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At UC Santa Cruz, we take scholarly leaps into the dynamics of social action: agency and governance, politics and mediation, identity and difference, social justice and ethics, democracy and sustainability, technologies and environment, affect and politics.

For sociologists at UC Santa Cruz, these transgressive modes of research open new frontiers for research, new intersections for theory building and new possibilities for change.

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Upcoming Events

Science & Justice Meet & Greet

Please join us on Wednesday, October 9 for a beginning of quarter social hour. In addition to a chance to celebrate the new academic year and enjoy each...

10/9 4pm
Faculty Dialogues: James Doucet-Battle and Jaimie Morse

Sociology@UCSantaCruz faculty members James Doucet-Battle and Jaimie Morse will be in conversation. James Doucet-Battle is an Assistant Professor in the...

10/17 11:40am
The Island in the Middle Sea: Lampedusa, Migration, and the Ripple Effects of Empire

There are lasting connections between Italy’s current crisis of migration and detention and the carceral archipelago of its recent past. Hom interrogates the...

10/24 11:40am
Science & Justice Training Program Informational Meeting

The Science and Justice Research Center will host an Informational Meeting on our internationally recognized interdisciplinary Graduate Training and...

11/6 12pm
Karen Tice on "Feminist Radical Left Internationalism and Border Crossings to Cuba: The Vexing of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Political Solidarities, 1960-1985"

Tice analyzes the accounts of women of color and white feminists that were generated by their border crossings to support the Cuban revolution. A wide...

11/7 11:40am

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