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American Bonds
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
Ph.D. candidate Erin Carll has been awarded an NSF Dissertation Improvement Award from the National Science Foundation.  Carll's dissertation, "Residential Histories and the Residential Mobility Process for Housing Choice Voucher Users Living with... Read more
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
Cover Photo
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