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Sociology major, Havana McElvaine, graduated as a student-athlete activist–and now she's getting ready to explore the world. Featured on UW 
Cesare Miscarriage
National Public Radio's Your Health series gave Elaine Nsoesie and Nina Cesare (Ph.D candidate in Sociology) an opportunity to discuss their ongoing research on how people discuss miscarriage on Twitter.  Prompted by recent disclosures by high profile celebrities, Nsoesie and Cesare wondered if the taboo against talking about miscarriage is being lifted.  They analyzed over 50,000 tweets... Read more
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Tyler McCormick, Nathalie Williams, and Katherine Stovel have each been awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation to study aspects of new data intensive technologies.  These grants reflect our collective stength in bringing tools from statistics and data science to... Read more
Sarah Quinn discusses her award winning research on 'the hidden state' with UW News Featured on UW News 
Government Building
Given today’s political climate, one might assume that terms like “administrative state” and “deep state” are merely examples of polarized rhetoric. But the wariness underlying those terms goes back much further, said Sarah Quinn, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Washington.  ... Read more
UW sociology professor Katherine Beckett's research is mentioned in this editorial from Seattle Councilmember, Sally Bagshaw, about "Fair Chance Housing" legislation. Featured on The Stranger 
Olivia Smith, BA 17
Olivia Smith, who graduated in June of 2017 with a B.A. degree in Sociology and a minor in Spanish, is one of eleven students at the University of Washington to be awarded a Fulbright scholarship.  Olivia will travel to Mexico, where she will join Fulbright's English Teaching Assistant Program. Olivia was an outstanding student in the department and a finalist for the 2017 Woolston Award, the... Read more
Alexes Harris has been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.  Members of the WSAS contribute scientific expertise to major issues facing Washington State, and Alexes’ many contributions to the study of the criminal justice system make her a natural fit for this honor.  Alexes joins eight other members of our faculty (Katherine Beckett, Richard Catalano, Kyle Crowder, Charlie... Read more
Sarah Diefendorf has been awarded the Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Award from the ASA Section on the Sociology of Sexualities.   This award, established to honor the memory of Martin Levine who died of AIDS in 1991, provides $3000 to a graduate student in the final stages of writing a dissertation related to the topics to which Levine devoted his career.    Sarah’s dissertation... Read more
2017 Undergraduate Award Winners photos
 Carol Xie, Al Black Community Service Award Winner, 2017! Congratulations on such a fantastic achievement, we're proud of you! Interested in applying for the Al Black Award next year? Go here for more information.   Lauren Halle,Howard B. Woolston Award for Academic Excellence Winner, 2017! Congratulations on such a... Read more