Recent News

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
An new report titled, The Integration of Immigrants into American Society, was recently released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.   Professor Charlie Hirschman, as well as our former colleague, Professor David Takeuchi (now at Boston College) played roles in shaping the report.  A free PDF of the final report from this panel is at:... Read more
Hedy Lee's and Tyler McCormick's work (along with colleagues Hicken and Wildeman) that appears in the May 2015 issue of Du Bois Review was featured in a general report by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights detailing the economic hardships for families of inmates.   The story on the Ella Baker Center report appeared in the New York Times (see:... Read more
This article stems from her original MA thesis.  This work had attracted quite bit of media attention when presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in 2014. The abstract is printed below.  See link for access to the full article. After the Wedding Night Sexual Abstinence and... Read more