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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.

Graduate student Yueran Zhang has published a paper, “Political Competition and Two Modes of Taxing Private Homeownership: A Bourdieusian Analysis of the Contemporary Chinese State,” in Theory and Society 49(4): 669-707.
Listen in on Kimberly Burke's interviews about police violence on NPR and Skimm This
Sandra Smith writes in The Guardian about the movement spawned by George Floyd's murder.    
Robert Braun is the co-winner of the Charles Tilly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the ASA Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements, for his book Protectors of Pluralism: Religious Minorities and the Rescue of Jews in the Low Countries during the Holocaust. 
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.