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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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Dr. Kavous Seyed-Emami found dead in Iran

Dear UO Sociology Friends and Colleagues,

It is with much sadness and outrage that we must share the news that UO 1991 PhD Kavous Seyed-Emami died in an Iranian prison under suspicious circumstances.  He was an accomplished and internationally acclaimed environmental activist.  We are joining his family in demanding an autopsy and information about the circumstances of his death.  We provide here links to some early articles about his death. Our hearts are with his family and close friends right now.  The world has lost an important activist for environmental and human rights.

New York


Sociology Snippets – January 31, 2018

Hi all,

We are almost at the halfway point! It’s midterm time that means many of you are studying hard. I just want to remind you in the midst of an intense flu season to make sure to take care of yourselves. Here are some tips from the New York Times about staying healthy:

In other news, we have a lot of opportunities pertaining to undergraduate research this week – funding, presenting and publishing. Think about how impressed those future employers will be when they see that you can gather, analyze and


Memorial Service for Dr. Kavous Seyed-Emami

A Celebration of Life/memorial service for Dr. Kavous Seyed-Emami will be held Saturday February 24, 2-4 PM in Gerlinger Lounge. Please RSVP before Monday, February 21 at noon to both Nahla Bassil and Mohammad Maleki.