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Open Access Publications from the University of California


The UCSB Department of Sociology maintains a multi-level and multi-method approach to social inquiry. UCSB Sociology focuses on seven areas of research: Conversation Analysis; Culture; Global Studies; Feminist Studies; Institutions, Inequalities, and Networks; Race, Ethnicity, and Nation; and Social Movements and Social Change. Moreover, the Department of Sociology at UCSB is part of a large cluster of faculty and students in the History, Art, Chicana and Chicano Studies, and Asian American Studies, who are engaged in research on multiraciality/mixed race and related topics. Finally, the Department of Sociology is the home of “Betwixt and Between,” which is one of the first and longest-standing university courses to deal specifically with the question of multiraciality comparing the U.S. with various parts of the world. The Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies (JCMRS) builds upon the UCSB Sociology Department mission to broaden the breadth and depth of the study of race, ethnicity, and nation (REN). To read about additional UCSB Sociology REN efforts, visit: