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Dear Sociology Graduates, Family and Friends,

We will hold our commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 9am in Zellerbach Hall. 

 

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.

Congratulations to PhD candidate Meghna Mukherjee for being named a Charlotte W Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow for 2022!
Dear Sociology Graduates, Family and Friends, We will hold our commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 9am in Zellerbach Hall.   
Stephanie Rodriguez Gomez received the Robert J. and Mary Catherine Birgeneau Recognition Award for Service to Undocumented Students
Berkeley  Sociology is ranked #1 Sociology graduate program in the 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
Mara Loveman is the winner of the 2022 Faculty Mentor Award!
Berkeley PhD candidate Kimberly Burke is a Grad Slam semifinalist! The UC Berkeley competition will take place on 
Martin Eiermann has accepted a 3-year postdoc at Duke University.
Cristina Mora receives 2022 Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity.
Please click https://sociology.berkeley.edu/sociology-commencement-2022 for more information on the Department of Sociology 2022 commencement.  
Alicia Sheares has accepted a tenure track Assistant Professor position from Stanford University’s Management Science and Engineering Department   
Daniel Aldana Cohen's collaboration with activist Ilona Duverge in developing the Green New Deal for Public Housing discussed in https://gizmodo.com/green-new-deal-ilona-duverge-1846958759.
Robert Fales isn't a data scientist. He only signed up for the data science-focused sociology class because he wanted to work with Professor David Harding, a leader in the social science field. But once Fales started using data science tools to analyze education inequality data, he knew he'd be using them to transition sociology from his major to his career. 
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).