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March 10, 2017

Sociology Snippets- 3/9/17

YOU’VE MADE IT TO WEEK 10! Okay, you’ve basically made it. One more day. Soon you’ll all have earned a much needed break from classes and tests. But in the meantime, we have some interesting events, job opportunities and a chance to help out a Sociology Honors Program student with her research project. If you want to learn more about the Sociology Honors Program in general, feel free to contact me or you can find the application materials here:

Have a great night and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe


Student Research Opportunities

2017 Interpersonal Violence Symposium: Bridging the Gap Across Disciplines
Deadline for submissions: Monday, March 20th 11:59pm

The Interpersonal Violence Symposium is open to new presenters whose research or projects are not ready to go public. We also encourage more seasoned participants to take advantage of this lively exchange of ideas. Please consider applying or attending.

For any questions or concerns contact UO Sexual Violence Prevention and Education at

We will convene as faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students engaged in original research, creative work, and community-based projects for a day of roundtable discussions and oral presentations on Friday, April 21st from 12:00-3:00pm in the Global Scholars Hall Room 123. Our intention is to inform and inspire each other’s work in research, practice, and advocacy to reduce interpersonal violence.

Oral Presentation Submissions: Submit a title and a 150- to 200-word abstract describing your research or project. Presenters will have roughly 5 minutes to present their research at the forum. Slides optional.

Roundtable Submissions: Submit a title and a 150- to 200-word abstract describing your research or project. Roundtable submissions may have 1-3 presenters and will have 1 hour to facilitate discussion in relation to their work. Please designate one symposium participant as a contact person, who will also serve as roundtable moderator.

Submit titles and abstracts here: (Links to an external site.)
Deadline for submissions: 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 20th.


Undergraduate Research Symposium
Deadline for Abstract Proposals: March 10th, 11:59 p.m. (This Friday!)
The Undergraduate Symposium celebrates undergraduate research and scholastic achievement at the University of Oregon.

Students simply need to submit a 250-word abstract and details about their format preferences. The Symposium defines research expansively and welcomes all forms of undergraduate creative work from the sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, professional schools, study abroad, service learning, and community-engaged projects.

The 2017 event will take place on Thursday, May 18 and will conclude with a reception and awards ceremony from 5-7 pm. The reception offers a great opportunity to mingle, listen to live music, and interact with student presenters.

For more information and to apply! Checkout:


Fellow UO Student needs help with Research – Follow link below to help out.
My name is Rosanna Borsoni. I am a senior undergraduate Psychology and Sociology student at the University of Oregon. I am currently taking part in the University of Oregon’s Sociology Department’s honors senior thesis program under the advising of Dr. CJ Pascoe. My areas of interest within sociology include climate change, poverty, homelessness, social inequality and education.

I would like to ask for students to volunteer to participate in my research about climate change. You can participate in my survey here: (Links to an external site.)


Job Opportunities

Think Outside the Classroom with the Wild Rockies Field Institute!
The Wild Rockies Field Institute (WRFI) offers field-based, academic courses to undergraduate students, accredited through the University of Montana and transferable to other universities and colleges. Our courses provide 300-level credits in Environmental Studies, Geography, Natural Resources, Philosophy and Native American Studies. Courses take place in Montana, Southern Utah and the Canadian Rockies. WRFI’s small group size and interdisciplinary curriculum offer students an exceptional opportunity to complement their coursework on campus with experiential education in the field. Scholarships are available!

Learn More at an Information Session:

Tuesday, March 14th | Columbia Hall Room 249 | 12-1:00 P.M. | Free Pizza!

Learn more at the website: (Links to an external site.) and blog: (Links to an external site.)

Please contact Keri McWilliams (WRFI Executive Director) with questions at or 406-549-4336.


Job Opportunity with U.S. PIRG for Graduating Seniors

U.S. PIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.

Available jobs can be found at (Links to an external site.)


Peace Corps Campus Ambassador Program

Peace Corps at the University of Oregon will be launching the 2nd year of our Campus Ambassador program for the 2017-2018 academic year and we are seeking students in your department!

Applications are currently open and we are hoping to build an energetic, dynamic and motivate team to work on a variety of projects and programs promoting Peace Corps on campus. The program offers a prestigious internship-like experience; however, as a campus ambassador students will be considered a local expert, not an intern.

Peace Corps is aware that students know this campus better than anyone, and can connect with groups of students who may not yet know the benefits of Peace Corps service. The opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Oregon. Applications are now open and will close April 15th.

The online application to be a 2017–18 Campus Ambassador is open until April 15, 2017. Apply now! (Links to an external site.) Please email Nicky at or with questions.

March 8, 2017

Winter Colloquium 3/13

“A spectrum of belonging: How race, gender, and sexuality shape the experiences of women working in tech”

March 13th 2017, 12-1pm in 714 PLC

Lauren Alfrey
Assistant Professor in the Departments of Sociology and Social Work
University of Portland


March 7, 2017

Crime and Punishment: Examining the Intersection of Race and Prosecutions

Check out this article from UO’s Cascade Magazine on recent Sociology grad, Daniel Silberman and his research on whether the prosecutorial process can result in different outcomes, depending on a defendant’s race.

Crime and Punishment: Examining the Intersection of Race and Prosecutions

March 6, 2017

PeaceJam 2017: Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias

PeaceJam 2017:  Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias
March 10, 6:30-8:00pm in 156 Straub   

Nobel Peace Laureate and former Costa Rican president, Oscar Arias. Arias will deliver a public lecture at the UO on March 10th 6:30-8:00pm in 156 Straub. PeaceJam workshops March 11-12. More at the UO Global Justice Program.

Elected President of Costa Rica in 1986, Óscar Arias Sánchez sought peace in Central America. With a mandate from the people of Costa Rica he sought to disentangle the region from the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. As armed conflicts were underway in four of five neighboring countries, Arias coordinated a series of meetings with the presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. Each president eventually agreed to the plan (Esquipulas II Accords), which called for each country to limit the size of their armies, assure freedom of the press, and hold free and open elections. The plan was successful and, with the signing of the accords, fighting in the region came to an end. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for these efforts. He served as President of Costa Rica again in 2006-2010. President Arias studied law and political science at the University of Costa Rica and in 1974 obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Essex. Dr. Arias has received dozens of honorary degrees, including doctorates from Princeton, Harvard, and Washington University.


Sponsored by: Division of Student Life, Office of the President, Holden Center, Center for Latino/a/Latin American Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, Environmental Studies, Global Justice Program, History, Oregon Humanities Center, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Romance Languages, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Office of the Provost.


March 2, 2017

Hollow Ecology: Ecological Modernization Theory and the Death of Nature

Check out this new article in the Journal of World-Systems Research, “Hollow Ecology: Ecological Modernization Theory and the Death of Nature,” by UO graduate student Jeff Ewing.