Raising money to support our students and their continued work in challenging dominant norms and structures.
The Sociology of Race, Class, and Gender Endowment was established in 2000 by the late Marianna Roby, the mother of Pamela Roby--who is currently a UCSC Professor Emerita of Sociology. The endowment funds two annual awards in the Sociology Department. Both are based on academic merit alone.
The first is the Sociology of Race, Class, and Gender Senior Thesis Award. To be eligible for this award, applicants must be UCSC undergraduate sociology majors who have written their senior thesis on race, class, and gender during the academic year.
The second award, the Sociology of Race, Class, and Gender Graduate Award, which Professor Roby established in 2012 in honor of her late parents, recognizes UC Santa Cruz Sociology Ph.D. candidates who have completed a Ph.D. dissertation, a Ph.D. dissertation prospectus, or a Ph.D. dissertation prospectus plus one or more chapters on race, class, and gender within the United States of America.
Their research may involve one or more additional nations and be on subjects such as but not limited to health, education, language, environment, work, culture, the economy, etc. in relation to race, class, and gender. The dissertation materials must contribute to social science and public understanding of race, class, and gender within the U.S., and race, class, and gender must be their simultaneous and central foci.
“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”
― Ida B. Wells (1862-1931)
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