Department of Sociology
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. Each year more than 3,000 students enroll in approximately 86 courses offered by the Department of Sociology. The department has about 50 Ph.D. students and 575 undergraduate majors. Read more about us…
Professor Emerita Joan Acker, 1924-2016
The department mourns the passing of Professor Emerita Joan Acker, who died on June 22. She was a ground-breaking scholar of women, gender, class, and organizations, and was a founder of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at UO. Her books included Doing Comparable Worth: Gender, Class, and Pay Equity (1988); Class Questions: Feminist Answers (2006); and Stretched Thin: Poor Families, Welfare Work, and Welfare Reform (2010, coauthored with Sandra Morgen and Jill Weigt). A memorial will be held in August.
Article – Joan Acker, Social Feminist by John Bellamy Foster
Article – The Enduring Feminist Sociology of Joan Acker by Tristan Bridges
Sociology Snippets Newsletter
Every two weeks Professor Pascoe distributes an electronic newsletter called Sociology Snippets. You may view past issues here on our website. Sociology majors will also receive the newsletter via Canvas email.
The final colloquium of Spring term will be Monday, May 23rd. Professor Jeff Sallaz from the University of Arizona will present “Your Paper Has Been Outsourced: How Publishers Sweat Labor to Produce Science.”
The presentation will be held from 12-1 PM in 714 PLC. Light refreshments will be provided.
Join Professor Eileen Otis and other sociologists and anthropologists at the Working Futures symposium on May 27th. Full details available at the CSWS website or in the image below.