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Professor Audrey Dorélien's research strives to explain how human population dynamics and behavior intersect with environmental conditions to affect health. Her work describes demographic and health patterns and attempts to identify causal factors responsible for these patterns. The first strand of her research focuses on the effects of early life exposures (i.e., disease/nutrition/climate) on health both in the United States and in Sub-Saharan Africa. Second, she analyzes how human behavior… Read more
Each year, Husky 100 recognizes 100 students from across UW campuses who are making the most of their time at UW through leadership, passion and impact--both inside and outside the classroom.Ruby Whelan is a superb… Read more
Patrick Trent Greiner’s research centers on providing greater insight into the complex co-constitution of social inequalities, environmental changes, and their consequences. His teaching interests center on the theories and methods that facilitate understanding of simultaneous and reciprocal change in social and ecological systems as well. Professor Greiner’s work has been published in journals such as Environmental SociologyEnvironmental Research Letters, Nature + Culture, The… Read more
Drew Messamore is currently finishing his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, he will join UW Department of Sociology as an assistant professor in the Fall of 2024. Messamore’s research examines the rising popularity and formalization of rental landlording in the United States, as well as how a new generation of urban housing movements are confronting urban inequalities. He has also published widely on the use of quantitative and computational methodologies in social science. You can… Read more
Cumulative housing cost burden exposures and disadvantages to children’s well-being and health Chris Hess, Kyle Crowder, Gregg Colburn (UW Dept of Real Estate), and Ryan Allen (University of Minnesota) Abstract Housing affordability is a growing challenge for households in the United States and other developed countries. Prolonged exposure to housing cost burden can have damaging effects on households, and, in particular, children. These burdens can exacerbate parental stress, reduce… Read more
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"Impact x Nightline" takes a look at the social effects of weight loss drugs. Pepper Schwartz, professor of sociology at the UW, is quoted. Featured on ABC News 
Sonia Fereidooni, who earned bachelorâs and masterâs degrees from the University of Washington, was selected for the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Fereidooni, 22, will receive a full-cost scholarship to pursue doctoral work in Digital Humanities at the University of Cambridge, England. The highly competitive scholarship brings recognition of accomplishments and future promise. This year, 26 students...… Read more
Congratulations to Elizabeth (Liz) Litzler, Affiliate Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity who was nominated for the UW Distinguished Staff Award in the Equity & Inclusion category. The nomination is based on her longstanding , exemplary record of contributing and building a welcoming and respectful learning and working environment, and for promoting access, opportunity and justice. 
UW Sociology Graduate Research Assistant Breon Haskett's "The Effect of Right-to-Work on Unfair Labor Practice Charges: Synthetic Control Evidence from Indiana and Michigan", was published in Sage Journals.     
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UW Department of Sociology mourns the death of Joseph W. Scott, Professor Emeritus.   “During his long career, Joe was a staunch defender of civil rights and the advancement of all minorities and his teaching and writing reflected this,” says Bob Crutchfield, professor emeritus.  He published several articles and chapters, and two books entitled The Black… Read more