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Course Descriptions — Sociology

Details: COVID-19. Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of Fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or

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Graduate Courses — Sociology

Details: 224. Sociology of Education (4) Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: SOC 206 or the equivalent recommended. Overview of sociological theories accounting for the form, role and evolution of educational systems. Emphasis on empirical research on education and social stratification and application to educational policy.

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Majors and Minor — Sociology

Details: Majors and Minor. The Department of Sociology offers two majors: sociology and sociology-organizational studies, both of which lead to bachelor of arts (A.B., from the Latin "artium baccalaureus") degrees. Pioneering sociologist Auguste Comte referred to sociology as the "Queen of the Sciences" because it embodies the basics of all the other

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Careers for Sociology Majors — Sociology

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Department Awards and Citations — Sociology

Details: Recipients are honored at the Office of Undergraduate Education Award Ceremony. 2019 recipient: Lauren Ashley Wong; Department Citations. This campus award is reserved for students in their senior year who not only have maintained a 3.60 major GPA, but also have made substantial contributions to the department. The following students will

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Faculty — Sociology

Details: Department of Sociology. 1283 Social Sciences and Humanities University of California, Davis Davis, CA 95616-8701. Phone: (530) 752-0782 Fax: (530) 752-0783

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Advising — Sociology

Details: In alignment with the campus directives regarding precautions surrounding COVID-19, the ANT, ME/SA, and SOC Advising Office is now physically closed. Our Advisors remain available and will be offering academic advising appointments to students through Zoom online or by phone. Once you have scheduled your appointment in the online appointment system, your advisor will reach out to you via …

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Yiwan Ye — People in the Social Science Departments at UC

Details: The Education and Self-Reported Health: A Legal Status Perspective (2019 PAA Poster) [w/ Taggueg, R.] Selected Publications. Shu, X., Ye, Y. Forthcoming. “The Misfortune of Children of the Cultural Revolution: Cohort Size, Historical Times, and Life Chances in China.”

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Ryan Finnigan — People in the Social Science Departments

Details: Ryan Finnigan is an associate professor of sociology at UC Davis, and an affiliate of the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research. Please see his website (www.ryanmfinnigan.com) for more information on his teaching, published and ongoing research, and other writing.

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Orly Clerge — People in the Social Science Departments at

Details: Orly also co-edited Stories from the Front of the Room: How Higher Education Faculty of Color Survive & Thrive in the Academy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) which uncovers the daily encounters underrepresented faculty at historically White college and universities have with racial exclusion and their strategies of resistance. This volume is a

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Jacob Hibel — People in the Social Science Departments at

Details: With support from the William T. Grant Foundation, Professor Hibel is conducting a series of studies examining cross-community variation in the formation and implementation of policies designed to increase access to special education, English acquisition and gifted/talented education services among children of immigrants.

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Vicki Smith — People in the Social Science Departments at

Details: Teaching. Professor Smith teaches lecture classes on Sociology of Work and Employment, Complex Organizations, and Social Change Organizations. She teaches an upper-division seminar on inequality and education and a graduate-level seminar, Gendered and Racialized Organizations. All her classes incorporate data about cutting-edge trends in work

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Xiaoling Shu — People in the Social Science Departments at

Details: "Education and Gender Egalitarianism: The Case of China." Sociology of Education 77(4):311-336. Shu, Xiaoling and Yanjie Bian. 2003. "Market Transition and Gender Gap in Earnings in Urban China." Social Forces 81(4):1107-1145. Shu, Xiaoling and Yanjie Bian. 2002. "Intercity Variation in Gender Inequalities in China.

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Thomas (Tom) D. Beamish — People in the Social Science

Details: 2004 Excellence in Education Award. Associated Students, Academic Affairs Commission, University of California, Davis. 2000 Best Dissertation of 2000, “Silent Spill.” Dissertation Competition, Organizations and the Natural Environment, Academy of Management.

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Undergraduate Research — Sociology

Details: Undergraduate Research — Sociology. COVID-19. Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of Fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved

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Evan W. Lauteria — People in the Social Science

Details: Lauteria, Evan W. 2015. “Assuring Quality: Early-1990s Nintendo Censorship and the Regulation of Queer Sexuality and Gender.”. Pp. 53-71 in Rated M for Mature: Sex and Sexuality in Games, edited by M. Wysocki & E.W. Lauteria. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Press.

