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Legacies in Critical Sociology: 125 Years of UO Sociology

UO Sociology is working with the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA) to celebrate 125 years of Sociology at the University of Oregon. This year’s annual PSA meeting, “Democracy in a Divided Society,” will take place Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, March 29 at the Graduate Hotel in Eugene, Oregon, and will include special invited panels highlighting distinct contributions from UO Sociology over the 50 years. These panels feature UO alumni, current and emeritus faculty and current graduate students on topics where UO Sociology has had a large footprint.

Currently, these sessions will be organized as follows:

  • Critical Legacies in the Sociology of Gender – Organizers: Professor Jocelyn Hollander and Professor C.J. Pascoe
  • Legacies and Trajectories in Critical Environmental Sociology – Organizer/Presider Professor Raoul Lievanos
  • Marxist Sociology at the University of Oregon – Organizer/Presider Professor John Bellamy Foster
  • Critical Legacies in the Sociology of Work and Organizations – Organizers: Professor Jill Ann Harrison and Professor Eileen Otis
  • Transformational Approaches to Culture and Religion – Organizer/Presider Professor Emerita Marion Goldman
  • Climate Crisis and Social Change: Views and Analyses from UO Alumni – Organizer Professor Michael Dreiling

UO Sociology has an impressive legacy in critical sociology. Our program has made significant scholarly, teaching, and service contributions to the field internationally, nationally and regionally. Our graduate program in Sociology is notable for the excellent training provided in several niche areas in the field, and scholarship from our faculty and doctoral alumni are recognized globally in our core areas of strength. Graduates of our doctoral program are found in research, teaching and leadership positions at universities and colleges across the US, most heavily concentrated in the western states. Our alumni are also routinely recognized for their participation, leadership, and interest in the PSA. We are excited and honored to host the 2020 conference and to celebrate and recognize our department’s illustrious history.

Additional details forthcoming! Please see the links in the sidebar for more information.