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Aaron Gullickson

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-5061
  • Office: 727 PLC
  • Office Hours: Winter 2023: Tuesday 2 - 4pm
  • Interests: Family Life Course and Society, Inequalities and Stratification, Population and Ecology, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Approaches
  • Website: Website
  • Curriculum Vitae


Professor Gullickson received his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Washington in 1998, and received his PhD in Sociology and Demography from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004. He held an Assistant Professor position at Columbia University from 2004 to 2007 before joining the University of Oregon faculty in September 2007. His research focuses on the nexus of inequality, race, ethnicity, and kinship. Professor Gullickson is currently engaged in a broad research project examining the development of the one-drop rule and the stratification of mixed-race individuals in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Research Interests

  • racial inequality
  • interracial families
  • racial boundary formation
  • kinship and health

Teaching Areas

  • social demography
  • race and ethnicity
  • stratification
  • family

Selected Publications

Gullickson, Aaron. “Essential Measures: Ancestry, Race, and Social Difference.” American Behavioral Scientist 60(4): 498-518.

Gullickson, Aaron and Florencia Torche. Forthcoming. “Patterns of racial and educational assortative mating in Brazil.”  Demography.

Saperstein, Aliya and Aaron Gullickson. 2013. “A Mulatto Escape Hatch? Examining Evidence of U.S. Racial and Social Mobility During the Jim Crow Era.” Demography. doi:10.1007/s13524-013-0210-8

Gullickson, Aaron and Ann Morning. 2011. “Choosing Race: Multiracial Ancestry and Identification.” Social Science Research 40(2):498-512. 

Gullickson, Aaron. 2010. “Racial Boundary Formation at the Dawn of Jim Crow: The Determinants and Effects of Black/Mulatto Occupational Differences in the United States, 1880.” American Journal of Sociology 116(1):187-231.

Gullickson, Aaron. 2006. “Education and Black/White Interracial Marriage." Demography 43(4):673-689.