780 Van Vleet Oval
Kaufman Hall, 3rd Floor
Main Office: Room 331
Norman, OK 73019-2033

Office: (405) 325-1751
Fax: (405) 325-7825

Women's and Gender Studies


The Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) Program is an interdisciplinary program that seeks to enhance students' knowledge of gender roles and relations across cultures and history. Women's and Gender Studies courses investigate the intersection of gender and such diverse phenomena as politics, religion, society, and popular culture. The program offers a major, a minor, and a graduate certificate.  Several of our faculty members are affiliated with WGS:  Loretta Bass, Ann Beutel, Stephanie Burge, Constance Chapple, Amy Kroska, Susan Sharp, Meredith Worthen. 

School of International and Area Studies


School of International and Area Studies (SIAS) is an undergraduate program that is both international and interdisciplinary. SIAS students choose from a variety of classes that are offered through numerous departments, including the Department of Sociology. Studies can major or minor in Asian Studies, European Studies International Studies, International Security Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Russian & East European Studies. Several of our faculty are affiliated with SIAS: Loretta Bass, Rob Clark, and Martin Piotrowski.

Center for Social Justice

 The Center for Social Justice (CSJ) is an initiative of the Women's and Gender Studies Program to promote justice, equality, tolerance, and human rights through local and global engagement.  The center provides students with practical and academic tools to better understand our local and global communities and to become agents of change.  It also creates opportunities for raising awareness about social justice issues and promotes equal opportunities and equal rights by fighting discrimination based on gender, class, race, ethnicity, religion, age, nationality, and sexual orientation.  The CSJ faculty affiliates advocate for social justice, listen to and work with communities, and educate and inspire students.  They also engage students in social justice projects to promote and foster equality and tolerance and to help students understand their roles and responsibilities as local as well as global citizens.  Several of our faculty are affiliated with CSJ: Loretta Bass, Ann Beutel, Stephanie Burge, Tom Burns, Constance Chapple, Rob Clark, Amy Kroska, Mitch Peck, Susan Sharp and Meredith Worthen.




The LGTBQ Ally Program is a training program that is run out of the Women's Outreach Center designed to educate students, faculty, and staff about LGTBQ issues. LGTBQ Allies have made a commitment to help LGTBQ students succeed at OU by making them feel safe, supported and included on campus. They also work to educate others about LGTBQ issues in the hopes of reducing the prejudice often faced by LGTBQ students. They are a resource for LGTBQ students, faculty, and staff. Several of our faculty/staff members are LGTBQ Allies:   Ann Beutel, Stephanie Burge, John Carl, Rob Clark, Debra Hensley-Luczycki, Trina Hope, Amy Kroska, Susan Sharp, Meredith Worthen.

Oklahoma Population Institute

The Oklahoma Population Institute (OPI) aims to stimulate population research on the University of Oklahoma campus through interdisciplinary collaboration with scholars working in diverse fields such as sociology, psychology,anthropology, and the health sciences. OPI researchers seek to use demographic methods and perspectives to understand the important social problems and policy issues of the day. Our affiliates have made significant contributions to many areas of demographic scholarship including, fertility, mortality and longevity, migration, and residential segregation. Several of our faculty members are affiliated with OPI: Loretta Bass, Ann Beutel, Stephanie Burge, Rob Clark, Martin Piotrowski, Craig St. John.

Please contact Loretta Bass (Lbass@ou.edu) if you are interested in OPI activities.

Oklahoma Sociological Association

OSA meeting minutes 2015