News & Events


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.

PhD Candidate Tyler Leeds has published "The Journalistic Field in the Platform Economy: The New York Times and the Inverted Pyramid" in Social Problems. Congratulations, Tyler!
PhD Candidates Meghna Mukherjee, Margaret Eby, Skyler Wang and Professor Armando Lara-Millán have co-authored "Medicalizing Risk: How Experts and Consumers Manage Uncertainty in Genetic Health Testing" in PLOS ONE. Congratulations all!
Berkeley PhD student Meghna Mukherjee published a policy brief and commentary based on her work on fertility treatments.  Engineering For Perfection: The False Promises of Gene Editing in Assisted Reproduction (Othering and Belonging Institute Policy Brief) Fertility Medicine After Roe (Ms. Magazine)
David Showalter, Berkeley PhD 2022, began a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sociology at Harvard University and next year will start as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Harvard. 
  Congratulations on the Siegfried Landshut prize! 
PhD student Luis Tenorio has been awarded an ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for his project, "Making the Transition: A Comparative Analysis of Formerly Undocumented, Now Legal Permanent Resident Latinos in the United States." 
Alicia Sheares has accepted a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCLA. Congratulations, Alicia!
Nallely Mejia has accepted a Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship at New York University. Congratulations, Nallely!
Isabel García Valdivia will be a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Brown Population Studies Training Center. Congratulations, Isabel!
Congratulations to Janna Huang for winning a residential fellowship at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) in Germany this summer as well as the John L. Simpson Pre-dissertation Research Fellowship in International & Area Studies at UCB.    
Congratulations to PhD student Daniel Lobo who received an honorable mention for the Ford Predoctoral Fellowship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.  
Congratulations to Xavier Durham for being selected as one of the 2022-2023 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues Graduate Fellows! 
Congratulations to Professor Chris Muller for winning the William Julius Wilson Early Career Award from the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association! The Wilson award is awarded annually to recognize a scholar who has made major contributions early in their career. 
Congratulations to Irem Inal, Joohyun Park, Ángel Ross, and Allen Michael Wright for being named Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies Graduate Fellows!
Congratulations to Adriana Ramirez for winning the 2022 Center for the Study of Law and Society Graduate Student Paper Prize!
Congratulations to Elena Amaya for winning a 2022 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Elena was also named a 2022 Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation Fellow and has recently received the Pre-Dissertation Research Grant in International Studies from the Berkeley Institute of International Studies. Congratulations, Elena!
Congratulations to Dhurata Osmani for winning a Fulbright grant to conduct research in Kosovo!  
PhD Candidate Meghna Mukherjee has published "How Do You Want Your Eggs? The Medical Management of Kin-Making and Reproductive Inequalities in the United States and India" in Social Problems. Congratulations!
Each year the department honors an outstanding graduating senior for overall accomplishment in sociology. This is the highest award we give to an undergraduate student. The committee looks especially at the paper or thesis submitted by qualified students, but also looks at general scholarship and demonstrated excellence throughout the student's entire career at Berkeley.  This year's winner is Esperanza Teresa Guadelupe Padilla. Her outstanding thesis is entitled: “Masking and Unmasking the Spectrum: The Consequences of Camouflaging Neurodiverse Identities.” 
Professor Christopher Muller has been selected to be a Radcliffe Fellow in 2022-2023.  During his fellowship, he plans to write a readable and engaging historical narrative, based on his research over the past 10 years, of how the Black incarceration rate from slavery to the present has been affected by the dynamics of exclusion and exploitation.