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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.

Sunmin Kim has accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of Sociology at Dartmouth College.   Berkeley police stops show racial disparities — but what does that mean?
Sigrid Luhr has published “How Social Class Shapes Adolescent Financial Socialization: Understanding Differences in the Transition to Adulthood,” in Journal of Family and Economic Issues.
Assistant Professor of Sociology Daniel Schneider has been 
Lauren Edelman, Agnes Roddy Robb Professor of Law, Professor of Sociology, and a faculty member in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy PhD Program, has received the 2018 Harry J. Kalven, Jr. Award from the Law & Society Association for "empirical scholarship that has contributed most effectively to the advancement of research in law and society."   This award is the highest honor bestowed by the LSA and is given in recognition of a sustained body of scholarly work. 
Phd student Joshua Choper recieved an honorable mention for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
PhD student Jaqueline Lepe has won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Michel Estefan has received the Spot Award from the Graduate Division in recognition of his service training Graduate Student Instructors across departments on campus as a GSR Teaching Consultant at the GSI Teaching and Resource Center.
Josh Seim has co-authored, “Neighborhood Poverty and 9-1-1 Ambulance Response Time,” in Prehospital Emergency Care with Melody J. Glenn, Joshua English, and Karl Sporer.
Sunmin Kim has coauthored "The Mechanics of Immigration Polls" with Taeku Lee (UC Berkeley Political Science) in Public 
Pablo Gaston has accepted a tenure track job in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Caleb Scoville (UC Berkeley Sociology PhD student) has coauthored "Opposing California’s WaterFix: The Trump Administration and the Future of Environmental Advocacy," with Razvan Amironesei (UCSD) in Ethics, Policy & Environment
Berkeley Connect in Sociology hosts an Alumni Career Panel on 3/14 in 402 Barrows Thinking about what to do with a Sociology Degree? About what steps are actually required to land a job or get your foot in the door?
Katy Fox-Hodess has received the LERA 2018 James. G. Scoville Best International/Comparative Industrial Relations Paper Award
Benjamin Shestakofsky has accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.  
Assistant Professor of Sociology Danny Schneider and his co-author, Associate Professor Kristen Harknett (UCSF) have released a