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Government Building
Given today’s political climate, one might assume that terms like “administrative state” and “deep state” are merely examples of polarized rhetoric. But the wariness underlying those terms goes back much further, said Sarah Quinn, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Washington.  ... Read more
Olivia Smith, BA 17
Olivia Smith, who graduated in June of 2017 with a B.A. degree in Sociology and a minor in Spanish, is one of eleven students at the University of Washington to be awarded a Fulbright scholarship.  Olivia will travel to Mexico, where she will join Fulbright's English Teaching Assistant Program. Olivia was an outstanding student in the department and a finalist for the 2017 Woolston Award, the... Read more
Alexes Harris has been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.  Members of the WSAS contribute scientific expertise to major issues facing Washington State, and Alexes’ many contributions to the study of the criminal justice system make her a natural fit for this honor.  Alexes joins eight other members of our faculty (Katherine Beckett, Richard Catalano, Kyle Crowder, Charlie... Read more
Sarah Diefendorf has been awarded the Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Award from the ASA Section on the Sociology of Sexualities.   This award, established to honor the memory of Martin Levine who died of AIDS in 1991, provides $3000 to a graduate student in the final stages of writing a dissertation related to the topics to which Levine devoted his career.    Sarah’s dissertation... Read more
2017 Undergraduate Award Winners photos
 Carol Xie, Al Black Community Service Award Winner, 2017! Congratulations on such a fantastic achievement, we're proud of you! Interested in applying for the Al Black Award next year? Go here for more information.   Lauren Halle,Howard B. Woolston Award for Academic Excellence Winner, 2017! Congratulations on such a... Read more
Sociology Awards 2017 Recipients
Awards for the 2016-2017 school year were announced last week, and plaques given out at the Celebration. If you see one of your “award winning” colleagues in the halls say congratulations! Excellence as a Teaching Assistant:  Daniel NolanExcellence as a Graduate Instructor:  Sarah Diefendorf Outstanding Performance for... Read more
undergraduate symposium
Sociology Posters/Presentations at the Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium 1)  Inspiration Porn and Down Syndrome – Promoting Inclusion or Reinforcing Stereotypes? Presenter Lauren Marie (Lauren) Halle, Senior, Sociology UW Honors Program Mentor... Read more
Hawthorne&McElvaine Recieve Bonderman's
Congratulations to two of our Sociology Majors!   Saige Hawthorne (on right) and Havana McElvaine (on left) both received Bonderman Travel Fellowships for next year.  As Bonderman Fellows, Saige and Havana are provided stipends for a minimum of 8 months of travel with the only mandate being that they visit at least two regions of the globe.   The Fellows are meant to travel alone and experience... Read more
Edwards accepts post-doc
Frank has accepted a Post-Doc position at Cornell University.   Frank will be joining the Bronfenrenner Center for Translational Research in Cornell's College of Human Ecology as a postdoctoral associate, and will be working with the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect.  He’ll be continuing working on projects strongly connected to his dissertation...looking at the causes and... Read more