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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.

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. Please click here for the article. 
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.