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COVID-19 Update:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our department is following the University’s Return to Campus Plan for fall term. Staff will be working remotely, and at this time we will not be in the office in-person. Questions should be e-mailed to sociology@uoregon.edu.

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Please see the University’s COVID-19 response page for the latest on the UO policy, procedures, and resources.


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.

Territorial Acknowledgment

The University of Oregon is located on Kalapuya Ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, descendants are citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon, and continue to make important contributions in their communities, at UO, and across the land we now refer to as Oregon.*

We express our respect for all federally recognized Tribal Nations of Oregon. This includes the Burns Paiute Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, and the Klamath Tribes.  We also express our respect for all other displaced Indigenous peoples who call Oregon home.

*We thank the Native Strategies Group for this portion of our statement.

 


Stay up to date with the Sociology Department here!

UO Sociologist cited in new article on climate change denial

Professor Kari Marie Norgaard‘s expertise on climate change denial and emotional management was cited in an article on Grist last week. Below is a short excerpt of the article:

“Getting used to things is just what humans do. It’s what has allowed most of us to get through the constant upheavals and wild news of 2020. But for severe, global problems, psychic numbing can have dangerous implications. It could mean that we ignore the roughly 250,000 people estimated to die annually of climate change-related causes by 2030; or that, in the age of COVID-19, people start to forget

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View the premiere: new documentary “Youth v. Gov” feat Sociology alumni

For several years a documentary film crew has been following climate activist Kelsey Juliana and her co-plaintiffs throughout the grind of their federal youth climate lawsuit, Juliana v. US.  That documentary film, Youth v. Gov, is now premiering today at the DOC NYC virtual film festival, and tickets are available to watch it online in the safety of your own home.

When you buy a ticket, you’ll have one week (Nov. 11-19) to view the film whenever it is convenient to you. Once you watch the film, you can watch it as many times as you want over a 48 hour period.

The film also features

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Sociology Snippets – Winter 2021, Week 2

Happy new year and new term!  We wish you well in these continuing unprecedented times in our nation and globally.

This Soc Snippets includes three brief announcements.

 

Sociology Club – Join in!

Your Sociology Peer Leader team is starting a Sociology Club that begins this week. Come to a general info meeting on Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM. We will be doing introductions and brainstorming what we would like to get out of this club.

Email sociology@uoregon.edu to request the Zoom link.

Webinar

Sponsored by the American Sociological Association, this webinar is open to all

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