Sarah Quinn and her new book, American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation, were profiled in the Spring/Summer issue of the ASA Economic Sociology Section Newsletter. In an interview with Barbara Kiviat, Sarah Quinn discussed how and why policymakers have turned to credit as the solution to social, economic, and political problems... Read more
President Ana Mari Cause has appointed Professor Alexes Harris as the University of Washington's Faculty Athletic Representative. This position, which is required by the NCAA's constitution, is responsible for ensuring that the University remains in compliance with all Pac-12 and NCAA rules. Alexes' goal in her new role is to ensure that the... Read more
In her new book “American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation,” Sarah Quinn explores how the United States government has long used financial credit programs to create economic opportunities for American citizens. From the 1780s, when a watershed national land credit policy was... Read more
Four members of the World Cup winning US Women's National Team were sociology majors as undergrads! Congrats to Megan Rapinoe, Crystal Dunn, Abby Dahlkemper, & Rose Lavelle on their great play in the tournament. While none of these four went to the UW, soccer player and the UW's most recent Marshall Scholar... Read more
In his award winning paper, "For Every Regulation You Pass, the Market is Gonna React: Risk, Property Rights, and the Limits of Anti-Discrimination Law," Marco Brydolf-Horwitz draws on ethnographic data to tackle a theoretically rich and substantively important question: will a recent legal reform intended to ensure that housing... Read more
Congratulations to Christine Leibbrand, who has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Medal in Social Sciences. This honor is given to outstanding students in each division of the College of Arts and Sciences for their impressive record of academic achievement. Christine, who will defend her... Read more
Each year, presenters featured at the Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium are given an opportunity to nominate their mentor for the Research Mentor Award. Heather Evans (front row, far left) was one of the several UW faculty who were named as outstanding mentors.