
Congratulations Skylar! All hard work paid off!   PLEASE CLICK WEBSITE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Kirstin Krusell, PhD Candidate, recently won two awards in support of her dissertation research comparing doomsday preppers across the political spectrum.   1.) 2024 Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship from Berkeley's Institute for Governmental Studies.
PhD student Daniel Lobo was accepted to the Summer Institute on “Organizations and Their Effectiveness” hosted by the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University.   Congratulations Daniel Lobo!
Podcast interview with Yan Long, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC Berkeley specializing in the politics of public health in China. Formerly holding the same position at Indiana University and serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society, she earned her PhD at the University of Michigan and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees at Beijing University.
Save the date! The Dept. of Sociology will host commencement on Monday, May 13, 2024 at 9am in Zellerbach Hall. More information will be provided at a later date.  
PhD Student Emily Ruppel has an article published in Work and Occupations. Read abstract below, and click the link to read the full informative article.   
PhD Student Ángel Mendiola Ross has an article published on Social Problems. Read the abstract below, and click the link to read the full enthralling article.  
Today's San Francisco Chronicle includes a profile of Professor Emeritus Harry Edwards, a seminal scholar in the sociology of sport, a civil rights activist, and a former Black Panther Party member. 
What is the role and impact of private firms in monitoring and enforcing international trade law? Professor Ryan Brutger recently sat down with Daniel Lobo, Sociology PhD Student and Social Science Matrix Communications Scholar, for a podcast to discuss Ryan's new article, "Litigation for Sale: Private Firms and WTO Dispute Escalation." This article presents a theory of lobbying by firms for trade liberalization, not through political contributions, but instead through contributions to the litigation process at the World Trade Organization.
Berkeley Sociology creates endowment to honor Professor Emeritus Michael Burawoy  
Meghna Mukherjee, a sociology Ph.D. candidate, explores how emerging reproductive and genetic technologies mirror societal inequalities. In 2020, she played a key role in launching the Social Science Research Pathways (SSRP) program at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. This program aims to equip undergraduate students with research skills, provide mentorship, and simultaneously assist graduate students with their research requirements in a more equitable manner.
PhD students Cathy Hu and Jasmine Sanders have been selected as Graduate Fellows at the Berkeley Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (ISSI). 
PhD student Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya was awarded a $50,000 Dissertation Grant from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth for a project titled, "Employee Activism: Mobilizing Workers as Corporate Stakeholders." 
PhD student Maria-Fátima Santos received two paper awards from the American Sociological Association for her paper: “Modernizing Leviathan: Carceral Reform and the Struggle for Legitimacy in Brazil’s Espírito Santo State.” American Sociological Review 87(5): 889-918.
Computational Research for Equity in the Legal System (CRELS) is supported by a new $3M training grant from the National Science Foundation. Sociology Professors David Harding and Marion Fourcade are core training faculty, along with faculty from Statistics, Computer Science, the I-School, African-American Studies, Law, Public Policy, History, and Social Welfare.
PhD student Skyler Wang and a team of researchers at Meta AI announced and open-sourced a big foundational speech-to-speech translation AI model that can translate across 100 languages. 
Barrie Thorne’s Gender Play was a landmark study of the social worlds of primary school children that sparked a paradigm shift in our understanding of how kids and the adults around them contest and reinforce gender boundaries. Thirty years later, Gender Replay celebrates and reflects on this classic, extending Thorne’s scholarship into a new and different generation.