Recent News

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
Part of Ryan Gabriel's dissertation work on the housing location of mixed-race couples is profiled in UW Today at  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