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Sociology Snippets – Oct. 31, 2019

Hello Sociology Majors!

I’m sure you are all in the middle of midterms right now – hang in there! If you need a diversion, check out this sociological brain candy (video) on moral panics and Halloween.  You can read more about sociological takes on Halloween here. Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine!
Prof Pascoe
Associate Professor |Undergraduate Program Director
Incoming Co-editor, Socius
Department of Sociology | University of Oregon
Office Hours: Tues 1:30-2;30, Th 3:30-4:30 & by appointment; Sign up:
Inside Out Prison Exchange Class Applications
In winter 2020, you will have the opportunity to apply for an Inside Out Prison Exchange class being taught through Sociology.  This class is comprised of half UO students and half incarcerated students at a medium security prison in Salem.  Together we will study social inequality through the lens of ethnographic research on race, class and gender. If you are interested, you must be available for class from 4-10:30pm on Wednesdays during winter term, and you must apply for the class (see attached application).
The application deadline is Nov. 8th at 5PM SHARP.  No exceptions.
Feel free to contact Professor Ellen Scott if you have any questions:
Statistics Workshops

Call for Papers: The Undergraduate Journal of Politics, Policy and Society
Due to technical difficulties, The Undergraduate Journal of Politics, Policy, and Society (UJPPS) has decided to extend the deadline for the call for papers.

The Undergraduate Journal of Politics, Policy, and Society (UJPPS) is an emerging interdisciplinary academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed work of undergraduate students in social sciences and humanities. The journal provides a platform for aspiring academics to gain experience in publishing, research, and critical thinking while contributing to current debates and discussions in their disciplines.

The theme for the third issue is Politics in the Digital Age which evaluates all transformations of the political and social world. We invite submissions addressing topics including, but not limited to,  cyber conflict; radicalization and identity politics; censorship; ethics and institutions; big data; climate change; media politics; digital security and surveillance, electoral integrity; human rights in the digital age; globalization; modern challenges to democracy; privacy concerns; online activism and political engagement as well as intellectual property.

 These topics engage with a diverse set of questions, such as the following:

  • What role does social media play in politics?
  • Has technology changed conflict?
  • Has technology influenced intersectional politics?
  • What are the ethical, political and social implications of big data usage?
  • Is public policy evolving with the development of technology?
  • Has the usage of technology impacted environmental change and the distribution of wealth and resources?
  • What is the effect of technology on political processes and institutions?
  • What is the influence of “fake news” on governments and societies?
  • Have technological advancements impacted globalization & regional integration?
  • Does access to technology affect global and local communities?

The submission deadline is November 3rd, 2019. Interested authors should submit their manuscript via the journal’s homepage: All articles must conform to the journal’s submission guidelines. Submissions will undergo a blind peer review and those selected by the editorial team will be published in the 2020 issue of the journal. Published papers will be entered for the UJPPS Article of the year award. Questions pertaining to this call for papers should be directed to one of the editors, Nadia Ackah (me) at Please forward this message to whoever would be interested.

 Call for Artwork: Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal
Would you like to see your artwork published? The Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal is a student-run, peer-reviewed, open access academic journal that showcases high-quality undergraduate work in the sciences, humanities, and arts at the University of Oregon. We are currently looking for cover art to publish in Fall 2019/Winter 2020.

Upcoming deadline for art submissions: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2019

Please follow the guidelines found at:

Previous issues and cover art examples can be found at:

Please send submissions to

We look forward to receiving your submissions! Contact with any questions.

Human Rights Workshop Applications 

The Oxford Consortium for Human Rights will be conducting its annual workshop at The University of Oxford in March 2020.  The deadline is Nov 3rd, 2019. If any students need an extension, they should contact me at Here is the application form :
Past Students’ Testimonies:

“This human rights workshop changed my understanding of what it means to be human…if we wish to advance human rights, we must first create and develop human bonds. This is the way to form communities that recognize the common ground we all share.” – Iago 

“The OCHR was an invaluable opportunity for me to broaden my understanding of humanitarian policy and ethical systems of international policy. Along with driven and intelligent students of diverse backgrounds, I discussed complex issues, and made lifelong connections that I’ll take with me as I begin a career in politics/policy-making.” – Natalie

“I knew the OCHR trip would be amazing, but this trip exceeded my expectations. What a fantastic group of students, professors, staff, and volunteers. I walked away from this summer with new knowledge, new friends, and above all, a newfound passion for these issues”  – Momo

“The OCHR was the pinnacle of my professional development and one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Having the opportunity to not only meet and learn from respected leaders within the human rights field but create a network of equally engaged, determined peers” – Casey