Recent News

Alizay Sajjad
Alizay is an undergraduate sociology major and assistant director at SARVA (Sexual Assault Relationship Violence Activists). SARVA is a student group on campus that works to combat sexual assault and relationship violence at the UW, where activists advocate for survivors by holding open office hours and... Read more
eviction notice on a door
A new University of Washington study of evictions around the state shows that more women are evicted than men, and in the state’s two most populous counties, eviction rates among black and Latinx adults are almost seven times higher than for white adults. The disparities are among the findings in the Evictions Study, created by a... Read more
John Leverso
A warm congratulations to John Leverso who recently accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Whitman College, in Walla Walla, WA.  John's research focuses on urban street gangs, and pays particular attention to how ritualized but not face-to-face interactions, including shared mixed-tapes and online posts, impact... Read more
Detroit, New York City, and Chicago
Acting Assistant Professor Christine Leibbrand published a story in The Conversation, What happens when black Americans leave their segregated hometowns?” In it, Leibbrand discusses results from a study that she, Chris Hess (PhD 2019, now... Read more
NIH Director's New Innovator Award
The NIH Director’s New Innovator Award is a five-year award will support Tyler McCormick's project, Big Data, Big Models, and Big Bias?: A decision making framework for vital rate estimates based on extrapolation. Part of the... Read more
American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation
Sarah Quinn and her new book, American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation, were profiled in the Spring/Summer issue of the ASA Economic Sociology Section Newsletter. In an interview with Barbara Kiviat, Sarah Quinn discussed how and why policymakers have turned to credit as the solution to social, economic, and political problems... Read more
President Ana Mari Cause has appointed Professor Alexes Harris as the University of Washington's Faculty Athletic Representative.  This position, which is required by the NCAA's constitution, is responsible for ensuring that the University remains in compliance with all Pac-12 and NCAA rules.  Alexes' goal in her new role is to ensure that the... Read more
Connor Gilroy portrait headshot
Connor Gilroy has been awarded the Graduate School’s 2019 Distinguished Thesis Award for the social sciences for his MA paper, "How Distinct is Gay Neighborhood Change?  Patterns and Variation in Gayborhood Trajectories."  In this paper... Read more
American Bonds
In her new book “American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation,” Sarah Quinn explores how the United States government has long used financial credit programs to create economic opportunities for American citizens.  From the 1780s, when a watershed national land credit policy was... Read more
Four members of the World Cup winning US Women's National Team were sociology majors as undergrads!  Congrats to Megan Rapinoe, Crystal Dunn, Abby Dahlkemper, & Rose Lavelle on their great play in the tournament.  While none of these four went to the UW, soccer player and the UW's most recent Marshall Scholar... Read more