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The Dept. of Sociology will host commencement on Monday, May 13, 2024 at 9am in Zellerbach Hall. More information will be provided at a later date.



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%

Dr. Andrew Barlow interviewed for a story on anti-Asian violence on the NewsHour,    
Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya interviewed about Amazon unionizing in the MIT Technology Review:  
Our department is ranked No. 1 overall among the 117 sociology departments in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022 Best Graduate Schools and Programs report. Each department's score is based on a survey of academics at peer institutions. Rankings certainly do not fully capture the accomplishments of our community including faculty, student and staff members. They do speak to the breadth and strength of our program at some level:  #1 in Sociology #2 in Economic Sociology #2 in Sex and Gender #2 in Cultural Sociology
Four Berkeley Sociology graduate students win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.
Berkeley Sociology alumna, Kimberly Kay Hoang writes how "Racism, misogyny, and anti-sex work stigma all intersect in the shootings that killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent," for
Cristina Mora participates in the Experiment podcast for The Atlantic: "Listen: Latinos Are a Huge, Diverse Group. Why Are They Lumped Together?"
Andy Chang's "Selling a Resume and Buying a Job: Stratification of Gender and Occupation by States and Brokers in International Migration from Indonesia," has been published at Social Problems.
Skyler Wang has published an article, "Migrant Allies and Sexual Remittances- How International Students Change the Sexual Attitudes of Those Who Remain Behind" in Sociological Perspectives.
David Harding is cited in articles, "How Food Banks are Coping With the Pandemic’s Hunger Crisis," in San Jose Inside and "Food insecurity hits home," in the Morgan Hill Times.
Andy Chang has begun a new position as Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian History and Politics at Singapore Management University
Emily Ruppel has published an article, "Turning Bourdieu Back Upon Sexual Field Theory" in Sexualities. It can be accessed at
Cristina Mora publishes OpEd, "Look Local to Understand the 'Complex' Latino Vote," in the Los Angeles Times
Tara Gonsalves has published an article, "Gender Identity, the Sexed Body, and the Medical Making of Transgender" in Gender and Society. The digital version is now available here: 
Raka Ray was cited in an Australian article looking at the 2020 election.    
Institute for the Study of Societal Issues closure discussed in the Chronicle of Higher Education
Cristina Mora has published an OpEd in the San Francisco Chronicle "It’s time to reclaim ‘Hispanic Heritage Month’"
Cristina Mora helps to inform a discussion on "Latino, Hispanic, Latinx, Chicano" terms on
Isabel García Valdivia has published "Legal Power in Action: How Latinx Adult Children Mitigate the Effects of Parents’ Legal Status through Brokering," in Soci
The Computational Social Science Forum is a new weekly discussion series that provides an informal setting for the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and scholarship at the intersection of social science and data science.