Recent News

Raftery's work on population projections
Adrian’s recent work (with colleagues Jonathan Azose and Hana Sevcikova) on population projections that incorporate migration uncertainty was picked up by UW Today---see link below.  The work appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.   ... Read more
Anna Reosti receives NSF award
Anna Reosti has been awarded a NSF dissertation improvement grant.  Her dissertation is looking at housing/public housing in Seattle area and is titled:  Tenant Screening in the Information Age: Implications for Housing Access. 
Tolnay receives IPUMS award
Stew and Amy (UW PhD currently at University of Illinois-Chicago Circle) received the 2015 IPUMS Research Award for the their book “Lynched: The Victims of Southern Mob Violence”  (University of North Carolina Press).  The annual award is given out by the Minnesota Population Center (University of Minnesota) for the best published research using  either IPUMS-USA or IPUMS-International.  Stew and... Read more
UW Sociology graduate students continue to be successful in competitions for selective University fellowships.  Frank Edwards and Maria Grigoryeva have just been named Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellows for 2016-17.  And Angela Bruns received a GO-MAP Dissertation Fellow for 2016-17. These are very competitive awards.  Congratulations to Frank, Maria, and Angela for their... Read more
Matsueda receives Sutherland
Professor Ross Matsueda has been named the 2016 winner of the American Society of Criminology's Sutherland Award.   The Sutherland Award is the ASC's most prestigious award.  ASC describes the award as recognizing "...outstanding contributions to theory or research in criminology on the etiology of criminal and deviant behavior, the criminal justice system, corrections, law, or justice.  The... Read more
The UW Department of Sociology wishes to honor its graduating students with a Graduation Celebration on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, at 7pm in Meany Hall. WHO'S ELIGIBLE:All undergraduate and graduate students who graduated in Autumn 2015 or Winter 2016 are eligible.  Students who apply by the April 15 deadline to graduate in Spring or Summer 2016 are also eligible to participate... Read more
Book Cover: "Nepali Migrant Women: Resistance & Survival in America"
Upcoming Talk, May 5, with Dr. Shoba Hamal Gurung Join us to hear Dr. ShobhaHamal Gurungdiscuss her newest book, Nepali Migrant Women: Resistance & Survival in America. The book offers powerful ethnographic stories of Nepali women in America who are actively involved in the making of transnational families and communities, who subvert traditional gender roles by engaging in activism to... Read more
Laird cited in NYT Magazine
Jennifer Laird's dissertation work was cited in the New York Times Magazine by Annie Lowry in her piece on "Where Did  the Government Jobs Go?"  Part of Jennifer's dissertation results on how the disappearance of public sector work has adversely affected African Americans was widely cited in the piece. see link: Great work and great to... Read more
Dillard at A Public Voice 2016
Kara is one of four panelists at the Charles F. Kettering Foundation’s “A Public Voice Program” at the National Press Club on May 5th.  The event serves to connect policymakers, practitioners, and faculty of deliberative democracy to share how citizens are thinking about the question of "how should we spread prosperity and improve opportunity?"   In part this invitation stems from her classroom... Read more
Sociology was well represented at the recent April 2016 Population Association of America Annual Meetings in Washington DC.   Eighteen graduate students participated in 27 different activities.  These included helping present in a pre-conference workshop, acting as discussants, presenting posters, and either being presenters or being part of papers presented in various sessions.  Truly a good... Read more