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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.

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.
Chris Herring presented research from his article "Complaint-Oriented Policing: Regulating Homelessness in Public Space" forthcoming in the American Sociological Review at the San Francisco Police Commission on August 7.
Jennifer Johnson-Hanks to serve as Vice Chair of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate for the 2019-20 academic year. Professor Johnson-Hanks has served on Status of Women and Ethnic Minorities (SWEM) and the Committee on Academic Planning and Resource Allocation (CAPRA), which she chaired from 2017 to 2019.
Chris Herring receives Community Partnership Paper Award from the Society of Social Problems for the book chapter “Fighting Anti-Homeless Laws through Participatory Action Research: Reflections from the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness’ Criminalization Study” with Lisa Marie Alatorre, Jennifer Friedenbach, Bilal Ali, TJ Johnston, and Dilara Yarbrough. The chapter is forthcoming in S. Greenbaum and P. Zinn (eds), Collaborating for Change: A Participatory Action Research Casebook. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
Danny Schneider's work with UCSF sociologist, Kristen Harknett, for IRLE's Shift Project examining the effects of unstable work schedules on workers in the retail and food service industries. is featured in the Daily Californian  
PhD student Skyler Wang discusses politics in online dating with GQ
Danny Schneider featured on KQED's Forum piece: "Local Researchers Look at Psychological, Economic and Physical Toll of Shift Work."
Michaela Simmons has received a 2019 Ford Dissertation Fellowship.
Daniel Schneider has penned a Washington Post Op-Ed on Psychological Toll of Erratic Work Schedules
Rachel Wetts and Yueran Zhang are the co-winners of the 2019 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship for a Graduate Student Paper Award given by the ASA Political Sociology section. Rachel Wetts, “Models and Morals: Elite-Oriented and Value-Neutral Discourse Dominates American Organizations' Framings of Climate Change.” Social Forces (forthcoming)
Recent Berkeley alumni book awards: 
Andy Scott Chang received an honorable mention for the Aristide Zolberg Distinguished Student Scholar in the ASA Section on International Migration for his “Producing the Self-Regulating Subject: Liberal Protection in Indonesia’s Migration Infrastructure.” Pacific Affairs 91(4):695-716.
Professor Irene Bloemraad has been elected chair of the American Sociological Association's Section on International Migration. She will serve a one year term as chair-elect starting this year before becoming section chair in 2020.   
Christopher Muller has received the Charles Tilly Best Article Award from the ASA Comparative-Historical Section for "Freedom and Convict Leasing in the Postbellum South," American Journal of Sociology 124: 367-405.