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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 $64,329–$91,718.

Percent time: Variable from 17% to 100%

Professor Cihan Tugal was awarded the ASA Section on Political Sociology's Artcicle or Chapter Award Honorable Mention for his 2015 paper, "Political Articulation: The Structured Creativity of Parties." (co-authored with Cedric de Leon and Manali Desai and published in Building Blocs: How Parties Organize Society)
Professor Daniel Schneider was awarded the ASA Labor and Labor Movements Distinguished Scholarly article Award for his 2014 paper, "Marrying Ain't Hard When You Got a Union Card? Labor Union Membership and First Marriage." (co-authored with Adam Reich, publishedin Social Problems 61(4): 625-643)   
Berkeley Graduate Students have won multipe awards for their research at this year's Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in Seattle.
PhD student Caleb Scoville has published a paper on ecological citizenship theory, "George Orwell and ecological citizenship: moral agency and modern estrangement," in the journal Citizenship Studies.  Abstract:
Research co-authored by Berkeley PhD Candidate Rachel Wetts on the role of race in white voters' support for the Tea Party was featured in a Washington Post article last week. Read the article here:  
Berkeley graduate students Christopher Herring, Manuel Rosaldo, Josh Seim, and Benjamin Shestakovsky published a paper in the journal Teaching Sociology on teaching social theory ethnographically, an alternative to the more traditional survey approach, based on their experiences GSI'ing for Michael Burawoy's Soc 101/102 social theory sequence for undergraduates. Read the paper here:
Berkeley Sociology graduate student, Elizabeth McKenna, explores the connection between Brazil's recent, relative economic decline and the rise in national concern over corruption in the new issue of the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.
Rebecca Elliot (Berkeley PhD 2016) will join the faculty at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 
Roi Livne (Berkeley PhD, 2016) will join the Sociology Department at the University of Michigan in Fall 2016 as an assistant professor. 
Edwin Ackerman (Berkeley PhD 2016) will join the Sociology Department at Syracuse University in Fall 2016 as an assistant professor. 
PhD Candidate Josh Seim published his paper, "Short-timing: The carceral experience of soon-to-be-released prisoners," in Punishment and Society.
Four Berkeley graduate students have been awarded 2016 Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation: Joe LaBriola, Allison Logan, Sarah Payne, and Michaeljit Sandhu. Congratulations also to Trinel Torian, whose proposal received an honorable mention.  
PhD Candidate Orestes (Pat) Hastings has published his paper, "Not a lonely crowd? Social connectedness, religious service attendance, and the spiritual but not religious," in Social Science Research. 
Graduate Student Nick Adams’s research cited in article on the most interesting recent scientific news in article by SAGE's Global Publishing Director, Ziyad Marar.  Read the article here:
Read the Pacific Standard's profile of Sociology graduate student, Dani Carillo, in their "30 Top Thinkers Under 30," here:
Postdoctoral fellow, Stacy Torres, published an article in the San Francisco Chronicle on mental health and homelessness. Read the article here:
Daniel Laurison (Berkeley PhD, 2013) will be Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Swarthmore starting Fall 2016. Laurison is currently a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Sociology Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
PhD Candiate Fidan Elcioglu will be Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at University of Toronto Scarborough beginning Fall 2016. 
  February 17, 5:00-7:30pm in 402 Barrows Hall BERKELEY SOCIOLOGY FORUM Wednesday, February 17, 5-7.30p.m., 402 Barrows Hall UNDOING THE DEMOS: NEOLIBERALISM’S STEALTH REVOLUTION  
PhD Candidate Alex Barnard published his paper, Making the City “Second Nature”: Freegan “Dumpster Divers” and the Materiality of Morality, in the January 2016 issue of the American Journal of Sociology.