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Ph.D. candidate Yuan Hsiao has been awarded a Presidential Dissertation Fellowship by the University of Washington's Graduate School.  This prestigious award recognizes Yuan's... 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
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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
2019 Undergraduate Symposium
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. 
Washington State Capitol
Most recently, Governor Inslee signed ... Read more
Hongtianxu George Hua
Sociology undergraduate George Hua was recently appointed a data analyst position at the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation (IHME), an independent global health research center at the University of Washington. The IHME is responsible for research on a variety of issues ranging from vaccines, to disease, air quality, and other issues affecting... Read more
Cara Margherio portrait photo
Cara Margherio, Assistant Director of CERSE, has been named Virtual Visiting Scholar for the ADVANCE Resource and Coordination (ARC) Network, a program funded through the National Science Foundation and administered by the Association for Women in Science. The Virtual Visiting Scholars program provides researchers across disciplines an opportunity... Read more
Katherine Beckett and Heather Evans
On Thursday, October 11, the Washington State Supreme Court unanimously found that imposing the death penalty violated the state's constitutional bar against cruel punishment, and ended capital punishment in Washington.  Two UW sociologists did the rigorous analytical research that became instrumental to the court's decision.   Read the article in the ... Read more