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Sociology Snippets – Winter 2021, Week 8

Winter 2021 Week 8

…and now we’re in the thick of Week 8.  We hope you’re doing well!  This Soc Snippets contains the following sections:








CURE Applications Open – Undergrad Research Funding (due April 16th)

CURE Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and First-Year Research Experience (FYRE) awards fund full-time undergraduate summer research conducted under the mentorship of a UO faculty. SURF offers $4000 funding, and FYRE provides $4000 student funding, and $1000 for the faculty mentor. The application is now open, and the deadline is April 16, 2021 (no later than 5:00 pm PST).  CURE also provides funding (up to $500) to undergraduate students who will present their research at a professional conference. Full details can be found at to an external site. or visit Virtual Open HoursLinks to an external site. for additional conversation. Undergraduate students conducting research in all academic fields are welcome to apply.

 Sociology Club – Join in! A reminder that the Peer Leaders are launching a new student organization:  Sociology Club!  If you are interested in joining sign up at the Engage Page.



Lewis Gordon, “Freedom, Justice and Decolonization”

Black History Month Distinguished Lecture

Feb. 24, 1-2pm PST

YouTube link:


Soc & WGSS Faculty Kemi Balogun to give a book talk! The CSWS Women of Color Project presents a discussion of Beauty Diplomacy: Embodying an Emerging Nation (Stanford University Press, Globalization in Everyday Life Series, 2020) by Oluwakemi “Kemi” Balogun, 3-5 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2021. Register in advance:


CAS Interdisciplinary Research Talk: Interdisciplinary explorations of the microbial world

Brendan Bohannan, Professor, Environmental Studies and Biology

Wednesday, March 3, 3:30-5:00

Email for the Zoom link.


Organizations, Occupation, and Work (OOW) Section Panel on  Racism, Policing, and Incarceration: Organizational & Occupational Perspectives

When: Wednesday, March 3, 1:30-2:45 Eastern

Registration link:

Leading scholars consider how racism in policing, incarceration, and criminal justice are linked to organizations, occupations, and work.


  • Brittany Friedman, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Armando Lara-Millán, University of California-Berkeley
  • Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland
  • Michael Sierra-Arévalo, University of Texas-Austin


  • Heather Schoenfeld, Boston University



UO’s Center for Latino and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) announces the Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Project in Latinx and/or Latin American-related issues in any field of study. CLLAS expects to award three prizes of $250 each to undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence through an undergraduate thesis, research paper, capstone project, STEM project, or creative work. Applications due by Friday, April 9thSee website for details and submission criteria.