Recent News

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
Cadigan Receives NSF
Michele has been awarded an NSF-Graduate Fellowship.  This provides her three years of funding for her graduate studies.  Her projects’ title: "A Social Network Analysis of the Prison Reentry Process: Understanding the Rumor Mill."  
Raftery Awarded St. Patrick's Day Medal
On March 15th the Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny, presented Adrian with the St. Patrick's Day Medal at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.  The award is given by the Science Foundation Ireland to honor Irish-born scientists who live and work in the United States. The award acknowledges Adrian's numerous contributions to statistics and to substantive areas in sociology, demography, weather... Read more
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