News & Events


The Dept. of Sociology will host commencement on Monday, May 13, 2024 at 9am in Zellerbach Hall. Commencement Speaker, Harry Edwards.


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 $66,259 - $94,470.

Percent time: 17% to 100%

Professor Mora's work is profiled in New York Times Op-Ed. See link to read the entire piece.  Congratulations Professor Mora!   
Professor Jennifer Carlson is a recipient of this year's MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship Award.    "Jennifer Carlson is a sociologist reconfiguring our understanding of gun culture in the United States. Through ethnographic research with gun owners, educators, and sellers; law enforcement; and state licensing bodies, Carlson investigates the motivations and assumptions that drive gun culture." _______________
"The Rise of Mass Incarceration: An Interview with Chris Muller and Alex Roehrkasse" is live on the UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix website. _______________________ On this episode of the Matrix Podcast, Julia Sizek spoke with two UC Berkeley scholars whose work focuses on explaining how mass incarceration has changed over the last 30 years.
"Institutionalizing Child Welfare: An Interview with Matty Lichtenstein" is live on the UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix Podcast. _________________________________
PhD Candidate, Maria-Fátima Santos's article "Modernizing Leviathan: Carceral Reform and the Struggle For Legitimacy in Brazil's Espírito Santo State" has been published in the American Sociological Review. Congrats Maria-Fátima!  ___________
PhD Student, Meghna Mukherjee, to speak on topic "Shaping future generations? The ethics, markets, and movements of gene editing and assisted reproduction" at Haviland Hall Commons on October 26, 2022 from 3:30pm-5:00pm. _____________________ Gene editing technology like CRISPR may have potential to treat diseases, but does shaping future generations go too far?
Four Berkeley (2 former) students publish paper, "Prison, College, and the Labor Market: A Critical Analysis by Formerly Incarcerated and Justice-Impacted Students" in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences journal. 
Under the guidance of Professor Christopher Muller and recent PhD graduate, David Showalter, our Sociology undergrads wrote a policy brief on Creating Career Opportunities for Formerly Incarcerated Firefighters.  The full policy is now live on the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment's website.
PhD student, Aja Antoine Jones, received the Ford Predoctoral Fellowship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Aja!  
PhD Candidate, Ángel Mendiola Ross, quoted in August 2022 Mercury News article, “One in 10 Bay Area neighborhoods is “highly segregated” enclave of White wealth, news report says”. Congratulations Ángel!
PhD Candidate Tyler Leeds has published "The Journalistic Field in the Platform Economy: The New York Times and the Inverted Pyramid" in Social Problems. Congratulations, Tyler!
PhD Candidates Meghna Mukherjee, Margaret Eby, Skyler Wang and Professor Armando Lara-Millán have co-authored "Medicalizing Risk: How Experts and Consumers Manage Uncertainty in Genetic Health Testing" in PLOS ONE. Congratulations all!
Berkeley PhD student Meghna Mukherjee published a policy brief and commentary based on her work on fertility treatments.  Engineering For Perfection: The False Promises of Gene Editing in Assisted Reproduction (Othering and Belonging Institute Policy Brief) Fertility Medicine After Roe (Ms. Magazine)
David Showalter, Berkeley PhD 2022, began a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sociology at Harvard University and next year will start as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Harvard. 
  Congratulations on the Siegfried Landshut prize! 
PhD student Luis Tenorio has been awarded an ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for his project, "Making the Transition: A Comparative Analysis of Formerly Undocumented, Now Legal Permanent Resident Latinos in the United States." 
Alicia Sheares has accepted a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCLA. Congratulations, Alicia!
Nallely Mejia has accepted a Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship at New York University. Congratulations, Nallely!
Isabel García Valdivia will be a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Brown Population Studies Training Center. Congratulations, Isabel!
Congratulations to Janna Huang for winning a residential fellowship at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) in Germany this summer as well as the John L. Simpson Pre-dissertation Research Fellowship in International & Area Studies at UCB.