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Duane Wright — People in the Social Science Departments at

Details: Interests:. Work/Labor; Education; Social Movements Research: Duane's research focuses on the restructuring of schooling around high-stakes standardized testing; its effects on both teacher's pedagogical authority and racial and class inequality in education and society; and the resistance to this restructuring by teachers, students, and the community at large.

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Vitae, page 1 Curriculum Vitae of Lyn H. Lofland

Details: Member, Ad Hoc Committee to Review General Education Program Resources, 1987- 1988. Member, Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Major in Landscape Architecture, 1987-l988. Commitee on Committees, January, 1984 thru December, 1985 (elected). Chair, Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Graduate Program in Community Development, UCD, 1984-1985.

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Caitlin Patler — People in the Social Science Departments

Details: Caitlin Patler, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of California, Davis. She is an Executive Committee Member of the Global Migration Center, a Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Poverty Research and the Human Rights Program, and an Advisory Committee member of the Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement.

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Kimberlee Shauman — People in the Social Science

Details: Shauman, K. A. (2016) "Gender differences in the early career outcomes of college graduates: The influence of sex-type of degree field across four cohorts." RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 2 (4), 152–193. Xie, Y., Fang, M., & Shauman, K. A. (2015) "STEM Education." Annual Review of Sociology 41: 331-357.

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Sociology Department News — Sociology

Details: COVID-19. Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of Fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or

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Laura Grindstaff — People in the Social Science

Details: Education. Ph.D., Sociology, UC Santa Barbara; M.A., Sociology, Institution; B.A., Sociology, Institution; About. Laura Grindstaff is a professor of sociology at UC Davis and a faculty affiliate in Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, and Performance Studies. Her research and teaching focus on American media and popular culture and their role in

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Ming-Cheng Lo — People in the Social Science Departments

Details: Ming-Cheng Miriam Lo is professor of sociology at the University of California, Davis. Having grown up in Taiwan and completed her doctoral training in the United States, Professor Lo is actively engaged in research activities in Asia as well as the English-speaking world, meanwhile pursuing productive conversations across these cultural divides.

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Stephanie L. Mudge — People in the Social Science

Details: Stephanie L. Mudge is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis. She is a historical, political, and economic sociologist specialized in the theoretically-driven analysis of Western politics, economies, and expertise. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Social Science History Association, Secretary-Treasurer of the American Sociological Association's

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Bill McCarthy — People in the Social Science Departments

Details: Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy 22 (6): 463-469. Benoit, Cecilia, Bill McCarthy, & Mikael Jansson. 2015. Occupational stigma and mental health: Discrimination and depression among front-line service workers.

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"Real and Imagined Barriers to College Entry" Article by

Details: Using a nationally representative sample of parents of middle and secondary school students, Grodsky and Jones find that, among parents who believe their child will attend college, African American and Hispanic parents, as well as parents with less education or income, are less likely than advantaged parents to provide estimates of college tuition.

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Sean Arseo — People in the Social Science Departments at

Details: My dissertation, entitled "School (Districts) of Democracy: Collective Stakeholder Engagement under California's Local Control Funding Formula," pairs computational and case study methods to examine what conditions facilitate and forestall collective democratic participation in education decisions.

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Monitoring Militarization: Erin Hamilton — Sociology

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All Research Spotlights — Sociology

Details: By Alex Russell - Low-wage workers know they have to enhance their skills to escape low-wage jobs, but long hours and multiple jobs make skill-building and education nearly impossible, according to a new policy brief released by the Center for Poverty Research …

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Irina Chukhray — People in the Social Science Departments

Details: Irina Chukhray is a PhD student in the Sociology Department at the University of California, Davis. Prior to this, she earned her Master's degree in Sociology at Rice University. She thereafter worked as a Research Analyst for the Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC, directed by Dr. Ruth Lopez Turley), housed under the Kinder Urban

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Martin Hilbert — People in the Social Science Departments

Details: Education Ph.D., Communication, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, 2012 Ph.D., Economics and Social Sciences, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, School of Economic and Social Sciences, Germany, 2006

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The Religious Right and the Reshaping of Sexual Policy: An

