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UO Sociology professor receives Fulbright award

Congratulations to Professor Emerita Marion “Mimi” Goldman, who has received a Fulbright Specialist Program Award for work in the United Kingdom. This award recognizes her earlier work in Sociology and with other UO faculty in the Folklore and Religious Studies departments.

Lancaster University’s Institute for Social Futures and Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion will be her hosts, and she will also lecture at King’s College London.  Mimi will help develop curricula integrating recent approaches to the vibrant spiritual life that unfolds outside or at the margins of formally institutionalized religions. This project builds on her recent research about Finnish paganism. Entitled “Vernacular Practices and Religious Futures,” the project also adds to our department’s faculty and graduate students’ established international visibility and impact.

This innovative interdisciplinary project extends the Sociology Department’s sustained commitment to global and collaborative research. It is one of many recent Sociology faculty’s achievements and awards recognizing our long-standing support of international collaborations with academics and activists on every continent.