Recent News

Study Abroad this Spring!  Sociology in Italy!   For information constact Susan Pitchford at  Information session on November 17th---3:30pm - 5:00pm  Savery 409. Rome is one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world. Students in this program will have an opportunity to live for a time in a city that was for centuries the hub of... Read more
Emilio given EAPS analysis award
Emilio was given the 2016 “Trailblazer Award for Demographic Analysis” at the recent meetings of the European Association for Population Studies!    This Award was initiated by the Council of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS). It honors outstanding achievements by an individual scholar in the development and application of the methods of demographic analysis, including... Read more
Hsiao receives award for MA thesis
Congratulations are due to Yuan for his MA work titled “Social media and collective action participation” which received the Graduate School’s 2016 Distinguished Thesis Award (Social Sciences category). In addition, theGraduate School has forwarded his materials to the Western Association of Graduate Schools as the UW’s institutional nomination for the 2016-2017 WAGS/UMI Distinguished... Read more
Welcome Assistant Professor Flores
René Flores is our newest faculty colleague.  René is a PhD from Princeton University (2014) and has spent the past two years as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Scholar at Michigan.   René's research is in the areas of immigration, race and ethnicity, and social stratification.  His work has appeared in American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and Social Problems... Read more
Nina and Jenni are in the news with their recent ASA conference paper looking at the influence of social media on changing views of death and manner of mourning.   The research has been picked up and covered by a number of sources, including the NY Times Magazine (see link) among many other outlets.... Read more
Julie and Brian's conference paper they presented at the recent American Sociological Association meetings held in Seattle this past week has been making the news in a variety of locations (Bloomberg, Slate, Syndney Morning Herald, among others).   The research shows strong seasonal patterns in divorce filings.   See the link in the UW Today and in the Seattle Times.... Read more
Beckett elected to WSAS
The Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) announced the election of 24 new members in recognition of their outstanding record of scientific achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the Academy in bringing the best available science to bear on issues within the State of Washington.   Katherine Beckett was among the new members to be inducted into the WSAS at their 9th Annual Meeting... Read more
Pantazis accepts US Census job
Athena Pantazis accepted a post with the US Census Bureau as a statistician.  She will be working in the Population Division in the International Programs section.  Her work will focus on HIV data and HIV modeling projects. The position begins September 1, 2016.     
Frank Edwards wins 2 ASA awards
Congratulations to Frank!  His recently published ASR paper, "Saving Children, Controlling Families:  Punishment, Redistribution, and Child Protection," (Vol 81, #3, June 2016) was recognized by the ASA Family Section as best Graduate Student paper.  The same paper was the co-winner of the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper award from the Section on Children and Youth.    
Denice accepts post-doc
Patrick Denice will be taking a two-year post-doctoral position at Washington University-St. Louis in their newly revitatized Sociology Department.  He will be working with Jake Rosenfeld.  Denice will be defending his dissertation on June 3rd.  Congratulations to Patrick!