Details: uality education, teenage pregnancy, welfare policies, and out-of-wedlock births. Early leaders of the New Right—such as Richard Viguerie, one of the originators of direct-mail cam-paigns,and Paul Weyrich, a conservative Republican Party operative—realizing the electoral potential of religious

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Sanjay R. Singh — People in the Social Science Departments

Details: A Contagious Malady? Open Economy Dimensions of Secular Stagnation (with Gauti B. Eggertsson, Neil R. Mehrotra, and Lawrence H. Summers), IMF Economic Review, vol. 64(4), pages 581-634, November 2016. Log-linear Approximation versus an Exact Solution at the ZLB in the New Keynesian Model (with Gauti Eggertsson), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, vol 105, pages 21-43, August 2019.

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Doctoral Placements and Dissertations — Sociology

Details: COVID-19. Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of Fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or

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Kalogrides Awarded Dissertation Grant by the American

Details: Supported by funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the Institute of Education Sciences, the AERA dissertation grant is a prestigious, nationally competitive grant awarded annually to promising scholars doing quantitative research projects that have the potential to inform educational policy.

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Consequences of Alcohol Consumption for Drinking and Non

Details: The Structure of Higher Education An extensive literature documents the prevalence of alcohol and its related consequences in U.S. universities and colleges. Wechsler and colleagues (1994) found that about two in five students (44%) attending 4–year colleges drink alcohol at a high level and that binge drinking was widely accepted.

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Shadd Cabalatungan and Bill McCarthy's paper published in

Details: Shadd Cabalatungan and Bill McCarthy's paper published in Drugs, Education, Prevention and Policy This paper, "Second-hand effects of college drinking and educational experiences: Findings from an analysis of pooled cross-sections" used l data from the four rounds of the Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study to examine

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Tina Rulli — People in the Social Science Departments at

Details: Education. Ph.D., Philosophy, Yale, 2011; About. Tina Rulli received her PhD in Philosophy from Yale University in 2011. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Clinical Center Bioethics Department at the National Institutes of Health from 2011-2013. She joined the UC Davis Department of Philosophy in 2014.

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Race, Ethnicity and Immigration Research Cluster — Sociology

Details: Her research on educational inequality, focusing on race/ethnicity and gender, has appeared in Qualitative Sociology and Research in Higher Education. Jesse Rude (Ph.D., 2009), a principal research analyst at NORC at the University of Chicago, where he works in theEducation and Child Development Studies department.

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Brian W. Halpin — People in the Social Science Departments

Details: Brian Halpin is a Lecturer in the Sociology Department at UC Davis. Brian's research interests focus on low-wage work and workers, low-wage labor markets, and the …

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David Kyle — People in the Social Science Departments at

Details: This book, my primary writing project, uncovers the centrality of imagining each other's potential and the forms it took in the context of democratic aristocracy, slavery, racism, sexism, industrial capitalism, colonization, and the educational and managerial revolutions that came to support a "meritocracy" (a word coined in 1958 by sociologist

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Low-Wage Workers Are Often Trapped, Unable to Advance

Details: By Alex Russell - Low-wage workers know they have to enhance their skills to escape low-wage jobs, but long hours and multiple jobs make skill-building and education nearly impossible, according to a new policy brief released by the Center for Poverty Research at the University of California, Davis.

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Special Inaugural Sociology Colloquium: A talk by Evelyn

Details: "Precarious Citizenship and the Fight for Public Education" A talk by Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Professor of Ethnic and Asian American Studies & former President of the American Sociological Association (2010) will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2011, 10:30-12:00 in the Andrews Conference Room, SS&H 2203 RSVP: [email protected]

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Carole Joffe — People in the Social Science Departments at

Details: Examination of Reproductive Rights and Sexuality Education," Sexuality Research & Social Policy (Journal of NSRC), March 2007. Joffe, Carole. "Morality and the Abortion Provider," Contraception, July 2006; Joffe, Carole and Yanow, Susan. 2004 "Advanced Practice Clinicians as Abortion Providers: Current Developments in the United States."

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Diane L. Wolf — People in the Social Science Departments

Details: Wolf, D. L., & Mendez, J. M. (2011) Feminizing global research globalizing feminist research: Methods and practice under globalization, In Handbook of Feminist

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