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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
Brendan McGovern
They are curious. They inspire their classmates. They are world travelers, peer tutors, and scholars. They are the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Medalists, selected on the basis of their GPA and glowing recommendations from faculty. Learn more about these UW seniors, who are at the top of their graduating class.  Brendan McGovern, Dean’s Medalist in the Arts Brendan McGovern, a double... Read more
Alexes Harris of UW department of sociology weighs in on a potential fee waiver for indigent and other needy criminal defendants in Los Angeles County. Featured on Los Angeles Times 
Sociology Awards 2017 Recipients
Awards for the 2016-2017 school year were announced last week, and plaques given out at the Celebration. If you see one of your “award winning” colleagues in the halls say congratulations! Excellence as a Teaching Assistant:  Daniel NolanExcellence as a Graduate Instructor:  Sarah Diefendorf Outstanding Performance for... Read more
UW professor of sociology, Pepper Schwartz, weighs in on ways to overcome common sex problems. Featured on Men's Health 
Books, TV Shows, podcasts, news stories, the latest meme. There's a constant stream of media to keep up with. How do we stay sane? Featured on Seattle Times 
undergraduate symposium
Sociology Posters/Presentations at the Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium 1)  Inspiration Porn and Down Syndrome – Promoting Inclusion or Reinforcing Stereotypes? Presenter Lauren Marie (Lauren) Halle, Senior, Sociology UW Honors Program Mentor... Read more