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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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Unrest in the Aisles – Around the O

The first time UO sociologist Eileen Otis walked into a Walmart, she was far from home—Kunming, China, to be exact. She was immediately struck by how greatly the Chinese version of the massive retailer differed from its American counterpart.

For starters, she was surrounded by a vast array of fresh local foods, including aquamarine tanks full of turtles and other sea life, open vats of fresh whole fish, and large barrels brimming with great varieties of rice—inventory she wouldn’t expect to find on the shelves in America.

Then there was the store’s location in Kunming, the modern


Winter Term Colloquia

We have an exciting series of speakers lined up for the Winter Quarter Colloquium Series. Please join us for the following talks Fridays at 12pm in  PLC 714.

1/18/19: Dimitra Cupo, “Doing Self-Defense: Women, Habitus and Privilege” 1/25/19: Victoria Reyes (UC Riverside), “Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines” 2/8/19: Ana Paricio (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), “Cities and Gender: Mapping Everyday Life Activities in Barcelona’s Public Spaces” 2/15/19: Anthony Ocampo (Cal Poly Pomona), “Lessons in Manhood and Morality: The Immigrant ...

CAS Scholarship Application – OPEN NOW!

The College of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting online applications for the following scholarships and fellowships for 2018-2019:

Mildred Braaten Archibald Scholarship Fund in Science and Mathematics Mary Chambers Brockelbank Endowed Assistance Fund Norman Brown Graduate Fellowship Hazel Leonard Buck Scholarship College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Scholarship College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Clarence and Lucille Dunbar Scholarship Henry V. Howe Scholarship Hildegard Kurz Foreign Language Scholarship John L. and Naomi Luvaas Graduate Fellowship Miller Family Graduate Award in