Pamela Oliver

Pamela Oliver


Soc 181 Honors Introduction: The Sociological Imagination
Soc 220 Ethnic Movements in the US
Soc 357 Methods of Sociological Inquiry
Soc 913 Seminar in Social Change: Social Movements
Soc 924 Seminar in Political Sociology: Social Movements

Professor of Sociology
8143 Sewell Social Sciences
(608) 262-6829
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Office Hours: by appt via email (Spr'19)

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications:
Oliver, Pamela E. 2011. “Data to Bring Justice: Addressing Disparities in the Criminal Justice System.” In Philip Nyden. Leslie Hossfelt, and Gwen Nyden (eds.) Public Sociology: Research Action and Change. Pine Forge Press.

Oliver, Pamela E. 2009. “Talking About Racial Disparities in Imprisonment: A Reflection on Experiences in Wisconsin”, pages 281-198 in Handbook of Public Sociology, edited by Vincent Jeffries. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

Oliver, Pamela E. 2008. Repression and Crime Control: Why Social Movements Scholars Should Pay Attention to Mass Incarceration as a Form of Repression. Mobilization: An International Quarterly 13: 1-2

Oliver, Pamela E., and Daniel J. Myers. 2003. "The Coevolution of Social Movements." Mobilization 8: 1-25.

Oliver, Pamela E., and Daniel J. Myers. 2003. "Networks, Diffusion, and Cycles of Collective Action." Social Movement Analysis: The Network Perspective. Edited by Mario Diani and Doug McAdam. Oxford University Press.

Maney, Gregory M. and Pamela E. Oliver. 2001. "Finding Event Records: Timing, Searching, Sources." Sociological Methods and Research, 29 (November): 131-169.

Oliver, Pamela E. and Gerald Marwell. 2001. "Whatever Happened to Critical Mass Theory? A Retrospective and Assessment." Sociological Theory, 19:292-311.

Oliver, Pamela E. and Hank Johnston. 2000. "What a Good Idea: Frames and Ideologies in Social Movements Research." Mobilization: An International Journal, 5(1 April): 37-54.

Ph.D., Sociology, University of North Carolina, 1977

Departmental Areas of Interest:
Social Movements and Collective Behavior
Race and Ethnic Studies
Political Sociology
Deviance, Law, and Social Control

Institute for Research on Poverty
Politics, Culture & Society