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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 during the following terms: Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022.

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.

The Department of Sociology will be hosting a Virtual Graduation Celebration for Sociology majors who plan to graduate in Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 terms.

We will be sharing more details as the date gets closer, but for now, for those who can set aside May 17th 10-11:30 please save that time and plan to join us.  We look forward to celebrating your remarkable achievements together.

Andy Chang's "Selling a Resume and Buying a Job: Stratification of Gender and Occupation by States and Brokers in International Migration from Indonesia," has been published at Social Problems.
Skyler Wang has published an article, "Migrant Allies and Sexual Remittances- How International Students Change the Sexual Attitudes of Those Who Remain Behind" in Sociological Perspectives.
David Harding is cited in articles, "How Food Banks are Coping With the Pandemic’s Hunger Crisis," in San Jose Inside and "Food insecurity hits home," in the Morgan Hill Times.
Andy Chang has begun a new position as Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian History and Politics at Singapore Management University
Emily Ruppel has published an article, "Turning Bourdieu Back Upon Sexual Field Theory" in Sexualities. It can be accessed at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1363460720976958.
Cristina Mora publishes OpEd, "Look Local to Understand the 'Complex' Latino Vote," in the Los Angeles Times
Tara Gonsalves has published an article, "Gender Identity, the Sexed Body, and the Medical Making of Transgender" in Gender and Society. The digital version is now available here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0891243220965913. 
Raka Ray was cited in an Australian article looking at the 2020 election.    
Institute for the Study of Societal Issues closure discussed in the Chronicle of Higher Education
Cristina Mora has published an OpEd in the San Francisco Chronicle "It’s time to reclaim ‘Hispanic Heritage Month’"
Cristina Mora helps to inform a discussion on "Latino, Hispanic, Latinx, Chicano" terms on History.com.
Isabel García Valdivia has published "Legal Power in Action: How Latinx Adult Children Mitigate the Effects of Parents’ Legal Status through Brokering," in Soci
The Computational Social Science Forum is a new weekly discussion series that provides an informal setting for the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and scholarship at the intersection of social science and data science. 
Cristina Mora on KCBS Radio: Lack of Hispanic Representation at the DNC
Tara Gonsalves has published an article, "Transnational Diffusion and Regional Resistance: Domestic LGBT Association Founding, 1979–2009," in Social Forces.
Robert Braun is the co-winner of the Barrington Moore Book Award from the Comparative-Historical Section of the American Sociological Association for his book, Protectors of Pluralism: Religious Minorities and the Rescue of Jews in the Low Countries during the Holocaust (New York: Cambridge University Press)
Michael Burawoy won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Marxist Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association
Racism infects every aspect of the criminal justice system. A panel of UC Berkeley professors will look at issues concerning race and criminal justice. July 27, 12:50pm Speakers include: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean & Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law Nikki Jones, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of African American Studies
View Karen Barkey's video on the Hagia Sophia