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Dear Alumni and Friends,

In this edition of our department newsletter, we are happy to share some exciting news about our Sociology program.  In particular, I would like to highlight the hiring of two new assistant professors who joined us last September, Drs. Molly King and Di Di.  Although they have been in residence with us for just a few months, they are already making many contributions to our faculty through their service, scholarship, and teaching.  Another newsworthy feature is the profile of our colleague Dr. Alma Garcia. Alma has dedicated her entire professional career after receiving her doctorate from Harvard to servicing our university and students. This quarter Alma is teaching a new course on the sociology of sports which is already very popular with students (read more below). I am also happy to mention our major continues to grow. This year we started with 11 more majors and minors than last academic year, during the quarter we have successfully recruited about 5 more, and in January we will welcome two new transfer students. This phenomenal growth is all due to the dedication and effectiveness of our entire faculty in and out of the classroom. Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate Dr. Katia Moles for digitizing and editing our newsletter over the past year and a half. As always, we'll be delighted to host any of you next time you visit the university or if you wish to contact us. Thank you for your support.

Enrique Pumar
Chair, Department of Sociology

Events and Updates
Testarossa Winery meeting room

Sixty-year Anniversary, Socials, and Mentoring

The department celebrates its 60 year anniversary at Testarossa Winery, hosts socials and provides career mentoring to current and prospective majors.

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The Silicon Valley Notebook fall 2019 call for papers

Silicon Valley Notebook

The Silicon Valley Notebook now accepts submissions from all majors.

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Student Spotlight
Tia Hay

Gaining Perspective

Senior basketball recruit Tia Hay sees skills learned in sociology as transferrable to the real world.

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Emma Weinberg

Landing a job before graduation

Senior sociology major Emma Weinberg landed a job at The Tech Interactive with the help of three sociology professors.

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Alumni Spotlight
Teresa Ciabattari

Teresa Ciabattari '91

Sociology Professor at Pacific Lutheran University is currently the Director of Research, Professional Development, and Academic Affairs at the American Sociology Association in Washington D.C.

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Faculty Spotlight
Alma Garcia

Alma Garcia

Professor Alma Garcia reflects on her journey, and myriad contributions, to sociology.

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Enrique Pumar

Enrique Pumar

Professor and department chair Enrique Pumar’s analysis of contemporary developments in Latin American politics is an excellent example of public sociology.

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Winter 2020 Courses
Here are the courses we will be offering next quarter.

We would love to hear from you! What journeys in your life after graduation have led you to where you are today?  Contact Us »
College of Arts and Sciences

Santa Clara University
Department of Sociology
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
Phone: 408.554.2794