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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
Hsiao receives award for MA thesis
Congratulations are due to Yuan for his MA work titled “Social media and collective action participation” which received the Graduate School’s 2016 Distinguished Thesis Award (Social Sciences category). In addition, theGraduate School has forwarded his materials to the Western Association of Graduate Schools as the UW’s institutional nomination for the 2016-2017 WAGS/UMI Distinguished... Read more
Assistant Professor Flores
René Flores is our newest faculty colleague.  René is a PhD from Princeton University (2014) and has spent the past two years as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Scholar at Michigan.   René's research is in the areas of immigration, race and ethnicity, and social stratification.  His work has appeared in American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and Social Problems... Read more
Two doctoral students at UW are researching how people tweet at the dead. Featured on bustle.com 

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