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Nearly two years after the feds decried a system of preying on the desperate to fund the local government in Ferguson, Missouri, being poor can still get you locked up in the state. Featured on vice.com 
Following two disastrous seasons, the "Married at First Sight" Season 4 reunion special ended with good news: Two couples are still married six months later. Featured on nypost.com 
UW sociologist Alexes Harris addresses the shortage of bone marrow donors for African Americans and those of mixed race origins as she battles a rare blood cancer. Featured on iqmediacorp.com 
Study Abroad this Spring!  Sociology in Italy!   For information constact Susan Pitchford at pitch@uw.edu.  Information session on November 17th---3:30pm - 5:00pm  Savery 409. Rome is one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world. Students in this program will have an opportunity to live for a time in a city that was for centuries the hub of... Read more
UW sociology graduate students placed envelopes throughout Seattle neighborhoods addressed to either Black Lives Matter, the American Neo-Nazi Party, or a third neutral party. Featured on crosscut.com 
Tacking on exorbitant court fines and fees to the criminal conviction of a homeless woman is not justice. Featured on seattletimes.com 
Seattle-based sociologist and relationship expert Pepper Schwartz weighs in on how to navigate the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton divide. Featured on seattletimes.com 
Police shot Terence Crutcher, an unarmed man, and police academies often do not prepare officers to make the right call. Featured on scientificamerican.com 
Utah has taken the step of declaring pornography a public health threat much like tobacco. And now it’s on the agenda in Washington state. Featured on nwnewsnetwork.org 
Emilio Zagheni
Emilio was given the 2016 “Trailblazer Award for Demographic Analysis” at the recent meetings of the European Association for Population Studies!    This Award was initiated by the Council of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS). It honors outstanding achievements by an individual scholar in the development and application of the methods of demographic analysis, including... Read more

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