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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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Rust Belt Boomerang

Professor Jill Harrison recently wrote an article titled “Rust Belt Boomerang:  The Pull of Place in Moving Back to a Legacy City,” which was published in the American Sociological Association’s journal City and Community. This research was recently featured on Richard Florida’s website, CityLab.

Sociology Snippets – October 11, 2017

Hello Sociology Majors and Minors!

We’ve made it to Week Three – aka Midterm Time! Hang in there, remember to breathe and that Thanksgiving Break is just a few weeks away. In the meantime, we’ve got a new Sociology Club, leadership opportunities, research opportunities and a new sociology course  to share with you.

Have a great week and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

Associate Professor | David M. and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar | Undergraduate Program Director Department of Sociology | University of Oregon 510-301-1771 Office Hours: Wed 11:00-12:00; 1:00-3:00 | Sign


Islamic Feminism Symposium featuring Sociology Faculty

Professor Kemi Balogun is one of the many featured speakers at the Islamic Feminism Symposium sponsored by the Middle East and North Africa Studies program happening Friday, October 27th 2017. This all-day event takes place in Gerlinger 302 on the University of Oregon campus.

This symposium brings together scholars from multidisciplinary perspectives to explore the histories and contemporary debates on the themes of Islamic feminism and their application in the areas of law, democracy, globalization, and writing. Case studies of the women’s mosque movement explores women’s spiritual