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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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Interested in the similarities of flood/managed retreat questions to fire issues? Sociology@UCSantaCruz will host a hybrid talk with the Center for Critical...

4/25 12pm
What does managed retreat mean in the context of wildfire? An interdisciplinary research agenda

Save-the-Date! Join the Center for Critical Urban & Environmental Studies (CUES) and WUI Research for Resilience (WRR) scholars, in RCC 301 and over Zoom,...

4/25 12pm
Book cover of: Governing the Urban in China and India: Land Grabs, Slum Clearance, and the War on Air Pollution

Interested in governance questions in relation to housing issues and air pollution? Sociology@UCSantaCruz will host a hybrid talk with the Center for...

5/23 12pm
Governing the Urban in China and India: Land Grabs, Slum Clearance, and the War on Air Pollution

Save-the-Date! Join the Center for Critical Urban & Environmental Studies (CUES) and WUI Research for Resilience (WRR) scholars, in RCC 301 and over Zoom,...

5/23 12pm
Book Celebration: The Black Geographic: Praxis, Resistance, Futurity

Celebrate the The Black Geographic (Duke University Press, 2023) on May 29! Join the Sociology Department together with the Science & Justice Research...

5/29 4pm

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