Recent News

Ryan accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University's Department of Sociology.  He will start up at BYU this coming Fall of 2016. Congratulations to Ryan!    
April has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position in Sociology at North Carolina University starting in the Fall of 2016.  Congratulations to April. 
African scenes
  Below are listed information sessions for this summer’s Study Abroad in South Africa with Sociology Professor Sam Clark and Lingusitics Lecturer Clarissa Surek-Clark.  Learn more about the program that is intended to take a two-track strategy of looking at multiculturalism and public health in rural South Africa (see description below). The program is accepting both Honors and non-Honors... Read more
Harris at White House Conference
Professor Harris received a grant from Laura and John Arnold Foundation to extend her work on the criminal justice system and the role of court/judicial ordered monetary penalties and fees.   The nearly $4 million dollar grant allows for a multi-site design to extend her original work based on Washington State.   Alexes was recently invited to the White House (along with Professor Hedy Lee) to... Read more
Kyle Crowder, Professor of Sociology
Kyle's work with Matt Hall (Cornell) and Amy Spring (UW PhD now at Georgia State University) appeared in the Washington Post.  The piece is at the link below and the original ASR pieces abstract is copied below. Read more
Raftery on Demographic Projections
Adrian and a few UW colleagues are part of a documentary on demography and population growth being broadcast on German national TV.  The documentary can be seen on YouTube at  The UW segment starts around 26:30.  Great to see the UW and Adrian getting international recognition. 
Hedy and Alexes White House Event
  Alexes and Hedy were invited by the Obama administration to participate in a Department of Justice/White House event focusing on criminal justice reform.    The event include a session on the "Cycle of Incarceration: Prison, Debt and Bail Practices."  Both incarceration and court fees/fines are areas of expertise of our two colleagues and both have contributed substantially to the growing... Read more
Rethinking Data Science for the Social Sciences:  Social Inequality and Health Event is held on Wednesday Nov. 18th at 12:30-2:30 Kane Hall 225 An iterdisciplinary panel sponsored by the UW Stice Lecture Series, the Information and Society Center, and the Center for Statistics in the Social Sciences Weekly Seminar Series.  The availability of new forms of data has transformed the... Read more
Specialized Internship Opportunities Winter/Spring 2016Applications due: November 23, 2015Applications may be submitted in person in the Sociology Advising Office (203 Savery) until 4PM on Friday, November 23, 2015 OR emailed by 4:00PM to Each year the Sociology Department offers... Read more
The Sociology Department will continue our research partnership in Rainer Beach in collaboration with A Beautiful Safe Place for Youth Initative ( Our Sociology 403 Research Practicum will be once again partnering with the Rainier Beach Action Coalition on a community based research project (... Read more