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%

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 Armando Lara-Millan, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Sociology
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.
Danny Schneider's work with UCSF sociologist, Kristen Harknett, for IRLE's Shift Project examining the effects of unstable work schedules on workers in the retail and food service industries. is featured in the Daily Californian  
Recent Berkeley alumni book awards: 
The Weekender   Friday, December 7, 2018 Back and Forth, Criminal Justice 2018 Friday, November 30, 2018     Berkeley police stops show racial disparities — but what does that mean?  
Assistant Professor of Sociology Danny Schneider and his co-author, Associate Professor Kristen Harknett (UCSF) have released a report that draws on new data from the Shift project to describe work scheduling practices in the service sector in Philadelphia The majority of those surveyed experience schedule instability and unpredictability, which create hardships and stress for themselves and their families.  This work has been covered in the 
Katy Fox-Hodess has published a paper, "(Re-)Locating the Local and National in the Global: Multi-Scalar Political Alignment in Transnational European Dockworker Union Campaigns," in the British Journal of Industrial Relations
Zachary Levenson has published review essay on Matthew Desmond and Mitch Duneier in the British Journal of Sociology
PhD Candidate Jonathan M. Smucker has published a new book, Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals. For more information, see the following websites: AK Press  
PhD Candidate Josh Seim published his paper, "Short-timing: The carceral experience of soon-to-be-released prisoners," in Punishment and Society.  
  BERKELEY SOCIOLOGY FORUM Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 5-7.30p.m., 402 Barrows Hall The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology
Congratulations to our recent PhDs who are starting postdoctoral fellowships this year! Angela Fillingim (2015), UC President's Postdoc for Criminal Law & Society at UC-Irvine Malgorzata  Kurjanska (2015),  Harvard Academy of Scholars for International and Area Studies Postdoc Trinh Tran (2015), C3 Post-Doctoral Fellow in Sociology, Middlebury College 
Sociology Graduate Student Andrei Boutyline has been awarded the ASA Mathematical Sociology Section's 2015 Graduate Student Paper Award for  “Detecting Shared Cultural Schemas with Correlational Class Analysis: Theory and Methodology.”  Congratulations Andrei!
Dr. Brian Powers was selected as a recipient of the 2015 American Cultures Innovation in Teaching Award for his courses "Principles of Sociology," "The Sociology of Education," and "Senior Seminar in the Theory and Practice of Inclusive Schooling: Racial Diversity, English-Language Learners, and Students with Disability."   This award is given to faculty whose teaching significantly enhances students' learning in the AC classroom.
Announcing a new and exciting opportunity for undergraduates -- Berkeley Connect!   Here is a list of our Fall 2014 Berkeley Connect Seminars.  For more information, check out the new Berkeley Connect in Sociology Program website!