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Congratulations to the Class of 2021!!


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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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 Sociologists’ appearances in recent media

How does increased consumption of poultry and fish affect beef consumption? According to Dr. Richard York, Professor of Sociology, it does not lead to the decrease one might expect. Dr. York discussed his latest publication with Brigham Young University Radio (BYUradio) on their daily program Top of Mind, and you can listen to the full interview on their website.

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Dr. Julius McGee, 5/20: “Racial Justice is Climate Justice: Mass Incarceration and the Fossil Economy”

On May 20th at 10:30am, the Department of Sociology is hosting Professor Julius McGee for a talk titled “Racial Justice is Climate Justice: Mass Incarceration and the Fossil Economy.” If you are interested in attending, please email sociology@uoregon.edu for the Zoom meeting ID.

Julius Alexander McGee (PhD) is an assistant professor at Portland State University in the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, and Black Studies. His scholarship focuses on the relationship between social inequality and climate change. He has also published on topics related to organic farming, renewable

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Graduate Student Awards

Every year the department recognizes graduate students for their research and teaching. Congratulations to the following departmental award recipients for 2021:

Wasby-Johnson Dissertation Award

Mauricio Betancourt De La Parra

Dawn Harfmann

 

Lawrence Carter Graduate Student Research Award

Kindra De’Arman

 

Joan Acker Graduate Fellowship

Jinsun Yang

 

Charles W. Hunt Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Michelle Alexander

 

Research Award for Publication

Mauricio Betancourt De La Parra: “The effect of Cuban agroecology in mitigating the metabolic rift:

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