Recent News

2014 PhD Amy Spring has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Sociology Department at Georgia State University, starting in the Fall of 2014.  Congratulations, Amy.
Sociology graduate student Jorge Martinez was the recipient of the highly competetive and prestigious Minority Student Fellowship for 2013  from the American Society of Criminology.   The fellowship was awarded during the ASC's Nov. 20-23 Annual Meeting, in Atlanta, Georgia.  Congratulations, Jorge!
Dr. Judy Loveless-Morris successfully defended her dissertation, "Black-White Wealth Accumulation: Does Veteran Status Matter?," on Tuesday 11/5/2013.  Judy's committee was chaired by Professor Barbara Reskin; other members included Professors Lowell Hargens, Alexes Harris, and Marieka Klawitter (GSR). Abstract: Previous research has demonstrated that institutions can diminish or increase access... Read more
Jake Rosenfeld was interviewed by the NYTimes for a business piece, In New Wave of Walkouts, Fast-Food Strikers Gain Momentum.   Jake comments on the movement to unionize this employment sector.  For full story see:
Professor Pepper Schwartz has an Opinion piece at CNN on the Miley Cyrus performance at the VMAs and how parents can discuss it with their children. Link to CNN
Professor Jake Rosenfeld received a section award at the August meeting of the American Sociological Association.  His article, co-written with Meredith Kleykamp, "Organized Labor and Racial Wage Inequality in the United States" (AJS 2012, volume 117, pp. 1460-1502) was named the 2013 winner of the Distinguished Scholarly Article Award from the Labor and Labor Movements section of the American... Read more
Professor Kyle Crowder was recently elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.  Congratulations to Professor Crowder!   See note in UW Today.
Professor Becky Pettit has been invited to speak at the White House conference on Parental Incarceration organized by the American Bar Foundation. The event will be held on August 20, 2013.  View the American Bar Foundation Calendar item here.
Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Joseph Scott, working with historian Solomon Getahun, has completed an ethnographic study of the Seattle Ethiopian community, which started as a microcommunity in 1974 when two dozen Ethiopian college students were stranded by the revolution in their homeland.  The study includes background on the present community, detailing the geographic, demographic, social,... Read more
Graduation Ceremony 2013
Congratulations to all our newest Class of 2013 PhD Graduates!  Four were hooded in our formal graduation ceremony last night, plus two others have also completed their degrees. Completing in the class of 2013 are: Katie Corcoran Nika Kabiri Ashley McClure Loving David Pettinicchio Emi Tamaki Irina Voloshin We wish you the absolute best in your future endeavors!