Recent News

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. http://gas.sagepub.com/content/current After the Wedding Night Sexual Abstinence and... Read more
Part of Ryan Gabriel's dissertation work on the housing location of mixed-race couples is profiled in UW Today at http://www.washington.edu/news/blog/study-mixed-race-couples-with-black-partners-more-likely-to-live-in-poor-neighborhoods/.  Using the... Read more
Jennifer's research presented at this year's annual meetings of the American Sociological Assoication in Chicago made headlines.  Her dissertation research on public-sector employment inequality after the Great Recession shows that job cuts during and after the recession disproportionately hurt black workers, especially woman, and increased racial disparity in the public sector. Please see... Read more
Our newest Assistant Professor Callie Burt has arrived on campus. Professor Burt comes to us from Arizona State University's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice where she was an Assistant Professor for the past 4 years.  Callie received her PhD in 2009 at University of Georgia specializing in criminology and has amassed an impressive research record.  Her work has appeared in ... Read more
   Dr. Kravitz-Wirtz's dissertation, Effects of Prolonged and Timing-Specific Exposure to Neighborhood Disadvantage during Childhood and Adolescence on Health and Health Inequalities in Early Adulthood”,was chosen to receive the 2015 Distinguished Dissertation Award (Social Sciences category).  Nicole will be taking a post-doctoral position at the University of Michigan this fall. Congratulations... Read more
Alexes and Bob were named to the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board.  Professor Crutchfield will be the chair of the board's justice system transparency and accounability subcommittee.  Professor Harris was named to the 25-member board which advises the Office of Justice Programs on research, statistics and grant programs.   For a full story see the UW... Read more
Ross Matsueda
Ross Matsueda was recently elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. This is the highest academic honor awarded in our state.  Hearty congratulations to Ross!
honors students
All 11 of this year's undergraduate honors cohort prepared posters and participated in the annual Mary Gates Research Symposium in May.  It was a great representation of social science research for the symposium.  Below is a list of the participants, their poster title, and the faculty/graduate student mentors who helped with their research.   Zoë Bill: Yes All Women: The... Read more

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