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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.

We are excited to welcome three scholars to our faculty.  Ekédi Mpondo-Dika is currently a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. She will be taking a postdoctoral scholar position with Berkeley's School of Social Welfare before her faculty appointment starts in 2024. Dr. Mpondo-Dika is an ethnographer who studies emotion, family and inequality (https://www.ekedi.org).
The Chancellor's Awards for Public Service honor individuals and groups for their exceptional commitment to advancing social change through public service, a pillar of the university's public mission. Annually, thousands of students, staff, and faculty devote hundreds of thousands of hours to direct service to the community, and even more hours to research and partnerships that serve the public interest. This year, two students from our department won this recognition. They will serve as a representative of the university (including the Chancellor) at the event and in media.
Cristina Mora's work is cited in a New York Times article, "My Child’s Egg Donor Is Latin American. Does That Make Him Latino?."    
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.
Dr. Andrew Barlow interviewed for a story on anti-Asian violence on the NewsHour,    
Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya interviewed about Amazon unionizing in the MIT Technology Review: https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/04/05/1021758/pandemic-amazon-union-vote-alabama/  
Our department is ranked No. 1 overall among the 117 sociology departments in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022 Best Graduate Schools and Programs report. Each department's score is based on a survey of academics at peer institutions. Rankings certainly do not fully capture the accomplishments of our community including faculty, student and staff members. They do speak to the breadth and strength of our program at some level:  #1 in Sociology #2 in Economic Sociology #2 in Sex and Gender #2 in Cultural Sociology
Four Berkeley Sociology graduate students win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.
Berkeley Sociology alumna, Kimberly Kay Hoang writes how "Racism, misogyny, and anti-sex work stigma all intersect in the shootings that killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent," for Vox.com
Cristina Mora participates in the Experiment podcast for The Atlantic: "Listen: Latinos Are a Huge, Diverse Group. Why Are They Lumped 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