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UW sociology professor Katherine Beckett's research is mentioned in this editorial from Seattle Councilmember, Sally Bagshaw, about "Fair Chance Housing" legislation. Featured on The Stranger 
Olivia Smith, BA 17
Olivia Smith, who graduated in June of 2017 with a B.A. degree in Sociology and a minor in Spanish, is one of eleven students at the University of Washington to be awarded a Fulbright scholarship.  Olivia will travel to Mexico, where she will join Fulbright's English Teaching Assistant Program. Olivia was an outstanding student in the department and a finalist for the 2017 Woolston Award, the... Read more
Alexes Harris has been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.  Members of the WSAS contribute scientific expertise to major issues facing Washington State, and Alexes’ many contributions to the study of the criminal justice system make her a natural fit for this honor.  Alexes joins eight other members of our faculty (Katherine Beckett, Richard Catalano, Kyle Crowder, Charlie... Read more
Sarah Diefendorf has been awarded the Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Award from the ASA Section on the Sociology of Sexualities.   This award, established to honor the memory of Martin Levine who died of AIDS in 1991, provides $3000 to a graduate student in the final stages of writing a dissertation related to the topics to which Levine devoted his career.    Sarah’s dissertation... Read more
2017 Undergraduate Award Winners photos
 Carol Xie, Al Black Community Service Award Winner, 2017! Congratulations on such a fantastic achievement, we're proud of you! Interested in applying for the Al Black Award next year? Go here for more information.   Lauren Halle,Howard B. Woolston Award for Academic Excellence Winner, 2017! Congratulations on such a... Read more
Brendan McGovern
They are curious. They inspire their classmates. They are world travelers, peer tutors, and scholars. They are the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Medalists, selected on the basis of their GPA and glowing recommendations from faculty. Learn more about these UW seniors, who are at the top of their graduating class.  Brendan McGovern, Dean’s Medalist in the Arts Brendan McGovern, a double... Read more
Alexes Harris of UW department of sociology weighs in on a potential fee waiver for indigent and other needy criminal defendants in Los Angeles County. Featured on Los Angeles Times 
Sociology Awards 2017 Recipients
Awards for the 2016-2017 school year were announced last week, and plaques given out at the Celebration. If you see one of your “award winning” colleagues in the halls say congratulations! Excellence as a Teaching Assistant:  Daniel NolanExcellence as a Graduate Instructor:  Sarah Diefendorf Outstanding Performance for... Read more
UW professor of sociology, Pepper Schwartz, weighs in on ways to overcome common sex problems. Featured on Men's Health