Our primary strengths are in gender, political and economic sociology, and the sociology of the environment. Each year more than 7,000 students enroll in approximately 80 courses offered by the Department of Sociology. The department has about 50 Ph.D. students and 700 undergraduate majors.
Our faculty also include specialists in the areas of gender, political economy, environment, criminology, demography, education, organizations, race & ethnicity, religion, stratification, work & occupations.
Our faculty are affiliated with a wide variety of other university programs, including the Ethnic Studies Department, Women's and Gender Studies Department, International Studies Department, Center for the Study of Women in Society, Center on Diversity and Community, Environmental Studies, and Planning, Public Policy and Management .
* Professor Kari Norgaard has won the University of Oregon's 2013 Excellence Award for Outstanding Mentorship in Graduate Studies
* Professor Richard York has been awarded a Fellowship at the Institution for Advanced Study in Princeton for the 2013-14 academic year.
* Professor Eileen Otis's new book Markets and Bodies was quoted in an article in The Atlantic on service workers in China.
* PhD alumni Shannon Bell received an honorable mention for the “Distinguished Dissertation Award” by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and ProQuest Dissertation Publishing.
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