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The Department of Sociology at University of California at Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach a range of
courses in the department should openings arise.

The position’s duties include: undergraduate and graduate teaching. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), writing exams, and managing GSIs.

In Pandemic Exposures, Didier Fassin and Marion Fourcade have assembled a
Daniel Aldana Cohen's How will humanity endure the climate crisis? I asked an acclaimed sci-fi writer appears in The Guardian
Cristina Mora featured in California magazine podcast episode, "That Manhole is Now a Maintenance Hole", in The Edge, on the origins of the term "Latinx" and why she uses it.
David Joseph-Goteiner and co-author Alexandre Rigal have published "The Globalization of an Interaction Ritual Chain: “Clapping for Carers” During the Conflict Against COVID-19,” in Sociology of Religion.
New faculty, hired in clusters, to address global issues, equity, justice
Dr. Gail Omvedt passed away on August 25, 2021 at her home in India. She was 81.    Dr. Omvedt earned her PhD in sociology from UC Berkeley in 1973 for her dissertation titled, "Cultural Revolt in a Colonial Society: The Non-Brahman Movement in Western India, 1873-1930."   
Mary Shi, in collaboration with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, has published Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement and Resistance (Oakland: PM Press, 2021).  
Congratulations to Angel Ross, winner of the ASA’s Community and Urban Sociology Section Graduate Student Paper Award!
Congratulations to Isabel García Valdivia, co-winner of the Latina/o Sociology Section's Cristina Maria Riegos Student Paper Award!
Congratulations to Berkeley Sociology graduate Matty Lichtenstein, co-winner of the ASA Political Sociology section’s Best Graduate Student Paper Award!
Congratulations to Berkeley Sociology graduate Elizabeth McKenna, co-winner of the ASA Dissertation award for “The Revolution Will be Organized: Power and Protest in Brazil’s New Republic (1988–2018)”!
Assistant Professor position at UC Berkeley Sociology
Assistant Professor Position  in "Latinx Sociology" as part of the UCB Latinxs and Democracy Cluster Hire Initiative. Deadline September 30.    
Nina Narahari, Salomé Ragot & Sydney Pon are recipients of the 2021 of the American Cultures Student Prize for "Responding to COVID-19: Immigrants Face Major Barriers to Accessing Essential Services in the SF Bay Area"
Two UC Berkeley faculty members from the College of Letters & Science, Daniel Aldana Cohen and Ellora Derenoncourt, have been named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars.
Ms. Jules Means is featured on the PBS segment, "Older Adults are Heading to College in Pursuit of New Opportunities"  
Joe LaBriola's paper, "Class Inequality in Parental Childcare Time: Evidence from Synthetic Couples in the ATUS" (co-authored with Daniel Schneider published in Social Forces), wins a 2020 IPUMS Research Award for the best paper first- or co-authored by a graduate student using IPUMS time use data. 
Leo Goodman was UC Berkeley’s Class of 1938 Professor in the departments of sociology and statistics. He was widely considered to be among the founding fathers of modern statistics. He pioneered statistical analysis that revolutionized the study of poverty, inequality and other social phenomena. After his passing, New York Times published this article to memorize Prof. Goodman's achievement.  
Isabel García Valdivia's “Legal Power in Action: How Latinx Adult Children Mitigate the Effects of Parents’ Legal Status through Brokering”(Published in Social Problems) is the Winner of the Youth, Aging, and the Life Course Division’s Student Paper Competition within the Society for the Study of Social Problem.