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  • We're a vibrant department with 27 faculty. Our core strengths are in comparative-historical sociology, culture, inequalities, and science/technology/medicine.
  • UC San Diego consistently ranks as one of the world's top universities. And for the past six years in a row, Washington Monthly has rated UC San Diego America's top university in contribution to the public good  producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs, recruiting and graduating low-income students, and encouraging students to give back to their country.
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