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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.

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.
Berkeley Sociology ranked #1 school in the U.S. for Sociology by College Factual. Berkeley also featured on Gradreports' list of Best Colleges for Sociology in 2020.    
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Jaren Haber's research on charter schools using Jetstream highlighted
Caleb Scoville has been named a Center for Technology, Society & Policy Fellow for the 2020 year for his project with Millie Chapman and Carl Boettiger, "Environmental conservation in the age of algorithms: from data to decisions." 
Andy Scott Chang received both the USC Global South Critical Ethnographies Fellowship, and theUniversity of Chicago Ethnography Incubator Graduate Fellowship.
Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya's op-ed appears in the Guardian
https://update.lib.berkeley.edu/2019/12/06/teaching-learning-and-creating-change-with-data-a-census-focused-library-and-american-cultures-event/
Andy Scott Change is the recipient of the Global Scholars Early Career Fellowship, Department of Global and International Studies, UC Irvine, and the Dissertation Fellowship, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Berkeley.
Professor David Harding is the Principal Investigator of a new 5-year $3 Million NSF-funded project titled, "Undergraduate Data Science Education at Scale," that will evaluate, refine, and disseminate UC Berkeley's innovative data science undergraduate education program.
Casey Homan has published "Attachment to parents and to God: a panel data approach," in the Journal of Contemporary Religion
Danny Schneider's work on the Shift Project with UCSF's Kristen Harknett is discussed in the New York Times.
Chris Herring's research on the causes and consequences of policing homelessness recently published in the American Sociological Review is featured in Atlantic's CityLab.
Chris Herring Publishes Article in the Washington Post on Trump and California's Homeless Policy