Recent News

Graduate student Sara Tomczuk has received a fellowship from the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) for 2014-15.  The award, an Individual Advanced Research Opportunities fellowship, will facilitate her dissertation fieldwork in Slovakia and the Czech Republic---she’ll be working in Europe for six months starting in June.   Congratulations to Sara!  
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) partnership grant, entitled Advancing Democracy and Promoting Transformations with Information Technology (ADAPT-IT) will fund a partnership between the Jackson School of International Studies, the Information School, Microsoft, the US government and various Myanmar stakeholders working to support Myanmar’s reform process, increase civic... Read more
Congratulations to Chandra for her successful defense of her dissertation this week.  Her dissertation titled, “Coming Closer?  Occupational Change and Black-White Segregation,” was chaired by Professor Barbara Reskin.  In addition to finishing her dissertation, Chandra has accepted a position as postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Women's Policy Research in Washington, DC.  She leaves... Read more
March 14, 2014 American Sociological Association awarded Sociology graduate student Ryan Gabriel a Minority Fellowship Program grant for 2014-2015.  Congratulations Ryan!
Professor Schwartz received the Social Sciences Departmental Award for 2014 from the UW Panhellenic Community.  This award singles out faculty for their exceptional work in the classroom.
A short interview with Jake Rosenfeld on the findings in his new book, What Unions No Longer Do (Harvard UP, 2014).  The Jackson School of International Studies is hosting a lecture and discussion in celebration of the book at the University Bookstore on Thursday, March 6, 2014 beginning at 7:00 pm.... Read more
Professor Julie Brines discusses work from her recent ASR 2012 (78(1) 26-50)  piece (with colleagues Sabino Kornrich and Katrina Leupp) and comment from Professor Pepper Schwartz appear in the Times piece titled "Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex" by Lori Gottlieb.  The link below is to the the NYT article and the second link is to a prior piece in UW Today that covered the original ASR... Read more
Solee accepted a post-doctoral position at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University in Sweden.  The post begins this Spring and is for two-years.  Congratulations to Solee.
Katrina Leupp accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington State University.  The position will start in August 2014.  Her undergraduate teaching responsibilities will be at WSU's Vancouver campus.