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The Dept. of Sociology will host commencement on Monday, May 13, 2024 at 9am in Zellerbach Hall. Commencement Speaker, Harry Edwards.


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%

Ph.D student Anna Palmer received an "Honorable Mention," which is "awarded to meritorious applicants who do not receive Fellowship awards. This is considered a significant national academic achievement." Click the link below for more information about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Jenny Cornet-Carrillo is the Associate Director for the Berkeley International Study Program,
David Joseph-Goteiner is being recognized for having over achieving mentoring skills. Let's congratulate David on receiving this award for their excellent mentoring towards undergraduate and graduate students!
Dear Sociology Community,   It is with great pleasure that I write to announce that Tianna Paschel has been awarded the 2024 Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award! This campus-wide award recognizes excellence and commitment in graduate student mentoring.   
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.
The Dept. of Sociology will host commencement on Monday, May 13, 2024 at 9am in Zellerbach Hall. Commencement Speaker, Harry Edwards.
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