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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.

Yan Long has received the 2019 Best Scholarly Article Award from the ASA Global and Transnational Sociology  section.
Yan Long receives the 2019 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award from the ASA Collective Behavior and Social Movements section for "The Contradictory Impact of Transnational AIDS Institutions on State Repression in China, 1989–2013."
Andy Scott Chang has won the 2019 ASA Section on Global and Transnational Sociology Award for Best Graduate Student Paper for “Producing the Self-Regulating Subject: Liberal Protection in Indonesia’s Migration Infrastructure.” Pacific Affairs 91(4):695-716.  
Professor John Lie discusses gender and K-Pop in Asia Times.
Johnson-Hanks discusses changes in US birth rates in NY Times
Michel Estefan has received the Reinhard Bendix Memorial Fellowship for 2019-2020 from the Institute of International Studies.
Caleb Scoville receives 2019 Mike Synar Research Fellowship from the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley.
2019-2020 BERKELEY EMPIRICAL LEGAL STUDIES  (BELS) GRADUATE FELLOWS from Berkeley Sociology: David Showalter “Formal and Informal Social Control in a Remote California Town”
Santiago Molina has been awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award for the project  "Institutionalizing Standards in Clinical Genome Editing” advised by Marion Fourcade.
Politifact consults Prof. Schneider on economic precarity: An unexpected $400 expense would be damaging for many, but Kamala Harris overstates report’s finding
Irene Bloemraad has been chosen to co-direct a 5 year/$5 million research program on “Boundaries, Membership and Belonging” out of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
Giovanni Roman Torres (BA 2016), now at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and Anthony Williams (BA 2016), now at UCLA, have received National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. Andrew Levine Murray, now at NYU, received Honorable Mention.
Kirsten Krusell  and Isaac Dalke have received National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships
Newsweek Profiles Professor Dylan Riley on Trumpism and Fascism
Christopher Muller has received an IPUMS Published Research award for “Freedom and Convict Leasing in the Postbellum South.” American Journal of Sociology 124(2): 367-405. By linking Georgia convict records to 1880 IPUMS USA microdata, NHGIS county data, and other historical data, Muller shows that “black men were most likely to be imprisoned in the convict lease system [in counties] where they overcame whites’ efforts to preserve their position as dependent agricultural laborers.
Joe LaBriola received a 2018 IPUMS Student Research award for his work with Daniel Schneider on “Worker Power and Class Polarization in Intra-Year Work Hour Volatility.” UC Berkeley. SocArXiv.