Recent News

Heather Evans was one of six UW graduate students selected as a Hanuaer Graduate Fellow for 2014-15.  The Hanuaer fellows are provided a supplemental stipend and participate in an interdisciplinary seminar program to foster creative and critical work in the Western cultural tradition.  The fellows also help plan a speakers program as part of the seminar.  Monies for the program are provided by... Read more
Blaine Robbins
Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Blaine Robbins, who just accepted a 2-year post-doc at UC Berkeley.  He will be working as a Data Science Postdoctoral Scholar in the Berkeley School of Information. 
In reaction to the Meridian school board voting to remove Sherman Alexie’s young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian from the Centennial High curriculum, Sara Baker joined forces with friend Jennifer Lott in Spokane, WA and Idaho teacher Stacy Lacy to create an online campaign to collect books and funds to provide 350 copies of the book to the Meridian students... Read more
In a recent Seattle Times column, Jerry Large discusses emeritus Professor Joseph Scott’s recent book on the experiences of Ethiopian refugees transplanted to Seattle, Little Ethiopia of the Pacific Northwest: Jerry Large's column.  Alumna Dr. Lori Pfingst (Ph.D.2010) appeared on the on the ... Read more
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