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Department of Sociology

About Us

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…

Department News

May 19, 2015

Professor Dreiling Receives a University Senate Award

Michael Dreiling has been chosen as the first recipient for the new UO Senate Award for Shared Governance, Transparency and Trust. This award honors the “member of the University of Oregon community who best exemplifies the fundamental principles of shared governance, transparency and trust within the past two academic years.

May 11, 2015

Professor Liberman’s New Book Wins Award

Professor Kenneth Liberman’s book More Studies in Ethnomethodology has won the 2015 Book Award from the Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Section of the American Sociological Association. The committee describes the book as a work “marked by its originality and depth, seasoned with provocative observations and insights.”