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Stephen J. Morewitz won the Gold Telly Award for his Holocaust, human rights, and ethncity/race documentary, Nobody Wants Us ( Morewitz also won a San Jose State University College of Social Sciences Travel Award to present a paper on innovations in forensic social sciences at the 2020 California Sociological Association Annual Meeting. The documentary was also nominated for a Capital Emmy.

John G. Dale, George Mason University, was quoted (02/03/2021) by the Associated Press discussing the impact of Myanmar’s recent military coup on its relations with China. Available at

Ferzana Havewala, published a new article in Food Policy that is part of a special issue entitled Urban Food Policies for a Sustainable and Just Future. Havewala, Ferzana. "The dynamics between the food environment and residential segregation: An analysis of metropolitan areas." Food Policy (2020): 102015.

Barbara Katz Rothman, THE BIOMEDICAL EMPIRE: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE COVID PANDEMIC.  Forthcoming (c April 2021) Stanford Briefs. This book goes beyond the usual discussion of ‘the medical industrial complex’ to acknowledge the larger and more powerful work done by the Biomedical Empire.  ​The key emphasis is the updating of medical sociology to reflect globalization; and pacing the covid pandemic within medical sociological analysis. A global pandemic opens our eyes to the power the Biomedical Empire has become in our lives.​

Janet Garcia-Hallett's article "Maternal Identities and Narratives of Motherhood: A Qualitative Exploration of Women’s Pathways Into and Out of Offending" (published in Feminist Criminology) received Honorable Mention for Feminist Criminology's Helen Eigenberg Best Article of the Year Award for 2019.

Maria D. Duenas won first place in Alpha Kappa Delta's 2020 Graduate Student Paper Competition for her paper titled, "Three Discursive Messages: Racial and Ethnic Socialization in Middle-Class Latinx Families." This paper also won UC Merced Sociology's 2020 Graduate Student Research Award.

Jerry Krase published last year: “Visual Sociology of the Vernacular Urban Landscape: An Interview with Jerome Krase,” Les manières de faire vernaculaires: Vernacular Ways, Interfaces: Image, Text, Language, 44, 2020. With Jordi Ballesta and Eliane de Larminat; “Jean Baudrillard, Me, and Ethnic Theme Parks,” Baudrillard Now, November 8, 2020; “Seeing How Black Lives Matter in a Super-Gentrified Neighborhood,” Teaching/Learning Matters, 50 (4), Fall 2020;  “Life in the Time of Covid19 in a Super-Gentrified and Super-Diverse Neighborhood: Making Things Visible,” Urbanities-Journal of Urban Ethnography, Special Issue City Life and Beyond in Times of Pandemic, Edited by G. B. Prato 10, Supplement 4, 2020: 69-75; and Gentrification around the World, Volume 1: Gentrifiers and the Displaced, and Volume 2: Innovative Approaches, Palgrave-Macmillan, Co-Edited with Judith N. DeSena. 2020.

Alan Santinele Martino recently published Theoretical Developments: Crip Theory Meets Queer Theory. In The Routledge Handbook of Disability and Sexuality (eds. Russell Shuttleworth and Linda R. Mona), London: Routledge (pp., 53-67).

William D. Cabin's "In the Realm of Haunting Ghosts: Denying the Existence of Substance Abuse In Medicare Home Health" has been accepted as a Research Spotlight at the Society of Behavioral Medicine's 2021 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, which will be held virtually April 12- April 16, 2021.

William D. Cabin has had his article, Lost in Translation: The Jimmo Case as Policy Implementation Failureaccepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Home Health Care Management and Practice.The Jimmo case involved a 2011 lawsuit against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) alleging they illegally used an improvement standard instead of a need standard to make coverage decisions for Medicare home health and other Medicare beneficiaries.  In 2013 CMS and the plaintiffs reached a settlement with CMS agreeing to replace the improvement standard with a need standard and conduct an education campaign to ensure its proper implementation. A literature review indicates no studies on the nature, significance, or impacts of the Jimmo case in Medicare home health. The current study is an initial, exploratory study to address the literature gap, based on interviews of a convenience sample of 28 home care nurses between January 2019 and May 2019 in the New York City metropolitan area. Results indicate nurses believe they had little to no knowledge of the Jimmo case; there was limited communication about the case from their agencies; they lacked guidance on the implications of the case on intake and eligibility decisions; they received no  guidance on the impact of the case on documentation; and that their lack of knowledge and guidance had adverse impacts on patients.

Maria D. Duenas, University of California, Merced, recently published the following class activity: "Naming Racisms: Identifying and Responding to Biological and Colorblind Racisms." Class Activity pulished in TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.

John Dale has co-published an article, “How Humanitarian Blockchain Can Deliver Fair Labor to Global Supply Chains,” featured at the University of Cambridge, Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement’s Transdisciplinary Blog on Movement, Mobility, and Migration.

Ian Carrillo will be joining the University of Oklahoma as an assistant professor of Sociology starting in January 2021. Dr. Carrillo has also published an artile titled "The Racial Fix and Environmental State Formation" in Current Sociology.