Recent News

The Department of Sociology is sponsoring a lecture, Anti-Judaism Past and Present, by Prof. David Nirenberg, Professor of History and Dean of the Social Sciences Division at the University of Chicago, and author of Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition, and Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today. Monday, May 9th at 7:00 pm KANE... Read more
Shaw accepts postdoc at Michigan
Lynette accepted a 2-yr postdoctoral Research Fellow position at the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Complex Systems.  She’ll start next fall.  She’ll be continuing her dissertation work on new digital currencies and starting some new work on developing approaches for studying cultural processes using big data. Congratulations to Lynette.
Thomas and Gabriel on KUOW
Tim's and Ryan's work on neighborhood micro-segregation was discussed in an interview with KUOW and was featured web-piece on KUOW's news blog.  This work is part of their joint effort and a working paper titled "Segregation within Integration".   Some of the work fstemmed from Kyle Crowder's Soc 415 Class "The City and Neighborhood Dynamics" where Tim and Ryan provided some educational/research... Read more
Experimental Evidence on Race and Class Bias in K-12 Public School Principals: An Audit Study of Bias in American Schooling Charles Crabtree, Political Science, Penn State,Holger L. Kern, Political Science, Florida State University On April 12th 12 Noon in Savery 409 As part of the Department of Sociology and the Earl & Edna Stice Lecture... Read more
Victoria Sass PAA Poster
At the recent Population Association of America annual meetings this past week Victoria was given full credit by her colleagues (Nicole Kravitz-Wirtz, Kyle Crowder, and Anjum Hajat) for putting together a winning poster in DC.  The poster, titled "Patterns of Racial-Ethnic Inequality in Neighborhood Air Pollution Exposure: A Multilevel, Repeated Measurements Analysis", was part of a paper coming... Read more
Jonathan Muir and Ande Reisman were both awarded Fulbright's to pursue their dissertation work next year. Ande's work is in Nepal where she will be be based out of Nepal's Chitwan Valley to interview women before, during, and after their male partner's migration abroad as a labor migrant. The aim is to better understand how the significant number of men migrating impacts household practices and... Read more
Kistner position
Dr. Kelly Kistner has accepted a position as Assistant Director for UCLA's Undergraduate Research Center for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.  The position at UCLA is a combination of advising and instruction. Kelly finished her PhD (Chair: Gary Hamilton) in 2014 and has held a lecturer position with us this past year. Congratulations to Kelly.  
K-D Opp faculty
Our long-time colleague and Affiliate Professor Karl-Dieter Opp was inducted into the European Academy of Sciences and Arts on March 5th at a plenary session in Salzburg, Austria.  See the link to the EASA (    Professor Opp is a Professor Emeritus at Leipzig University and has long been affiliated with UW Sociology; link to his... Read more
Soc 403 A is part of an on-going collaboration with Rainier Beach's Safe Passage Program and will be focused on looking at a 1-Year Impact Study.  See the description on the course flyer under our Spring  Courses section ---  Soc 403 B is a new research project looking at housing and... Read more
UW sociologists Katherine Beckett and Hedy Lee co-chair the Northwest chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) and have put together a panel addressing mass incarceration for Tuesday February 9th at 7PM (Kane Hall 120).  The panel features Alison Holcomb, Director of the ACLU Campaign for Smart Justice and Marc A. Levin, Policy Director for the Right on Crime and Director of the Center for... Read more