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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.

Cristina Mora recently penned an OpEd in the country's biggest Spanish Language newspaper on BLM and Latinxs.   The piece (in Spanish) references some soc insights as well as from Latinx Studies. 
Michel Estefan has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. 
Michaela Simmons has published paper, Becoming Wards of the State: Race, Crime, and Childhood in the Struggle for Foster Care Integration, 1920s to 1960s, in the ASR
From Berkeley Sociology Researchers Irene Bloemraad, Kim Voss, and Danny Schneider; and Berkeley Political Science Researcher Taeku Lee:
Michael Cerda-Jara a graduating soc major is named a finalist for the
Cristina Mora cited in article about trust of the government in this time of the coronavirus.
Irene Bloemraad's Berkeley blog post: "If immigrants are not protected from COVID-19, everyone will suffer"
The UC Berkeley Computational Social Science Training Program (CSSTP) trains predoctoral students representing a variety of degree programs and expertise areas in the social sciences, including demography, public health, public policy, social epidemiology, social welfare, and sociology.
Peter Hepburn will begin a tenure-track appointment at Rutgers University in Newark this fall. Since receiving his PhD in the joint Sociology-Demography program he has been working with Matt Desmond and the Eviction Lab at Princeton University as a postdoctoral scholar.
Sigrid Luhr publishes article "Signaling Parenthood Managing the Motherhood Penalty and Fatherhood Premium in the U.S. Service Sector" in Gender & Society.
John Lie cited in Bangkok Post article on K-pop idol
Danny Schneider's cited in LA Times article in association with work on the Shift Project
Danny Schneider's work noted in Wall Street Journal article.
Mac Hoang wins's Chancellor's Award for Public Service. 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. 
Jason Ferguson accepted a tenure track position in UCLA's Sociology department. He will join UCLA in 2022.
Eliza Brown will join UC Berkeley in June 2020 as a post-doctoral fellow. Eliza Brown is currently a doctoral candidate in sociology at New York University. Her areas of interest include medicine, science and technology, family demography, and gender. Her research on egg freezing was published in American Sociological Review. She has also written on how medical providers and patients rule out pregnancy before it is possible to reliably use a pregnancy test.
Andy Chang is the recipient of the 2020 Harry Braverman Student Paper Award from the Labor Studies Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems for my paper entitled, “Selling a Resume and Buying a Job: Stratification of Gender and Occupation by States and Brokers in International Migration from Indonesia.”
Caleb Scoville will join Tufts University as an Assistant Professor of Sociology with a faculty affiliation in Environmental Studies starting in fall 2020.
Danya Lagos will join Berkeley Sociology as a tenure track professor beginning Fall 2020. Danya Lagos graduated from the University of Chicago in 2019. She is currently an NICHD research fellow at the Population Research Center of the University of Texas, Austin.