News & Events

Michel Estefan has been selected as a mentor for the 2018 SMART mentoring program.
Michel Estefan has been chosen as a fellow to participate at Stanford's Hoover Archives Winter Workshop on Authoritarianism and Democratic Breakdown from January 21 to Feb 1
Joshua Seim has accepted a tenure-track position at USC Sociology and will begin this August!
Skyler Wang has won a $105,000 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program—Doctoral Scholarship for "Sharing' bodies in the sharing economy: the hidden costs of couchsurfing"
Zachary Levenson has published an article, "The road to TRAs is paved with good intentions: Dispossession through delivery in post-apartheid Cape Town," in the journal Urban Studies.
Alinaya Fabros has been awarded a Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Fellowship for her dissertation research "The Making of a Transnational Workforce: An Intergenerational Ethnography of Global Labor Circulation, 1974-2016." Her research has previously been supported by the Institute for International Studies (IIS) and the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
Sunmin Kim receives Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship from Massachusetts Historical Society.
Benjamin Shestakofsky's article, "Working Algorithms: Software Automation and the Future of Work," published in Work and Occupations.
Benjamin Shestakofsky receives research grant from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy    
Katy Fox-Hodess has published a paper, "(Re-)Locating the Local and National in the Global: Multi-Scalar Political Alignment in Transnational European Dockworker Union Campaigns," in the British Journal of Industrial Relations
We received the sad new that Neil Smelser, one of Berkeley's greatest and most famous sociologists, passed away on Monday.  You can read tributes from alumni and colleagues here:
Zachary Levenson has publised a co-authored article with  Sam Ashman and Trevor Ngwane, "South Africa's ANC: The Beginning of the End?" in Catalyst 1(2):75-106.
2017–18 American Fellow Zawadi Ahidiana 2017–18 American Fellow Zawadi Ahidiana
Zachary Levenson has published review essay on Matthew Desmond and Mitch Duneier in the British Journal of Sociology
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.