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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.

The Berkeley Journal of Sociology is seeking submissions.
Andy Scott Chang has published a paper entitled "Producing the Self-Regulating Subject: Liberal Protection in Indonesia's Migration Infrastructure," in the Journal of Pacific Affairs.
Caleb Scoville has publised an article, "Hydraulic society and a 'stupid little fish': toward a historical ontology of endangerment," in Theory and Society.
Research by Danny Schneider co-authored with graduate student Joe LaBriola and former graduate student Pat Hastings (now at Colorado State) mentioned in NY Times article, "The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting."
Alex Barnard to start a tenure track position in sociology at NYU in fall 2019
Michel Estefan publish op-ed piece in Inside Higher Ed on how to effectively organize small group work in the classroom.
The Weekender Friday, December 7, 2018
Berkeley Assistant Professors Robert Braun, Yan Long, and Chris Muller have garnered the top three article spots in the latest issue of the American Journal of Sociology.
In the News: David Harding participates in KQED's "Walls and Bridges" panel held at the Bayview Opera House in San Francisco on May 7, 2018
The Sociological Imagination Is Well Suited to Political Office by Patricia Munro | August 21, 2018 | Summer 2018
Cihan Tugal received the 2018 ASA's Sociology of Development Oustanding Article honorable mention for “The Uneven Neoliberalization of Good Works.”
Yueran Zhang receives Reinhard Bendix Student Paper Award from the ASA Section on Comparative and Historical Sociology for his paper entitled "Preempting 'No Taxation without Representation': The Case of Taxing Private Homeownership in China".
Tara Gonsalves and Kristopher Velasco receive honorable mention from ASA's Global Transnational Section for their paper, “Understanding Transnational LGBT Network Formation: Evidence from Europe.”
Danny Schneider and Orestes Hastings (CSU, Berkeley PhD 2017) received the 2018 ASA Family Section Article of the Year Award for their article, “Income Inequality and Household Labor” published in Social Forces 96:481-506.
G. Cristina Mora had received the 2018 Distinguished Early Career Award for "exceptional achievement and scholarly contribution to research on the sociology of race and ethnicity." This award was presented by the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA.
Kim Voss, Irene Bloemraad, and former graduate student Fabiana Silva (now a faculty member at the University of Michigan) received an honorable mention for ‘best conference paper’ from the Migration and Citizenship section of APSA (the American Political Science Association) for their paper “The Limits of Rights: Claims-making on Behalf of Immigrants.”
Lauren B. Edelman was awarded ASA's 2018 Distinguished Scholarly Book Award for Working Law: Courts, Corporations, and Symbolic Civil Rights This annual award is given for the best single book or monograph published in the two preceding calendar years.
Michael Buroway's message regarding Art Stinchcombe:
Read more about Jules Means and how the Live Your Dreams Award changed her life. Full article.