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Tara Gonsalves has published an article, "Transnational Diffusion and Regional Resistance: Domestic LGBT Association Founding, 1979–2009," in Social Forces.
Robert Braun is the co-winner of the Barrington Moore Book Award from the Comparative-Historical Section of the American Sociological Association for his book, Protectors of Pluralism: Religious Minorities and the Rescue of Jews in the Low Countries during the Holocaust (New York: Cambridge University Press)
Michael Burawoy won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Marxist Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association
Racism infects every aspect of the criminal justice system. A panel of UC Berkeley professors will look at issues concerning race and criminal justice. July 27, 12:50pm Speakers include: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean & Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law Nikki Jones, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of African American Studies
View Karen Barkey's video on the Hagia Sophia
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.