Jason Damron

Visiting Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gender Studies
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Carnegie Hall 202 (Forest Grove)

Course Information

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunities to get to know the faculty in your discipline. Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then. You can see descriptions of the courses listed below on the website.

GSS 200 - Intro to Queer Studies
GSS 201 - Intro to Gender and Sexuality Studies 
GSS 309 - Families


M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, (Economics, Anthropology, English), Portland State University, 2012
B.S. Anthropology, Portland State University
B.S. Social Science, Portland State University
B.S. Arts and Letters, Portland State University

Select Guest Teaching and Presentations

2020 | "Sex & Chocolate," panelist, Feb 8, The Center for Student Health & Counceling, PSU

2020 | "Queerying the Pandemic," guest presentation, May 15, Queer Resource Center, PSU

2019 | "Queer Perspectives on Social Justice Education," guest presentation, May 6, Education, Leadership, and Policy, PSU

2018 | "Where Do We Go from Here? Gender and Sexuality Studies," guest Presentation, Nov 15, Center for Gender Equity, Student Dinner and Discussion 

2018 | "The Mask You Live In": post-film panelist and presenter, Feb 22, Campus Wellness: Healthy Boys and Men Initiative, Pacific University

Conference Presentations

2014 | "Gender Performance: Inside/Out: Using Classroom Strategies to Interrogate, Un-Do, and Re-Do Gender In the 'Real' World," S. Nair, D. Carter, and Jason Damron, TEACH: OUT, NWSSA, May 16, University of Oregon

2012 | "Sexuality as Queer?" paper presentation, NW-WSA Conference: Igniting Feminism-Theory/Action, "Challenging the Homonormative" panel, April 20, Portland State University

2004 | "A Queer Visit to Red and Blue States", 12th Annual California Research Symposium, August 15-20, Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program

Select Publications

"Gender and Sexualities: An Inquiry" (2014). PDXOpen. Book 2. Damron, Jason Gary and Reitenauer, Vicki, http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/pdxopen/2 
"A Queer Visit to Red and Blue States," Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Journal, 2004, PSU.

Service and Collegiate Activities

2021 | Lavender Graduation, Pacific University, Committee Member, Ceremony Writer & Emcee

2019-21 | Queer Coalition, Center for Gender Equity, Pacific University, Committee

2017-19 | Department Steward: American Foundation of Teachers (AFT)

2017-19 | WGSS Department Rep., Film Sponsor and Promotion, Speaker, QDOC Film Festival, Hollywood Theater, May, Portland, OR.

2018 | University Studies Mentor Program, Interviewer, Feb 20, PSU

2018 | "The Intimacy of Waiting: Gender and Sexuality Online Education," Faculty Training and Discussion, Organizer and Trainer

Awards & Honors

2020 | John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teaching Award, Portland State Univeristy

2018 | Nominee Letter of Appreciation, Adjunct Teaching Award, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

2017 | Honorable Mention Letter for Adjunct Rank, Outstanding Teaching Award, PSU