News & Events


The Dept. of Sociology hosted 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%

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.    
Congratulations to PhD student Daniel Lobo who received an honorable mention for the Ford Predoctoral Fellowship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.  
Congratulations to Xavier Durham for being selected as one of the 2022-2023 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues Graduate Fellows! 
Congratulations to Professor Chris Muller for winning the William Julius Wilson Early Career Award from the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association! The Wilson award is awarded annually to recognize a scholar who has made major contributions early in their career. 
Congratulations to Irem Inal, Joohyun Park, Ángel Ross, and Allen Michael Wright for being named Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies Graduate Fellows!
Congratulations to Adriana Ramirez for winning the 2022 Center for the Study of Law and Society Graduate Student Paper Prize!
Congratulations to Elena Amaya for winning a 2022 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Elena was also named a 2022 Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation Fellow and has recently received the Pre-Dissertation Research Grant in International Studies from the Berkeley Institute of International Studies. Congratulations, Elena!
Congratulations to Dhurata Osmani for winning a Fulbright grant to conduct research in Kosovo!  
Stephanie Rodriguez Gomez received the Robert J. and Mary Catherine Birgeneau Recognition Award for Service to Undocumented Students
Berkeley  Sociology is ranked #1 Sociology graduate program in the 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
Mara Loveman is the winner of the 2022 Faculty Mentor Award!
Berkeley PhD candidate Kimberly Burke is a Grad Slam semifinalist! The UC Berkeley competition will take place on April 11, 2022, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. The event is open to the entire Berkeley community.  
Martin Eiermann has accepted a 3-year postdoc at Duke University.
Cristina Mora receives 2022 Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity.
Alicia Sheares has accepted a tenure track Assistant Professor position from Stanford University’s Management Science and Engineering Department   
Daniel Aldana Cohen's collaboration with activist Ilona Duverge in developing the Green New Deal for Public Housing discussed in