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MEET & GREET: Anand Gopal Is the U.S. a democracy or a republic? Come meet and greet Dr. Anand Gopal, writer for The New Yorker magazine and author of “No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes,” which won the Ridenhour Book Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer and National Book Award. Dr. Anand Gopal is a scholar covering democracy and inequality. He received his PhD from Columbia University where he studied network… 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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On Monday, when Washington plays Michigan for the national title, it will have been 128 days since the Husky football ride began. The UW's Sonny Sixkiller, senior associate general manager at UW Athletics, and Kyle Crowder, professor of sociology, are quoted.Featured on The Seattle Times 
Sara Curran, Jerald Herting, Nathalie Williams, and Zack Almquist are leading a team of sociologists, and graduate and undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary study called the Sound Data pilot. The program includes a diverse team of UW investigators with expertise in sociology, geography, anthropology, public health, social work, demography, and public policy.  Using innovative respondent driven sampling, initial data was… Read more
UW SOC 403 research practicum immerses students in real world projects with local community organizations, schools, federal agencies and businesses. Projects address current issues, and the research outcomes have a direct impact on the organizations and communities they serve. The instructor acts as a project manager and supervisor, guiding student work throughout the quarter.… Read more
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"In today’s American criminal legal system, courts impose fines and fees as a means to punish people and hold them accountable for legal violations," co-writes Alexes Harris, professor of sociology at the UW.Featured on The Conversation