Recent News

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
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.