Recent News

inmates lining up behind bars
Professor Katherine Beckett, whose research spurred the state Supreme Court decision to end capital punishment in Washington, has now teamed up with UW Epidemiology professor Anjum Hajat in a recent op-ed piece in the Seattle Times that draws attention to the... Read more
Katherine Beckett, professor of sociology, discusses how special circumstances can lead to increased transmission of the coronavirus in Washington's jails and prisons. Featured on The Seattle Times 
Alizay Sajjad
Alizay is an undergraduate sociology major and assistant director at SARVA (Sexual Assault Relationship Violence Activists). SARVA is a student group on campus that works to combat sexual assault and relationship violence at the UW, where activists advocate for survivors by holding open office hours and... Read more
eviction notice on a door
A new University of Washington study of evictions around the state shows that more women are evicted than men, and in the state’s two most populous counties, eviction rates among black and Latinx adults are almost seven times higher than for white adults. The disparities are among the findings in the Evictions Study, created by a... Read more
John Leverso
A warm congratulations to John Leverso who recently accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Whitman College, in Walla Walla, WA.  John's research focuses on urban street gangs, and pays particular attention to how ritualized but not face-to-face interactions, including shared mixed-tapes and online posts, impact... Read more
Detroit, New York City, and Chicago
Acting Assistant Professor Christine Leibbrand published a story in The Conversation, What happens when black Americans leave their segregated hometowns?” In it, Leibbrand discusses results from a study that she, Chris Hess (PhD 2019, now... Read more
Julie Brines, associate professor of sociology, weighs in on whether it's true that more couples divorce in January than other months of the year. Featured on The New York Times 
Sociology Professor Christine Leibbrand discusses the effects that moving away from segregated hometowns have on African Americans. Featured on The Conversation 
NIH Director's New Innovator Award
The NIH Director’s New Innovator Award is a five-year award will support Tyler McCormick's project, Big Data, Big Models, and Big Bias?: A decision making framework for vital rate estimates based on extrapolation. Part of the... Read more
Alum Melissa Miranda (BFA, 2008, Sociology) discusses her career as a chef and the cultural inspirations for the dishes she creates. Featured on University of Washington Magazine 

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