50th-Anniversary of UCSB Sociology

We are turning FIFTY! Sociology's PhD program was founded during the 1964-65 academic year -- during the peak of the U.S. civil rights movement. We are celebrating this milestone by hosting a series of intellectual and social events. The first was a reception at the Press Club wine bar in San Francisco, where many UCSB faculty members, graduate students, and PhD alumni had convened for the four-day annual conference of the American Sociology Association in August 2014. (see photos from event  below)

Our 50th Anniversary Research Conference, held at UCSB on February 13-14, 2015, was a huge success. The conference showcased research by Sociology faculty and PhD alumni in seven thematic sessions, each focusing on a sociological subfield in whose development UCSB sociologists have played a significant generative role. Kicking off the conference was a panel of former department chairs who reflected on 50 years of UCSB Sociology. The conference program is available below. Diverse pre-conference events, also listed below, were held on February 12.  More information on Sociology's 50th anniversary can be found on this website: https://ucsbsocalumni.wordpress.com/.


On Saturday, April 25 during the All Gaucho Reunion (allgauchoreunion.com/home), we will celebrate 50 Years of UCSB Sociology with a panel of Sociology faculty members, followed by an outdoor lunch overlooking the UCSB lagoon. Details will be posted as they become available.

For more information or to contact the Anniversary Committee, email anniversary@soc.ucsb.edu

Please consider donating to our 50 Year Fund to support the important work of current Sociology graduate students: www.giveucsb.com/soc.htm.

To see a list of PhD recipients by degree year, visit http://ucsbsocalumni.wordpress.com/alumni-listing/.

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