Sociology

Study Finds Deportations Haven't Reduced Crime

September 27, 2019
Economists' findings are part of multidisciplinary approach to studying immigration.

UC Davis researchers are examining the consequences of deportation from many angles — its effects on people, families and communities. Their research employs analytical methods from sociology, economics, the humanities and other disciplines.

Women Gain More Political and Economic Power, but Gender Gap Persists

August 09, 2019
While women have made great strides in entering the workforce, running companies and getting elected to Congress, there remains a persistent gender gap in attitudes about equality between men and women, suggests a UC Davis study. Although the last half of the 1900s saw much progress, the trajectory of attitudes about gender equality slowed in recent decades as men began to work longer hours and take on increased responsibilities to get ahead at work, nudging their wives into more traditional roles at home.

Sociology Researcher Gets Grant for Police Shootings Study

August 02, 2019
Sociology doctoral candidate Matthew Thompson has received a $25,000 grant from the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research to complete his dissertation on police shootings. Thompson’s research focuses on how the organizational structure of police agencies and their use-of-force policies influence their rates of officer-involved shootings.

Caitlin Patler Receives Research Award

April 02, 2019

Caitlin Patler, assistant professor of sociology, received the Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Perspectives award on March 29, 2019, at the Pacific Sociological Association’s annual meeting in Oakland, California. Patler was recognized for her research study exploring when and under what circumstances diverse undocumented youth reveal or conceal their status from school-based adults and peers, what factors influence these decisions, and how these decisions are linked to social and educational outcomes.

Seven College Alumni Offered Fulbright Awards

October 23, 2018
Thirteen UC Davis students and alumni have been awarded 2018–19 Fulbright fellowships — the largest group of Aggies ever awarded. Seven of them are recent graduates of the College of Letters and Science.

1993, 1995 - Donald Anderson

September 24, 2018

Donald Anderson (B.A. sociology, ’93, MA rhetoric and communication, ’95) has recently had a new book published. Organizational Design: Creating Strategic and Agile Organizations, a textbook, is his forth book. Anderson is organization and talent development director at Oracle and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver.

Scrutinizing Crime: Chris Smith

Assistant Professor of Sociology Chris Smith researches crime and inequality, criminal relationships, and criminal organizations. She is also deeply committed to supporting and mentoring students — especially those typically underrepresented in academia.

Chris Smith received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2015 and joined the faculty at UC Davis that same year.

What Can I Do With My East Asian Studies Major?

Finding an Exciting Career in Law, Education, Advertising and More — by Way of East Asia

East Asian studies explores a vibrant region that contains the second and third largest world economies, some of the longest lasting civilizations, and more than a quarter of the world’s population.