Ore, Tracy E.
Professor of Sociology
Chair, Department of Social Work
Professor Ore's CV
Tracy E. Ore is a professor of Sociology and Chair of the Social Work Department at St. Cloud State University. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan, is an active member of the American Sociological Association, and is Past-President of the Sociologists for Women in Society. Her teaching areas include race and ethnicity, social inequality, democracy and citizenship, the ethics of sociological practice, social movements, and the global politics of food. Professor Ore does research in the areas of sustainable agriculture, technology and the scholarship of teaching and learning, race and ethnicity, oppression and inequality, and the development of effective teaching pedagogy. Her most recent text is The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality (sixth edition), published by McGraw-Hill in 2013. In addition to this work, professor Ore is a long-time activist and community organizer, from ACT-Up in the ‘80s to her current work around food justice. The connections between her scholarly work and activism are made real in the SCSU Community Garden, which she established in 2005.
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