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The Department of Sociology at the University of Oregon has an unbroken line of descent dating back to when formal courses in sociology were first taught at the University in 1894.  Our primary strengths are in gender, political & economic sociology, and the sociology of the environment.

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Crime and Punishment: Examining the Intersection of Race and Prosecutions

Check out this article from UO’s Cascade Magazine on recent Sociology grad, Daniel Silberman and his research on whether the prosecutorial process can result in different outcomes, depending on a defendant’s race.

Crime and Punishment: Examining the Intersection of Race and Prosecutions

Sociology Snippets- 3/9/17

YOU’VE MADE IT TO WEEK 10! Okay, you’ve basically made it. One more day. Soon you’ll all have earned a much needed break from classes and tests. But in the meantime, we have some interesting events, job opportunities and a chance to help out a Sociology Honors Program student with her research project. If you want to learn more about the Sociology Honors Program in general, feel free to contact me or you can find the application materials here:

Have a great night and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe


Winter Colloquium 3/13

“A spectrum of belonging: How race, gender, and sexuality shape the experiences of women working in tech”

March 13th 2017, 12-1pm in 714 PLC

Lauren Alfrey Assistant Professor in the Departments of Sociology and Social Work University of Portland