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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

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Sociology Snippets – April 9, 2018

Hi all,

Welcome back to Spring Term! The flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and it’s still raining. This week we’ve got information on the new global health minor and opportunities for those of you interested in social impact careers. There are also several events of interest coming up focused on environmental and racial inequality.

Happy Spring and Go Ducks!

Prof. Pascoe Associate Professor, Sociology | David M. and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar | Undergraduate Program Director

Academic and Career Opportunities

Global Health Minor The Spring application cycle for new Global

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October 25: Barbara Sutton, Surviving State Terror

Barbara Sutton, Associate Professor Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies University at Albany, State University of New York

Thursday, October 25, 2018 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Gerlinger Alumni Lounge 1468 University Street University of Oregon campus FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC csws.uoregon.edu/sutton

This presentation is based on Sutton’s recently published book, Surviving State Terror. Based on oral testimonies of women who survived clandestine detention centers during a period of state terrorism in Argentina (1976–83), this book illuminates the gendered and embodied

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