Recent News.

Faculty

  • Rengin Firat has a forthcoming publication: Hitlin, Steven, Hye Won Kwon, and Rengin Firat. Forthcoming. “In- and Out-Groups across Cultures: Identities and Perceived Group Values.” Social Science Research.
  • Amy Kroska has a new publication: Kroska, Amy and Sarah K. Harkness. 2021. “Information vs. Inspiration: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Mental Illness Stigma-Reduction Messages.” Social Science Research. 96: May. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2021.102543).  It was featured in the April 24 issue of The Academic Times.
  • Ellen Reese’s co-edited volume (co-edited with Jake Alimahomed-Wilson), The Cost of Free Shipping: Amazon in the Global Economy (2020, Pluto Press) won the 2021 United Association for Labor Education Book Award. This volume is also being translated into and published in Korean.
  • Ellen Reese and her co-author Juliann Emmons Allison signed a book contract with UC Press for their book focusing on Amazon and warehousing in Inland Southern California.
  • Bruce Link and Juanita Garcia’s paper “Diversions:  How the Underrepresentation of Research on Advantaged Groups Leaves Explanations for Health Inequalities Incomplete” has been accepted at the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Graduate Students

Congratulations to:

  • April Leviton whose master’s thesis research was accepted for publication: Leviton, April Celeste R.  2021. “Hate Exhaustion, Emotional Support, and Desistance from White Supremacist Groups.” Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology 10(3).
  • Evelyn Pruneda received from Graduate Division a Dissertation Year Program fellowship.
  • Bernabe Rodriguez passed his Gender Studies specialization exam.
  • Sara Bruene whose submission was accepted for presentation at the CIS Graduate Student Research Forum.
  • Sara Bruene received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the Presley Center of Crime and Justice Studies.
  • Zeinab Shuker received a UCR Grad Div Dissertation Year Program Award.
  • Levin Welch received a UCR Grad Div Graduate Research Mentorship Program Award.
  • Evelyn Pruneda received an ASA Minority Fellowship.
  • Evelyn Pruneda received a summer writing grant from the Center for Ideas & Society.
  • Allison Monterrosa whose paper “Romantic (In)Justice: Criminal-Legal System-Impacted Black Women’s Romantic Relationship Status and Quality,” based on a chapter from her dissertation, was accepted for publication in Feminist Criminology.
  • Shayna La Scala’s paper on “The Influence of COVID-19 Stress on Smoking and Alcohol Consumption” was accepted for presentation at the Drug & Society section’s session on “Impact of COVID-19 on Substance Use, Treatment, and Policy” at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.
  • Alina Robello whose co-authored article, After the fires: School counselors respond, was published in the Journal of School Counseling.
  • Allison Monterrosa was hired for a tenure-track assistant professor position at CSU San Marcos.
  • Ben Fields was awarded a research grant from the Hendry Fund on Organizational Effectiveness in Higher Education.
  • Beto Flores received the Chicano/Latino Alumni Scholarship and the Cardenas Market Scholarship.

Undergraduate Students

  • Clarissa Carlos was selected for the 2021 UCR Virtual Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP) to conduct independent research under the supervision of Dr. Rengin Firat.
  • Jeannicet Bello was accepted to the Masters in the Sociology program at CSU Dominguez Hills.
  • Riley Peckels got accepted to the MBA program in Management at UCR.
  • Lysandra Diaz got accepted to the MA program for Applied Sociology (emphasis in medical sociology) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • Rachel Change was accepted into the MA program in Teaching at USC.
  • Ricardo Delgado Solis was accepted into the Chicana/o Studies graduate program at UCSB.

Alumni from our Graduate Program

  • Jessica Moronez accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Sociology Department at the College of the Desert.
  • Jason Struna was awarded tenure and promotion in the Sociology & Anthropology Department at the University of Puget Sound.