News & Events


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.

Michel Estefan has received the 2019 SAGE Publishing Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award.
Criminal justice reform must do more than shrink prison populations
Jonah Stuart Brundage has accepted a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania
Caleb Scoville receives the Pacific Sociological Association's 2019 Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award for his paper entitled "Constructing Environmental Compliance: Law, Science, and the Morality of Endangered Species Conservation in California’s Delta".
Rachel Wetts has accepted the position of Acacia Assistant Professor of Environment and Society and Sociology at Brown University.
Professor David Harding has published a new book, On the Outside: Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration (University of Chicago Press). 
One of our undergraduate student groups, Black Sociological Alliance is in this week's LEAD Center's RSO Spotlight! Please check out the RSO Spotlight on  Black Sociological Alliance on Facebook (UC Berkeley - LEAD Center), Twitter (@TheLEADCenter), and our Instagram (@theLEADCenter).
Please click here to read more about the 2019 Sociology Commencement. 
Emily Brissette has accepted a tenure-track position at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts
Aaron Platt has accepted a position as Senior Research Executive on medical technology at Research Partnership.
Carlos Bustamante to start tenure-track position at George Washington University in Fall, 2020
Alex Roehrkasse has accepted a postdoctoral scholarship at Cornell University
Daniel Schneider publishes a piece, "For job quality, time is more than money," in The Hilll with Kristen Harknett
Daniel Schneider's Shift Project work cited in the Guardian.
Berkeley Sociology mourns the loss of Erik Olin Wright, PhD 1976. He was a frequent guest lecturer, a true friend, and a great mentor to many in our department. He will be sorely missed. Send tributes to and they will be posted here  
The Berkeley Journal of Sociology is seeking submissions.
Andy Scott Chang has published a paper entitled "Producing the Self-Regulating Subject: Liberal Protection in Indonesia's Migration Infrastructure," in the Journal of Pacific Affairs.
Caleb Scoville has publised an article, "Hydraulic society and a 'stupid little fish': toward a historical ontology of endangerment," in Theory and Society.
Research by Danny Schneider co-authored with graduate student Joe LaBriola and former graduate student Pat Hastings (now at Colorado State) mentioned in NY Times article, "The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting."
Alex Barnard to start a tenure track position in sociology at NYU in fall 2019