News & Events


Dear Sociology Graduates, Family and Friends,

We will hold our commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 9am in Zellerbach Hall. 


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.

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.

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.
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).
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