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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

Faculty Dialogues: James Doucet-Battle and Jaimie Morse

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

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

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