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Our department is a vibrant community featuring leading scholars within sociology and related interdisciplinary fields. Faculty have expertise in a range of theories and methods, from ethnography to social network analysis, underscoring our commitment to training our students in the many tools within the sociological toolkit. Program strengths include the sociology of environment, gender, political & economic sociology, and race with increased focus on sociology of health and cultural sociology.


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UO Sociology featured in “Around the O” newsletter

In times like these, critical sociology is more valuable than ever, and the Department of Sociology at the University of Oregon is proud to be recognized for our durable legacy in the development and continued application of critical sociology. While we were unable to celebrate our 125th anniversary this past March as we had hoped, the department is honored to be featured in the “Around the O” newsletter this month. We invite you to read the whole story here on their website: https://around.uoregon.edu/legacies-critical-sociology-125-years-uo

Erika Doss – Tuesday, February 25 – “Troubling Monuments”

Troubling Monuments: Cultural Vandalism and Creative Practices of Dissent and Destruction

Erika Doss, Chair of American Studies, University of Notre Dame

Tuesday, February 25 ⋅ 3:30-5 PM ⋅ McKenzie Hall Rm 375

Dr. Doss is professor and chair of American Studies at Notre Dame. Her work on American monuments, memorials, and public democracy focuses on the ways that communities respond to art in the public sphere, often through mechanisms of violent resistance. Her research has been published in 6 books ranging from the Oxford History of Art’s volume on 20th century American Art to recent

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Sociology Snippets – June 8, 2020

Dear Sociology Majors,

I send you this last Sociology Snippets of the 2019-2020 school year amid a cacophony of emotions. We are now witnessing some of the largest scale collective action ever undertaken in this country, amidst an ongoing global pandemic that underscores the seriousness of this moment. We are seeing and (for many of us, participating in) visible and dramatic resistance to racism, white supremacy and racial inequality. As sociologists, you have the tools to understand both the inequality these protests are addressing as well as the varied forms of activism themselves. That

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