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Katherine Hood won the 2017 Burt Best Student Paper Award from the ASA economic sociology section for her article, "The science of value: Economic expertise and the valuation of human life in US federal regulatory agencies." Social Studies of Science 47(4):441-465. Abstract:
An article in The Atlantic profiles Berkeley Sociology alumna, Mai-Ling Garcia, highlighting the benefits of a liberal arts education.
Caleb Scoville has publised, “We Need Social Scientists!” The Allure and Assumptions of Economistic Optimization in Applied Environmental Science in the journal Science as Culture,  
Katherine Maich has won the ASA Sociology of Law Section's 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Prize for her paper, "Perpetuating the Past, Perpetuating the Present: Labor Rights and Colonial Fantasies of the Peruvian Home."  
Esther Cho published article on the work experiences of undocumented Asian and Latino young adults in the RSF Journal of Social Sciences
Heather Haveman has been named the co-winner of the 2017 Barrington Moore Book Award by the ASA Comparative Historical Sociology Section for her Magazines and the Making of America along with Tianna Paschel for her Becoming Black Political Subjects.
Josh Seim has won the 2017 James D. Thompson Graduate Student Paper Award from the OOW section of the ASA for his:
Caleb Scoville has won the Jane Goodall Award for Graduate Student Scholarship from the ASA Section on Animals & Society for his paper, "Hydraulic Society and a 'Stupid Little Fish': Toward a Historical Ontology of the Nonhuman."      
PhD Candidate Joshua Seim has a newly published article on ambulance operations,"Neighborhood Poverty and 9-1-1 Ambulance Contacts," in the journal Prehospital Medical Care.
Felipe Dias has won the Graduate Student Paper Award from the ASA Section on Race, Gender, and Class for his paper, "How Skin Color, Class Status, and Gender Intersect in the Labor Market: Evidence from a Field Experiment."  
Katherine Maich is the 2017 Cheryl Allyn Miller Award recipient from Sociologists for Women in Society. The purpose of the award is to recognize a sociology graduate student or a recent doctorate whose research or activism constitutes an outstanding contribution to the field of women and work. 
Read more about Sociology major and 2017 Sociology Undergraduate Commencement speaker here. 
Angela Fillingham will begin a tenure track position at Western Washington University.
Helena Lyson has a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Vulnerable Populations at University of California, San Francisco.  Katherine Maich has a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Global Worker's Rights, Pennsylvania State University Margo Mahan has a postdoctoral fellowship at National Center for Institutional Diversity and College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan
Charles Eaton will begin a tenure track position at UC Merced in July.
Eric Giannella joined the California Department of Justice as a Research Program Specialist at Oakland in March.
Andrei Boutyline will begin a tenure track position in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in the Fall. Fabiana Silva will begin a tenure track position at the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy in the Fall.
THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LAW AND SOCIETY has named Sociology graduate students, Christopher Herring and Caleb Scoville, 2017-18 Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies (BELS) Graduate Fellows for Christopher's "Pervasive Penality: The Criminalization of Homelessness in San Francisco" and Caleb's "Resuscitating Nature: Science, Law, and the Morality of Endangered Species Conservation in California".
Vol. 7 of Eleven, the Undergraduate Journal of Sociology is now out. It features four critical articles by students of Michael Burawoy's Fall 2016 course, "Our University," which he co-taught with graduate student Kara Young. John Towey applies a Marxist class analysis to executive compensation. The other three authors: Thea Matthews, Natalie Ruiz, and Aaron Palmer draw from Weberian theory in their examination of campus sexual violence, student parents' experiences navigating the financial aid system, and Campus Shared Services.
Claude Fischer, a professor emeritus of sociology. He is best known for his work on urban and community studies, inequality, social networks and personal relationships and social change in American history. His books include America Calling: A Social History of the Telephone to 1940 (1992), Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character (2010) and Still Connected: Family and Friends in America since 1970 (2011).